One of the most amazing parts of being a woman is the ability to dress up and create any look you desire. In life, there’s no dress code. When you’re in school, at work or serving in a church, there’s appropriate attire. However, when you’re out living your life, you can dress however you want! If you’re a lover of vintage fashion, you don’t have to wait until there’s a special photo shoot to showcase that love. Consider these six ways you can use vintage fashion pieces in your wardrobe right now.
1. Lace Gloves
Lace gloves are classy, special and delicate. They are great accessories to make an outfit look more formal and delicate. If you are going on a late night dinner date with your spouse, consider wearing a sleek, all-black ensemble. You can even wear black slacks and a black tank top. Add black lace gloves and a pair of amazing pumps and that’ll instantly upgrade your look.
2. High-Waisted Bottoms
Whether you choose to wear a skirt or pants, bottoms with a high waist are classic vintage staples. If you’re headed to the mall for a fun day of shopping with the girls, wear some high-waisted jeans. To take it up a notch, try some high-waisted acid washed jeans. Wear a fun, colorful t-shirt. Add some sandals or a pair of sneakers for a casual look.
The fascinator isn’t the most popular accessory, but that doesn’t mean it’s not the most interesting or beautiful. If you’re going out to brunch with friends, pull your hair into a sleek ponytail, add a fascinator and wear a pretty sundress. It’s an easy way to pull a look together and make it look a lot fancier. The fascinator doesn’t need to look like you’re attending the Kentucky Derby. You can easily purchase simple and more discreet options on sites like Etsy.
A petticoat is like a slip that many women used to wear underneath their dresses a few decades ago. However, it’s also a great way to transform the dress. If you have a simple sundress that goes to your knees, wear a petticoat underneath. It’ll turn a casual summer dress into a more formal dress that you can wear to church or to an evening party. The cool part of wearing a petticoat is that you can wear it with any mid-length dress to make it look more dramatic.
5. Skinny Belts
Though skinny belts were worn in years past, they’re such timeless pieces for any woman to have in her wardrobe. If you have a slim waist, a skinny belt will highlight that in a lovely way. It also works for women who are plus-sized. If you’re plus-sized and would like to cinch in the waist of your dress, the skinny belt is a great way to look more polished. You can also wear skinny belts over cardigans or blouses.
Brooches are versatile, shiny and pretty. Go to almost any thrift store and find vintage brooches. Wear them with t-shirts or blouses. Pin them to a bolero hat. Add a few to a jean jacket or pin one to a classic cardigan.