Win a Retro 40s Red Dress


This week’s prize has been offered by Daddy-O’s, a fabulous one stop shop for rockabilly & swing clothes, bowling shirts, lounge wear and vintage inspired clothing!

The Prize:

This amazing dress by Stop Staring looks like it could have walked right out of a 1940’s movie. The red dress has criss-cross gathering just under the bustline, gathering on each sleeve, a v-neckline, slight a-line skirt and back zip.

The upper chest has a 3-D flower that is a combination of embroidery and appliqué. The stretch fabric assures a great fit. Available in sizes Small -2x (see sizing chart below for details)

How to enter:

For your chance to win this beautiful dress, simply tell us what’s your favourite old movie and let us know in the comment box below.

We’ll pick a winner after entries close on Thursday 3rd May. The winner will be announced on this blog soon afterwards so don’t forget to check back or subscribe!

Competition rules:

  • Entries close at midnight GMT on Thursday 3rd May 2012
  • We will contact the winner shortly afterwards and pass their details onto Daddy-O’s who will send out the prize directly.
  • There are no country restrictions, prize can be shipped worldwide.
  • We respect your privacy, we never give your personal data to anyone else and only contact you if you have won the competition.

Size Bust Waist Hips Length
Small 34″ 25″ 36″ 28″
Medium 36″ 27″ 38″ 28″
Large 38″ 29″ 40″ 28″
X-Large 40″ 31″ 42″ 28″
1X 42″ 33″ 44″ 28″
2X 44″ 35″ 46″ 29″

This competition is also listed on: ThePrizeFinder – UK Competitions and Loquax Competitions

244 thoughts on “Win a Retro 40s Red Dress

  1. Mod Pod Daily

    My favorite old movies (I can not just pick one!): Funny Face, Rebel without a cause, Breakfast at Tiffanys and Sabrina…..all beautiful. I have many others! And I am a size Medium by measurements….

  2. Caroline Young

    I love “How to Marry a Millionaire” with Marilyn Monroe. She was so cute and funny in this movie….cracks me up every time! :)

  3. Lisha Mansukhani

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s. For Audrey, style and New York and yes for romance! And the Breakfast at Tiffany’s Town House that now on sale;))

  4. sharon griffin

    my favourite old movie is The Wizard of Oz. I watched it every single Christmas when i was growing up and i still love to watch it now. magical and musical and a truly memorable film x

  5. Sophi

    Fellini’s masterpiece: La dolce vita. Because of that haunting scene where Anita Ekberg gets her dress wet the fountain. Fabulous.

  6. jazza1

    One of my favourites is The African Queen. Its a heartwarming adventure film but with some comedy and romance. The chemistry between Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn is fantastic

  7. bee

    Gone with the Wind…Scarlett O’Hara is an original diva and I love the character. I’m so jealous of her!

  8. Julie Kenny

    I love old movies – The Lavender Hill Mob is my favourite …its charming, funny and definitely stood the test of time.

  9. lisa sheehy

    This is too darling! My favourite old movie is gone with the wind, it cliched but so evocative of a southern flavored time gone by, delicious! I hope I win this instead of having to use a curtain to emulate my idols! I am currently a 1X

  10. Jo Orr

    Not a very well known film, but my all time fave is Monsir Hulot’s Holiday. Classic slapstick from Jacque Tati!

  11. Arabella Bazley

    Too many to choose from as I love all the old musicals but Sabrina and Sweet Charity are two particular favourites.

  12. John Paul McGee

    Got to be Key Largo for me, Borgart, Bacall and Edward G Robinson, its just fantastic, it was on one day a couple of years ago over the christmas period and it made me an hour late for work as I just had to sit and watch it!!!

  13. lyndsey B

    I just love Down with Love with Rock Hudson and Doris day, just love everything about it, I even love the remake with Ewan Mcgregor and Rene Zellweger, adore the set and of course the wardrobe which is to die for! If I could be in any movie it would be this one!

  14. Karen mcnulty

    I am a real lover of old movies and the question really got me reminiscing I love ingrid Bergman, grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn movies. They all shared such style and grace.
    Casablanca is everyone ones favourite so for me it was a toss up between dial m for murder or notorious. Notorious won. Bergmans character twists and turns and her sizzling relationship with the fab Cary grant was fantastic. I really love old movies and now I want to watch this again. Where to look x

  15. Gϵm (@gemstargem)

    Oh my, this dress just screams sultry starlet! I LOVE it!!!!! My favourite film would have to be Some Like It Hot! I love the glamour, and Marilyn Monroe is my icon. I loved her beautiful style, confidence and how much sex appeal she oozed!

  16. Christine Johnson

    Spring and Port Wine when the daughter won’t eat her meal and her father puts the same meal on the table every night

  17. Maralyn Smith

    My favourite old film is “Somewhere In Time”. It is such a sad but romantic story. I love watching it and the music is so good too.

  18. Kitty van der Vliet

    The original version of Showboat starring Irene Dunn, the epitome of classic stylish 1930’s cinema.

  19. joanna doom

    Brief Encounter – I’ve cried so many times at that film, it’s so beautiful!
    Size Medium for me, ta! Beautiful dress.

  20. Charlotte Reynolds-Furr

    Wizard of oz definetly… Big part of my childhood and I still don’t get bored of it today!

  21. Jo Wright

    I have an enormous fondness for Easter Parade – Judy Garland as the Girl with personality winning through and Anne Miller singing ‘Shakin’ the Blues away!’

  22. Sue Cook

    Some Like It Hot, I would love to sashy around like Marilyn Monroe in this red dress, any girl would feel sexy.

  23. zsa jayne rostron

    Breakfast at Tiffanys always. Audrey Hepburn is just so vulnerable in it. It’s a tear jerker!

  24. Hannah Ellis

    My favourite old film is Breakfast at Tiffanys, its my ultimate feel good film and I just simply adore Audrey! I love her quirkiness and I wish I could be like her! I can dream right!!

  25. Fran Light

    My favourite old film is “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” … Audrey Hepburn is so wonderfully endearing and kooky in that film!

  26. dapperdolly

    ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ 1938 – starring one of my favourite, and I believe underrated, actresses Jean Arthur and ever loveable James/’Jimmy’ Stewart. It’s a classic heartfelt, sincere romantic comedy with great acting and an innocent bohemian feel.

  27. Rosemary Walsh

    My favourite old film is Brief Encounter – it shows passion without having an actual affair

  28. wendy ratcliffe

    my favourite old movie has to be Its a wonderful life, beautiful heartwarming & tearjerking.

  29. Caryne

    ‘A Matter of Life and Death’, is just the best movie of all time. Perfect in every way, who wouldn’t want to be loved by the suave, David Niven?

  30. Marie Townsend

    Barefoot in the park with Jane Fonda and the gorgeous Robert Redford, very funny film.

  31. olivia kirby

    Rebel Without a Cause. I only saw it for the first time a few weeks ago. My husband and I had a date night and saw it in a courtyard at a bar in Mayfair, complete with cocktails, posh chips and gourmet popcorn! I loved it, it doesn’t appear at all ‘dated’ and was fantastic watching James Dean strut his stuff!

  32. siobhan marie

    oh my gosh such a hard question there is way too many. i like breakfast at tiffanys of course and gentlemen prefer blondes but one of my favourites is calamity jane i adore doris day x

  33. Pamela Cook

    It just has to be Gone With The Wind – so romantic in the scenery, the dresses, the old fashioned courtesy etc. etc. etc.

  34. Trudi Walsh

    Im a big fan of Judy Garland films, my fave is The Wizard of Oz although The Harvey Girls comes a very close second.

  35. Emma Wolski

    We watch white christmas every year to get us into the mood whilst putting up the crimbo tree!

  36. Sue Warr

    It has to be Breakfast at Tiffany’s really….. because of ‘the dress’!! I’d love to win this – one it would suit me perfectly!

  37. Lucy Bonson

    My favourite old film is Psycho….a classic !

    This is my dream dress – would love to win xx

  38. Patricia Edwards

    Mine is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. They were both so good looking.

    Love the dress

  39. NICOLA T

    Rear Window, you cant beat a bit of classic Hitchcock for suspense plus it stars the lovely Grace Kelly.

  40. Bobby D

    Definitely Calamity Jane – just like her I am a glamour puss underneath that just needs to be brought out.

  41. Fiona Foskett

    HELLZAPOPPIN – it is absolutely hillarious and I could watch it over and over again and great music too – brilliant masterpiece

  42. Carol Phile

    Angels With Dirty Faces or It’s A Wonderful Life – they don’t tell stories like they used to…

  43. Ali Thorpe

    It is a definite tie between ‘Rear Window’ (which I love for the fantastically gripping storyline, as well as Grace Kelly’s stunning outfits) and ‘Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?’, which I recommend to everyone for Crawford and Davis’s perfect portrayals of women caught in a relationship based around both hatred and need. Both movies (and casts) have such class!

  44. Janine

    My favourite old movie is ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’ me and my big sister used to watch it over and over again when we were little and pretend we were Marilyn Monroe (me) and Jane Russell (my sister) such a great film, I actually think I based my adult style of dress sense loosely on that film looking at what clothes I choose now :-)

  45. Louise MacGregor

    My favourite old movie is Kind Hearts and Coronets. It’s easily my favourite of the Ealing comedies, and it’s so sly, dark and hilarious that it never fails to amuse me. Love the dress by the way- stunning colour!

  46. Jo Ruth Turner

    Gosh, so hard to pick just one. My DVD collection consists of mainly old movies. I love them all. It’s probably a toss up between Kitty Foyle starring Ginger Rogers (sadly no Fred or dancing but a wonderful film) or The Red Shoes – I love the dramatic atmosphere & feel of it. I can happily watch them both over & over. If forced to choose I’d probably pick the latter as it’s so beautifully filmed and I never tire of it. Loving the dress – Ginger Rogers would definitely approve! xx

  47. Diane Graham

    One of my favourites but definitely one of the saddest films I have ever seen is Imitation of Life which was made in the 1950’s but it is still a classic and still makes me cry buckets even though I must have seen it thirty times

  48. Stacey Hill

    My favourite old movie is ‘Breakfast at tiffanys’ you can’t beat a bit of Audrey Hepburn glamour! :)

  49. lynn harley

    “Whatever happened to baby Jane has to be one of the most iconic movies ever! Two of the best actresses of their time…Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. They just dont make movies like that anymore! !

  50. Margaret Norton

    My favourite is Brief Encounter, but Wizard of Oz is creeping up there now because my 4 year old loves watching it. I’m not really a fan of musicals but seeing it through her eyes is magical!

  51. pauline black

    I love calamity jane, pillow talk and teachers pet. All the doris day movies are classy and humourous!! Can that woman dress or what! love it !

  52. dorothy cavender

    I just love The Third Man-it is so athmosperic and wonderfully shot in black & white-a story of duty, war, inhumanity, greed, oppression, friendship, love wrong-doing. The musical score is really great. The cast are all so wonderfully cast that they make their roles iconic. It is my nostalic pleasure.

  53. lauren miles

    I LOVE BUGSY MALONE 😀 an all kid cast too with pie weapons it was brillian i have it on DVD and VIDEO still :). i really like the song “i could of been anything that i wanted to be” it was brilliant, the rest of the songs dances and cast are amazing too.

  54. Amy Webb

    I just love ‘Gambit’ with Michael Caine and Shirley Maclain; it begins so seriously and then goes horribly wrong and so ends up being hilarious!! love it, love it. love it!

  55. Stephanie

    I love Calamity Jane, I could watch it every day and not get bored. Loved it since I was a little grl.

  56. Sarah Burke

    My favourite old movie has to be Breakfast at Tiffany’s – a timeless classic, with a lot of style.

  57. Anna Wilds

    Rebel Without A Cause, James Dean gorgeous and moody and Natalie Wood with all her style and beauty, watched it so many times and such a rebelious film for its day.

  58. Claire Pearman

    like my roof tiles in this weeks weather….def gone with the wind…. n frankly i do give a dam!!

  59. Holly Fowdef

    Mine is 1000000 percent The wizard of oz! and im only 19 made way before i was born but i grew up on it my nanny showed me the light! just wish there were films like it still around ”follow the yellow brick road ” 😀

  60. Laura Lott

    My favourite is The Wizard of Oz. I love how Judy Garland can wear plain or girl-next-door outfits and yet turn them into something magical and glamorous just by her attitude! Plus I always lust over those sparkly red shoes :-)
    The runner up would be Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, as Marilyn is just perfect in it!

  61. Ali Johnson

    You can’t beat Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Audrey Hepburn is the epitome of old school Hollywood glamour.

  62. susan willshee

    Absolutely love the dress! My favourite old movie is ‘A matter of life and death’ with David Niven. It’s a really clever story about a wartime pilot who jumps from his plane without a parachute and should die but the ‘conductor’ misses him in thick fog. The story is about how he fights with heaven to be allowed to stay alive. A brilliant story, well told, excellent use of changing between black and white and colour – definitely recommended.

  63. Tracy K Nixon

    I loved Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn in ‘The African Queen’! I have watched it lots and lots!

  64. Hollie

    For me, it has to be Harvey, I adore Jim Stewart and this film has just the best message to it. I only ever watch it when I can give it my full 100% attention, because it makes me feel SO warm-hearted.

    My glamour fave would be Most Bogey/Bacall films, such a wonderful couple and a brilliant chemistry. Lauren Bacall steals the limelight from the Marilyn’s and the Audrey’s any day. And she didn’t even want to.

  65. Jodie Burnett

    My favourite old movie is Singing in the Rain. I love to sing along, and when it rains i like to do a little dance!

  66. Jean Day

    ‘Value for money’ with Diana Dors and John Gregson. This was filmed in the town I grew up in and I loved seeing it in the 1950’s, plus Diana Dors is a legend.

  67. Noeline Beswick

    Would be a tough choice between ” The Ghost and Mrs Muir” and “It’s a Wonderful Life”. As I have to chose one it’s James Stewart” and “It’s a wonderful life”.

  68. Teresa Barnard

    Bus Stop, I love Marilyn Monroe and this is my favourite film as her terrible singing is so funny in it and she looks amazing!

  69. Catherine Davies

    My all-time favourite old-movie would have to be Goodbye Mr.Chips with Robert Donat, so sweet and sad and just perfect!

  70. spoogie

    Breakfast at Tiffanys has to be my favourite old movie. Audrey hepburn is so so stylish and I love the storyline.

  71. Lynn Blakeman

    My favourite old movie is Brigadoon, I adore that film. My own personal Brigadoon is Cockington in Devon, it’s like stepping back in time.

  72. Sharon Hughes

    fav for me is a true classic and something my children today sit down and enjoy- the wizard of oz, stood the test of time.

  73. Christine Stephens

    Paper Moon – I love this old black and white classic with Tatum and Ryan O’Neal

  74. emma j lowe

    i have got several old films which are my old time favourites, but if i had to choose one it would be watership down.

  75. Bernie

    I love National Velvet – such a lovely mixture of romance and adventure – still our favourite rainy day film.

  76. sarah gray

    gotta be an affair to remember – cary grant and deborah kerr. makes anyone cry – and if it doesnt, you must not have a heart!


    When I was little me and my nanna would watch ‘Carousel’ an old classic musical… I still watch it to this day, It bring back lovely memories of me and Nanna <3

  78. Anne Conroy

    Vertigo .. Hitchcock’s most surreal, mesmerising and heartbreaking film, with both San Francisco and Kim Novak looking beautiful.


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