Gracy Q: Toned Down Vintage Fashion From Germany
The fashion of the 1930s to the 1950s is recognized by clean, feminine lines and elegant fabrics.
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German fashion label, Gracy Q understands this style, which is apparent in the vintage inspired clothing by its designer, Anne Struggles. Through her training as a tailor and her experience in costume production, she satisfies the needs of women who love classically made pieces to fit the hourglass body.
Since 2010, Gracy Q has released about two small but thoughtful collections per year. You immediately notice a lack of vibrant colors, with the exception of a brilliant red in the midst of a monochromatic aesthetic. As the seasons progress, deep blue and purple hues make an appearance. It is a breath of fresh air from busy patterns and designs seen in other collections of retro inspired clothing labels.
While the structure of Gracy Q’s clothing is taken directly from vintage fashion, the look and feel of each pencil skirt, exquisite dress, coat or cape is modern yet classic. The label is focused on creating comfortable and conservative looks without being skin tight or too revealing. The pieces are tailor made to be flattering and polished for women of every shape and size, making any item a chic addition to every closet.
People outside the pinup or rockabilly lifestyle may find retro inspired fashion to be “costumey, but rockabellas or pinups who work a conservative day job don’t have to compromise personal style during business hours.
If you have trouble balancing your work style with your everyday vintage motivated wardrobe, Gracy Q clothing will actually help you fit in without looking matronly. You can still maintain the feminine silhouette that makes you confident and causes heads to turn.
Women easily forget simplicity is sometimes the best avenue to feeling sexy, and Gracy Q is a great reminder that looking glamorous does not have to be complicated. The store has yet to develop an online shop to reach the masses internationally, but if you love vintage inspired clothing and are located in Berlin or Leipzig, make sure to stop by one of the brick and mortar stores in these two cities in Germany.