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Friday, 13 November 2015

This Winter, The Trend Is Vintage

It’s Time To Shine!
Bling is big this season, with winter fashion bringing as many jewels and sparkles as possible onto the catwalk. Dramatic statement pieces, heavy neckwear and layered chandelier earrings create a spectacular theatrical look perfect for those Christmas parties and decadent balls. Striking crystals and vivid colours are on show, styled with classic vintage gloves for a touch of Hollywood glam and finished with modish style shoes like these block heels from Office.

Miu Mui autumn 2015 accessories




Go for opulence like Miu Mui with our statement Black Teardrop Earrings

Or why not rock some 70s amber with our Vintage Jewelcraft Gold Leaf Earrings?

Jazz your outfit up with this jewelled Vintage Floral Headband


Winter Trends
This season has reinvented past revivals with 70s style remerging as bigger and better, you can go all out seventies with these key vintage accessories.
These Vintage Tribal Earrings are perfect for the festive season!


Chloe AW15 saddle style bag
Go super seventies like Chloe with our Snakeskin Shoulder Bag!


The Clutch Is Back


Valentino AW15

Swap and change to transform your outfits in minutes with our clutch bags, what could be easier than a detachable strap? Evening to party in one swoop.

This Gold Sequin Clutch is the perfect party accessory
Our Silver Floral Clutch has a gorgeous jewelled diamanté fastening



Sparkly Gifts
If you know of that special someone who would totally rock this trend, why not check out our shimmering pressies range and spread some Christmas sparkle!

Lust further over the trends this season with our AW15 trend report.


Monday, 26 October 2015

Take our fun vintage quiz and find out your perfect fashion era!

Have you ever wondered what your perfect vintage fashion era is?  Whether you should be channelling Daisy Buchanan or Jackie O and what decade really suits your personality?

Well, all you need to do is play our fab little vintage fashion quiz! Answer a few totally relevant questions (ok, maybe not totally relevant but still totally fun!) and our cute quiz tell you what era your heart really belongs to!

We have all been chuffed to bits with the answers we have received and have already tried some of the suggested vintage style dresses and vintage accessories to style out our chosen era in style!

Get clicking and decide which decade you should rock this season....


Friday, 23 October 2015

Our Favourite Vintage Inspired Bridesmaid Dresses

We know that all the eyes should be on the bride on the big day, but we’re always secretly lusting after those gorgeous gowns the bridesmaids are strutting around in too! It's so easy to forget how stunning the rest of the wedding party can look when you're dazzled by the beautiful bride. With winter weddings coming up and brides planning for the next summer wedding season, we thought we would put together our favourite vintage inspired bridesmaid dresses that look just as romantic as the day itself.

Millie Mackintosh made sure her bridesmaids looked pretty in pink back in 2013.
For more Mackintosh/Green wedding inspo head over to One Fab Day.

    
Get that dusky hue of Millie’s girls in our 1930s Beaded Maxi Dress.


Kate Bosworth looking radiant in a flattering black gown, our Black Tassel Flapper is equally as sultry.

Perfect-in-purple Keira Knightley at her brother's wedding.

Choose a flirty hemline like Keira in our Eucalyptus Darcie Dress or our Eucalyptus Yellow Prom Dress.


Get 1970s style with our Coral Maxi Dress if you fancy something a bit more floaty and lightweight like the quirky Maggie Gyllenhaal.

If you're the lucky bride searching for that frilly frock to throw on for the evening do, check out Amal Clooney in her beautiful wedding party dress, you can get the look with our Gold Fringe Flapper style.


If you're stepping up for bridesmaid duty, then you'll love our collection of vintage bridesmaid dresses, perfect for summer and winter weddings to make sure the bridal party shines. Even if you’re not a bridesmaid (this time) we have a gorgeous collection of vintage wedding guest dresses too. All you need to RSVP in style!

Friday, 9 October 2015

The History of the Flapper Dress

Let us take you back in time to the glittering jazz age! A period of forward-thinking fashion and frivolity – is there anything more fun? For women, this was a time of fast change and movement in society, a shift in roles had resulted in more and more women entering the workforce. This meant a whole new way of life for womankind – we thank you 1920s girls! Think independent women defying the boundaries of society…


Enter the Flapper! With her stylish short bob and fresh concept of the ideal woman, she celebrated modern ideas about womanhood and appropriate female behaviour. This innovative young woman wore a new style, totally rejecting past fashion! Instead of emphasising the female figure, as past dresses were intended, this new style had a more masculine shape, with a loose waist, flat chest and shortened hem – ooh how we love those short flapper dresses at RMV. This was a complete contrast to the Victorian ideal of petticoats, corsets and crinolines used to accentuate the female shape (however much we LOVE the flapper dress, we’re not forgetting how fabulous a corset is… we love you Dita!).

Cover for the music score 'she had her hair cut' in 1924.

This was a bold move for women, discarding traditional fashion rules and celebrating a more modern, fast-paced lifestyle. Due to the simplicity of the patterns women could now easily make these styles at home (we’re picturing fancy flapper girls stitching and sewing in their bedrooms) - accessible shimmying for all!

Coco Chanel had a huge influence and impact on this new sassy style. She designed beautifully elegant outfits using fabric typically used for men’s utility clothes! Stripping garments down and replacing layers and layers of fabric with beads and embroidery to embellish, these dresses were easier and lighter to wear. By “letting go of the waistline” and freeing women from heavy dresses and strict silhouettes, this style became what we all know as the flapper look…
Coco Chanel in one of her glittering designs

Model showing off a beautiful black Chanel flapper dress, you can find a similar style here.

Chanel suit in 1926

Chanel cocktail dress in the 1920s
This gorgeous piece reminds us of our 1920s tassel dress and our black sequin flapper dress with full on sparkle! Just like the photo, you can add some Chanel-chic to your outfit with these vintage style pearls.

  

The flapper dress shaped fashion for the future and is still one of the most fabulous frocks to wear today! Forever appearing on the catwalk and the red carpet, take this super flirty dress Cara has on here; we adore her take on timeless flapper fashion, read more on our Style Steal blog post here.


Take a look at our fabulous flapper fashion picks below; this is how we rock the look!

  
 We adore the feather hair decor in this stunning photo.
Love the flapper cape sleeve? Check out our beaded playsuit!

  
If you fancy a flirty flapper maxi like in this image, we have it sorted.

Go ahead....get that full on Gatsby glamour in time for the party season and rock your flapper dress just like they did in the roaring twenties!

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Style steal: get Cara Delevingne's look...




We've got that prohibition feeling...

You can recreate Cara's party-perfect look and get your Gatsby on here.

Our range of flirty shimmering frocks will attract green-eyed envy at the party. Whether you're after beads and lace or fringe and feathers, we've got them all!



   
If your flapper fancy is inspired by Louise Brooks, try a number with a low V neck back like our Frock And Frill Zelda Dress or if you want to shimmy like Clara Bow our Gold Fringe Flapper Dress really shows sass!


Friday, 18 September 2015

Fall in Love with Autumn Fashion Style: Our AW15 Trend Report

Autumn is upon us and we’re celebrating with our preview of AW15 trends and how to rock them, so you can start thinking ahead!



Sassy Seventies – Can You Dig It?
Just in time for party season, the 70s are back even bigger and better! With a huge autumn style revival of embroidery, beads, crochet and fringing, you’re all set for the upcoming festivities. For some luxury boho, shimmer away in our French Connection Million Stars Dress with sheer sleeves and v neckline. Team it up with vintage heels, statement earrings and a waterfall necklace like our long length triangle necklace.

   


Glam Geek – Style Inspo From The Royal Tenenbaums
We’ve all gone mad for Margot here at Rock My Vintage and our beloved Tenenbaum character fits right in with one of the kookiest new autumn trends. Glam geek is all about retro office elegance meets girl at library, think muted vintage tones in pale blue, mustard, burgundy and pink. Our Emily and Fin Sophie dress in boat print captures the mood perfectly; team any one of our tea dresses with a cable knit cardi, chunky Mary Janes with ankle socks, a knitted bobble hat and get your geek on!

   


Vamp It Up – The New Gothic Trend This Season
With a touch of whimsy, dress romantic this season in sultry deep lace and smoky jewellery as the new gothic trend makes choosing autumn party outfits a breeze. Check out our black floral prom dress with an intricate laser cut lace design; sweetheart neckline and 50s style skirt. These vintage style dresses always work well with towering heels, a deep toned jewelled headband and metallic accessories like our red diamante necklace.

   


Texture Overload – Layering Up
Layering is big this season, great for keeping out the cold and creating luxury textures for the evening. From quilting and furs to the more romantic embellished overlays, staying warm in winter is ever more creative. For the perfect party dress, choose the soft chiffon layers of our black embellished flapper dress with geometric beadwork and smock style loose fit. Shimmer at the party with a fur cape, silver hair comb and one of our sparkly brooches.

   


Whichever autumn trends you choose to rock, this season lets the girl let go, as she moves away from the serious vibes of past seasons. So let your hair down and embrace your inner free spirit with our New Dresses Collection available online now!

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Wes Anderson Inspiration

This week we’re totally inspired by Ken Harman’s 6th annual Wes Anderson art show recently exhibited in New York. We love the quirky style of the characters from the films, from Agatha’s cute bow dress and Suzy’s peter pan collars to melancholic Margot’s sultry edge, the films never disappoint! Check out exhibition photos here.

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If you’re still lusting after the kooky outfits long after the film has finished, don’t fret! We have some great pieces for you to recreate that nostalgic Wes Anderson look.


If morose Margot takes your fancy try these key shift dresses, layer up with a vintage coat and hair accessories.

  

Collar up like Suzy with these cute dolly dresses:

  

Or tie yourself a bow like Agatha!