Sunday, 6 July 2014

Styling up vintage dresses for summer for the adventurous!

" styling up vintage dresses for summer for the adventurous" Thank you for reading the first in a series of upcoming posts about styling and how to style up colourful and printed vintage dresses for summer for different eras. I love to style up vintage pieces in flamboyant ways and enjoy being different and adventurous with fashion. So this is my take on how to style up vintage dresses perfect for the summer depending on the heat! as here in the UK it is cold all through summer so fur is the perfect way to accessories dresses to keep warm but still say chic and true to that vintage style. I have put together four completely different outfits showing both colour and pattern of dresses from both 1950s and 60s! for the vintage lover in all off us. Hope you enjoy the post and get inspired on how to wear your vintage dresses this summer!

Outfit 1 - Leapard print wrap dress

I styled up this late 1970s does 1950s wrap dress with an over sized dynasty style wide brim hat with a contrasting leopard print head scarf underneath my hat to add added print and impact. I also added pearl earrings and layered pearl necklaces to add glamour to my leopard print dress. I also added this early 1930s fur fox stole to keep me warm which is a great alternative to adding a jacket!

Planet leopard print wrap dress - £6 - mind charity shop

"chanel-ask" handbag - Milan

Dior scarf - carboot

early 1940s crochet gloves - Great Aunts

Layered pearl necklaces - various charity shops
Fur brooch - £1 - car boot sale

pearl earrings - £1.50 - st cuthberts hospice.

ginger fox stole - gift

leapard print and chain print head scarf - charity shop

vintage Chanel shoes - eBay

brooches - Great Aunts

complete outfit...

Outfit 2 - 60s glamour!

This outfit is styled around this amazing early 1960s vintage maxi dress! with amazing floral pattern and the colours are perfect for summer. I then styled it up with cute girly pink accessories and added a cute bolero jacket for chillier days. I then added this amazing 1960s Malabo feathers lampshade hat for added cuteness and style.

1960s floral maxi dress - £6 scope

1960s pink feather lampshade hat - £6 - st cuthberts hospice
colourful 1960s earrings - Ding Dong vintage

Lucite 1950s handbag - Madame Pauline vintage Milan $150

purple gloves - £3 Durham market

Brooches - various charity shops.

shoes - £6.99 - salvation army 

pink floral scarf - £1 salvation army

Outfit 3 - cresta couture and feathers

This outfit was styled around this amazing 1950s cresta couture dress i picked up for only 2 pounds! i then realised i have the perfect feather hat for this dress and added contrasting snakeskin shoes. And added my cream mink cape i was given as a gift for if the day is cold but not cold enough to wear a suite or a coat.

1940s Aligator skin clutch bag/handbag - gift from my love.

pearl bracelet - £1 car boot sale
lemon kid leather gloves - £3 Durham market

bow brooch - £1 charity shop
green and gold dangle necklace - mams

cream mink fur cape - gift

1940s green feather hat £6 - age UK vintage

earrings - gift from Canada

faux snakeskin sling backs - bar boot sale around £3

Complete outfit..

Outfit 4 - 1940s styling

i put together this outfit from my 1980s does 1940s dress. and added this perfect matching stacked hat with viel and added a fur cape and lucite handbag for added glamour.

brown lucite handbag - around $100 milan.

bracelet part of set - £2

purse brooch - £150 - salvation army

necklace matches bracelet

earings - £2 charity shop

stacked hat with veil - £3 scope.

Arctic fox cape with legs - around £40 Edinburgh vintage shop.

Well i hope you enjoyed reading this post and i hope it was given you come ideas on how to style up your vintage dresses for summer.. thanks for reading, feel free to comment and let me know what you think below :-)