More retro glamorous special occasion dresses have been added recently to the Blue Velvet Vintage site. We want to make sure you’re the classiest dame ever at your upcoming holiday parties, proms and fancy dress balls!
Just discovered this amazing site called Miss Vintage. It’s a must visit for anyone who loves vintage style. It is an attractively designed and informative look into the world of classic glamour. Chock full of visually stunning pages covering beauty tips, hairstyles, formal wear, style icons, vintage shopping advice and so much more. You could get lost on this site for hours! Then you can even join the forum at their Vintage Style Network to dish about your favorite subject, vintage fashion! A little piece of heaven on the web for the vintage loving fashionista.
We’re very excited about the a hot new style from the Bettie Page Clothing line currently available on our site. It’s a replica of a dress actually worn by the famous 50′s pinup model. Below are pictures of the glamorous Bettie wearing the actual dress and Bernie Dexter wearing the dress you can own right now!
There are certain styles in authentic vintage clothing that we always sell out of very quickly. So we’re always on the lookout for modern interpretations of those looks that represent the classic glamour that everyone loves. These are some of our latest finds. Now available on our site , they’re perfect for upcoming proms or weddings.
50′s style strapless ivory lace over pink taffeta full skirt party dress , complete with boned sweetheart bodice, ruffled tulle underslip and satin sash.
Same style in deep turquoise taffeta overlaid with black lace.
And here’s a stunning beaded, sequined aqua and white bias cut silk floral halter gown that looks like something Rita Hayworth would have worn!
These dresses are all available in small, medium and large sizes.
Here’s a smashing 50′s party dress I found over at Past Perfect Vintage, that would be perfect for a special New Year’s event. Created by Ceil Chapman, who was one of Marilyn Monroe’s favorite designers. Shimmery beaded, sequined and draped bodice and floaty golden silk chiffon skirt. Ooo-lala!
Vintage style weddings are becoming increasingly popular, with more and more brides looking for ways to make their special day a unique and truly memorable event. Very often the vintage theme will form around the bride’s preferred era for clothing, enabling her to wear a wedding gown from her favorite decade.
I found this great article on dressing for a vintage wedding. Good information about bridal styles specific to each decade from the 20′s to the 50′s.
And here is a representative sampling of vintage wedding gowns from the flapper to disco era.
20′s and 30′s art deco elegance from The Frock . They definitely have one of the most impressive collections of gowns on the internet.
On the left from Damn Good Vintage is a 1940′s satin gown. Perfect for the Hollywood glamour theme. On the right a 50′s fabulous floaty tulle confection from Wyoming Vintage
An elegant 60′s net and lace embellished empire gown from Vintage Vixen and another gorgeous offering from The Frock , a 1970′s one shoulder beaded beauty by Halston.
June is the traditional month for tying the knot, so I thought I’d feature some wedding related vintage goodies. I just happened to stumble upon this spectacular collection of restored and redesigned vintage wedding cake toppers from a company called Gulden and Brown. The perfect touch to a vintage themed wedding, these beautiful recreations are sure to be a treasured memento of that special day.
This cupie doll 1920′s cake topper is, without a doubt, one of the cutest things I’ve ever seen! Meticulously embellished with tulle, venetian lace, pearls and organza. The porcelain bride and groom are wearing their original chemise and tuxedo.
1930′s porcelain couple decked out in their deco finery beneath an arch with three silverized mercury glass bells.
1940′s Hollywood glamour from the Coast Novelty Co. of Venice, California, meticulously decorated with hand cut embossed velvet flowers, corded sequins and pearls.
There are several other heirloom quality toppers, including one in a magnificient gothic style. Unfortunately I was not able to copy the picture of that one. This website also offers stunning vintage wedding gowns and accessories.
Hair flowers are such a perfect way to complete a vintage look, adding that glamorous finishing touch to aloha attire or 40s and 50s pinup and rockabilly style clothing. The The Diva Pinup offers a beautiful selection and they’ll even do custom designs.