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  • Well it’s 10 years since we opened the door of our flagship store on Holloway Road. It’s a far cry from the little girl that used to play dress shop in the garden. We had an old canvas shade with fringing around it that fitted over the rotary dryer in the garden. I used to hang my dresses up under it and pretend it was a dress shop. I guess there was never any question what I wanted to do when I grew up. It took a long time to get here but here we are. Before moving to Holloway we shard an arch in Camden with a Vintage motorcycle repair shop. We out grew that location and although it was very cool to be around all those fabulous bikes it was also noisy and a bit smelly. I really wanted us to have a beautiful shop, like you would imagine it would be in the olden days and as you can see it’s a beautiful shop with an amazing array of gorgeous styles to choose from. People ask why I chose Holloway. I have lived here quite a long time it is easy to get to. 2 stops from Kings Cross the mainline station. You can get the train directly from Heathrow airport. It is at the bottom of the A1 motorway so easy to drive. We have parking right outside. I could go on but when I went to see the shop it just felt right. I won’t bore you with more but here we are having a party to celebrate 10 years. I can hardly believe it. How time flies! Please come along and help us celebrate 🥂🎉 @vivienofholloway #vivienofholloway #birthday #aniversary #celebrate #party #pinupparty #kingsalame #annafurlaxis #rosyapples #shipwrecked #tropical #tiki #nambucca
  • Can you believe these were from the first pictures we took of Katie last week. She looks so relaxed....maybe a little too relaxed in the end. Doesn’t she just look darling in this Sarong. And she said she never usually wears Yellow. I think she definitely should in future don’t you. Thanks for being so fabulous @katiepedlow come back and see us again soon @vivienofholloway #vivienofholloway #katiepedlow
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  • I love it she loves it we all dream of Jeanie 🧞‍♀️Check out all these gorgeous girls digging the Jeanie Beachwear. Every combination you could need for your holidays. The straps even button in all directions so you can avoid strap marks 🌺 which combination will you be taking on holiday this year from @vivienofholloway #vivienofholloway Our gorgeous models @liz.miller_ @essbdee @florence.joelle #pinup #jeanie #idreamofjeanie #genie #beachwear #vintagebeachwear #pinupgirl #vintagestyle #summercollection #vintageinspiration #styleboard #madeinlondon
  • Gorgeous prints to make you feel Tropical @vivienofholloway you can twirl the night away in these beautiful circle skirts. So much fabric, match it with your favourite Suntop.
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  • How do you like your Sombrero! We have made our gorgeous fabric into so many different styles but would you still like to see more? Which design would you like to see in the Sombrero print? @vivienofholloway @death_by_deco @missalba.banana #vivienofholloway #deathbydeco #missalbabanana #Sombrero #sombreroprint #vintagestyle #pinup #teadress #beachwear #vintagereproduction #madeinlondon
  • Feel like a Covergirl in our fabulous Beachwear range. So many cute pieces to mix and match 🐠 I have ordered more of this beautiful bespoke fabric. Which other designs would you like us to make it into?
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  • It wouldn’t be Summer without a pretty turquoise in your wardrobe. These make a perfect match with our Sombrero Raglan blouses whether you are going for a 49’s or a 50’s vibe. @vivienofholloway @katiepedlow #vivienofholloway #katiepedlow #capripants #sombreros #cateyeglasses #1950sfashion #1940sfashion #raglanblouse #vintagefashion #pinup #pinupstyle #madeinlondon
  • Well it’s been a few years now since Adam Ant went back on the road. But when he did he came to see us to dress his backing singers. Now that man always did have exceedingly good taste @vivienofholloway @adamantofficial #adamant #vivienofholloway #vintagestyle #80sfashion #antmusic #ontheroad #standanddeliver #vintagestyle
  • I think it’s time for a break. Which island are you off to for your holidays this Summer? I’m more of a winter holiday person myself. I like to get away and have some winter sun. While we have good weather at home why spend ages travelling. So many beautiful places in England and if you aren’t flying you can take more dresses with you 😁 Sam is setting things on fire in this Sarong matched with a gorgeous Handmade Katiki necklace all the way from Iceland. @vivienofholloway @death_by_deco #vivienofholloway #deathbydeco #katiki #pinup #vintagestyle #hawaiian #hawaiianfashion #tikidress #tikioasis #parasol #bucketbag #pinupgirl #madeinlondon
  • We’re having a Heatwave a Tropical Heatwave. With @katiepedlow in the studio things were hot hot hot. Isn’t she just a babe. These tropical prints look fantastic on her too. The boned bodice supports you beautifully so there’s no need for a bra. You can twirl all night 🌺 Not to forget the beautiful handmade necklaces by Katiki @vivienofholloway #vivienofholloway #katiepedlow #sundress #vintagestyle #hawaiiandress #tikioasis #halterneck #pinup #pinupgirl #hawaiianprint #1950sfashion #1950sdress #rocketoriginals #madeinlondon
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1950s Dresses & Clothing - Vivien Of Holloway

Welcome to Vivien of Holloway, where you can find a huge selection of stunning 1940s and 1950s dresses and separates with an authentic vintage charm.

Vivien of Holloway was established in 2000. However, the company's origins can be traced back further when lifestyle and fashion enthusiast Vivien started selling her handmade 1950s clothes and accessories at a shop in Kensington Market when she was just 18 years old.

Our 40s and 50s dresses are available in a range of sizes to fit and flatter modern figures - take a look at our handy online size guide to order the perfect clothes for you.

As well as vintage dresses, you'll also find trousers, skirts, tops and more, all from authentic 1940s and 1950s patterns. We haven't forgotten about the men either, with stylish shirts available in a variety of designs.

Buy your 40s and 50s style dresses and vintage-inspired clothing online today. Alternatively, you can shop the range at our London Holloway Road store

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