What can you do with a modern vintage dress?
Easily as basic as a little black dress, this little brown number from the 1970s is cute all by itself. But here I’ve mixed it up with other pieces to show how versatile a vintage dress can be.
There are a few things to keep in mind when wearing vintage to avoid looking costume-y. First, look for pieces that have at least a few classic elements and look timeless. The brown dress is a classic color as well as design.
Second, pair the vintage garment with other classic-looking vintage, or new items.
Above: with a vintage pink scarf. Where would you wear this? On a date? To a party?
With a 1980s-does-1940s yellow jacket and my personal favorite vintage flower brooch. Good work outfit.
With a not-vintage leather jacket.
With a not-vintage cotton cardigan and vintage leather belt.
With a big square vintage silk scarf.
If my dress form had feet, we could look at how SHOES work with a vintage dress. Keeping your footwear modern is probably the easiest way of all to avoid looking like you’re actually living in the past. But that’s for another time. ♥
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