Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How to Accessorise Vintage Dresses

Vintage dresses are a classic staple in any woman's wardrobe. Both supremely feminine and one-of-a-kind vintage dresses can be worn dressed up or dressed down depending on the coordinating accessories and finishing touches. Adding accessories to any vintage look can be tricky, however. In most instances, the dress is the focal point or stand-alone piece. Wearing flashy or bold accessories with a vintage dress can make the overall look cheap, clunky, and sometimes tacky. With the right accessories, any vintage dress can steal the spotlight.

Long and flowing maxi dresses have become increasingly popular in recent fashion seasons. Often flowering or bursting with colour, these chic Bohemian-inspired pieces are flattering on most women. Accessorising a maxi dress can be challenging. With a maxi dress, delicacy in accessories is necessary, as to not overshadow the look of the dress. Small silvertone or goldtone bangle bracelets, a delicate infinity circle pendant and classic diamond studs are great ways to accessorise a long maxi dress. Clothing pieces can also accessorise a maxi dress. A cropped solid-coloured cardigan, classic denim jean jacket, and gauzy scarf are great pieces that add an accessory-like feel to a maxi dress.

Lace vintage dresses are among the most classic pieces any woman could own. A vintage lace dress invokes a feeling of romanticism and elegance. Pairing jewellery and accessories with lace dresses can be tricky. The key is to stick to classic and timeless jewellery pieces that complement the look and feel of the dress. A basic strand of pearls or a rhinestone or diamond illusion necklace are beautiful choices. Chandelier earrings are one of the most elegant and timeless pieces of jewellery and also pair well with a classic lace shift dress.

A heavily-printed tea dress with a bold floral or colour-blocked theme can quickly go from chic to costume-like if the wrong accessories are paired with it. A long necklace or simple chain can add balance to a funky frock. A large Lucite bangle bracelet in a solid colour adds a touch of whimsy but does not make the look appear as gaudy. A simple pleated clutch or metal mesh evening bag adds a touch of class and rocker-chic style, while not competing with the flashy dress.

A fitted vintage sheath dress will steal the spotlight when paired with a large, chunky, over-sized, and bold cocktail ring and long pair of linear-style drop earrings. A simple chain belt in goldtone or silvertone completes the look and transforms the basic look in a flash.

Vintage dresses make a woman look and feel powerful, chic, confident, and feminine. When paired with the right accessories, the look is timeless and beautiful. Vintage dressing is done best when paired with jewellery and accessory pieces that have stood the test of time.


  1. Using the right accessories for any vintage dress can definitely steal the spotlight.

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  2. nice info,,keep posting


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