Hello! Can someone who IS vintage wear vintage? LOL! Just kidding. I found this dress on clearance over a year ago at Charming Charlies. It hung isolated and alone in my closet begging to be worn through four seasons. I gave it some attention. Occasionally I would pull it out and try it on with various items, but I always struggled with the nude color against my skin tone, and also the sheerness of the fabric. It is also short and sleeveless: two big no-no's for a vintage woman like myself. But, I felt guilty that I had this never worn dress just hanging out in my closet, even though I only paid $20.00 for it. So I tried it on with jackets, and tights, and boots, and well, just about everything you could imagine, and I just wasn't happy with any of it. Finally I decided that instead of going against the grain and trying to make it trendy, I would go with the grain and keep it old fashioned. I added more neutrals and 'granny accessories', and you know what? I liked it. It turned out pretty good. I didn't feel the vintage look aged me, but actually kinda made me look cute and playful. And it was comfortable to wear too!here is a similar option). I put a bra cami underneath since it is sheer and more low cut than I am comfortable with. I put a belt around my waist to cover up the elastic and added a simple beaded necklace for jewelry. On my feet, I wore my granny shoes!
Until then, Have a Great Day! Amy
This looks so beautiful on you Amy. And you chose the perfect backdrop for it too.ReplyDelete
Looking good Amy, love the shoes and the dress, I think it is very feminine look. Hope you are doing fine and all is well!!ReplyDelete
Very nice look !ReplyDelete