Vintage Style Clothing – Making a Fashion Statement

Choosing vintage style clothing allows you to create the image you want to create, one that is uniquely you.

Making a statement means not finding others wearing your same outfit. We all cringe at the thought of seeing ourselves coming and going. I remember, at my high school graduation party, seeing another girl wearing the exact same dress as me. I wanted to disappear.

You can avoid that disaster by choosing a vintage style dress and pairing it with a genuine vintage handbag or shoes.

Vintage Style Clothing - Making a Fashion Statement

Or choose vintage-like accessories to add to an authentic vintage dress.

In either case, you are placing elements that surprise and add to the costume. You are making a fashion statement. You are recognizing truly dated clothes and adding the touch that brings them up-to-date.

There’s lots of leeway for you to personalize your style by picking what is comfortable and looks right on you.

You can also create your own vintage style clothing by using something you currently own and redesigning it with a updated flair.

Or you can take a picture of a genuine vintage dress and make it or have someone make it for you adding an up-to-date fabric and design.

By going vintage, you don’t have to look like anyone else. But, buyer beware, you also don’t want to look old-fashioned.

Vintage style clothing consists of pieces that are inspired by authentic fashions of yesteryear. Making a fashion statement requires a style sense and a knowledge of fashion history.

Where to Find Genuine Vintage?

You can find happy hunting at garage sales, estate sales, and thrift stores. You can go also go online to find directories such as Vintage Where? Or simply Google vintage stores, your city, on Google.

Garage sales might have some of the later vintage products from the 70s or 80s.

Estates sales will sometimes of garments that are 30, 40, 50, 60 years old for reasonable prices.

Don’t forget to look in your grandmother’s attic, always a great place to start.

What about Vintage Style?

You can get unique and beautiful clothing in excellent condition because its new, like having your cake and eating it too.

Vintage inspired garments have the lines of the authentic but will have an up-to-date feature such as a new neckline or length. You can find such stores, such as The Red Dress, online.

Fabric, colors and design all play an important role in fashion and you will find changes from one decade to another.

A 20s lace dress has a different design pattern, weight and look than a 2010 lace dress. If you wanted to repair some damage (not advisable) of a 20s dress, you more than likely wouldn’t find a matching lace.

I think I have said enough to get you to put your own imagination to work to create a look that is reminiscent of the past and uniquely modern.

What’s more it’s a lot of fun. So go to it, play and swing out in your own vintage …

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Out With The Old Wardrobe and In With The New

Christmas inevitably brings gifts, and for vintage clothing lovers this often includes many additions to our (already overflowing!) wardrobes. Deciding on what to replace, what to keep, and what to put away for a rainy day, can be hard; the last thing you want to do is throw away a key vintage clothing item. Here are some tips to help you make those difficult decisions.

– When was the last time you wore the item? This isn’t as easy as saying “I haven’t worn it for three months so I don’t need it”. Some of our most precious clothes are those that only come out once a week; so don’t just think about when you last wore it, also think about where you last wore it.

– Has it seen better days? Of course, all vintage clothing can have an amount of wear and tear that adds to the charm and authenticity of an item. But, if clothing is torn and you’ve never got round to repairing it, perhaps it is time to let it go.

– Do you like it? This may sound silly, but I know I’m not alone in having bought something, only to get it home and not be so sure. Said item then never sees the light of day, but I can’t bring myself to get rid of it. With new clothing to replace it, this probably means that now is the time to bite the bullet.

These three tips should help making any decisions about which clothes to replace a little bit easier. And remember, never to throw clothes away unless they are tatty and worn. A trip to your local charity shop is easy and the clothes you may have found difficult to part with will find a lovely new home!…

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Staying Cute This Summer With a Vintage Maxi Dress

Stay cute and sexy this spring session with a vintage maxi dress. It’s easy to wear and most of the times you don’t even need to iron it. Vintage dresses come in lots of expressive prints. Summer dresses are easy to make also. This would be a great budget cutting activity. During this crazy time in the economy it’s very important to find budget friendly activities that agree with your saving plan. Stay-cations are also good for saving money. These are vacations that are taken close to home so that you save money on flights and expensive hotels. Also the price of gas always increases during the summer because that’s when people travel the most. Stay on top of your finances and the cutest styles with creating your very own vintage maxi dress.

Making a vintage maxi dress can be a great way to pass time in the summer. All you need to do is go into your favorite fabric store and find a sowing pattern for a summer dress or something that look similar to it. This project is great for first timers or even experienced seamstresses. This would be a great way to express yourself this summer as well as staying in tuned with the trends. No matter what as a girl you must be cute.

A pattern for the vintage maxi dress is very simple and doesn’t require much sowing or cutting depending on the type you select. One of the hardest things with this project would be selecting your favorite print. When looking through rows and rows of fabrics you can get very inspired and excited. There will lots of different styles and textures of fabric to select from. If you are a first timer you may want to select a fabric that isn’t very expensive just incase you make a mistake.…

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Vintage Clothing – Are You Craving For Uniqueness in Your Style?

Everyone talks about fashion, trend and style. But some people think about looking unique and cool. Do you belong to the same clan? Do you want to get rid of same old fashion of jeans and t-shirt? If yes, you should go for vintage clothing. If want to look unique at your friend’s wedding ceremony, wear a gown from 1940s or 50s. You’d find most of the celebrities wearing vintage apparel just to look unique. Whenever you see a celebrity wearing dress from 50s or 60s it seems to be history is repeating itself. Isn’t it? You can buy vintage clothes from several wholesale women’s clothing stores as well as websites.

There is myth among women who are craving for vintage attire. Myth is that they think vintage clothing and antique clothing is one and the same thing. Dresses that belong to early 20th century or the time before 1920s are considered as antique dresses. However, clothing that was emerged between 1930s and 60s is known as vintage apparel. So, there is a huge difference between these two. You must have heard of thrift stores as well. In real sense thrift store is a place where people donate their clothes for charitable resale. You can easily get vintage clothes at these stores that too at reasonable price.

While buying vintage attire form wholesale women’s clothing range, make sure the dress does not have any holes since they could be as old as 60 years. You might find stains, fade colors and missing lines in the dress. Retailer will try to sell his stuff by promising this was the style during those years therefore, you’d need to do immense search before buying a vintage dress. You can buy vintage clothes online as well. There are several wholesale women’s clothing websites that offer vintage attire. In order to get funky look, you should search for the clothes that were worn in 1960s or 70s.

The clothes belong to 60s and 70s are known for their bright color, stripes and short hems. If you want to get teenage look even then the vintage attire of 60s will be the best option. Look out for a mini skirt and suede tasseled jackets on wholesale women’s clothing sites. If you’re trying vintage clothing for the first time, you should be aware that there will be unique feeling in wearing vintage clothes however; they won’t be new clothes. You might encounter with an uncommon smell/fragrance. If you love to experiment with your style and looks then vintage clothing provides you ample of opportunities. You can buy vintage clothing from any wholesale women’s clothing store or site and add your modern creative touch to it. Trendy handbag and antique jewelry can bring out a unique personality in you.

If you want to add authenticity in your wardrobe, vintage attire is one of the best options. You can also use the same vintage clothes for theme parties as well. Most of the theme parties revolves around …

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Update Your Wardrobe With A Vintage Style Dress

Fashion has many faces, it is in vogue one month and totally out of vogue the next month it seems, but the plus side of these trends are the facts that you can then have vintage style dress codes. Not everyone likes or chooses to dress in up to the minute fashion, clothes that are not long off the catwalk from various designers around the world. Some people choose to dress in vintage clothes; there are lots of places where you could potentially get your hands on a vintage dress.

There are many second-hand shops in most towns, also charity shops of some kind or other that sell lots of vintage clothing. If you are looking for a particular type of vintage style dress, then that would be easy enough to search for via the internet. All you need to do is visit one of the major online search engines and type in vintage style dress; it will return a list of websites that are stocking vintage style dresses for you to browse through.

Just because you are looking for a vintage dress it does not mean that it has to be second-hand or actually vintage from the era the clothes were made in. There are plenty of stores that specialise in re-creating clothing from different eras of history.

The companies will source retro fabrics and other materials and start creating vintage dresses. The will only be one difference and when completed they look exactly the same as dresses from the era they were modelled on. Just that the garment is brand new. In some cases you can actually order bespoke vintage style clothing if you are looking for a vintage dress for a special occasion then you could get one custom-made for the occasion.

Many top fashion designers now have a separate range of vintage style dresses and sub-ranges within that vintage range of all different eras that you can choose from. Many of the vintage dress retailers will have a classic range that has become timeless in its use, some types of cocktail and evening wear dresses that are created and worn today would not look out of fashion during the 1930’s 1940’s or 1950’s.

A lot of fashion designs have seen a revival years after they were first designed and have become popular wardrobe items all over again. Whatever type of vintage style dress you may be looking for there are certainly many retailers online with a vast range for you to purchase from.…

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