Be a Bombshell: Retro Bombshell Dresses
Retro style is pretty much always “in.” Whether you’re fully committed to vintage style or just want something extra special for an event, a bombshell dress is a great place to start.
Here’s a look at some awesome bombshell dresses made by Craftsy members!
Polka dots are a natural choice for a bombshell dress. I love this black-and-white version from Cut and Sewed. Styled to perfection!
Jenniferose7 made her bombshell dress in a gorgeous green, and turned the extra yardage into a matching bolero that’s just perfect for covering your shoulders on chilly nights. She also whipped up a cool Star Wars bustier using the same pattern. Sew fun!
Aina83 made a red and black color-blocked version of the dress. I love how she switched it up with a full circle skirt.
She-She Girl also added a full skirt to the bombshell dress to create a custom pink prom dress for her daughter to wear to prom. Cute!
Katylissa made her Liberty Bombshell Dress, seen above, from Liberty Lawn Cotton, a perfect fabric choice is perfect for a more casual look.
Lafleurgoddess also went a bit more casual with a floral print for a friend’s tiki-inspired bridal shower.
Marvel fans will dig this fun variation, a comic-inspired bombshell dress from punkmik.
Once you have the perfect bombshell dress, complete the look with vintage-inspired undergarments.
Smooth out the lines of your bombshell dress with a Vintage Style 1950s French Corselet pattern, which is like a corset but without all of the uncomfortable boning, by Craftsy member Mrs. Depew. And stitch up her 40s Style French Bra to go with it. A glam slip is another bombshell must-have.
If slips aren’t your thing, whip up a vintage-style teddy instead. This pattern is perfect for lounging around the house in style and comfort.
You may also enjoy our roundup of vintage apron patterns!