Most people I know would run far away when spotting a vintage little old lady dress. Me, I run towards it with open arms and hungry eyes.
This dress reminds me of the ones my Grandma used to sew for herself for Sunday church.
Style A Little Old Lady Dress Boho Chic
3 Top Tips To Style A Little Old Lady Dress Boho Chic
This dress is probably from the 1970’s. I will openly admit it was the floral pattern and colours that attracted me. It’s not too difficult to style something boho.
Tip #1 Boho = Florals
pretty much. Patchwork and pattern can also be styled boho but florals are my personal favourite.
Tip #2 Add in some suede or leather boots and a hat.
Tip #3 If you want to get really fancy add a bunch of oversized funky rings and some long necklaces.
I left those off this time around because of the belt.
Tip #4 Add some texture in the form of fringe, velvet or leather.
I could have added a fringed long vest if I wanted to go all out boho, but sometimes I like to let a great pattern like this carry the show.
The look below is a little less boho because I went with a shorter jacket. If I’d gone with a long leather/suede coat or vest it would have kept more with the boho vibe. Fur can also be quite boho but I’m not too keen on it myself unless it is faux. I did just purchase a fur trimmed vintage long leather coat but it is still in my oversized coffee bag for smell removal.
A couple of tips about shopping and wearing vintage clothing…
Vintage or thrift shopping requires that you visualize the piece differently, outside of the environment you found it in.
Your imagination is your best friend when thrift or vintage shopping.
I don’t believe that vintage needs to be paired with vintage.
I’m wearing thrifted boots that are probably five years old, a new-ish hat from Anthropologie last year and a belt I’ve had forever.
Combining clothing from different eras creates visual interest, not disharmony.
I tried out some serious “modelling poses” here. Ha ha!
My personal assistant was already laughing. Well, between snores that is. She is always so busy relaxing.
One day blends into the next when you live the life of a spoiled pug.
Are you keen on the boho look? What about the little old lady dress?