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1940’s Tea Dress

26/09/2016
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Pretty for day time

When I was a child my Mum was a big influence on me style wise. I used to love all the photos from when she was young. What a glamorous time. One of the looks that stuck with me was her in a simple tea dress with her hair swept up. This was a heavy influence on me when choosing styles to make. It is classy and timeless. Our Tea Dress has a loose fit button front bodice with padded shoulders and piping accentuating light gathers. She has an a-line... Read More

PeggyLee day dress 09/08/2016
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The Peggy Lee are back

It has been a few years since we last made the Peggy Lee dress but every now and again someone posts a picture of themselves in theirs and the requests come flying in. So here she is back by demand….see we do listen! We have been making Peggy Lee for over 20 years now, this time I decided on lots of cute novelty prints. The long requested Ladybird print, and the cute Teacup that was so popular in the Kitty dress. I had managed to loose the patterns somewhere along... Read More

1940s Nazare Dress from Viven of Holloway 27/07/2016
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Nazare Dress

Our beautiful Nazare has arrived. Made from a crisp cotton linen she is such a classic 40’s beauty. Where do I start. the neckline is modest so she can be worn at work or out in the evening. With an elasticated gather across the shoulder and bust it softens the lines between these gorgeous puff sleeves and the fitted yoke on the front. The tie at the back allows you to pull the yoke tight for an even more flattering look. You will feel every bit the movie starlet when... Read More

01/08/2014
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Shop Girl Jessica’s Outfit Inspiration!

  At Vivien of Holloway we’re often asked for advice on how to style our favourite outfits. The girls are always happy to help so here is our lovely Jessica to tell you all about her most loved Vivien of Holloway outfits for work and play! Take it away Jess!   Jezebel is my favourite go-to dress for an evening out; I find it is the most flattering style for me, simple but effective! I always wear it with peep toe shoes to lengthen the legs, seamed stockings and Pearl... Read More

02/04/2014
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Time for tea.

We are very excited to announce the arrival of our latest 1940s Tea Dresses! A sought after style in any vintage lovers wardrobe, our version is true to the utility styles of World War II with some small updates to suit a modern figure and lifestyle. This lovely day dress features an A-line skirt cut to skim over the hips and fall just below the knee and a button-through blouson top gathered at the waist and bust with lightly padded shoulders for authentic shaping.   1940s loving ladies will be... Read More