1950s · vintage fashion · vintage reproduction

Festive frocks: Mrs Claus chic

Christmas cards are (mostly) written, wrapping is…well, nowhere near done, but I’ve bought the wrapping paper, so I’m already ahead of where I was this time last year. Miracle on 34th Street is playing in the background and I’m feeling very ‘week before Christmassy’.

I am also INCREDIBLY excited to show you the latest dress in my festive frocks series.


So far, we’ve covered what to wear to a super-formal festive event, daytime frolicking and Christmas parties where it’s acceptable to dress as the sugar plum fairy. This week, I’m writing about what is possibly my favourite of all my Christmas dresses, my Mrs Claus dress from British Retro.


This dress is so much fun! A 1950s style circle dress, the skirt has acres and acres of material, so it’s excellent for twirling.


It’s made of gorgeous, thick material and combined with the fur to the cuffs and collar (faux, in case you were wondering), it’s lovely and warm. I got to test this out during the recent snow we got in the UK, where I spent many happy minutes twirling around, before running back inside to defrost.

For a video of me twirling in the garden, head over to my Instagram.


The material is pretty stretchy, so you could perhaps look to size down, although I went for my usual size 16.


The dress is such a statement on its own, it doesn’t really need much accessorising, but I’ve paired it with a mistletoe hairpiece from Pin Up Curl and a poinsettia hair flower (I cannot remember for the life of me where I got it from, it’s very annoying), along with a pair of red shoes from Dorothy Perkins.


It’s a fabulous dress that’s not for the faint-hearted – you’ll certainly get noticed in it! I’ve received lots of lovely compliments when I’ve worn it.


It is also the sort of dress you can wear to any Christmas occasion, for example:

  • Office Christmas party (I did and three people told me I was the best dressed person there. It was very kind of them)
  • Your own Christmas party (ours is next week, and the dress will definitely be making another appearance)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Day
  • Boxing Day
  • Festive dress down days
  • Tuesday morning shopping in Tesco throughout December (I see no reason why I should look any less fabulous while doing the weekly shop)


If want one for your very own, there’s 20% off on the website using HEREKITTY (but you’ll need to be quick, it finishes at 9am on Monday 18 December). And if Mrs Claus isn’t your thing, this dress also comes in black (with white fur) and grey (with grey fur – I covet this version with a covety covetousness).



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