Which Era Of Fashion Best Represents Your Personal Style?
As a vintage lover I’ve learned to appreciate many different eras of fashion. I am often drawn to period dramas or movies that feature detailed, well researched costumes.
My heart swooned over the costumes of The Alienist.
I recently watched a very interesting video on how some of these intricate outfits of the 1800s were assembled.
Once you watch the video you will understand why people required a handmaid to get dressed.
Do you remember the amazing fashions of Dowton Abbey?
I don’t own any vintage items that old.
Most vintage pieces so ancient are too delicate to wear.
The oldest dress I own is a 1920’s piece given to me as a gift by the lovely Patti.
Lucky for me it is in very good shape.
I have a couple 1930s/40s dresses for sale in my Etsy store.
One is this lovely lace number.
And the other is that classic 1940s silhouette with hip accents.
We’re dressed in 1940s below for a Victory dance.
Another 1940s dress.
One of my all time favourite shows, Mad Men showcases the decades of fashion that I adore most.
I’ve watched that series twice but I’m ready to start all over again so I can dive back into the exquisite fashion porn and dark storyline.
Although the series started in the year 1960 the dress styles are still very much 1950’s.
The ladies are showing off two of my favourite 50’s dress styles, fit and flare and wiggle.
Fit And Flare
As they move further into the 60’s the hemlines rise.
And the series finishes in the 1970s.
Some of my favourite 1970s dresses…
All of this is building up to my newest addition to my personal vintage collection… et voilà
Isn’t she sweet?
I’m calling her Joan.
When I spotted this piece I knew it was special. Boat necklines are hard to come by not to mention the cool front bow and button closure features.
I honestly did not think this would fit me. Patti fell in love this when she was here visiting. She tried it on and it looked incredible. It must be noted however that Patti is much thinner than I am. After she left just for a laugh I thought I’d try it on. I was floored when it fit!
See how happy that made me?
Lucky for me it is fuller in the bust and hips…right where I need it most. I also like how it is body skimming rather than tight like the wiggle dresses were. This is much more comfortable.
The colours of this dress are more subdued than what I’m usually attracted to but the unusual details and cut more than make up for that.
Now I just need to figure out what other dress is leaving my wardrobe. You know…I’m trying to do that, “one in one out” closet control idea.
How is it working out for me so far?
Let me get back to you on that.
Which era of fashion best represents your personal style? Why?