We’ve all been admiring Agent Peggy Carter’s style recently, and what better way of enjoying the show than to grab yourself some of her fabulous 1940s style? The best way to do this is by starting with a genuine 1940s suit – I’ve picked this stylish 1940s cranberry color suit, but there’s a lot of choice out there (take a look here for starters!). You want something knee-length or slightly longer with sharp lines and small shoulder pads ideally. Then pair it with a statement hat (you can stick with her favorite red, white and blue color scheme if you like but I decided on something slightly more understated for this outfit), a crisp blouse and some seriously sexy heels.
The suit in this outfit is vintage 1940s but the accessories are all new and from Modcloth: Day Off to a Great Start Top, Brimming with Excitement Hat and With Haute a Doubt Heel in Cocoa.
And now to the matter of that Sale code I mentioned. Use the discount code “meow!” to get $10 off any order of $25 or more at The Best Vintage Clothing store.
As a vintage blogger, I was delighted to be contacted by ModCloth to design an outfit for Fall. I loved the Rockabilly style of these cute accessories, and especially that swallow-motif cardigan which would look oh-so chic with a pencil skirt and some heels.
ModCloth have a fabulous variety of retro-inspired sweaters and cardigans in store at the moment which are perfect to wear to add some warmth to a pretty vintage dress.
I love the way this cardigan is fitted so you can keep that 50s hourglass shape. If you pair this silhouette with some winged eyeliner and bright red lip you’ll transform your office into the set of Mad Men in no time! Plus, a lovely bright red like this is the perfect color to brighten up your wardrobe for fall when we’ve all started looking a little pale and wintery!
What do you think of this outfit?
I wrote a guest post a few days ago on Va-Voom Vintage which I thought you might like to read: it’s all about different ways to wear a vintage 1950s dress. Take a look and let me know what you think. How would you wear the dresses I picked?
What are the rules about wearing vintage? If you’re new to buying vintage clothing it’s easy to feel that you don’t know HOW to wear that amazing new vintage dress you’ve just bought. Don’t panic though, I’m here to help!
Simply put, there are no rules! You can go for a totally retro look and pair your vintage dress with beautiful original vintage shoes and accessories, or you can mix and match with modern clothes to create any look you like. The important thing about buying a vintage dress is to choose something you love, and something that really suits you, then you can show it off in any way you like!
Here is one of my favourite vintage 1960s dresses in store at the moment – it a bold mod-style polka dot dress by Adele Simpson and it’s a statement piece just by itself. I’ve styled it in 3 completely different ways to show you what I mean: a 60s-inspired outfit keeping the colour pallet very simple, an edgy look with lots of biker leather and (my favorite) a cute and kookie butterfly themed ensemble. I’d love to know which is your and how YOU would wear this dress?
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