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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.  

Shop Our Party Collection Here:

Friday, 22 September 2017

How to re-create Emma Stone's Oscar winning look!

We adore this modern take on the 1920s trend by the fabulous Emma Stone and want to embody it immediately this Autumn! Getting dolled up full on Gatsby style is not for everyone so if you love the vintage look but are too afraid to go the whole hog we think that this is a sleek alternative.  
Midi dresses are marvellous for this time of year too as they look uber glam and you can play the sophisticate  as well as remain cutely covered when the weather gets chilly. Emma has gone for a loose fitting black number with chic cut out detailing. Steal her style and bag our black crochet midi dress for a similar sassy vibe.  Next simply smooth your hair into gentle waves and don a retro ruby lip to channel your inner silver screen siren. 

Monday, 11 September 2017

Lights Camera Action!

With the new season set in full swing , we thought we'd share with you a behind the scenes snippet of our latest photo shoot to give you an inside scoop of what goes on behind closed doors at RMV! There is a lot of  dedication, time and downright fun that goes into our images, so gather round for a closer look. 

We were incredibly lucky to have access to the stunning Crescent Theatre in Birmingham which provided the perfect backdrop to showcase our fabulous new flapper dresses. 

And action!

There is no end to some of the absurd things we ask our models to recreate! We are lucky Charlotte is such a good sport. 

Strike a pose Paul :)

 Never leave props lying around Charlotte :D!

It's amazing the hidden treasures and locations you can find in a theatre. 

Working mum!

 Here's a sneaky peak at the new styles we have coming in soon ;) ...


Friday, 18 August 2017

New Season Styles

Most of us are mourning the loss of the hot weather as the Summer comes to a close but here at RMV we are well and truly looking forward to next season! From vibrant colours and sequins to bold stripes there will be no shortage of style this Autumn/Winter.
Fancy injecting some class into your closet? Style a statement midi dress  with some killer heels for a strong statement look. After all there is no better style staple than the midi dress to keep you cutely covered when the temperature drops. We'd pair with bold accessories to add a pop of colour to the ensemble and team with glitzy metallic jewellery to keep things fresh. 


Friday, 11 August 2017

Gatsby Glamour

The ultra-glamorous roaring twenties trend is having a revival and seeing its way onto the red carpet. After all, nothing screams glamour quite like the Great Gatsby! From striking, art deco designs to overstated bejewelled ball gowns this glitzy trend is certainly a firm fashion favourite.

Channel this lavish look and invest in a fabulous flapper or striking embellished dress such as our Silver Gatsby Dress or our 1930s Beaded Maxi Dress. When our day to day life can seem so dressed down, it 's refreshing to really doll up for a special occasion and go to town with sparkles, sequins and glitter! Elegant yet extravagant this trend will certainly get you noticed. 

Friday, 21 July 2017

Road-Tested Summer Styles!

Our glamorous bloggers have road-tested our retro favourites to help you get Summer style sussed! From pop art prints  to elegant evening dresses these girls certainly know how to put an awesome outfit together. We're loving how an art deco accessory or simple pop of jewellery can totally change the tone of an dress.  Goldy Loxx has gone in for  full-on pinup girl perfection in her parrot prom dress, straw hat and statement flower headpiece, whilst Abby from Abbyeautiful blog has gone for a more modern approach and styled with lusciously large locks and a slick of lippy. Emma from Fashion Mummy blog shows us how to pair pastels without going overboard whilst blogger Laura from Five Little Doves dons this playful printed dress for a family day trip out. Like what you see? 

Shop their look at:

All features can be found at:

Friday, 7 July 2017

Come Fly With Me - Holiday Essientials

For those lucky souls jetting off on exotically-hot holidays clothes shopping can become a complete nightmare! For a start, practically none of us own anything remotely suitable for a sizzling Summer temperatures having no need for strappy tees or hot pants in our temperamental English climate. Therefore we've come up with the perfect solution. Go for something sheer like this awesome Embroidered Midi Dress to combat both conflicting weather conditions. The sheer fabric is an ideal cover up on British soil but will keep you cool when strutting your stuff abroad. Pair with some clunky bright wedges to pep up the pastel fabric and sparkly accessories to dress it up at appropriately at night. 

Friday, 23 June 2017

Holiday Style Steals

If you're lucky enough to be jetting across to Ibiza this Summer we have the essential holiday wardrobe and party outfits your craving. With 40% off in our Summer Sale you'll be able to pack multiples of metallic jewellery and figure hugging frocks that'll help you keep your cool in the Sun. One must-have holiday item for your checklist has got to be this tantalising Tuscan Landscape Dress! Keeping it classy but cutting edge this adorable cotton prom dress is super flattering with its fitted cinched in waist and pretty coloured palette you won't be able to help showing it off. Now £55 in the sale! We've paired this with our stunning Silver & White metallic clutch and shiny Aztec Accessories to help you sizzle and shine all night through. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

5 Blogger Approved Summer Styles

Make like the  fash' mob and work  the latest sizzling Summer looks, as seen on our fave retro bloggers! You won't be stuck for style inspiration with these beauties around. With everything from fit and flare 50s silhouettes to pretty lace playsuits there's something to 
suit every eventuality. 

1 - Pink Lace Playsuit 
We're definitely packing this super-sweet pink lace playsuit into our suitcase this Summer! With its fitted waist and badass t-shirt bodice it makes a seriously stylish statement.

2- Sugarhill Boutique Lyda Polka Dot Dress - 

This peppy polka dot number is a really versatile piece to take away on your day trips which can be dressed up with heels and a bright clutch at night or toned down with trainers or ballet pumps in the day. A favourite of our sassy blogger Erin Ek Rush from Yorkshire Tots Blog who finds it not only classy but comfortable too.

3- Parrot Prom Dress - 

A sure fire way to spice up your Summer this jungle print prom is a must for vintage enthusiasts  and modern fashionistas alike.  Style icon Miss Goldy Loxx  can't get enough of this quirky print! 

4- Dragonfly Print Prom Dress- 

The capped sleeves on this classy cotton tea dress and flared skirt make for a classy combination.  Eilidh shows us how to master the art of looking both effortless cool and supremely stylish in one go! Http://

5- Dreamy Deco Dress - 

If bright colours are for you then covet this incredible multi-coloured prom dress  into your fashion collection. It's gorgeous geometric print  will certainly put a smile on your face ...even if the sun isn't shining. 

Thursday, 8 June 2017

How To Wear Art Deco Style

Designers have answered the public's prayers by working striking bead work and 
art deco influence into their ranges.  There has been an incredible rise in popularity in
 the last couple of years for vintage and Gatsby inspired occasionwear and we can see why! There is no era more glamorous or elegant than the roaring twenties. Art deco represents beauty, charm and being shocking and extraordinary all in one go.  Whereas modern trends change from season to season the 1920s will stay timelessly stylish.  To be successful
 in nailing this look a show-stopping dress is in order. We recommend this exquisite Pink Embellished Flapper Dress for a flawless overall finish. It has a  perfect rose pink palette that'll suit almost any complexion as well as beautiful scalloped detailing and a drop-waist 
fit that'll flatter your figure. We're big on continuing the colour coordination with our accessories so we'd pair this flapper dress with our Rose Gold Hair Comb as a piece of breathtaking bling for our hair.  We'd keep things pale and interesting and complete our look with this precious Ivory Pearl Clutch.  However you choose to style it, the 1920s is a look that will live on !

Friday, 2 June 2017

Festival Survival Guide

Feature: The Gypsy Shrine

If you're lucky enough to be trekking to a festival this Summer check out our essential survival tips to prevent you from making those common mistakes that make it more of an terrifying ordeal than an immense experience. Hey...we've been there, trust us on this one!

Rule 1: Be ruthless and pack light

In the comfort of your own bedroom, packing all those heels and accessories seems like a top priority but be warned.  When your trudging a tent and camping gear across multiples of muddy fields in order to get to your campsite you'll thank us for telling you to pack light. Do what we do and pack playsuits. They take next to no space in your rucksack and keep you looking suitability stylish for a festival. Problem solved.

Rule 2: Prepare for the worst.

Every year we all go in with the attitude that we are going to see weather that rivals the tropic but the sad reality is we'll probably end dancing in something that reassembles this:

Rule 3: Hand  sanitizer is your new best friend.

Seriously... do not go to a festival without some trusty anti-bacterial hand gel. You'll be using it by the bucket load as soon as you see the state of the toilet facilities. It's simply a MUST! 

Rule 4: Stick together

It's pretty much a guarantee that at some point you'll end up completely losing your mates whilst your waiting in line for the bar. Keep calm and carry on you'll find them eventually but try and prevent this in the first place and choose a buddy you're going to stick to like glue. 

Rule 5: Think of your health.

Bottles of water, factor 50+ sun cream and paracetamol will be crucial to your survival at a festival. Literally. You won't regret packing too much water or smothering yourself with sunscreen when you see the daunting queue for the water taps where you really feel the full impact of the Sun.  What you need to remember is that you'll be partying in a field all day long so make with the prep!

Feature (Above): The Festival Lobster
Feature (Glitter Braids): The Gypsy Shrine

Friday, 26 May 2017

5 Thing We Love About Summer

1.  Ice cream- Even now we still get mega excited when we hear the ice cream
 van music playing  knowing that a 99 is within close grasp! Who doesn't love a 
Mr Whippy? For those who are fanatical about ice cream we've even found a
 frock to match! 

Ice Cream Print Dress

2. The Beach-  Whether your scrolling on glorious sandy shores or even on 
route to Blackpool, the beach never fails to cheer us up. Paddling in the sea or 
strolling across the coast line, we just love taking some time out to be beside the sea!

3. BBQ & Garden Parties- At the merest hint of sunshine we're all out in
 our gardens firing up the BBQ and constructing make shift cocktail cabinets in an 
attempt to entertain our friends.  Well good on us! The sunny weather is definitely something to celebrate.

4. The Weather- Come rain and shine the blissful thing about Summer is that it changes so often it won't really matter. As long as there are bright skies above us 
and lazy days that last that little bit longer we'll keep smiling. 

5. Summer Wear- From big hats to retro shades we love the opportunity
 to bring those pastels out of the wardrobe! Nothing screams Summer more than a 
yellow or pale pink tea dress.  

Emily & Fin Tuscan Landscape Dress

Friday, 19 May 2017

Rock n Roll Bride!

To say that we're obsessed with the 1950s would be an understatement...and we're even more head over heels for the current influx of rockabilly inspired weddings! We adore the wicked sense of style and badass, rebellious attitude it evokes as well as being the epitome of elegance. From dazzling pearls and crystals to huge fit and flare silhouettes we simply love the charm and nostalgia surrounding these shindigs. Why not go full on fifties for your event, hire a rock n roll band and centre it around a Grease themed carnival or simply hint at a vintage look and work the arched eyebrows and 50s flick?

Feature: The Frosted Petticoat

You could hire out a 50s diner to really get the party started as who wouldn't  love jiving and dancing the night away ? Or for any musicians amongst us make your guestbook your instrument of choice and play a tune for your guests! Perhaps tempt your guests with a Sailor Jerry  themed cake to really make a statement.

Feature: ELLE France

Get the rockabilly bridal look and style your hair in smooth curls and adorn yourself in shimmering crystals like these gorgeous Tassel Earrings . Pair with a ruby red pout and a dusting of blusher and your all set!

For your bridesmaids there's these stunning printed pastel prom dresses, which would look awesome teamed with tulle petticoats and killer heels!