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Vintage Evening Dress Styles

July 18, 2016

Anyone can go to the nearest high street and pick up one of the run of the mill dresses for a night out on the town. If you’re looking for something a little more special, why not take advantage of a unique and one of a kind party dress. Picking a vintage evening dress is the perfect choice.

Whatever the occasion, prom night, wedding celebrations or just a night out with the girls, having a beautiful vintage gown is a fashion statement that will certainly turn a few heads. There is so much choice from vintage evening dresses throughout a range of iconic decades. You’ll have the chance to match your evening wear with your personality and invest in a style that will always be in fashion.

Cinderella will go to the ball this year and she’ll do it in vintage style. These glamorous and elegant soirees often call for beautiful evening attire. So if you’re stuck for something truly eye-catching, vintage evening dresses are an ideal match for the occasion.

Choosing a vintage evening dress for black tie events

There are stunning examples of vintage fashion including variations of gorgeous black gowns dependent on your chosen decade. If embellishment and sparkle take your fancy, the 90s gave us tons of choice with affordable designs including sequined gowns and beaded touches. Take a look further into vintage fashion and the 1920s gave us deliciously elegant flapper dresses glistening in beautiful garnishes. For full-length vintage evening dresses, look to the 1930s/40s for Hollywood glamour. Dress styles in this decade radiated sensual styling and the epitome of luxury. Vintage is perfect for a black tie event and boasts a beautiful investment for many special occasions.

vintage evening dress - Jean Harlow in gorgeous vintage eveningwear

Jean Harlow in gorgeous vintage evening wear

A perfect vintage evening dress for prom night

Prom night is becoming a big tradition here in the UK and plans for the big day start well in advance of the party. You don’t want to turn up at the big event wearing the same as someone else, so choosing a vintage prom dress is the ideal alternative. Colour, style and decade are important factors in picking something perfect for you. The 1940s/50s offer pretty dresses from full swing style dresses to gorgeous lace party dresses. This decade is great for gorgeous pastel palletes that make a beautiful summer prom dress. If you have an evening prom, darker tones work well with 1950s full swing dresses and pairing with a petticoat gives you the complete vintage look.

vintage evening dress - 1950s prom party

1950s prom party

Dressing for a cocktail party

Cocktail parties always conjure an image of a lively 80s bash, paired with crazy cocktails and pool parties. So If this isn’t the type of party you’re going to, looking good is still a top priority. Vintage evening dresses are a great option for ladies looking to feel fabulous and showcase personal style. Going back to the decade of big hair and shoulder pads, the 1980s did give us some amazing vintage cocktail dresses. Now you don’t have to opt for the outlandish examples, those frilly layered party dresses. There are plenty of lovely vintage evening gowns that ooze glamour and beauty. The textures during this decade gave way to velvet fabrics and cut out design giving dresses added depth and interest. A wrap around vintage evening dress is also a popular choice and gives a flattering shape optimising curves and accentuating features.

vintage evening dress - 1980s wraparound cocktail dress

1980s wraparound cocktail dress

 

Everyone loves to feel and look fabulous when attending or planning a big event. A vintage evening dress gives unique style paired with splashes of your own personality and ensures you have a beautiful dress no one else will have. Each decade gives you a choice of iconic styles and there’s something to flatter all shapes and suit all tastes.

 

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