Depending on which era you’re looking for inspiration – most of ‘vintage’ pin-up idols like Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn have been impeccably dressed ladies and trend-setters of their time.
Today our tastes and ideas about fashion have evolved differently. Yet, it’s a rage among fashionistas to shop at the most exclusive vintage shops worldwide that stock timeless classics.
Let’s take a look then at how we can re-create the very trendy ‘vintage look’ with its timeless old-world charm!
POLKA-DOT HALTER KNEE LENGTH DRESS
To nail the ‘50s vintage look, all you need is to get yourself is this dress and pair it with kitten heels and a cute headband. Don’t forget the winged eyeliner and a perfect pout of red lips!
The ‘70s was all about freedom of expression and creative, quirky dressing. Pair the bell bottoms with a top/shirt tucked in. Lots of chunky jewellery and heels to go with it. Hair let loose with a distinct middle-parting a la Ali McGraw.
The bigger the better. A simple shirt with bell sleeves worn with a leather mini skirt is how the street style in the ‘60s rocked. Short hair and pumps is all you need to complete this ‘Twiggy’ look.
OFF-SHOULDER PENCIL DRESS
The Mad Men series had Christina Hendricks wearing the most voluptuous pencil dresses in shades of bottle green and marsala. It remains a classic even today—wear it with a string of pearls and your tallest pair of stilettos. Complete the look with a short curly hairstyle with short bangs.
THE BIG VOLUMINOUS SKIRT
This look is so hot in fashion circles currently! This back-in-fashion skirt looks gorgeous paired with a super-short crop top or blouse tucked in. It’s a modern day Cinderella outfit and is super-feminine. Think flowers and bows as accessories to complete this look. A classic ‘50s feel!
This classic 1920s dropped waist dress revolutionized the way women dressed especially after the corset era. Always stylish, a flapper tasseled dress is your best bet for an evening out, vintage style! Keep up the Hollywood Diva look with glamorous make-up and jewellery.
THE COLLARS TRICK
A little known fact is the importance of collars in vintage fashion. Peter-pan, Eton, Sailor collar, Tie-bow, Shawl Collar – are all very vintage and can be added to your shirts and dresses for an instant retro look!