Wednesday, 23 February 2011
As London Fashion Week draws to a close and New York seems a distant memory, we give you all the best tips for dressing on trend the vintage way...
This season, the catwalks have been brimming with seventies inspired designs – and we love it! But this revival is less disco diva and more sexy boho secretary. Think sheer and silky pussybow blouses teamed with high waisted flared trousers or shorts. Big floppy hats and hippy dresses will certainly be a summer staple and the maxi dress is here to stay. Another recent trend revival is the jumpsuit that will be bigger than ever this year. And lest we forget the wedge heel – this summer's footwear must!
Black is all well and good but we are so glad to see the return of bright and bold colours to the runways! Particularly blocks of orange, yellow, blue and pink! There are some great vintage finds in bright colours. For oranges and yellows the best era has to be the swinging sixties and for pinks and electric blue look no further than eighties cocktail dresses and seperates. Take colour and experiment – the brave will conquer this summer!
For a more subtle take on the 2011 trends, sheer and semi sheer nudes are a must. If you are pale skinned then stick to the creamy white nudes, tanned and olive skinned girls should veer towards peachy nudes and mixed race and dark skintones should go for nudes with a golden hue. Think floaty chiffon, fluid silk and thin draping satin for real glamour and style. 1920's flapper dresses in nudes tones are a real treasure...
Don't forget you can shop by trend all year round at www.myvintage.co.uk
Look out for part 2 of the blog in the coming days...