A vintage dress will definitely steal your heart. It can bring retro vibe to your outfit and make you look like fashion icons such as Brigitte Bardot or Marilyn Monroe. Vintage attires are elegant and dignified but, at the same time, they offer an air of modernity. A modern retro-styled dress can help you look extremely feminine and a little flirty.
Hot pink Dress from ASOS. Brand: Reclaimed Vintage.
I love the brand so much. It modernises vintage into chic, funky wearables.
This is a personal favourite. Wear it with bra and shorts/ jeans. Or with the dress that comes with it and heels for a bold evening dinner.
With flirty laces, pleats, stripes, ribbons, and retro prints, vintage dresses look very feminine yet a bit old-fashioned. However, there are many ways you can do to wear them modernly. So, if you don’t want to look like you’ve just stepped out from your grandma’s closet, then keep on reading these tips and tricks on how to modernise a vintage dress.
To begin with, the greatest thing you can do is mix vintage dresses with new, sophisticated pieces. Pairing vintage dresses with decidedly contemporary bags, shoes, and sunglasses will make your overall look very streamlined. Opt for flat sandals or other types of flat shoes with a thick platform and complete your look with a small cross-body bag of the same colour. This combo will surely make your vintage dress look super cool.
If you want to look a bit more sophisticated, you can swap flats for metallic pumps, nude heels, or glittery stilettos and complete them with a modern clutch or handbag.
As for other accessories, we believe that butterfly, oval, or cat-eye sunglasses will deftly balance retro and modern trends. Also, you can underline your uniqueness by adding a stunning belt. It will not only update your vintage dress but also make your body curvier.
Lastly, we would recommend you to create a contemporary hairstyle and makeup. If you keep your hair and makeup simple, you’ll ground a vintage outfit in a beautiful manner.
By following these simple tips, you’ll look and feel fresh, wearing your vintage dress.