Some of us wish we had that seemingly unteachable skill of navigating the crowded aisles of authentic vintage clothing stores and finding the perfect dress. Others tend to flock toward modern designers whose cuts and fabrics mimic those of vintage styles. The point is that in some sense, all of us fashionistas are just a little bit obsessed with vintage dresses – there’s something so feminine and chic about the cuts and prints that we just love to recreate. See how these celebrities wear their vintage styles…and find out how to look for your own!
It’s All About the Cut
The thing that makes Charlotte Kemp’s gorgeous dress scream “oh-so-vintage” is the cut. Like many vintage dresses, this one hugs her waist – but the maxi-length, when paired with the short sleeves, gives off a very 70’s vibe…and she rocks it! Get her style: You can find a similar one that’s actually a vintage find, or choose one that was made to bring the style back, like these two styles from UsTrendy. Play around with pattern for a modern twist on an old favorite or stay with vintage florals – the choice is yours.
Vintage Color and Pattern
Dita von Teese is undeniably one of the modern queens of vintage fashion, and
one of the reason her picks from the past are so fashionable is because her prints and patterns are always on point. If you want to revisit a certain decade but remain fashionable rather than dated the way Dita does, think about the patterns and colors that were often seen during that time period – for example, bold florals were big in the 1950’s. Pair that print with the A-line of that dress, and you’ll look like you just stumbled out of a time machine in the most fabulous way possible.
We absolutely love Sienna Miller in this vintage shift dress – what a find! The loose, girly sheath cut boasts a 1960’s mod style, but what brings this look to a whole new level of vintage is her subtle, feminine accessories and hairstyle.