Do you love vintage fashion? The dress has seen a huge come back for women and a Vintage dress sorts the women out from the girls.If you wonder how to pull of some of the stunning style which graced the silver screen,prepare to look hot this summer.I'm going to share some of my top Style secrets with the help of my Friends at vintage clothing company Rokit, which will leave you in no doubt as to whether you should be channeling Twiggy, Jane Mansfield or Liz Taylor.
Lets start with the Jane Mansfields among you, you might think that curvy hourglasses can get away with wearing a sack cloth, but you would be wrong, women with this Body Shape tend to have a short waist and be fuller busted, which can mean that wearing the wrong dress can result in a brick like Shape. The right neckline and waist line as well as length of dress are vital, to make the most of your killer curves. Also you have alot going on, physically I mean, so fussy is out!
This floral red halter neck from Rokit is perfect for defining all your curves in the right way. The halter neck gives the illusion of a smaller bust and draws attention to your neck and most importantly your face, it is nice to have attention occasionally focused on this area too! The dress defines the waist without cinching it in too tightly creating sensual rather than cartoon like curves.
Next up is those of you who are Twiggy like, which may mean, you have little waist definition boyish hips,small boobs and fantastic willowy legs and arms. You can eat whatever you want including obscene quantise of Ferrero Roche, why not flaunt your many talents!
Heres how, avoid dresses with overly big flouncy sleeves which can make your arms look like a sparrows rather than the willowy beauties they are. Also stay away from copious amounts of fabric, or you could look like a little girl rather than the sophisticated woman that you are. Fit, pattern and colour are critical in giving your shape real substance. This Mustard pattern A-line dress from Rokit is perfect, the bold pattern and colours on the skirt draws the eye to your best asset your legs. Black and mustard convey elegance, clever accessorising with white, ivory or silver heeled pumps and white beads will give you a dress that can easily become a transitional piece, worn in summer or winter. The round neck and dark bodice disguise your small bust and frame your face. where the pattern of the A-line skirt and the bodice meet on your natural waist cleverly creates the illusion of a nipped in waist.
Finally those pear shapes,wanting to follow in the divine beauty of silver screen goddess Liz Taylor, take note, the waist rules, fabric must not cling, but be weighty enough to skim over a curvy bottom and thighs.Wide straps will eat into a narrow shoulder line, so they are a definite no.Padded bras were all the rage in the 50s, helping to create the hourglass shape women craved, remember a little enhancement goes along way! If you want to channel Liz's look this summer, remember if you have a small waist, the curves of the 50's sirens can be brought up to date by appearing softer, avoid broad belts and cinching in too tightly at the waist. Let the line of the dress do the talking.
With this in mind I have chosen a gorgeous sweet blue cotton dress with sweetheart neckline, narrow straps and white button detailing down the centre and nipped in waistline.This classic vintage design flatters the pear shape beautifully and the crisp cotton with full underskirt disguises a generous bottom,whilst the central white buttons running the length of the dress elongate the body.Wear with clashing emerald green accessories or gold pumps and sherbet yellow chunky necklace for a bit more edge.
Hope you enjoyed our Vintage workout and you now feel ready to embrace your killer curves! See you again soon.
P.S Rokit are offering a 15% discount off all vintage clothing lines for My Passport to Style subscribers, when you enter the following discount code prior to payment - RPTSB15
Offer ends August 31st 2009