It is almost our 5th Birthday!

Come help us celebrate on Saturday November 23rd from 3.30

The shop will be open & there will be drinks, live models, special offers, a raffle & more!

Come dresses in something Deadly for extra treats!

Full details and RSVP over on the Facebook event page.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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25% off everything for 12 hours only!

Yep - it is that simple!

Put the code TaDah25 into the coupon box when checking out to receive 25% off anything and everything at until 11pm tonight GMT

Things you need to know
*No minimum spend!
*Code can be used anywhere in the world
*Print out or show the voucher on your phone to use in store - but only until 5pm today!
*Online orders cannot be collected in store
*Valid once per customer and cannot be applied after checking out or after 11pm GMT on Friday the 11th October 2013

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Vintage Inspired Summer Outfit Solutions!

Yes summer is a little bit hit and miss but we can either hide indoors, under our duvets (tempting sometimes, I know) or we can put on our best red lipstick and get dressed up anyway! 
We are British, we aren't going to let a little rain spoil our fun!

With that in mind we've put together some vintage style outfit ideas for some typical summer occasions...

First up, we are off to the Races...

Ascot is just next week and it is the perfect excuse to get all dolled up!
We've selected the Marilyn Dress (£95) in cherry red with a black waist sash. It's fun and flirty, can be layered easily and when you team it with our accessories you'll be sure to turn some heads.
We've chosen the Cherry Rose Hat (£135) (You really can't go over the top at the races), our Vintage Style Evening Bag in Black (£70) and classic Red Satin Pumps (£35).

Races not your style? How about a Pool Party?!

Yes, we are hoping it is an indoor pool or off on a tropical location, but we girls can dream...
You can't go wrong in one of our Classic 50's style Swimming Costumes. We have a range of colours and prints to suit everyone and the fabulous form flattering fit is a dream whether you are a size 8 or 18. 
We've selected this hot pink retro one piece bathing suit (£65) and teamed it with turquoise accessories - a chiffon scarf (£8.50), Frenchy Sunglasses (£10) and the Curves Handbag (£50) as you always need a place to keep your lipstick!

Summer is also Wedding Season...

A wedding is one time you can happily get dressed up and enjoy yourself. We know you want to look fantastic but not like you are trying to steal the lime light - worry not, we are here to help!
This outfit is classic and elegant but not too attention grabbing. We adore the Seeing Stripes Dress - a 50s style dress (£100) which can be worn on it's own for the day, then why not add a petticoat for the evening do?! We've added the Ascot Hat in navy (£115) with Nora shoes in blue (£45) and ever optimistic, the Katherine Sunglasses (£10) - also helpful if you're prone to shedding happy tears!

Sadly summer isn't all play - we have to work too...

Workwear can be tricky, especially if you want to show off a little bit of your personality! The pinstriped Madison Dress (£95) solves all your problems. It is businesslike and elegant but you will look and feel amazing! If, like me, you can't face heels all day, these Glitter pumps (£65) are a wonderful option, who can resist the cheeky Kitty Geek Glasses (£10) and the Sin City Bag (£60) ties the whole look together perfectly.

After all that hard work, you surely deserve a cocktail?!

Everyone need a classic little black dress and the Ellie Dress (£115) is a great choice! This elegant and demure dress hints at a naughtier side and can easily be dressed up or down. For early evening cocktails we've accessorised with the kitsch Fruity Clip (£22.50), the Drinks On Me Bag (£25) - how could we resist - and the delightful Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon Bow shoes (£120).

 Dreaming of Sunshine for a Garden Party

Garden Parties are the ideal occasion to dress up in florals, whether you are off to meet the Queen or sipping Pimms under some bunting in your neighbours back garden. We've selected the oh-so romantic Carmen Swing Dress in Pale Pink (£135) which can be worn with or without a petticoat. We couldn't resist pairing it with the Carmen Hat - a fruity and floral delight (£135), the dainty pink satin pumps (£35) and the Queenie Bamboo Bag (£32.50)

Hopefully that has given you some inspiration for all your summer occasions!

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Get 21% off all orders over £20 for one weekend only at Deadly is the Female

We are so excited we hit over 20,000 likes on Facebook!

We have been SO busy we missed hitting the 20,000 and are already on over 21,000! As a big thank you we would like to offer 21% off all orders over £20 for one weekend only.

Coupon code is SQUEEE20K and can be used for 21% off everything* on the website from now until midnight on Sunday the 9th of June 2013 GMT.

Valid on orders over £20 only.

You can order from anywhere in the world. 

If you would like to use the coupon in store please show us this email on your phone or print it out - you can use it to get the 21% off between 10 - 5 on Saturday the 8th of June only.

We will not be accepting requests to collect internet orders from the boutique - if you order online it will be posted.

Online the coupon can only be used when checking out and is valid once per customer. We cannot apply the discount at any time before this offer was issued or after midnight on the 9th of June 2013. 

*discount cannot be applied to Gift Vouchers or shipping

Orders will be sent out the following week.

If you haven't already 'liked' our Facebook page you can do so here - we keep it updated regularly but try not to clog up your timeline!

We are also on Twitter and Pinterest - come say hi!

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Behind the scenes of a Pinup photo shoot at Deadly is the Female

We had a photo shoot for the website on sunday - shooting brand new goodies from Stop Staring! Trashy Diva, Pinup Girl, Esther Williams and SO much more.

We like to keep you all updated so if you are a Vine user, you might have spotted our behind the scenes videos. If not, we've collected them all below so you don't miss out on the glamour or hilarity!

This is Daisy who was our 60's sex kitten for the day. She is wearing the Monica Dress in Turquoise.

This is Katie, who we styled to look more 1940s and she is in the brand new Honey Dress in purple (coming soon to the website)

Also in brand new Trashy Diva, Gracie, our 50's doll, is modelling the Trixie Dress in Peacock (online soon) with a raspberry chiffon petticoat. She said she felt like a My Little Pony - an excellent style icon we think!

Back to Daisy now...

This time she is in the brand new Green Velvet Classic 50's swimsuit. Again this isn't yet online (this week hopefully!) but you can see the rest of the collection here.

Photoshoots at Deadly are a lot of hard work but also just so much fun!

This short clip shows Katie in the brand new Stop Staring Grand Dress - available now!

The final look we captured was Gracie dressed as a classic 50's style sailor girl pinup...

Here she is in the (new and not yet online) Sally skirt paired with the Lauren Shirt in White by Pinup Couture.

Photos were by Kevin Mitchell and Hair and Makeup by Lolita Noir. Huge thanks to them both and of course our beautiful models, Daisy, Katie & Gracie.

Lauren at Lolita Noir is also a big Vine fan - she captured a bit of the feel behind the scenes....

We couldn't have a photo shoot without having an outtake! It was a long day with lots to get through. Daisy decided to speed things up with a quick petticoat change - here is what happened...

We hope you have enjoyed your tour behind the scenes of our pinup photo shoot. If you use Vine be sure to look us up - search for Deadly Female and Lolita Noir!

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Recent press for Deadly is the Female

We have been rubbish at keeping our blog updated recently, we must try harder. 

To get us back into the swing of things, here is some of the press we've been in over the last little while. 

Today our tiki-tastic Bamboo Bags were features in's Top 50 Beach accessories. 

Sadly they used a slightly older photo and the bags we have in stock have a paler pink flower but they are JUST as fabulous. 


Our Sunglasses have been getting a lot of love too. They have been in the Daily Express (twice!), Closer Magazine, Diary of a Clothes Horse, My Daily, Emerald Street AND Reveal!

 We are also over the moon that 2 of the contributing authors to this summer's must read holiday book Sunloungers are wearing Deadly dresses.

Here Ilana Fox is in a Paris Dress in Lilac. Doesn't she look like an absolute doll?

And here is Lucy Lord in the Poppy Dress, looking just beautiful

If the book (available from July 1st) is half as much fun as the promo photo shoot looks, it should be fabulous!

So there you have it, a little update about what has been keeping us out of trouble over the last few weeks! 

We have also had lots of exciting deliveries, some of which have made it straight onto the website in our New In section and some of which we are shooting this weekend - so watch this space...

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Win a Deadly Dress of your choice* by entering our Facebook photo competition.

Yep, you read that right, this is your chance to win a Deadly dress of your choice in our new Facebook Photo competition. 

One lucky winner will have the chance to choose one of our fabulous 50's style dresses, subject to availability. 

The rules are simple... 

1 Like us on Facebook 
This competition is open to entries worldwide - visit our page & just click 'Like' -

2 Post a photo of yourself in your favourite 'Deadly' purchase on to the Deadly is the Female Facebook page. 
It can be from the shop or the website and it can be from any season - it doesn't have to be something we currently have in stock. It can be a dress, shoes, lipstick, whatever you like as long as you bought it from Deadly.

3 Tell us why it is your favourite Deadly purchase. 
When you are uploading your photo you can add in your reason why you love it so. 
Does it make you feel like a million dollars? Did you wear it to your wedding? Do men fall at your feet? It doesn't matter why - we just want to know what makes it special to you! 

And that is it! You must complete all 3 steps to be entered into the competition.

We haven't yet set an end date but we will post updates on the Facebook page, so please check back to stay up to date. 

We will pick one winner based on the photo and the reason why they love their Deadly purchase combined. 
This winner will be able to choose a 50's style dress from ANY of the styles available (in their size at the time the winner is announced).

At the same time we will also have a lucky dip from all the entries and whoever we pick will get a Handbag of their choice - again subject to availability!

The image above is the winning entry from our last competition. The beautiful Ruby in a Magenta Honey Dress, Red Petticoat and even a Rose ring in April 2012.

We are SO excited to see your entries this year! 

And a final note - please feel free comment on each other posts & photos but keep it friendly and positive. Any mean comments are just unnecessary and will be deleted.

 Winners will be notified through Facebook & given 7 days to reply with a choice. If we do not hear within that time a new winner will be announced.

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Deadly in the Mail on Sunday & Mail Online thanks to Nigella Lawson and our Red Wiggle Dress!

Last week Deadly owner Claudia was interviewed by Angella Johnson about Nigella's Red Wiggle Dress for the Mail on Sunday and some of their conversation has been included in articles in the Mail on Sunday (27th Jan 2013) and on the Mail Online!

The article is full of praise for Nigella and our little red dress!

"The scarlet design evoked the most glamorous aspects of Fifties fashion – and immediately invited comparisons with Marilyn Monroe’s style and traffic-stopping curves."

"Classic curves: Nigella Lawson's hourglass figure was enhanced thanks to this figure-hugging frock"

We are so pleased Susanna Constantine of Trinny and Susanna talks about the dress in the article too. She is quoted as saying

"Nigella looks stunning. This dress does everything to show off her luscious figure without falling into the trap of trash. It’s not like she has laid out her wares, yet we know she is all woman. Curvy women must honour their bodies by showing them off like this."

Not bad for a tiny West Country store hey?!

Lots of you have been busy buying your very own Deadly Red Wiggle Dresses so stock is starting to run low again... If you have fallen in love with this timeless look we recommend that you don't hang around!

We'll be getting more in early next month along with a black version. Also please be sure to take a look at our other fabulous fifties inspired dresses - we always select dresses which will help enhance your curves and make you feel (at least) a million dollars!

And don't forget you can keep up to date with stock levels, new items & all our gossip through our Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and by signing up to our newsletter!

You can read the full article here 

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Nigella tweeted about us & her Little Red Dress from The Taste is now In stock!

Did anyone in the US see The Taste last night? 
Nigella Lawson's new TV show aired for the first time last night and she was wearing a stunning little red wiggle dress from Deadly!

If that wasn't exciting enough, Nigella even tweeted to say it was from our boutique!

We think Nigella looks fabulous in her red dress and we are happy to announce we now have them in stock in all sizes from a S-3XL (8/10 through to 18/20 UK sizing).

If you'd like to get Nigella's 50's inspired hourglass dress visit our website and grab yourself a red wiggle dress

And don't forget - this stunning dress qualifies for free UK shipping! Just be sure to select the option when checking out. 

Love the look but think you'd suit something a little different? We have a selection of fabulous red dresses as well as lots of other 50's style dresses to choose from!

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Pre-order Nigella's Red Wiggle Dress

You can now Preorder your dress to make sure you don't miss out on Nigella's red dress

Available in sizes S-3XL.

Order as usual and your dress will be sent out from the 25th of January. 
This dress has Free Shipping!

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Nigella wear's her Deadly Red Wiggle Dress in the Mail Online

We are SO excited that Nigella Lawson is wearing the red wiggle dress that she bought from us again. 

This time she is promoting her new US TV series 'Taste' which airs on the 22nd of January. 

The Mail Online had a whole piece on how fabulous Nigella is looking and how wonderful the dress is - well of course we agree! It seems like you did too as this dress promptly sold out today!

We are trying our very best to get some more of this fabulous dress back in stock as quickly as possible and promise to keep you posted. 

If you'd like to be added to the waiting list please email and let us know your size. 
To check the best fit for you - click the sizes tab just above the item description.

We still have this dress in stock in black and lots of other similar 50's style wiggle dresses - be sure to take a peek!

Below is the article from the Mail Online... You'll spot Nigella looking fabulous in her Deadly red dress  more than once!

In the article they go on to decscribe how Nigella's Red Dress "accentuates her waspish waist" and praise it for showing off her curves. 

You may notice we are more than a little bit excited! We hope the show airs over here in the UK too.

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Introducing 3 new dresses from the Pinup Girl Clothing house brands.

We are so excited to now stock these 3 new vintage style dresses by Pinup Couture

We are absolutely smitten with this Hollywood style wiggle dress. We had them in black and red before Christmas & they sold out faster than any dress we've ever had before! 
So if you aren't sure of the meaning of the term 'bombshell dress', we recommend you try out the Monica Dress in Gold!
Sizes S-XXL

Next we'd like you to meet Birdie - a 50's House Coat style dress.
This soft satin dress with a warm red rose print is an instant classic. We've had several versions of Pinup Couture's Birdie Dress in over the years and the fit is wonderful. 
The simple 50's style details like the portrait collar and nipped in waist make you feel feminine and sexy without being over the top! 
If you did want to dress this up we recommend trying it with a vintage style crinoline petticoat & seamed hosiery.
Sizes S-XXL

Finally, for now at least, meet Erika!
You may remember the Evelyn dress we had with a full skirt, well the Erika wiggle dress is her grown up vamp of a sister!
Cut with a classic peasant style top and little cap sleeves, the dress is fitted through the waist & into a wiggle skirt. 
It comes with a little removable & reversible bolero which can either be worn to show luxurious black velvet or matching rose printed satin. 
Sizes S-XL

As always we are always bringing new stock in, but we just had to share our excitement about these 3 new Pinup Couture dresses

Don't forget to check out our Sale Section & to keep an eye on the New in Section too!

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Sale Item of the Day - plus size Shimmer Dress by Stop Staring!

Today's sale item is the very last Shimmer Dress by Stop Staring!

This beautiful black on black polka dot wiggle dress is sure to knock them dead. 

Full of understated class, the cut of this dress is exceptional. Designed to show off your curves while offering support, this dress says it all without being flash.

The dots are printed with a metallic finish, putting a quirky & glamorous spin on a retro classic!

Our last dress is an XXL (US14 - UK 16/18) and has 40% off.
Was £185 Now £111

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Happy Birthday Elvis

Happy Birthday to the King of Rock 'n' Roll. 

We are celebrating his birthday watching some of our favourite Elvis clips. 

Jailhouse Rock is a real favourite - Elvis has some moooves!

Here at Deadly is the Female I don't think there is a version of Elvis we don't adore, but 50's Elvis has to be our favourite (no surprises there!)

Which is your favourite Elvis era?

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Sale Item of the Day - Classic 50's Bikini, as featured in The Lady

We missed a couple of days but we are back with our Sale Item of the Day!

Today it is the Classic 50's Bikini in Rose print - a fun and flirty high waisted retro bikini which now has 30% off!

This great little bikini was featured on - the website for Elegant ladies with elegant minds!

We currently have this fantastic 2 piece in sizes 14 & 16. It was £65 - Now £45.50 so if you are lucky enough to be heading off for some winter sun - make sure this oh-so flattering bikini is coming with you!

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Sale Item of the Day: Pinup Couture Zooey Dress

Sale Item of the Day - the fabulous 50's style Zooey Dress by Pinup Girl Clothing in a pretty Birdcage print. 

Was £120 Now £84

This wonderful 1950's style dress can be worn with or without a crinoline petticoat making it a great dress to wear dressed up or dressed down!
The wide waist section helps cinch in your waist and full bust & skirt help create a balanced hourglass shape whatever your size. 

Limited sizes are still available. Check the website to see if we have your size!

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Sale Item of the Day - Miranda - a 50s style prom dress

Was £115 Now £69 - that's 40% off!

Miranda is a fun and flirty 50's style prom dress

This sweet little dress is perfect for proms, parties and weddings - it would also make a great bridesmaid dress. 

It can be worn with or without a petticoat. 

Like it could have hand jived its way straight from the prom scene in Grease - this coral organza 50s prom dress is great fun & very authentic looking

We currently have all sizes in stock S-XL.

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Sale Item of the Day: Vivienne Westwood Ultragirl

We just love these ballet style pumps - so comfortable & versatile. 

Designed by Vivienne Westwood for Melissa, these Ultragirl pumps are a great alternative to heels as they are dressy enough to pair with any of our 50's style dresses but are equally lovely with your favourite jeans or cigarette pants. 

These were £90 but now have 44% off and are down to just £50. 
We currently have all sizes in stock except UK size 6.

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January Sale Now On at Deadly is the Female

Happy New Year to all our gorgeous friends & customers. 
Thanks again for all your support in 2012! 
This is going to be a very exciting year, starting with a big January Sale!

Choose from selected wiggle dresses, Vivienne Westwood shoes, retro swimwear, 50's swing dresses, accessories & oh so much more. 

Prices start from as little as £6, with some dresses reduced to below £50. Shoes start from just £17.50 too so be sure to stop by and check it out!


Today's Sale Item of the Day is the Vamp Dress.

This fabulous little wiggle dress has 25% off and is now £48.75.

This dress really lives up to it's name and looks great when worn with a wide 50's style belt (sold separately). 

The Vamp Dress is currently in stock sizes small, medium & large. 
Also available in black with striped sleeves.

***  Please Note - all prices & availability are correct at the time of writing but are subject to change without prior notice.***

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