About Di Brooks vintage 1950s inspired outfits!
My name is Di Brooks and this is my online shop offering my own designs for sale - all hand made in the UK.
All fabrics are chosen with care, maintaining quality and using prints with a good vintage 50s look or vibe. Sometimes we are lucky enough to find vintage fabrics to work with which is a real treat!
I have loved 1950s clothing since my teenage years, the prints and colours and the way the clothing flatters a female figure, emphasizing the curves with nipped in waist hourglass silhouettes. Inspiration is taken from vintage catalogues and magazines, movies, photos and patterns. My outfits are designed to help recreate a 1950s silhouette, look and fit, often using non stretch linings and boning together with cut and detailing designed to flatter while enhancing your assets! The garments are built to last - with proper care each will be a 'best dress' for several years.
We have now ventured into menswear, with all the attention to tailoring required to produce properly authentic garments. This section will grow, but it takes time to get things perfect and we won't cut corners to speed things up!
I have been selling online since 2006 and first started offering vintage and vintage inspired clothing for sale at a stall in The Old Cop Shop, Torquay in the late 70s - an enterprise run by a local eccentric Lionel Digby who wanted to create a version of Kensington Market, London of that era. The OuterLimitz part of the company name is from this period too - it was the name of the stall and a rockabilly DJ outfit.
I do not have a bricks & mortar shop of my own, but you will find my stall at some of the UK's best rockabilly events, including the Rockabilly Rave, Rhythm Riot and Atomic.
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