Fall 2017 Fashion Trend Update: Vintage Plaid Is Back!

Well, it’s officially been fall for over a month already and this week it actually feels like it. There’s finally crisp morning air, changing leaves and golden sunsets. And I’m loving it. It’s time to layer up and head outside with a blanket scarf and a statement trench coat. This season’s fashion trends have incorporated several vintage elements that can make any outfit stand out as unique and stylish. The Fall trend we are loving the most right now:

1970s Vintage Plaid

 

 

According to the streets of New York City and our favorite online fashion experts at Elle, Harpers Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan, vintage plaid is a huge fashion trend this season. Not lumberjack flannel plaid, or 90’s grunge plaid, but the plaid of the 70’s. Plaid is showing up everywhere in blazers, coats, pants and evening gowns in muted neutrals to bright and colorful plaids. Here are a couple examples of some true 1970s vintage to inspire you:

 

Vintage 70’s Marimekko Purple And Brown Plaid Maxi Gown

 

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Marimekko designs started to gain popularity in the 1960s and by the 1970s they had made fashion history. This bold 70’s vintage brown, purple and white plaid dress captures their unique style. Have an event that you need a one-of-a-kind gown for? Try plaid!

Vintage 70’s Malcolm Starr Black and Silver Plaid Gown

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This 70’s vintage Malcolm Starr plaid black and silver dress definitely makes a statement and is sure to make anyone’s waist look tiny. I love this 6″ wide black waistband!

Vintage 70’s Marimekko Plaid Jumpsuit

 

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This Marimekko Suomi Finland Pant Suit in brown, rust and tan plaid is anything but boring. Vuokko Nurmesniemi was a principal designer for Marimekko, and is known for bold color and shape combinations creating whimsical looks. How fun (and incredibly comfortable) would this be to work into your wardrobe?

 

Vintage Sybil Connolly Black And White Plaid Coat And Skirt

 

 

 

Sybil Connolly was a fashion icon of the 60’s and 70’s. She was a favorite designer of First Lady Jackie Kennedy  and this wool, black and white plaid suit highlights her amazing style. Don’t you just love these huge pockets and the kick pleat in the skirt?

 

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So, what do you think? Do you like the plaid trend this season? Are you considering giving it a try? Or have you been wearing it already? Leave us a comment to let us know. Thanks!

3 Ways to Style A Vintage 1960s Dress

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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10 Vintage Summer Dresses to Keep You Cool This Summer

How on earth do you beat the heat and yet stay stylish this summer? In vintage of course!

I’ve picked my top 10 vintage summer dresses for staying cool this summer, they range from 60s maxi dresses, to cool classic 50s sundresses and original 1940s day dresses. Which is your favorite? I particularly love the orange outfit which I think would look amazing on Lady Edith from Downton Abbey (even though its vintage 1940s rather than 1920s!)

1. Vintage 1960s lemon yellow maxi dress

Vintage Summer Evening Gown Yellow Faille Maxi Small 1960s

 

2. Original 1940s papaya day dress

Vintage Linen Day Dress 1940s Papaya Colored L'Aiglon 35-25-36

3. Cute red and white gingham pinafore 1940s dress with buttons at the back (take a look here)

Vintage Pinafore Dress Red Gingham Back Button Oh So Cute 1940s 34-26-Free

4. White 1950s day dress with pretty pink embroidery

Vintage Day Dress White  w/Pink Embroidery Bobbie Brooks 1950s 36-26-Free

5. Vintage 1940s green sundress

Vintage Sun Dress Chartreuse Green Cotton Full Skirt/Bolero Jacket 1940s 34-28-Free

6. Vintage 1940s Betty Barclay striped sundress

Vintage Seersucker Dress Striped For Costume Betty Barclay 1940s

7. Genuine 40sprinted sundress

Vintage Cotton Pin Striped Jumper Sundress  Criss-Cross Back 1940s NWOT 32-26-46

8.Pale Pink Floral 50s sundress

Vintage Sundress Pale Pinks Floral Print Spaghetti Straps 1950s Small

9. 1950s peach cotton day dress

Vintage Peach Cotton Day Dress NWOT 1950S 32-26-Free Peggy Paige

10.Beautiful yellow vintage 1950s strappy sundress with embroidered bodice.

Vintage Yellow Cotton Sundress Embroidered Bodice Wendy Woods 1950s 32-24-Free

Pick your favourite vintage dresses from our enormous collection here! Don’t forget to let me know your favourite in the comments below!