A classic outfit promises lashings of luxury and style. Celebrities like Christina Hendricks and Holly Willoughby love to flaunt their stunning curves in vintage inspired dresses that nod to the 40s and the 60s. An authentic vintage look relies on quirky patterns, pretty fabrics and detailed embellishments.
The first step in putting together a gorgeous vintage look is to tailor your outfit to suit your bodyshape. Hourglasses should go for more fit fitted shapes, v-necks, scoop necks and cap sleeves. A nipped-in waist does wonders for the hourglass, while pencil skirts accentuate your smaller waist and your gorgeous curves. Athletic figures should focus on peplum styles that balance out the figure as well as layered fabrics that create curves where there are few. Pear shapes should go for ruffle designs to the top, to create shape, while apple shapes should opt for soft fabrics like silk and chiffon. Once you’ve considered your body shape and the style that will most likely suit it best, it’s time to top up the detail and bring your vintage style to life.
Crochet is making a comeback and adds a beautiful finish to your vintage style. A crochet collar is exquisite while a cropped crochet bolero adds texture. Yumi dresses on Very.co.uk offer a unique style that really make the most of crochet detail. Lace is also a top trend when it comes to classic dressing. A lace dress has an instant vintage appeal and subtle lace touches like paneling and corsages perk up your look.
Quirky prints are a favourite this season and it’s key to find a print that really suits your personality. Bird print and horse print is a top trend for the summer and the more intricate, exquisite and unique the print the more successful your authentic vintage style will be. Brands like Vila have a great range of printed tops and dresses for the warmer months.
Finish your look with accessories like an oversized ring, an embellished clutch bag or a longline pearl necklace. Add a cute pair of peep toe heels in glossy satin or vintage velvet and you’re all set for style that turns up the heat and turns back the clock.