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​A Brief History of the Petticoat

A petticoat is an article of women’s clothing, specifically an undergarment, which is worn under a skirt or a dress. Petticoats tend to hang from the waist and are a serrate garment from the rest of the outfit.The idea of wearing petticoats as an undergarment was first established in around 1585. They were widely adopted by women [...]

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​How to Dress for Your Shape: Hourglass

The hourglass figure has long been considered the most enviable shape for women to have – but only 8.4% of women actually have this shape. It is the perfect feminine shape, with a well-defined waistline paired with fuller hips and bust – the definitive va-va-voom shape that most women desire to have. However, as curves seem to [...]

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​Decades of Style: The 1950s

The 1950s is the decade of style, which has influenced the most popular vintage clothes online nowadays. This is probably because the silhouettes of this era tend to suit any body shape – and the more curves you have, the better! For those ladies who lack curves, don’t panic, you can easily create the illusion of curves with good [...]

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​How to Dress for your Shape: Pear

So last month we talked about how to dress if you were an Apple shape. It is really important to know what your shape is, as then you can look at how to dress it well in order to flatter your good points, and hide the bits you aren’t so keen on. Always remember too that shape is [...]

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​Enter the World of the Vintage Pin-up Girl

Even if you are fairly new to the world of retro dresses, you will presumably have heard of “Pin-Up Girls”. Pin-Up Girls have been around for a long time, but the popularity of these women sky-rocketed in the early 1950s after the severity of the war period in the 1940s. During the war, the majority of men were out [...]

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​Decades of Style: The 1940s

The 1940s is a great decade for style, which is probably why it is one of the most sought after era for retro vintage style dresses. The 1940s was a decade when there was a good mix of comfort and glamour in the styles available. Ladies wore specific outfits for specific times of the day e.g. cocktail hour, [...]

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​Stuck for What to Wear? Then Check out our Style Guides

Stuck for What to Wear? Then Check out our Style GuidesWe are really lucky at Little Wings Factory, to stock some beautiful vintage style dresses and accessories that will really add a unique fashion to your wardrobe. However, we do realise that sometimes it can be difficult to think of how to wear an item, or maybe freshen it [...]

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How to Dress for your Shape: Apple

Following on from our recent blog post about dressing your shape – which you ladies seemed to love - we thought we would take a bit of time to talk about each shape individually. It is really important to know what your shape is, as then you can look at how to dress it well in order to [...]

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Vintage Hair Styles

Now that you have a wardrobe of vintage style fifties dresses, brought from Little Wings Factory of course, you may want to accessories them with the make-up and hairstyles of that period too. There are a million and one beauty tutorials on the internet, to show you how to get a 1950s look, but the hairstyles a little trickier [...]

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​Red Carpet Vintage Style Prom Dresses

So, this year we have already had the red carpet of the BAFTAs and the Grammys, so we are starting to get some real style inspiration for our special occasion dresses. Obviously the musicians and actresses that grace the red carpet, have access to couture designer gowns and with being performers they are not afraid to take a [...]

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