Elsie’s Attic – Vintage Dresses

Hey All

Hope you’ve had a good weekend. I thought I’d share some dresses I’ve been loving lately especially for special occasions. Whilst browsing facebook one day I discovered a page called Elsie’s Attic (facebook). I instantly fell in love with all of the dresses and as my niece is called Elsie took it as a sign I needed to order lots (who am I kidding I just liked the dresses and use anything as an excuse to shop!) I’m a pear shaped girl so anything that nips in at the waist and goes over the hip is a winner for me.

The first dress is a Lindy Bop dress. Elsie’s Attic stock a lot of these. This was actually a birthday present from my other half’s parents as his mum had spotted on facebook that I liked it and offered to get me one of my choice.

I instantly loved the neckline of this dress, the nipped in waste and the print. It’s a little bit brighter than the image below shows. Once my other half gets back from his work trip I’ll try and get some better one’s of it. I love that the dresses can be worn with or without petticoats. I have a full petticoat I’d planned to wear with it but actually forgot to take it with me. This one feels great quality and is a lovely silky print dress! The back dips down lower than the front but not low enough to worry about bras showing. Also for me these dresses are great as I can order my normal size and not worry about it fitting over my hips. The dress is £36 but currently out of stock in the bird print. I really want it in the green and the burgundy. I love a good occasion dress! The waspie style belt comes with it too and really finishes off the dress!

The other dress I’ve got from the website isn’t a branded one and one I picked up in the sale. I instantly loved the shirt style top half of this dress. This one comes with a small petticoat built in but for fullness I added my own full petticoat (these can be picked up cheaply on ebay!). I wore this to a friends recent wedding. Excuse the facial expression as I didn’t know the photo was being taken (ever a lady with a pint in hand!) This dress also came with a belt made from the same fabric I love that so far all the dress I’ve ordered come with belts as I do think it really finishes the outfit off. I love the little details on it make the dress look great quality such as fabric covered buttons.

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Wedding Guest Vintage Dress

I love dresses like this, they always make me feel glamorous and confident as they are cover parts of my body I don’t like. Delivery from Elsie’s Attic has always been efficient and it’s definitely worth checking out the sale for more bargains.

I’ll be ordering more dresses if more occasions pop up. I do have a third dress from the site but no great photos of it. I’ve worn them to weddings, gradations and dresses them down for dinners without the petticoat.

Would you go for this style dress?

Love M


here’s some links to other wedding outfit posts 🙂


  1. Kacie Morgan
    August 10, 2015 / 11:48 am

    I love the patterns on these dresses, and the fit is very flattering too – you look great :)Kacie – The Rare Welsh Bit

    • The CSI Girls
      August 13, 2015 / 11:55 am

      Thanks :). The pattern on the blue one won me over as I'd originally wanted plain. M xx

  2. Peace Firestone
    August 10, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Both dresses are very beautiful!Peace xowww.waitwhatok.blogspot.com

    • The CSI Girls
      August 13, 2015 / 11:55 am

      Thanks. I love the style of them. M xx

  3. Hannah Latoya Bond
    August 10, 2015 / 1:57 pm

    I like that black and white dress best. It looks fab x

    • The CSI Girls
      August 13, 2015 / 11:55 am

      Thanks. It seems a popular choice. I actually wasn't sure at first but now I want to get it out again :). M xx

  4. Mia
    August 11, 2015 / 12:02 pm

    These dresses are gorgeous! Especially the second one! :)Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food, Beauty & Lifestyle

    • The CSI Girls
      August 13, 2015 / 11:56 am

      Thanks. M xx

  5. Alice Young
    August 11, 2015 / 2:58 pm

    Both of the dress look so gorgeous, I think the second one is my fave though!The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

    • The CSI Girls
      August 13, 2015 / 11:56 am

      Thanks. It seems to be the popular choice 🙂 xx

  6. The CSI Girls
    August 13, 2015 / 11:56 am

    Aww thanks lovely. M xx

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