1970s Maxi Dress
Another dress from the most recent estate sale I attended is this 1970s maxi dress which I styled in what I’m dubbing, “1970’s Boho Hipster Style”.
You heard it here first folks.
I wore this before the heat and humidity came to Toronto. Now I would be ditching the velvet duster, hat and boots for some sandals, a straw hat and a big squirt of #45 sunscreen.
It came with a matching bolero jacket with sheer black sleeves.
When I wear it with the jacket it looks very dressy. I think the jacket could be quite nice on its own with some high waisted palazzo pants or with my black jumpsuit.
I know quite a few people are turned off by vintage because they say it looks too much like a costume. The trick to styling vintage pieces is that you need to style them in a way that compliments your own style statement and makes you comfortable. Vix , Judith and Melanie are a few of my heros for adapting vintage items to suit their own contemporary needs. They carry it off easily with conviction and confidence.
Personally, when I look at vintage pieces I am not drawn to one era, I’m drawn to an item of clothing that just so happens to be from a previous time. I’m not fussy about the age of the item, I’m fussy about the quality, cut, fit and colour of the item and whether or not it works with my own personal style sense and body.
If we all looked past the numerical age, whether it be people, clothing or household furnishings, and instead looked at how the person or item is still of value in the world our society would be less destructive, more inclusive and much more sustainable.
Old shouldn’t be a dirty word.
I am being whisked off to a mysterious secret getaway tomorrow. I’ll see you all on the other side of 50 later next week!
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