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Tuesday, 15 January 2019


It's the time of the year when we don't know whether to shed our Winter layers and shave our legs or put a puffer on and continue to hibernate. Shopping is a nightmare, what should I buy in the Sales? Is it a waste of money?

We are here to help with the low-down on how to buy for this weird time of year, keep your vintage style and make your money work hard for you.

1. Buy a 1920s dress for going out.

It's simple - you still go dancing whatever the weather and, usually, abandon all rational thought process around covering up anyway! That's where the 1920s style dress comes in a dream. Full of sparkle, personality and general all round vintage wonder, these flapper inspired dresses are a key and stable wardrobe piece that you can turn out in Spring with lighter shades of jewellery to keep them fresh. This black and gold 1920s dress is a perfect example of transitional evening dressing.

2. Buy a tran-seasonal colour.

It may not be the best shout to buy a dark forest green dress when lighter days are on the horizon so stick to a colour-way that will work in a few months time. Think brighter tones or patterns like this vintage prom dress and you are all set for months ahead.

3. Think layers.

'Tis the season for tights, sheer ankle socks and even stockings (the catwalks told us so) so invest in some cool layers and add a fur stole or kooky cardi to keep you warm, then abandon at will when it warms up. Tea dresses, like this quirky yellow number, are an ideal contender so invest now and you will still be rocking it in June.

So, you can dress for all seasons with the help of a few clever tips and remember that the safest investment is an evening dress that can be worn all year round. Our money is always on a 1920s dress, as it will never go out of style and the bling will always bring happiness!

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Transition with ease when you go for gold!

Gold, always believe in your soul...and the power of a marvellous metallic to take you through two seasons!

Glittering Gold Goddess made simple with this Gold Fringed Flapper

With sale season upon us, it is difficult to know how to spend your cash. However, here at RMV we have always had firm faith in the shiny stuff and here's why....

Anything with a metallic sheen screams party season and when it comes to getting your glad rags on it doesn't matter if your metal is pastel or pewter so you can shimmy through the Winter in a blush rose as long as it brings some bling!

Think shimmering pastels for Summer Sheen turning into Ice Queen of Cool
This beauty is straight from our 1920s Dresses Collection

What's more, with RSVP season still in full swing, you will get plenty of wear out of it now as best dressed guest. Then, just switch it up, change your accessories, add a fake fur stole and you are hot to trot when the heat fizzles out.

Stick with a classic silver sheen 
and this Summer sizzler becomes another one of your eye-catching Winter Party Dresses

You see, your old man was right, invest in gold - it will never depreciate in value!

Big shout out to all the metallic magpies xx

Friday, 12 January 2018

Upcoming S/S Trends You Can Work Now

Spring/Summer may seem like a long way off but here are the key retro trends you should have on your radar!

Embellished Dresses

Sequins, sparkles, glitter you name it, it'll be popping up everywhere next season! So why not get ahead of the fashion game and grab a gorgeous embellished dress for  your next fancy occasion? If this all seems a bit OTT then pop on a  simple flapper headband or a beaded clutch bag to try out the odd bit of ornamentation. 


Whether it's wearing candy-coloured shades in your hair or selecting saccharine filters on your phone, pastels are still going strong! Don a sugary shade in a long-sleeved flapper  dress for a winter-appropriate stab at the style. 

Fringed Dresses

Fringing is making a fabulous come back for all your Gatsby themed balls or nights out with the girls.  Nothing says sass quite like a fringed dress that sways when you sashay or strut! Love it!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Shop The Pantone Colour Of The Year : Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet

Celebrate this dazzlingly dramatic Pantone 'Colour Of The Year' by coveting our 
pretty purple collections. We're relieved to rock a much more versatile shade than 
last year's lime green hue and think that this certainly is a brilliantly bright colour
 to take our cues from this season!
This celestial shade is both evocative and extremely elegant which is why we think it's a must-have choice for your clothing collection . Why not be a little braver and bolder this year and don a tea dress or accessory in this powerful purple tone? Working ultra-violet into your wardrobe is much easier than you think.  We've provided you below with some of our favourite sale styles to shop right now and how you can rock this cool colour with confidence.

  Featured: Cloche Style Hat Now £33.60

Experiment by add a ultra-violet accessory to a neutral outfit - like this Cloche Style Hat.  Pair this with a navy tailored coat and team with faux-fur lined gloves.  

Featured:  Ski Print Tea Dress - Emily & Fin Now £51.80

Make a bold statement and get creative with the colour! Mix it up and try out a multicoloured print like the one on this Ski Print Tea Dress. It's truly time to have fun with your fashion choices. Pop on a quirky brooch or animal pendant to add even more character to your look. 

Featured:  Tatty Devine Cocktail Ring Now £14.70

For  a more subtle way to introduce this shade into your everyday wardrobe, wear it in small sections. This Tatty Devine cocktail ring will do the job just perfectly!

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Friday, 29 December 2017

Get The Look! 1920s

Fearne Cotton is the picture of elegance in this form fitting, 1920s style flapper dress! We adore this take on the Gatsby glamour trend! Proving that 'vintage' need not be old fashioned, we love how she has combined this stunning embellished dress with a slick of shocking red lipstick and a pretty chain-mail clutch bag.  
The best looks are often influenced by the past, yet we think it's key to give them a modern edge. If you're a fan of Fearne's fabulous flapper look then why not don this demure Long Sleeved Flapper Dress and style with a sleek chignon?  Pop on some crystal studded earrings and combine with dark, smokey eye makeup for added drama and finesse. 

Friday, 15 December 2017

Try This Trend! Drop Waist Dresses

The Drop Waist Dress

Whether you're looking for something casual or classy the drop waist dress will always create the impression of effortless elegance and attitude. It first appeared on the fashion scene in the glamorous 1920s era, when flapper dresses were all the rage! As a rebellion against the restrictive clothing that came before it, the flapper dress embodied utter freedom with its contrasting loose-fit and daring  embellished detailing. 

Not only does the drop waist silhouette create the illusion of height, it also elongates the torso! Attention is naturally drawn to the neckline, so flapper girls would often make the most of this and show off lavish layers of beaded pendants and strings of pearl necklaces to emphasise the lengthy look! 

Get the look and check out our awesome art deco jewellery!

No wonder some many celebrities are dropping it like it's hot! 

Peruse our dazzling drop waist dresses here: 

Friday, 3 November 2017

Guide To Surviving The Party Season In Style

 It might seem a little early but we think it helps to be a little prepared. Whatever your plans are this party season, we've got a few tips to help you steal the spotlight this year...

Plan A Killer Party Look

It's seriously time to throw out that tired LBD and plan a killer party outfit that'll knock the socks off everyone you know.  Preferably miles in advance so you're not struggling and rushing around that crucial week before the festivities begin...

Awesome Accessorising

Strapped for cash but want to make a statement? Easy, simply pop on a striking art deco accessory like this stylish sunburst necklace to add a dash of dazzle to your look.

Send Your Invites Out On Time

An essential part of planning any party is remembering to invite your guests, so our advice is don't leave it until the last minute. Being vintage enthusiasts we recommend going the whole hog and writing them out by hand.  A facebook group simply won't cut it in our book. 

Create The Ultimate Playlist

 Nothing gets you in the party mood, quite like a banging tune! Crank up the volume and put on all the cheesy classics to help pre-plan a showstopper. 

Have A Backup

When the moment comes, there's nothing worse than realising you've got the dress code of the evening totally wrong - after all who the heck knows what smart casual REALLY means! So we'd be prepared and cover both options. Don't worry there's plenty of smart, yet sassy styles on sale at RMV to save the day.  

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