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I Love Retro! (Part 1)

by daluved1 Posted 15th Jan 2011 at 12:14 PM - Updated 15th Jan 2011 at 5:50 AM by daluved1
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Do you love retro?

This set was originally for a Lucy Desi Ball sim I was working on, but...she's been put on the back-burner for now. However, I really liked the wardrobe I made for her and would like to share.

The I Love Retro set comes in three uploads and has an outfit or two for every part of your happy housewife's life!

The Day Shopper

Whether it's to the hair dresser or out to market, a true lady of the 50s would never step foot outside her house unless she was dressed to the tee. The Day Shopper dress is a simple, smart looking dress that can be glammed up for formal or dressed down for walking around the house. It has a faux tucked in button up shirt paired with a loose and glamorous silken skirt.

There are two versions of the dress. One is plain and the other has a camisole underneath for a little more of that 1950s modesty!

The plain version's channels are the shirt, the skirts and the collar/sleeves/sash.

The camisole version's channels are the full dress, the collars/sleeves/sash and the camisole.

Both dresses are included in one package and are found in everyday and formal.

Formal Attire

Going out for dinner and a late night show? Well then, it's time to get fancy! The formal dress has a voluminous satiny skirt and an elegant top with loose, flowing sleeves. To polish off the lapel, there's a gorgeous broach in the center. And, there's a sash with a decorative buckle to pull in the hour glass shape.

There are two versions of this as well. One has the following channels: bodice, skirt, belt/collar. The other channels are: full dress, collar/sleeves and belt.

Once again both dresses are included in one package and are found in everyday and formal.


All items have custom thumbnails for easy identification in CAS.

Everything is for adult/YA females! Elder and Teen versions coming at a later date.

All meshes have proper morph states and have been fully tested with EA sliders, slider hacks and custom sliders.

Want more retro?

Check out part 2 and part 3.

Polygon Counts:
Day Shopper - 4246 Polys / 2878 Vertices
Formal - 3734 Polys / 2394 Vertices

Additional Credits:
-Side Swept Up-Do and Pinned Curls by Wojtek
-Flor de Fuego by EA Store
-Pearls by lemonleaf
-Sandal Platform Heel by All About Style
-High Heels by BloomsBase
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
daluved1_ILoveRetro-FormalDress.rar 993.5 KB 16,302 15th Jan 2011
daluved1_ILoveRetro-DayShopperDress.rar 1.03 MB 16,233 15th Jan 2011
Quick Guide:

1. Click the file listed on the Files tab to download the file to your computer.
2. Extract the zip, rar, or 7z file. Now you will have either a .package or a .sims3pack file.

For Package files:

1. Cut and paste the file into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Mods\Packages folder. If you do not already have this folder, you should read the full guide to Package files first: Sims 3:Installing Package Fileswiki, so you can make sure your game is fully patched and you have the correct Resource.cfg file.
2. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

For Sims3Pack files:

1. Cut and paste it into your Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Downloads folder. If you do not have this folder yet, it is recommended that you open the game and then close it again so that this folder will be automatically created. Then you can place the .sims3pack into your Downloads folder.
2. Load the game's Launcher, and click on the Downloads tab. Find the item in the list and tick the box beside it. Then press the Install button below the list.
3. Wait for the installer to load, and it will install the content to the game. You will get a message letting you know when it's done.
4. Run the game, and find your content where the creator said it would be (build mode, buy mode, Create-a-Sim, etc.).

Extracting from RAR, ZIP, or 7z: You will need a special program for this. For Windows, we recommend 7-Zip and for Mac OSX, we recommend Keka. Both are free and safe to use.

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Age: Young Adult Adult
Gender: Female
Clothing Type: Everyday Formal
Clothing Style: Historial
Other Type: Not Applicable
Maxis Flags: Not Applicable
Outfit Type: Full Outfit

Tags: #retro, #dress, #fifties, #forties