Vintage Dresses – Shop Different Vintage Eras – Look Sensational In A One Off Vintage Dress
If you are like me, you love Christmas and more importantly you love a good Christmas party. I love an excuse to get dressed up and there are plenty of nights to do this over the holidays.
When shopping for your perfect holiday dress its important to find a style that suits you and one that you feel fabulous in. When shopping vintage there is such a great range to choose from and best of all, there will be no one else with the same dress! (very important I’m sure all you girls will agree with me)
First thing you need to do when shopping vintage is decide a style you want. I’m going to break this down into a few different points for you.
- 1920’s – Okay, I dont think I need to go into too much detail here, everyone can picture a flapper dress, right? Well just to recap, they will all be pretty short, with beading and/or fringes, sleeveless with a straight up and down shape as they weren’t meant to hug the body. Its a great idea for a party dress if you love to shake it on the dance floor.
- 1930’s – this is better if you prefer a longer length because the hemlines did drop somewhat in the 30’s. The dresses were also frequently cut on the bias, which means they had a lovely flow to them, went in and out in all the right places without being to tight. A great idea for simple elegance.
- 1940’s– hmmm wartime. Maybe not the the first decade you would think of when thinking party dress but the dresses in the 40’s had fantastic structure in them and one of the main feature was the waist. These dresses will be just below the knee and will more than likely have a straight skirt. A beautiful hourglass shape is what these dresses will have.
- 1950’s – probably the best decade to go to for party frocks because you have the fabulous 1950s prom dresses. Strapless with a tiny waist and full skirt, nothing screams party better than these dresses. With many styles and colors to choose from if you like a statement dress look no further.
- 1960’s– well maybe the 50’s have competition. Obviously with the 1960’s we got the mod look. Think flicked eyeliner, extremely short hemlines and go-go boots. Also lots of beading and swishy chiffon skirts. Maybe not as much as a statement as the 50’s prom dresses but a classic style.
- 1970’s– not sure I would go to the 1970’s for a party dress, yes there is great choice out there but I think I would go for something more classic. How ever, for the more daring I would love a classic 1970’s low-cut halter jumpsuit. If you found the right one could be amazing for NYE and totally different.
- 1980’s– I also have my doubts about the 80’s, (I’m sure you all do) but if you want over the top glamor, tight,stretchy,sequins with shoulder pads then you have found your decade.
Okay, now that I have broken that down for you, I hope it will help give some people a clearer idea on what to look for. If you aren’t to picky about a particular style and just want to find something beautiful and unique, than I would suggest, taking the afternoon off and go to your nearest vintage store and start trying those dresses on.
Source by Jessica Inveninato