Monday, 31 March 2014

City Glamour in 1950's style

Katherine chose one of our tea length vintage style wedding dresses for her city wedding and the results were gorgeous!
Such a glamourous and fun look and who can resist those cobalt shoes!!!

Monday, 24 March 2014

OUR BIGGEST SALE....EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes that's right... up to a whopping 50% off our vintage bridal and occasion wear dresses for the ENTIRE MONTH OF APRIL!!!
Are we crazy? Maybe!
Flights are booked for our next big sourcing trip in May and we need to make some space for this new collection.
That means that you can grab an absolute vintage bargain. We don't do this often so make sure you avail of this fantastic offer!
Appointments are essential and as always Saturdays are filling up fast.

Accessories, headpieces and order-in dresses are not included in the sale and all purchases must be paid in full on the day. Those are the only niggly details, other than that it's a vintage gown bonanza!

Call us on 01 6111842 or email for your bargaintastic appointment!!!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Unban Wedding Show in The Gibson Hotel Sunday 23rd March

We love the Gibson Hotel.
We've had a 40th birthday party there, romantic nights away and cocktails with the girls on the panoramic balcony.
The food, beverages, ambiance and staff have always been wonderful! 
It's a fantastic location for a wedding and to show you just how to do it, the Gibson Hotel are hosting an urban wedding show this Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.

Dirty Fabulous will have a selection of beautiful vintage wedding dresses featuring in the fashion show by Derek Daniels at 3.30pm.
The gorgeous gals from Assets will be rockin' some of our fabulous fifties frocks and short flirty wedding dresses from the 60's all perfect for an urban wedding.

So for your city wedding inspiration and the perfect venue head to The Gibson Hotel on Sunday.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Sultry summer bride

Cristina teamed her beautiful figure hugging silk wedding dress with a bespoke Dirty Fabulous headpiece, 1950's pearl and rhinestone earrings and beaded envelope bag.
The whole look was perfection.
Doesn't Cristina look divine!!!
Photographs courtesy of

Monday, 10 March 2014

Adorned with Roses!

The delicate pink roses which decorate Janika's dress, hair and bouquet complimented her Dirty Fabulous ivory tulle layered 1950's wedding dress.
The whole look is super pretty!
Wishing Janika and her hubby all the best in their marriage. X

Monday, 3 March 2014

Which era is for you? Part 3: 1960's and 1970's

The Swinging 60's

This era was all about change!
 Paris lost it's title as the fashion centre and all eyes were drawn to London for the next big thing.
Young people had a new sense of freedom which they explored through culture, music and fashion and the power balances shifted. They began to make things happen for themselves.

 Image from Pinterest

After 30 years of conservative styles, the 60's saw a throwback to the 1920's as hemlines rose up to minuscule proportions and haircuts and figures became more boyish.
The preferred designs of the time were simple, neat, trim and boldly colourful.
Shift dresses and boots were all the rage and hats lost their appeal as something fussy which belonged to an outdated older generation.
It was the decade which saw psychedelic prints, space age designs, op art and the hippie movement emerge. All radical fashion trends at the time.

Dirty Fabulous vintage 1960s mod shift 

Dirty Fabulous Vintage psychadelic tunic dress  

1960s Pierre Cardin

Pierre Cardin
 images from Pinterest

Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1960's accordian sleeve dress (part of suit)

The 1960's was also a time of some influential partnerships of celebrities and designers:
Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy are probably the most well known although Jackie Kennedy and Oleg Cassini were just as influential. There were also a few models who became worldwide inspirations, most notably, Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton

Image of Jackie Kennedy wearing Oleg Cassin dress from Reto Gran

Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1960's green silk shift dress 

Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1960's peach sherbet tunic dress 
Audrey Hepburn and Hubert Givency

Dirty Fabulous Vintage one shoulder floral boho wedding dress 
Twiggy image from Pinterest

Image from Pinterest

1970's  - The New Age

There were a few key looks this decade which some saw as the end of good taste!
The hippie look continued and flourished, the punk era emerged and finally 'disco!' was born!!!
I have to say, along with the 80's I have some issues with the 70's...
I love a good floaty maxi dress, some of the glam disco looks and a boho vintage bride can be an utterly beautiful one but after that I have to bow out!

Images from Pinterest

Looking through archives at 1970's imagery you can see how current the look is now. I saw a lot of 1970's gals who could have easily been walking down todays high street.

You can also clearly see how celebrities today are channeling a 1970's vibe.

How cute is Debbie Harry here!

The Mother of Punk, Vivienne Westwood championed an anti-establishment and indeed an anti fashion movement but still remains one of the most iconic designers today.

image from Woodstock Wardrobe

Two more designers who thrived in the 70's and continue to be big fashion players today are Biba and Halston. I do love a lot of their vintage and current designs.

1970's Biba image from Metro Retro Of London

1970's Biba

Dirty Fabulous Vintage pink velvet turban 
Turbans are so hot right now!!!

1970's Halston

Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1970's plunging ivory wedding dress 

Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1970's hot red maxi dress 

Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1970s rhinestone embellished sky blue maxi dress
Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1970's canary yellow maxi with cape 
Dirty Fabulous Vintage 1970's turquoise long sleeve maxi dress 

So that's the last in my series of inspirational fashion by the decades. Did you decide which style you loved the most?
If you can't decide, then why not make an appointment to see Dirty Fabulous's full collection which houses dresses from the 1920's to the 1980's.
There are oodles of stunning looks to choose from, so make Dirty Fabulous your number one stop!