Beyond Retro Wedding Wonderland.

Elvira and I looking every inch the happy newlyweds. Photo: Face Stockholm Vintage Studio

Those of you who follow my Instagram will have seen lots and lots of wedding-related stuff recently. Both my Insta and Facebook are filled to the brim with white, froofy dresses! Now, I’m not getting married anytime soon, but I’m a sucker for beautiful garments. The reason for the wedding bonanza is that Beyond Retro are arranging a Wedding Special, for which they’ve put out hundreds (literally hundreds) mind blowing vintage wedding gowns! To commemorate this I have been shooting 1960s wedding fashion (on which there will be a post soon) with my friends Elvira and Mia of the Face Stockholm Vintage Studio, borrowing some of Beyond Retros garments.

I was also lucky enough to get an invitation to the Zinkensdamm Beyond Retro store for a dress-preview breakfast yesterday, so I brought Mimmi of The Retro Army and got an incredible opportunity to take a look at the dresses, and boy, did we try a few. I even purchased some for myself, so that when someone get’s on his knees to propose – I’m ready!

If you’re interested in your own gown (or maybe two, or three, or… ten), just pop over to the Zinkensdamm Beyond Retro-store in Stockholm before January 25th! There’s everything from 40s to contemporary styles. Don’t miss this.

DRESSES. HUNDREDS OF THEM. Photo: Louise Sundell/Beyond Retro

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1980s and 1960s.

In my 60s space princess dress. Photo: Beyond Retro

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From my shoot with the girls at Face Stockholm Vintage. 1960s dress.

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The 1950s dress of my dreams that unfortunately sold.

Late 1950s dress out in the cold. Photo and styling: Face Stockholm Vintage Studio.

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Me and my matching bridesmaids.

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The whole gang.


40s-50s Peggy Page dress.

Craving this beautiful dress that is currently up for sale at Unfortunately it has a 28″ (71cm) waist which is a wee bit too large for me. But look at those sheer sleeves, and that nipped in waist! The seller describes it as follows.

”This stunning 1940s/50s dress is by Peggy Page, and is pale pink with a cross-hatched black pattern and black velvet trim on the neck and arms. The dress is fitted at the bust and waist with a flared skirt (in these images there is an extra petticoat underneath skirt, which is not included). The dress fastens at the side with a zip, and is in very good vintage condition bar a small amount of fraying near the bottom of the zip (which has been repaired), and a broken belt loop on the right side of the waist.”

Front. Beautifully fitted bustline and a very typical neckline for the time period.

Front. Beautifully fitted bustline and a very typical neckline for the time period.




Side view.


Sleeve detail.

If you have £150 to spare and impeccable taste – why not invest in this beauty? I certainly would if I coul, but my wardrobe is already full with things that need altering before I can use them. One of the perils of vintage, I suppose.