INTRODUCING OH LA LOVELIES - MADE TO MEASURE DRESSES. Will they be the perfect fit for the Online Vintage Shop Award?
A lovely group of ladies that make true replicas of 1950's to 1940's dresses made to measure. With a fun approach to designing your own dress. With the ever changing shapes of ladies its so hard to find orginals that will fit to perfection, and thats what Oh La Lovelies want to help address. They design dresses specially for clients body shapes, as well as help with fabric choice — its all just part of our service. "Mostly however we LOVE designing dresses, and seeing happy ladies swooning about in them makes us smile".
What inspired you to launch this as your business?
Oh La Lovelies has evolved from a hobby of Vintage dress loving — and a need to find clothes that fitted our boobs, bums and tums. We just couldn't get into most originals , and although the array of Vintage Reproductions are stunning, they were always too small in some places or too big in others.
From making dresses for ourselves, then for friends, then clients....we found you just can't beat a made to measure dress. From that alone we built up a client base where ladies will not shop anywhere else now for impact dresses, which is something we're proud of.
What drew you to "vintage"?
The pure elegance and timeless style has always been a lover for each of us. We adore the cuts of both the 40's & 50's, you cannot beat a little bit of hollywood glamour!
All ladies are little girls deep down who want to get dresses up! — we know we do.
What types of products do you sell and why?
We make and sell only dresses at the moment, with an ambition do make other items in the future.
For now we'd just like to stick with with making the perfect dress, and making sure our customers are happy customers
What is the most popular era?
We do actually adore the 1940's, we love the simple styles, and can't beat a pair of t strap shoes to boot!
What is your current favourite item & why?
Our most favourite dress at the moment is our 1940's/1950's Magnique soleil Inspired dress.
The cut is so beautiful and the fabric is so soft and comfortable to wear. It suits most women too, and
hides a multitude of sins!
Do you ship outside of the UK?
We ship everywhere. Our most recent purchase was from L.A
How would you like to see your business grow & the Vintage Industry develop over the coming year(s)?
We have so many wonderful ideas. We're currently working on a lady Sim where ladies upon entering their own measurements can see which style of frock suits her shape. Its a long way to go yet, but we thought the idea is so helpful for ladies that just don't know what atters their bodyshape the most.
We do hope to gain a larger following in the next year or so. Fingers crossed !
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