I lucked out to find this groovy psychedelic maxi dress at this epic estate sale.
Dress & bangles – vintage estate sale finds, Sandals – TJ Maxx, Necklace – Handmade
Don’t be fooled, I took these photos a few weeks back on the last truly warm day…now it is snowing outside!
My handmade statement necklace looks like it was meant to be part of this wild dress. The vintage dress (I’m guessing late 1960’s – early 1970’s) is handmade and originally about 2 sizes too large for me but I managed to take it in on my own without ruining it.
So how do you wear a bold print vintage maxi?
Let’s look at some visual suggestions from my bloggy friends…
the Queen of all bold pattern vintage maxi dresses herself…Vix
This woman hasn’t met a vintage bold print maxi dress that she didn’t like, and all vintage dresses love her.
What did we learn from Vix?
Bold goes with bold…so bigger necklaces, more bangles and definitely faux fur.
Let’s see how Curtise styles her obsession with vintage maxis…
Oooh! Vintage tapestry carpet bag alert!
Curtise shows that a little topper, jacket, sweater or vest can break up that bold pattern and give the eyes a place to rest.
Here are some vintage dresses I’ve worn and how I’ve styled them.
One thing is for sure…you need to have some confidence to carry off bold patterns.
Strut around like you own the place…
in this world the one that leaves the biggest impression
I love the whole vibe of this dress. You look amazing! I also enjoy seeing how other people style the same kind of dress. This is a wonderful feature :).
Wow! That dress looks awesome! The necklace indeed goes perfect with it. You sure have no problem pulling looks like this off, Suz, neither do the other ladies.
It’s funny how certain looks work for some and not for others. I tried maxi once or twice and it’s just not for me. Strange, right?