We’ve had lots of fun scouring the AW catwalks and trend projections this month, and this next season is bursting with gorgeous ideas that are really fun to create. As always, we take a look at our favourite trends and give you some hints on how to create these looks the vintage clothing way…
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One of our favourites, this trend is set to run and run, opening a whole new chapter for the way we dress. Love that polka dot vintage top but want to wear your leopard print leggings? Got a gorgeous snakeskin vintage dress but fancy slipping on your new rose print heels? Well with Print Clash, there are no rules! The brighter and bolder the better, mixing florals, spots, animal prints, stripes and more! What combination will you come up with?
One trend we’re relishing this winter is the glorious forties. This super luxe look is all about drape, cut and showing off those curves. Classic 1940s vintage dresses are fitted at the top, often with buttons, and with gorgeous flattering mid length skirts, and bias cut evening gowns are even more glamorous. Also think accessories, feathers or flowers in the hair, fur capes and stoles, headscarves and gorgeous vintage shoes. Make every day a tea dance day this season!
This adds a gorgeous twist to the usual Christmas party frock, as well as adding some welcomed glamout to daytime dressing. Think jewel-toned colours like amber, emerald, ruby red, amethyst, sapphire and teal. For the office, team jewel tone vintage silk blouses with neat black pencil skirts. For date night go for jeans and a cute vintage jacket with some gorgeous jewel bright shoes. And of course you simply have to seek out a sexy jewel tone vintage dress for the Christmas party – whether it’s a 70s chiffon maxi, a 60s micro mini, 80s clingy cocktail or a 50s wiggle dress.
It’s dramatic. It’s black. It means business. This new sexy gothic look is bound to hang around for some time. Think heavy lace and brocade in black, with gold or shimmer edging and detail. Large shoulders, corset tops, skinny trousers and ghostly silhouettes. This look is more temptress vampire than bride of Dracula so be careful not to overdo it! Dig out some of your old black pieces and mix up with some vintage lace and frills – experimentation is key!
Grab your scooter, this stunning Twiggy-esque look is all about the simple lines of the mod styles. Forget flower power, delve into 60s vintage on trend by picking plain or block colours, with the iconic a-line shape and features like dagger collars and chunky buttons. Keep dresses super short or knee length and wear with boots or tights. Invest in a 60s vintage coat or vintage cape for full on chic. A pixie crop or beehive finishes the look perfectly!
The cutesy spots have returned with a bang and whether you’re rockabilly or glam rock, there’s always room for some polka dots in your wardrobe! A vintage tea dress is the perfect basis for an outfit but keep your eyes peeled for vintage spotty separates like silk scarves, clutch bags, stretch belts, polka dot stockings and of course spotted lace panels on gorgeous vintage frocks.
So there we have our lowdown on the fashion months ahead with a vintage clothing twist! And don’t forget you can shop by trend at My Vintage all year round!