Hey beautiful people
Of late, I feel like I have been pulled back to the graceful simplicity of vintage apparel. When I took a momentary peek at my closet the other day, I noticed that my collection of vintage clothing is growing much faster than any other style pieces. Perhaps it’s the tranquil sensation they give me for it seems like I never need too much to put the classic pieces together.
Today’s outfit is a cherishable thrift, a floral double-breasted vintage dress. Double-breasted outfits first made appearances in the fashion aisles in the 1930s mostly in the form of coats and jackets for men. They came in wide overlapping front flaps and two parallel columns of buttons. In most cases, one column of buttons is decorative while the other is functional.
Later on, it was introduced into ladies’ wear and since then, a lot of inspirations have been conjured from this design. I love how the colour of the buttons camouflages into the pattern of this dress to make them almost unnoticeable, you have to give it a closer look to identify the ten round numbers on this adorable piece.
Still on the vintage ambiance of today’s look, the somewhat puffy shoulder sleeves nicely complete the chic old-age vibe of the dress. This shoulder architectural rendition recently came back to the sartorial limelight and it has been taken up by some of the finest fashion trendsetters today. It has mostly been incorporated into modernised outfit designs but here, it further grounds the classic silhouette of this dress.
The floral design of the fabric makes this outfit a bit more fun because it gets rid of the murky feeling of the black shade. It is one of the reasons that made me fall for it during my regular thrift escapades since I feel florals tend to let out that playful self that is hidden within me.
I decided to adorn this vintage combo with a nude pair of heels and a nude lippie because I wanted to retain the dress as the centrepiece of the look. I also threw in a few of my favorite accessories that nicely completed the look. I held my hair up which made the look quite fitting for an official environment. This outfit can be worn to church to the office or even to meetings and you will definitely make a stylish entrance wherever you go.
I always like the fact that vintage outfits will never be out of style. You can wear them at any time without worrying that they’ll look dated because your aim is actually bringing back the classic vibe to life! Add some extra vintage pieces to your collection and you will see how easy they are to pull off!
Thank you for taking a few minutes here, until next time!
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A Million kisses!!
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