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Retro Cocktail Dresses

You can’t beat the 1960s when it comes to chic streamlined cocktail dresses.

A little bit Mad Men, a little bit space age, the A-line dress is the classic silhouette of the 60s.

The first dress (in red and black) is cut from a vintage wool handbag fabric.  The second dress (with the hand-crafted felt belt) was cut from a cotton print that had spend decades in an attic but was still stunning to use.  The third dress (in tan and taupe) is made from a retro-modern fabric by designer Amy Butler.

An A-line dress (for those of you who don’t know) is fitted at the bust but then flares out with straight clean lines.  It can be belted in (as on the lime dress) or not depending on your taste at the moment.

Because we make each of our patterns from scratch, we can make an A-line dress with any type of neckline.  Just ask and we can sketch up some different options including lower cut dresses, and dresses with all types of interesting straps.

Just contact Lianna (superhero@vigilantelabs.com) and we can design something for you.

The first photo set above was taken by Annabelle Reboli, an amazing photographer who recently moved to Denver from NYC.  You definitely want to contact her (www.AnnabelleReboli.com) if you are looking for a fashion or wedding photographer in the Denver area.

Denver Dressmakers is a small couture house located in Denver, Colorado and we make custom wedding dresses, suits, coats and party attire for customers all over the world.

The Bustle Skirt

We love Victorian styles. But let’s face it, most of them are just not practical.

Could you wear a gown with a bustle to your work, or out to a bar, to a wedding as a guest, or out dancing? Not readily.

So how can you bring a little bit of steampunk into your life without suddenly bringing too much discomfort?

Something like this skirt is perfect. It is the everyday bustle skirt. No crinoline, no hoops. Just an attractive bustle on a durable and simple skirt.

The fabric for the one shown is an iridescent cotton blend that is somewhat wrinkle resistant and washable. But since we have a menswear store as well, consider having it made in a black wool suiting, or even in pinstripes.

The price is only $96 for most fabrics and in any size. We can also make a matching vest or peplum jacket as well. Think Victorian plus business wear….

Contact Lianna at superhero@vigilantelabs.com to discuss making a skirt just for you.

We can make any kind of dress, skirt, jacket, or suit in our studio in Denver, Colorado. Write or call to find the perfect dressmaker for your custom project. For customers local or around the world.