Vintage fashion articles covering period looks, fashion history and style tips.

The Cover Up-How to Style an Arm Baring Halter Maxi Dress

In a previous post I featured a 70s dress by Cuban designer Don Luis along with a bit about his background. This designer has been under the radar for a while. But more and more vintage enthusiasts are discovering it.  His dresses are a great alternative if you love Emilio Pucci designs, but not the price tag.

I recently unearthed this 1970s Don Luis maxi […]

By | 2019-09-03T10:50:54-04:00 August 26th, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|12 Comments

Roaring Twenties Lawn Party Fashion-2019


Well, another year has rolled around, which means another Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at the Crane Estate in Ipswich, Ma.  The time flew by so fast I feel like I was just there!

This year I opted for a pastel floral cotton voile dropped waist 1920s dress. Voile is a great airy/floaty fabric, perfect if you have to be outside on a hot summer day.

Wore my […]

By | 2019-08-13T08:43:08-04:00 August 10th, 2019|Events, My Vintage Style|18 Comments

Parasol Trend-How to Shun the Sun in Vintage Style

 

Ubiquitous at vintage themed outdoor events,  parasols are the perfect accessory for protecting yourself from the scorching rays of the sun, while complementing any period outfit from the Victorian era through the 1950s.

But this throwback accessory is now gaining popularity beyond the alternative fashion market. While out and about this summer I’ve definitely noticed more women carrying them on the street.  And, why not? […]

By | 2019-07-25T20:57:57-04:00 July 22nd, 2019|Fashion|18 Comments

How to Style a Classic Shirtwaist Dress

1960s cotton print shirtwaist dress

In her Wall Street Journal article on the shirtdress, fashion writer, Nancy McDonnell quotes a June 1938 Vogue magazine article that declared the shirtwaist dress “an American institution” and suggested one should be sealed in a time capsule “for the purpose of enlightening future civilizations about our own.”

And I totally agree! This fashion classic has been around for quite a […]

By | 2019-04-09T14:18:54-04:00 April 8th, 2019|Fashion, My Vintage Style|8 Comments
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