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Swagger Joint - exclusive to Pin-Up Parade

Welcome to Swagger Joint, Pin-Up Parade's very own line of dresses. They are designed by Helen, and are made in the UK from luxurious fabrics such as wool crepe, velvet, satin brocade and cotton with vintage-style print.

 
Olivia by Swagger Joint, in green/pink roses cotton

Pin-Up Parade's own label, Swagger Joint, presents the Olivia dress.

This flattering, full-skirted 1950s dress is made from 100% cotton in light green, with a pattern of pink roses. It has "kimono" sleeves and a high neckline with a full skirt. There are two concealed pockets at the front. The full skirt is lined with polycotton to give fullness and shape. It fastens with an invisible side-zip.

Extra photos: Fabric swatch, pockets and back view.

Sizes: XS to L in stock. Please read the notes on fit.

Fit: The Olivia is true 1950s-style in length and comes to about mid-calf on someone of average height. These dresses run small. There is no stretch in the fabric, and because they are 1950's style with a lot of ease in the bust and a 9" difference between waist and bust, please go more on the waist size than the bust. You will probably need a larger size than you would normally wear - for example, I measure 42" bust, 36" waist and whilst I can nearly squeeze into a 3X, the 4X fits perfectly because of my waist measurement. They can easily be adjusted for a perfect fit by a dress alterations shop. Please consult the size chart before ordering.

Care: these dresses can be machine washed at 30 degrees centigrade, although it's best to wash by hand the first time.

Please note: the side zip can be slightly stiff over the waist seam. If you find it sticks, run the zip up and down a few times.

Price: Was £65 Now £25
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Olivia by Swagger Joint, in red fan-print cotton

Pin-Up Parade's own label, Swagger Joint, presents the Olivia dress.

This flattering, full-skirted 1950s dress is made from 100% cotton in red, with a pattern of Japanese fans. It has "kimono" sleeves and a high neckline with a full skirt. There are two concealed pockets at the front. The full skirt is lined with polycotton to give fullness and shape. It fastens with an invisible side-zip.

Extra photos: Skirt, back view, Close-up of the bodice and a fabric swatch.

Size: XS in stock. Please read the notes on fit.

Fit: The Olivia is true 1950s-style in length and comes to about mid-calf on someone of average height. These dresses run small. There is no stretch in the fabric, and because they are 1950's style with a lot of ease in the bust and a 9" difference between waist and bust, please go more on the waist size than the bust. You will probably need a larger size than you would normally wear - for example, I measure 42" bust, 36" waist and whilst I can nearly squeeze into a 3X, the 4X fits perfectly because of my waist measurement. They can easily be adjusted for a perfect fit by a dress alterations shop. Please consult the size chart before ordering.

Care: these dresses can be machine washed at 30 degrees centigrade, although it's best to wash by hand the first time.

Please note: the side zips can be slightly stiff over the waist seam. If you find it sticks, run the zip up and down a few times.

Price: Was £65 Now £25
Select your size:
 
 
Olivia by Swagger Joint, in Chinese satin brocade

Pin-Up Parade's own label, Swagger Joint, presents the Olivia dress.

This flattering, full-skirted 1950s dress is made from Chinese black satin brocade of dragons and peacocks. It has "kimono" sleeves and a high neckline with a full skirt. There are two concealed pockets at the front. The full skirt is lined with polycotton to give fullness and shape. It fastens with an invisible side-zip.

Extra photos: Skirt, back view, side view and the fabric swatch.

Size: XS in stock. Please read the notes on fit.

Fit: The Olivia is true 1950s-style in length and comes to about mid-calf on someone of average height. These dresses run small. There is no stretch in the fabric, and because they are 1950's style with a lot of ease in the bust and a 9" difference between waist and bust, please go more on the waist size than the bust. You will probably need a larger size than you would normally wear - for example, if you measure 38" bust with a 30" waist, the XL will be the best to choose, based on the waist measurement. They can easily be adjusted for a perfect fit by a dress alterations shop. Please consult the size chart before ordering.

Care: these dresses can be machine washed at 30 degrees centigrade, although it's best to wash by hand the first time. Please take care with what you wash this dress with, to avoid any plucks and pulls with the brocade - the weave is quite delicate!

Price: Was £70 Now £25
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Photography credits:

Olivia: modelled by Stephanie Jay, photography: Nick Halling.

Viv: main photo and first close up - modelled by Millie Dollar, by Inaglo Photography. Second close-up: modelled by Olivia Sparrow, by Eightball Photography.

Avril: main photo and first close up - modelled by Millie Dollar, by Inaglo Photography. Second close-up and seated photo: modelled by Olivia Sparrow, by Eightball Photography.



*sample sale* Capri pants by Swagger Joint

I didn't go into production with these as the sizing is rather specific and the cut needed tweaking in order to fit more people! However, someone out there must fit these and want invisible saxophones to blare as they sashay across the room in these babies.

The other thing is, these are made by the same people who did the Avril and Viv (they're made from the same fabric as the Viv, too!) - they were therefore very expensive to have made, but they are EXTREMELY high-quality. If I'd gone into production, they would've cost about £90 or more a pair, which I think is beyond the means of most people. But you now have the chance to acquire these for a truly bargainous price.

Fit: 1950s fit with a small waist and a comparatively large hip. See measurements below.

Fastenings and details: Two pockets at the front, which are sewn into the side seams, so are nice and discreet. The capris fasten with an invisible side zip and a button.

Made in the UK. The dresses are made to a very high standard by a small, family-run dress-making company in the north of England, using years of experience to create the most authentic reproduction vintage clothing you'll find today.

Button and zip close up and another close up.

Sizing

Waist: 27" waist (one side measure flat is 14" - so 28" but allow an inch or two for movement)
Hips: 44-46" (22-23" measured flat one side)
Total length: 30". 29" if 1" waistband is discounted.
Front rise: 15.5". 14.5" if 1" waistband is discounted.

One pair in stock in one size only.

Price: Was £40 Now £15
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