A woman’s style can be a signature look, like with rockabilly or pinup girls, or it can depend on her mood for that day. Sometimes vintage style is injected in an outfit in bits and pieces, but for most of our readers, wearing retro or retro-inspired clothing is a way of life. So what exactly is vintage style?
When clothing, shoes and accessories are at least two decades old, they are known as vintage. Many of today’s designers take a trip down memory lane and create vintage-inspired pieces that accentuate a woman’s hourglass figure. Most fashionistas adore retro or retro inspired clothing and invest in designs that withstand time, especially in old Hollywood glamour from the late 1920s through the early 1960s.
Some chic and stylish women, like Zooey Dechanel and Dita Von Teese, embrace vintage style from head to toe and are recognized for their nostalgic fashion choices. Other celebrities, like Christina Aguilera and Rihanna, are often seen on the red carpet in elegant vintage gowns. Gwen Stefani frequently styles her gorgeous blonde locks in a rockabilly updo with a vintage inspired victory roll. As you can see, the beauty of vintage is coveted by the rich and famous, but vintage style is totally doable for ordinary women, too.
A number of vintage and thrift shops now sell these timeless items online. For 1950s style swing skirts, pencil dresses and accessories, check out Dy Style, Gracy Q or Lady V London. Bordello Shoes is a brand sold in a variety of shoe stores and online vintage style shops. Betty’s Loungerie provides sirens with classically sexy intimates, so women feel glamourous at home. Sugar Doll has some adorable and flattering retro and rockabilly swimwear. For a sensual and daring corset, V-Couture and Redcat 7 are two fabulous shops that help mirror the burlesque appearance.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of online stores, shops and boutiques to bring the vintage style to your closet. Whether you choose to collect authentic vintage clothing or are attracted to modern day vintage inspired designs, it’s a style that requires confidence. After all, confidence is the key accessory all pinup models, Hollywood actresses and burlesque dancers wear to complete any outfit.