Fever Design retro

We’ve teamed up with London-based fashion brand Fever Designs to give one lucky Queens Of Vintage reader the chance to win a piece of vintage-inspired clothing. If you’re the winner you can pick one piece of your choice from Fever Designs’ website!

Inspired by vintage prints and the styles of the past, Fever Designs have a whole range of vintage-inspired items from chunky knitwear perfect for autumn to Fifties pencil skirts and Sixties colour block shirt dresses. Whether you’re after work wear or something more casual, you’re sure to find something, here are our top picks:

flare dress

1950s-inspired flared dress in mustard print

pencil dress

1950s inspired pencil dress in port red

pencil skirt black

Early 1960s-inspired pencil skirt

60s dress

1960s-inspired shift dress in two-tone

If you’d like to take part in our give-away, simply head to Fever Designs and choose the item of clothing you would love to win. Then tell us what you’ve picked and why you’ve chosen the particular item and style in the comment section below.

The winner will be picked at random at midday on Tuesday 8 October 2013. Selection of clothing subject to availability. There is no cash alternative. Good luck!

Update: The competition has now closed, many thanks for taking part and congrats to our randomly drawn winner – Beth!


200 Responses

  1. Maree Robinson

    It was hard to decide, but I picked the Heritage Maison Dress in purple that I would LOVE to win because it’s my colour and I absolutely love vintage clothing that is flattering for my mummy tummy.

  2. Abbey Fisher

    1950s inspired pencil dress in port red- it is beautiful piece that would finish off my collection..

  3. Shawntay A.

    I chose the Lucinda Dress in Red because I have a severely color challenged closet. Everything I own is black and white. I want some color injected into my wardrobe and red would be perfect for the upcoming Holiday season. The cut of the dress is elegant, sexy, vintage, and modern all at the same time and i would have so many uses for it. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  4. naani abercrombie

    Henderson dress emerald would be my pick. Same colour as my wedding dress so I know it would suit me. And I also know the cut will work wonders on my flat arse and thick waist. Its all about the illusion with clothes. And the brighter the better to hide my flaws!

  5. Lien

    The Sherborne black dress, because I’ve started my journey of loosing weight and I’ve always wanted a pencil skirt or peplum dress, but my curves would not allow it. Having such an amazing dress in my closet would be an extra motivation boost. It would also be one of the first items of my new look, I’m throwing away my old clothing because they are really old and they represent someone I don’t want to be anymore. Either way if I win or not, congratulations to the person winning an item and thank you queens of vintage for the link to Fever London, I think I might order some stuff from them in the very far future πŸ™‚

  6. KizzyDoll

    What a wonderful give-away!! And this site is fantastic, I had a good browse & I would love to win the ‘Maison Dress in Purple’ I chose this one because I’m besotted with the 20’s and this is perfect for everyday even to wear and feel glamorous! The colour against the black is wonderful. It’s a beautifully perfect dress…I love it!! xx

  7. Cathrin Hjalmarsson

    Hi, I would like to participate in the give-away even if I live in Sweden!
    I like the 1950s inspired pencil dress in port red.
    Hope I get a chance to win this Beautiful item!

  8. Maureen Birmingham

    Farringdon pencil dress in port. I think this is a true classic that will never go out of style and no matter how you are shaped it will flatter than alot of the clothes on the market today! I am a Mother but I do not want to dress or look like one.

  9. Pavla Adamcikova

    IΒ΄ve picked Lalique Dress Black/Gold (code LALD273) – IΒ΄m huge fan of vintage dresses and they simply nice to wear and great for lindy hop dancing. As a dancer I feel much better and more surein such dress and dance is more like acting and much more fun. I can see myself in this dress on a 30Β΄ ball in January.

  10. Marta

    For my choice I have picked the stunning Farrington Pencil Dress in black. (http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/farringdon-pencil-dress-black.html) In a few months time I’ll be qualified to teach at secondary school and I would love to maintain a sense of vintage glamour in my working wardrobe. What drew me to this dress is that the cut is both sophisticated and a little bit sexy and a black dress is, of course, timeless.

  11. Kity Von Rouge

    Hello Dolls! My favorite piece of this collection is the 19502 Inspired Pencil Dress in Port Red. This dress is gasp worthy. Sure to check the eye of everyone in the room. I’d loce to wear this piece around and be the talk of the town! I’d also adore to be able to wear this to an event or photo shoot for a 501C3 non profit I’m involved with that aims to help , in various ways, with our veterans and local firat responders!! Good luck to everyone involved, I’m sure that anyone that wins will cherish this piece!

  12. Amy

    Hi lovely people,
    I have chosen the Topsham Coat, Port!! Oh my goodness, I must admit that I had a hard time trying to chose something as Fever Designs have some incredible pieces!! πŸ™‚

    I have recently started my own business whereby I hire out vintage crockery, cutlery and decor for all kinds of events and functions. So I am trying to find choice quality vintage pieces to add to my wardrobe. I want to look sophisticated, business-like and smart all the while maintaining a gorgeous vintage style and I feel this beautiful coat will be the prize piece in my wardrobe, for both work and pleasure! πŸ™‚

    Thank you for this opportunity.

    Best wishes,
    Amy πŸ™‚

    PS: I added my FB page as my website is still under construction. πŸ™‚

  13. Lisa Jung

    I would like to win the Juliette dress in gold, please. I have three weddings to go to next year, plus loads of upcoming Christmas dancing Balls. I think it would get a lot of use!

  14. Celeste Johnson

    Hi there, I have chosen the Clerkenwell Dress Port (CLED372) and the reason for me is that I am on a mad get fit mission and I love vintage clothing but felt that I was too big to wear them so one of the things I promised myself when I reach my goal is I am going to buy myself a vintage dress that I can wear to show off the new me. I am also going to be booking a pin-up type photo-shoot and this dress would be perfect.

  15. Sari

    My choice would be the Akira Dress in Petrol. It is a beautiful dress suitable for work and spare time (come one, you can SEE me hanging out in a lovely cafΓ© reading newspaper and sipping on my cafΓ© latte in this dress), plus it would so wonderfully clash with my red hair and those blue-green eyes.

  16. Sarah

    I have picked the Farringdon Pencil Dress in port (http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/farringdon-pencil-dress-port.html), because it was the most classy and stunning item on the website. I’m starting my internship soon in a Dutch museum, which is why I need elegant clothes like that. Besides, I hope I get to look a bit like the beautiful girl in the picture showing the dress off πŸ˜‰

  17. samantha sam gill

    Product Code: FARD021 <3 just love this dress stunning <3

  18. Jessica Taylor

    I adore the 1950s style pencil dress in Port Red. It’s classy and sexy and altogether an incredible design.
    It would be such a nice addition to my very humble vintage collection.
    Long live the vintage Queens

  19. Ewa

    The Maple Tunic Dress in black/emerald seems to be the perfect dress for the upcoming autumn! The colors are wonderful and the cut makes it both comfortable for day wear and elegant for evenings.

  20. Roberta

    I picked the beautiful clerkenwell dress,timeless dress and the perfect black dress to make me feel like movie star from the 40s!!

  21. Robin

    I love the topsham coat! I love how it shows curves and the wiggly bits at the buttons are so pretty. Coats have lost style over the years, but not this one!

  22. Laura

    It would have to be this lovely dress, which was made to love a woman’s curves. I remember my mom used to dress like this when I was little and I used to admire her so! She was so pretty and she looked so sophisticated and smart when she dressed up. I can see myself channeling my mother in this gorgeous dress.

  23. Robin

    I chose the 1950s-inspired flared dress in mustard print, because, well, isn’t it just the most darling dress ever? My tights and mary-janes are all in a tither in hopes of joining the dress on my person.

  24. Else Birgitte Remmen

    Oh. My. God. The Clerkenwell Dress in red. Work is rather less than interesting at the time, I need something to brighten up my day in front of the Mac. That red dress would keep me and my co-workers awake, I’m sure. I love it!!!

    I wasn’t aware of this website, I will now whip out my credit card! Oh dear. Send help.

  25. Colleen Ray

    I would love to win the Chevalier Cardigan Cream/Black. I just had my second child and I need a pick me up while I adjust to my new physique! This cardigan is stunning!

  26. Ivy Fox

    My choice would be the Pavlova Dress in Black Lace/Champagne. I think it’s just such a darling dress, and I haven’t often seen 50’s inspired dresses in lace so I think it’s quite the find! <3

  27. zowie sears

    1950s inspired pencil dress in port red…simply stunning!

  28. Laura H

    I’d love the Heritage Victoria Top in Red – I love everything about it, particularly the colour!

  29. Erin

    The pencil dress in port red. Oh my goodness! That color is divine! And the dress itself is sexy and sophisticated and modest at the same time! Love it!

  30. willa

    Farringdon pencil dress port because it hugs my curves in the right areas, and I feel like I’ve walked off the set of BBC’s “The Hour”.

  31. Kirsty Wingfield

    Cagney Flare Dress Brown/Mustard :-

    This dress is simply amazing, you can layer it up and wear it with just simple opaque black tights or woollen tights. Perfect for autumn or winter wear. The shape is timeless and the 1950’s seemed to praise the female form. I choose this dress because it will suit my frame and my style, I’m a real fiend for simple dresses that compliment the figure that you can dress up or down.

    This dress would team up nicely with a chocolate coloured blazer or a chunky maroon red knit. It would look great with another one of your items : http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/topsham-coat-mustard.html

    Also this belt would go with the beautiful dress to : http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/bella-belt-mocha-black.html

    I think I will be shopping with you for my christmas presents this year, your dresses are just stunning and stylish. All you want from a Vintage look.

  32. Dawn Townsend

    So many great choices! My favorite is the red Atlanta blouse – versatile, flattering shape, flirty without revealing too much. I love it!

  33. Bruna Aires

    I absolutely would love to win a Farringdon Pencil Dress Blac or Port red it’s so elegant and chic. I’m an 50’s fan, with the whole pin up’s styles, so gorgeous! πŸ˜€

  34. Jennifer Allen

    The ‘Fever London’ website… what an exciting discovery! As I’m in the Army, I spend my days wearing over-sized men’s clothes and steel toe capped boots. So… I’ve picked the most elegant, delicate, classy, feminine dress I could possibly find… and oh what a find… http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/lalique-dress-black-gold.html Please help me feel like a girl again… (and a stylish one at that).

  35. Joanna S

    The Henderson Dress in British Racing immediately stood out for me. I adore the 40’s elegant styling and have a couple of original pieces inherited from that era that belonged to my Gran. I love to see photos of her style when she was young during that time, she looked so chic and a little sassy in her unfussy, slim fitting dresses. I think the Henderson dress would have been something she would have rocked so I’d love to wear it and show off my style genes, also inherited from Gran πŸ™‚


  36. Rachel smith

    1950s style pencil dress in port red – elegant and sophisticated in a beautiful colour and a flattering shape


    Topsham Coat Port – perfect on trend colour with a stylish design that still screams vintage in all the right places πŸ™‚

  38. Anna Maria

    I chose the Chiffon Fez Black. ThatΒ΄s because I believe a dress without a bolero can sometimes become vulgar, expecially if one is a little chubby (like me!).

    I love to take pictures, so every detail is important to me. A bolero is like a cherry on a cake, that little detail which makes the difference, And this bolero is so nice!!


    I chose the Joyce Dress Midnight/Black because I think it is a really flattering style for my figure. I have a small waist so the stylish belt would bring attention to this area and skirt over my unfortunately larger hips!

  40. Jannemieke N.

    I would like to win the Bray cardigan in Navy. I am a cardigan freak and I own both new and vintage cardigans – they go well with the ton of vintage dresses that I have πŸ™‚

  41. Donna L

    The Farringdon Pencil Dress (in port). I was immediately drawn to the classic lines of this dress. This is the ultimate dress for a classy pinup girl!

  42. Vicky

    For me it would have to be the Texas Riding Blazer Port.

    It’s classy as hell, and would really help raise my confidence at work by making me feel important!

  43. GΓΌne? YΓΆrΓΌk

    I fell in love with the Grey/Mustard Seattle Skater Dress.
    The form of the dress is so flattering and pretty. I love dresses that sit on your waist, and have skirts that flounce around your legs, they look so elegant and makes one feel like a sweet little girl. In my opnion, this dress is the most cutesy and vintage out of them all. I’d be delighted to own a dress like that!

  44. Hannah Scuffham

    My pick is the Topsham Coat in Black. It’s such a classic design and flattering for different shapes. The weather is getting colder and I hate feeling bulky and layered up in the winter but this would make me feel stylist and keep me warm!

  45. marianne ridley

    Gracie Dress Black/Champagne
    A classic design with lovely detail in the shoulders. Perfect for my christmas party!

  46. Charlie

    The Farringdon Pencil Dress in Port please. The shape is perfect, v-neckline coupled with 3/4 length sleeves all drawing attention to narrowest part. Colour and style is smart allowing me to show my personality quietly at work. Fever dresses are so well made and cut well, am still wearing a dress from 1999.

  47. paula stephens

    the pencil dress so perfect the colour great Audrey Hepburn here we come

  48. Amelia

    I think I’d pick the Clerkenwell Dress in red. It could be styled down with a cardigan for day, then worn out for night. Such a great colour and an interesting cut!

  49. Vanessa Chapman


    I chose the Clerkenwell dress in port, because it looks such a classic, flattering shape for any figure, and port is such a gorgeous colour for any occasion, able to be dressed up or down. Fashion and elegance ended, as far as I’m concerned, with Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly in the sixties – this dress would allow me to evoke that era again and hopefully inspire others to appreciate true style.

  50. Amy Ripley

    I’d love the Sherborne dress in Mocha is my favourite! I love the lines of it and the cut – and the colour is to die for!!!

  51. Simona

    I need some basics! The Dakota Pencil Skirt Black/Gold would suit perfectly! Usually I go for the over the top dresses which now means that I have a lack of everyday wear.

    Hope I have a chance!



  52. natalie

    I have always wanted to dress like a pin up and the Farringdon Pencil Dress in Port would definitely help me start my pin up girl wardrobe!

  53. Zoe Screti

    Such a hard choice but i’d have to say the lucinda dress in red because for me it is the prfect christmas dress and christmas is my absolute favourite time of year. I just love everything about it. The songs, the weather, the food, the decorations, the lights sparkling everywhere, the joy on peoples faces when they open their presents. This dress in all its festive colour is just the perfect christmas dress.

  54. Jen Felvus

    After browsing everything (and now have internal shopping list of many, many items planned), I have decided I would adore the Topsham Coat in Port or Mustard. Beautiful cut and would be a classic for many years to come,
    Can’t wait to get shopping!

  55. FionaLynne Edwards

    I love the 1950s inspired Azur Flare Dress Navy – it’s so pretty you could dress it up for evening, or wear it during the day. It’s absolutely beautiful and perfect for any occasion.

  56. Kathryn salmon

    I would choose the 1960s pencil skirt – I love the texture of the fabric

  57. Ali Thorpe


    A simple design at first glance but then the design touches catch one’s eye, such as the lighter fabric on the arms and the bow at the neck. I love the option f navy as I find it such a flattering shade. This blouse could be teamed with skirt or trousers for a delicately sophisticated look.

  58. Alice

    The starlight prom dress! It would be very flattering on a curvy gal like me, and teamed with steamed stockings and heels would add a touch of glamour to my Christmas party πŸ™‚

  59. GiVi

    The Azure flare dress navy, size 14. It is my favorite dress of the whole collection: elegant, simple, timeless. Perfect for christmas and newyears. Since starting my weight loss journey Ive also discovered style and fashion, and vintage skirts suit me the most, bit I cannot find such things in the Netherlands (where I live). I hope I am eligible to win :’) but in any case, thank you QoV for being an awesome source of inspiration.

  60. Melissa Carton

    Joyce Dress Midnight/Black

    My GranMother passed away in January and it reminds me of something she would have worn when she was younger πŸ™‚

  61. sue

    Hard to choose but it would have to be the 1950s inspired pencil dress in port red. Why? Because it looks so smart and something that looks so good today, even if the inspiration design came from the fifties. The port red is such a lovely colour as well, not too bright and can be worn for both day or dressed up for the evening. Thank you for showing the outfits. .

  62. Susie M

    I just love the Giraffe Print Dress in red. Animal prints and berry colours are so prominent this autumn but this dress has a lovely cut that’s a slimmer shape than the prom/skater dresses doing the rounds plus a great v-neck that’s not too low.

  63. Aly

    I would choose the Lucinda dress in red. It is such a beautiful shape, and the neckline is very flattering…it would be the perfect dress to wear on Christmas day.

  64. Racheal J

    http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/farringdon-pencil-dress-port.html Farringdon dress in port. As a new manager, I need to smarten up my work wardrobe but don’t want to end up looking dull and corporate. This dress is chic, classy, stylish yet utterly office-appropriate. Plus, as I’m typically drawn to floral tea dresses and stripey tops, it’s like nothing I own already – very Joan from Mad Men!

  65. Lucy Hill

    I would choose the Clerkenwell dress in charcoal…perfect with a winged eye and red lips for channelling my inner Joan from Mad Men (or minus the red lips, with a pump shoe and bolder brows to channel my inner Audrey). Basically, it’s just perfection! x

  66. faye huntington

    I would love to win the Tiffany 60s Dress in Black as it is the perfect LBD for every woman’s wardrobe. Black is understated and yet screams confidence, it’s chic and the fit is ultra-flattering by skimming any lumps ‘n’ bumps that you don’t want out on show. Fingers crossed! With love, Faye xx

  67. Magen Eller

    I absolutely love it all, but if I have to choose one (which is extremely hard) I would go for the Cagney Flare Skirt Brown/Mustard. This skirt has that 1950’s fall look that I’ve been looking for and it seems very versatile and can be worn with several different tops. Would love to love love love it!!

  68. Alison

    Id like to win the Topsham Coat Port because I love the colour and it looks nice and warm for the winter.

  69. Emma H

    I love the Farringdon Pencil Dress. It’s a classic great shape and I love the colour.

  70. Kerry-Ann Stanley

    Tiffany 60’s Dress Black – cute, pretty & simple and suitable for various events during Christmas Party season

  71. Annie

    I would love to win the Sherborne Dress in Teal: http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/sherborne-dress-teal.html

    I’m tall with an apple-shaped figure and have a hard time finding dresses that flatter my shape and figure. The shape of this dress is ideal, especially the asymmetric peplum. I love teal and it’s rare to see a really gorgeous dress in this colour.

    I will be very grateful if I win!

  72. Gale Grant

    This would be my pick – Topsham Coat Bright Petrol, for the fabulous colour above all, but it’s also a perfect length and a great shape.

  73. Teresa Lee

    Topsham Coat Black – Love the shape, stylish & sexy, perfect for winter/spring

  74. Cathryn Bowen

    1950s inspired pencil dress in port red, pretty and simple can be worn to my xmas party

  75. Ann Mckenna

    The Kaleidoscope Cropped Cardigan in Emerald because it’s such a beautiful shade of green, and would tone nicely with my black skirts and trousers.

  76. phillippa lee

    I really like the Nouveau A line skirt in black/cream. It is a very wearable everyday work skirt and would suit me. I also love the dress on this page 1950s inspired pencil dress – it takes me back to a glamorous era.

  77. Joanna


    I am just starting my vintage adventure and I can’t imagine a better start than with this beautiful dress. There’s been a lot of changes in my life lately, I’ve started to take life in my own hands and to overcome my frights. My appeareance also changed – now I know who I am and I want to show it to the whole world. This dress would be a great gift for my new way of life!

  78. Lelia Valois

    I actually just got my first piece of Fever clothing last week – a gorg dress that I’m loving. Would love to be able to so quickly add to my collection. Chose another dress. I simply love this style right now, and the colour’s a bit daring for me too, but I love it. http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/cecilia-dress-nude.html

  79. Katarina Micallef

    I am in love with the Clerkenwell Dress Port, it completely reminds me of my favourite actress lauren bacall! classy, sophisticated and sexy without trying!

  80. Ruth Worthington

    I love the ivy dress in racing green, would be perfect for my xmas party and would flatter my curves in all the right places

  81. Dessallara

    Cagney Flare Dress Brown/Mustard, because I fell in love with this dress from the first sight. It looks lovely and simple :}

  82. leanne williams

    1950s inspired pencil dress in port red- it is beautiful piece that would finish off my collection..

  83. Laura Ellen

    Wow, Fever Designs is a wonderful website that I was never aware of previously. I find it so difficult to find vintage style clothing in my size, so I’m thrilled. Thank you!

    I would choose http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/farringdon-dress-port.html because it is such a beautiful classic style. It is very lady-like and the nipped in waist and 50’s skirt would really suit my figure. The colour is gorgeous too!

  84. Maria Jane Knight

    http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/topsham-coat-racing-green.html what better way to embrace the colder days and evenings with this beauty! The gorgeous green colour is typically vintage and the 1960’s cut is oh so classic and beautifully flattering….perfect outerwear for a dress or trousers.The corsage is the icing on the cake….and the fact that it is removable is a dream….perfect for me to wear my grans vintage brooches too.

  85. Louise

    I Love their Texas Riding Blazer, it’s comes in a lovely sassy red & would really show off my new & much improved figure πŸ™‚ It’s the sort of Jacket I would of worn when I was younger when I had a waist, & since I now have my waist back I could wear it with pride (Sassy Pride) :))

  86. Heather Jenkinson

    I love the Hanoi Dress in red, it would be amazing to wear to a family reunion that I’ve got coming up just before Christmas, it is stunning, and so unusual, I can see my sisters being green with envy!

  87. Christine Goodall

    Clerkenwell Dress Red. Oh how beautiful this dress is, I have always loved this style, so flattering, feminine and sophisticated. Perfect style, I was so born in the wrong decade.

  88. Sarah Parker

    I would love to win Topsham Coat Mustard because the colour is lovely and the coat is classic πŸ™‚

  89. Justin

    Lyon Pencil Dress Black/Cream My wife would look great in this!

  90. Nat Stan

    1950s-inspired flared dress in mustard print
    My grandma had the same! I love her dress. In fact I have in my closet. The only problem it is a bit too small for me πŸ™

  91. rhona levingstone

    The Pavlova dress wins hands down.
    I love it.
    Its beautiful, practical, sexy, flattering, feminine and hopefully MINE.
    M … must have
    I … I love it
    N… need it
    E … earned it

  92. Bernie

    Azure Flare dress in Navy – because I could dress it up in so many ways and get loads of wear out or it. Everything has to multi task in my wardrobe as I have so little space!

  93. Karina Braekkan

    Thank you for bringing this amazing shop to my attention. πŸ™‚ I loved all the clothes there, and had a really hard time trying to pick just one item to discuss.

    In the end I went for this: http://www.feverdesigns.co.uk/farringdon-dress-black.html

    The Farringdon dress in black might seem like quite a “safe” choice. But the fact is, I colour my hair different shades all the time and I hate when I go a particular shade and none of my clothes suit me anymore. Plus, it can be accessorised with absolutely anything. So I can imagine myself wearing it with accents of red or with a leopard print handbag and shoes. I think it would suit every occasion from cocktails to a job interview. πŸ™‚