Tuesday, March 4, 2014


The whole idea of incorporating vintage is to create that fashion stamp of yesteryear or add few touches of it that make you look and feel pretty. Vintage today is enjoying such a revival that it's become the norm rather than exception to. Particularly hot are contemporary gowns and dresses with a twist of something 20th century. This could be a nipped in waist a la Audrey Hepburn, a beaded chemise from the jazz age or even a turn of the century high-collared blouse. It doesn't have to be an actual vintage piece either; it can be a repro (reproduction) piece. The dresses I created here might just be a starting point for you . . . inspiring you along to creating your own look.  Since there are no rules here, only guidelines, go ahead and combine eras if you like. Blending will give your look a certain distinctiveness. Go with whatever mix you want with the confidence your choices are many . . . .

Top Photo: A taffeta ballgown and pill box hat with netting is evocative of Audrey and Jackie//Photo by Strotz Photography
Photos 2 and 3: A Chantilly lace tea gown becomes Boho with the add of a floral wreath// Photo by Antonio Crutchley via Style Me Pretty
Photo 4: A high collared lace blouse finished off with an antique cameo and tulle pouf lend a turn of the century look//Photo by Jim Vetter Photography
Photo 5: A lace chemise and floral headband work to create a real Gatsby-inspired look//Photo by Scott Williams Photography
Photos 6 and 7: A silk chiffon evening gown silhouette is topped off with a Chantilly lace mantilla and beaded headband worn low on the forehead--twenties style


Ashley said...


Blond Duck said...

That's so cute!

Gee said...

In love with the very first photo, I can definitely see myself in that.

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