Saturday, May 16, 2009

It Figures

Want to wear vintage but don’t know where to start?

You need to know what era suits you. Curvy figures work well with the fitted silhouettes of the 1940s and 1950s.

If you have a a straighter figure, then the boxy shapes of the 1920s and 1960s will be more your style.

You may like the glamorous bias-cut styles of the 30s, as seen in the films Atonement and Gosford Park, but be aware that those figure-skimming dresses are unforgiving on a round tummy or large bust.

Keep your own figure in mind to avoid ending up with a wardrobe full of beautiful clothes you’ll never wear.

Be realistic. Don’t go into a vintage dress shop hoping to be turned into Audrey Hepburn. Only Audrey can be Audrey.

Ignore the label sizes. Try on the garment. Know your measurements or carry a tape measure if you are not able to use a fitting room.


The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi, Thanks for stopping by my blog. Ive enjoyed browsing through your posts. I love all of the fashions. It would be fab if we all still wore clothes like that.....Gorgeous!

Keith said...

Great tips. Personally I'd love to see a women in any of them. I hope you had a nice weekend. Cheers!