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Dismantled Fashions is a one-woman brand and company operating out of Central Virginia in the United States. Emily, the founder, designer, fabricator, webmaster and promoter of Dismantled Fashions founded it in 2004 and specializes in designing and sewing clothing with classic 1940s and 1950s styles with an added twist of modern rockabilly and psychobilly trash.
Vintage with a hard edge, Dismantled Fashions sells dresses, skirts and bolero shrugs in a few classic pin up and rockabilly styles with a strong emphasis on customization. Polka dots, tattoos flashes, cherries, skulls, skeletons and stretched twill are just a few of the fabric options that can be mixed and matched with lace, buttons and other notions on any dress, skirt or shrug design available at Dismantled Fashions.
To make each piece a success, Emily asks that her adored customers measure themselves carefully using the comprehensive sizing chart on her website so that every curve can be perfectly enhanced by their custom purchase.
Emily learned to sew from her mother and from her own resourcefulness; her business, marketing and design skills were acquired from a couple of semesters in community college. Not one to stay in school or hold down a corporate job, Emily’s DIY attitude is as punk rock as her zombie momma, cheap-whiskey-drinking lifestyle and the sassy, curvy clothes she designs.
An enterprising Aries, Emily became interested in rockabilly clothing originally because, as she put it,” It’s damn flattering on us big girls!”, and started selling her handmade designs on Ebay after listing a pencil skirt she had sewn for herself that came out too small. It sold, she was inspired and continued to make and sell clothing on Ebay until she was able to create her own online shop in 2004. Now she not only sells directly from her website, but also has an etsy shop, a facebook fan page and sells clothes in selected retail stores.
Exceptionally reasonable, Dismantled Fashions’ hand-sewn custom dresses are only $55.00 at their highest price, whereas custom skirts are about $40.00 and shrugs run from $15.00 to $25.00. She ships everywhere via USPS, with free shipping on orders over $100. Because of the personalization of each item, returns are not accepted and exchanges are limited.
The owners and operators of the boutique create clothing that can be used as an artistic form of self-expression, and that are designed with creative energy, enthusiasm and passion for the retro era. Babygirlboutique even uses the iconic pin up model Bernie Dexter as its logo.
Aside from dresses, skirts and feminine tops, the shop also offers sweaters, hoodies, pants, shoes, jewelry, cosmetic cases, bath and body care, hair accessories, hats, sunglasses, clocks, and more – all true to the retro and rockabilly style. The retro sailor girl themed look is also a popular component of Babygirlboutique apparel.
Babygirlboutique prides itself on offering a wide variety of brands including Lucky 13, Heartbreaker Fashion, Hello Kitty Collection, Poison Candy Fashion, Lolita Girl, Broad Minded Clothing, and more. While prices vary from brand to brand, the products remain affordable and high quality. New items are added consistently, and a number of products are always being moved to the sale section, with prices reduced up to 75 percent.
When shopping through Babygirlboutique, check out is simple and payment can be securely made with a credit card or through Paypal. Shipping charges are reasonable and calculated at check out. Aside from easy payment and affordable prices, Babygirlboutique also offers a 10% discount to those living on an American Military Base.
Miss Hussy Clothing
Miss Hussy Clothing was established and created by Hayley Stoneham in Adelaide, Australia, where she studied fashion and business management. Her largest fan was her grandmother, who worked as a tailor in a department store in the 1940’s. Her mother is her main source of inspiration, with whom she shares a passion for everything vintage and retro.
Hayley began selling the Miss Hussy Clothing line on Ebay, and after a great deal of success, began selling the label on a Myspace fan page she created for the clothing line as a store front. She moved to Melbourne, Australia, and began producing her clothing designs in large quantities so she could begin marketing Miss Hussy as a professional label. She began selling her pieces in Las Vegas, Nevada and even lived there for some time, but the true roots of the brand remain in her home country of Australia. To this day, the clothing pieces are still manufactured in Australia.
Hayley’s love for vintage style and clothing of the 1950’s came about due in part to the fact that the clothing from that era embraced curves and women of various sizes, and since she claims to have never been entirely thin, felt more comfortable in these styles. She creates pieces that look as if they came directly out of a clothing catalog from the pinup and retro era’s, and enjoys creating colorful dresses, swinging skirts, pencil skirts, stylish and form fitting tops, and plenty of retro embellishments. She also garnered inspiration from her mother’s closet, using the ideas and pieces to create a similar style that is fresh, young and lively. Old Hollywood films are another popular piece of inspiration for Miss Hussy Clothing.
Hayley continues to draw inspiration from retro era’s to create pieces that are beautiful, high quality and embellished with retro and vintage looking patterns and buttons. Whether it be polka dots, leopard print, floral prints or the classic pinup sailor look, quality clothing is the main priority of Hayley as she creates Miss Hussy Clothing. She continues to develop more pieces for online shops, and offers them at affordable Australian prices that range from 65 to 130 dollars.
Pinup Girl Clothing
Pinup Girl Clothing is one of the top Retro shops around today. This California-based American online store offers many brands of Pin Up style reproduction dresses, swimwear, shoes and accessories plus Rockabilly, Burlesque, Retro and Vintage pieces. Their site is simple to navigate with a live phone support number for extra assistance with ordering or questions. Any lady, large or small, can emphasize her assets to present her most artfully suggestive self to the world with the broad range of sexy, sweet and downright trashy items sold at Pinup Girl Clothing.
Pinup Girl Clothing was born in 1996 when founder Laura Byrnes began to sell her hand-sewn clothing directly out of her home. From these humble yet heartfelt beginnings, the online shop was established in 1999 and caught on immediately like California wildfire. Currently offering a huge selection with ninety unique dresses available alone, and featuring brands like Bettie Page, Pinup Couture, Lucy B, Heartbreaker and Lucky 13, this shop caters to all sizes, with XS to XXL clothing available and everything in between. Most of their items are 1940s and 1950s Pin Up girl style but they also sell greaser duds, skull jewelry and hair pomade especially for men. They carry stunning shoes and boots in heels, wedges or ballet flats, swimwear from Dixiefried and others, jewelry from Eldorado Club and more, plus various accessories like Rockabilly hair bows sunglasses, gloves, belts and buckles and cosmetics. You can even buy retro-style housewares and more every day wear like T-shirts, hoodies and jackets.
Pinup Girl Clothing is successful in fulfilling their mission of providing great clothing at better prices and also have weekly deals listed on their sales page. They deliver both nationally and worldwide and accept payment through PayPal or credit card. All orders over $250 receive free shipping and are delivered via USPS or FedEx Air, Ground or Overnight; orders of less than $250 will cost $8.25 to ship nationally or $42 for international shipping. Returns and exchanges are accepted and wholesale orders are welcome. Immediate updates to their shop can be followed through Pinup Girl Clothing’s Facebook page, Twitter feed and Blog, or you can sign up for their newsletter to be delivered directly to your inbox.