Sunday, 1 May 2011

Add a bit of 50's to your wardrobe :)

Everywhere I go now I see 50's inspired dresses like these! Clinched in waist then a flowing skirt, these dresses give you a beautiful hourglass figure, add instant femininity and come straight from the decade of glamour and elegance. They come in a ridiculous variety of prints - from vintage florals to polka-dots to block colour so you can choose one to fit with your personal style. Not only that, but they are surprisingly versatile so whatever your style, they could be a key item in your wardrobe! Here are a few of the endless possibilities...

1. If you want to go all-out 50's style go for thin tights, kitten heels, a little cardigan - and not to forget the curly hair and a statement red lipstick! Even through in the white gloves if you're REALLY serious. Obviously you don't have to incorporate all of these - make it your own! But use a couple and you'll be well on your way to being a modern-day 50's fashion icon ;)

2. For a more young and modern look wear with knee high socks and some brogues - flats or heels both look adorable! Depending on your dress you could also accesorize with a skinny belt. Then an oversized cardigan to complete this youthful, individual look.

3. If smart and structured is your thing to add instant impact and sophistication wear with a cropped military jacket and some killer heeled shoes or boots.

4. To add an element of grunge wear with thick tights or leggings, some combat boots and a denim jacket for a more casual look. This is very wearable and easy during the day yet looks so fashionable because of the contrast. Definite must - try!

5. For a Summer Boho style wear with sandals, long, layered necklaces, bangles and an oversized shirt over the top. Don't forget to let your hair down (& make sure it's scruffy! ;)) an elasticated head band is a nice touch.

So as you can see, if you buy a 50's style dress there are many different ways of wearing it. Don't forget to experiment and come up with your own variations! I definitely recommend getting one as they are hot on trend for this summer and you will be glad you did! I have seen some lovely ones in H&M and Topshop recently - sorry, only UK shops! -  but they both have online outlets so take a look! Until next time! :)

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