Retro style is here to stay. But VOGUE thinks finding that perfect vintage style dress may be harder than it seems.
Don’t rack your brain this spring trying to figure it out.
Easter is a special time for many girls growing up. Picking out the perfect dress, bonnet, and gloves is the highlight of the season. Now that little girl is all grown up and wants to keep the tradition alive with an emphasis on style and statement.
So how do you pick out the perfect vintage style dress that is still on trend? Read on to find out how simple it can be to marry the top trends of Spring/Summer 2018 with your classic retro style.
Floral Vintage Style Dress
Flowers and spring are synonymous and never go out of style. Floral patterns had a resurgence in 2017, but don’t count that trend over. Flowers will never be off trend in Spring.
Anything from a 1950’s calf length to a vintage pin-up dress is fair game. You may want to avoid a causal around the neck halter unless you are willing to wear a retro cardigan for a bit of coverage during church. There’s no need to give your priest or pastor a heart attack on Easter.
They are calling it the ices cream trend. Pick your favorite sorbet flavor and go with it.
Pastels for Spring are nothing new, but once again you will see it everywhere. Designers, like Victoria Beckham, are layering different shades of one hue from head to toe in their Spring 2018 ready-to-wear lines.
Wheather you like lilac, lemon custard, or pail pistachio go all in. Some designers are mixing-and-matching. Try adding a contrasting belt, and handbag for that little bit of pop you were hoping for.
So pastels aren’t your thing.
As much as designers are embracing pretty-in-pink, there is a call to go bold. After all, you want a vintage style dress because it makes a statement.
The trend of statement colors is still going strong for Spring and Summer, so go bold or go home. Layering solid blocks of contrasting colors is making quite an impact on the runways.
In fact, Calvin Klein did a nod to a full poodle skirt in blue. He paired it with a cherry red top and bright yellow pumps. And nothing says rockabilly pin-up like something that compliments your cherry red lipstick.
Once again pencil skirts are back. Which honestly, who doesn’t love a good pencil skirt?
If you are comfortable in bodycon, then go for it. You can rock this look in sold or print such as polka dots.
The runway is showing pencil skirts in every manner of style from deep slits to ruched.
The Final Curtsy
Florals, pastel, and bright colors won’t do you wrong while choosing your vintage style dress for Easter. Our final advice is to go solid or find a medium to the large image pattern. Save the calico for your country square dance.
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