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REASONS WHY VINTAGE CLOTHING IS PERFECT FOR ANY OCCAISION 0
Vintage clothes seem to be a very hoot trend right now, and a wide array of fashion’s top houses and designers (including Nike and Diane von Furstenburg) have been known to draw some inspiration from the seemingly evergreen trend. That being aid, here are a few reasons why vintage clothes are always appropriate, regardless of the setting:
Vintage is eco-friendly
Vintage clothing is actually very good for the environment. At the moment, buying and making use of vintage clothes s one of the surest and safest ways to recycle. When you choose vintage, you’re doing your part to help keep the Earth safe by reducing the production of throw-away fashion.
Vintage is nostalgic
Just as their name goes, vintage clothes have a way of bringing you back to the good old days. They have a certain nostalgic feeling that you can’t seem to get anywhere else, and that is one of the major factors that contributes to its allure and appeal. You can rest assured that with vintage clothes, everyone around you will notice you for sure.
The uniqueness that comes with it
Are you ever walked into a venue and realized that you’re the only person wearing what you’re wearing? This is usually the feeling that most people get when they put on vintage clothing. We all love the uniqueness of fashion, and that is one area where vintage clothing excels.
Vintage is inspired
You can’t beat the classics, right?
When you choose vintage clothes, you are allowing yourself to be immersed into decades and decades of fashion inspiration.
When selecting clothes, quality is a factor that you should always consider and as much as most vintage clothes are being made in recent times, there are still certain vintage clothes that have managed to stand the test of time. This long-lasting characteristic is just a testament to their quality, and you’ll easily be able to see that when you wear them.
Vintage clothes, although reminiscent of the trendiest fashion styles in ages past, are also very transcendent. Today, they fit a wide array of accessories and ensembles pretty well. Whether you’ll like to wear a vintage shirt with a pair of Adidas shoes or you’ll like to pair them with official shoes (you know, brogues and oxfords), feel free to do so.
The investment involved
The vintage fashion is one that might not be here forever. Fewer and fewer people are putting on vintage clothes, and you can rest assured that when you can get your hands on one, you’ll be making a very wise investment.
Why not have a collection?
Looking to get a fashion collection, you can just as well start with one filled with vintage clothes. Summarize all the above advantages and you can see the upside and why having a vintage clothing collection might not particularly be a bad idea.
Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.
VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD STYLES OF 2017 THAT YOU CANT AFFORD TO MISS 0
It's always true that everything comes back around. From fashion to styles and the entirety in-between, a lot of modern-day styles have taken inspiration from vintage Hollywood styles. We will check out vintage Hollywood styles and the new gowns inspired through the iconic time. Perhaps no other era in the history of the Hollywood held as much influence as Hollywood’s Golden Age. From Rita Hayworth’s ‘Put the Blame on Mame’ gown to Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend’ stunning pink dress; vintage Hollywood produced a plethora of fabulously great styles. Here are vintage Hollywood styles of 2017 that you can’t afford to miss:
Vintage Hollywood styles - The daywear styles of the 1930s: They were simplistic in cut; practical yet demure and glamorous style. Perhaps no other era epitomized styles as the 1930s did. The female form was celebrated, virtually outlined in a gown of thin, tactile silks. The bias cut clung to every curve, shoulders and backs have been uncovered – the daywear styles of the ‘30s were sensual delights, displaying yet concealing the shape concurrently.
Vintage Hollywood Styles - Evening gowns of the 1950S: They apparently had no limits when it comes to the embellishment of styles and visible impact. After the rationing and hardships of WW2, designers and couturiers were suddenly allowed to discover all way of creative opportunities once again. By the 1950s, Dior’s new styles have become a universal line of fashion. Nipped-in waistlines served to beautify the juxtaposition of voluminous full skirts.
Vintage Hollywood Styles - Formal dress styles: To recreate the 1950s influenced vintage Hollywood style in 2017, look out for formal dress styles with established, defined bodies. Full skirts billowing with yards of material were also a necessary element of the 1950s look. Complete the look with accessories – gloves, an identical handbag, footwear, and of course glowing costume jewelry!
Vintage Hollywood Styles – The Underpinnings: If you are a big-breasted girl, go and get a bra fitted. In 2017, most shops do it at no cost. If you are in the UK, La Senza is ideal – or Bravissimo if you have uber-bubbies. Clothing is more flattering if you are wearing the right bra size- and seven out of ten women aren’t! It’s hard to drag off the glamour with that four-boobed look, achieved by wearing a bra that is too small in the cup and too big in the back.
Match your underwear! Apparently, surveys have proven that women feel more confident in matching undergarments, so whether you put on only a bra and knickers, or go the entire way (stockings, suspenders, garter – the lot), make sure that if it isn’t a set, your underwear at least suits in color.
Vintage Hollywood Styles – The Showpiece: This isn’t about pulling off the vintage style (until you want to). This is about adding the vintage Hollywood style to your outfit in 2017. Smart trousers are nice, as are long lace tops, long dresses, trouser suits and cocktail dresses. Are you going to a picnic or a party? Is it a hot summer or are you freezing? The simplest rules are No trainers, no sweatpants, and no T-shirts.
Rachel Stinson has always had a knack for writing, food, fashion, and places. Blogging has combined all four for her with an added bonus of enthusiastic audiences. She expertly analyzes real estates, restaurants and online fashion stores with respect to pricing and people involved and can express her opinions in an unhesitant, engaging manner for all matters.
Men's Fashion - How to Choose the Perfect Peacoat Style 0
Every man needs a peacoat. It's that wardrobe garment that is a must have because it can be worn to any event from formal to casual. It can worn to an opening night at the theatre or to help out your best friend move house.
In my blog on the history of the peacoat I explored the 8 historic features of the peacoat that make stand out from all other outwear garments. Here are 8 tips that will help you get the perfect peacoat style.
1- The Cut
The traditional design is based on the slim fitted double-breasted jacket. Being a double-breasted outerwear piece, the peacoat can add extra bulk to your midsection. So if want to avoid looking like a box, find the appropriate fit that suits you well.
Tip: The shoulder seams should hit the middle of the bend of your shoulder.
The Colour (Navy-Blue is the new Black)
There was confusion between "Pea Coat Black" and "Navy-Blue Pea Coat" which stemmed from the history of the British Navy. Navy-blue was the only acceptable colour, however the British navy-blue was so dark that is was 'black’!
Tip: If you're in doubt about which colour to choose, stick to the classic "black" as it is the most versatile for mixing-and-matching.
Traditionally the material was 100% wool. The fabric was Melton carded wool, which is strong, coarse fibred wool. Midshipmen favoured the robust wool blend coat for its versatility and practical features. I
Tip: You are unlikely to find 100% wool coats today. Contemporary fabrics for the peacoat tend to blend a percentage of wool, nylon and cotton.
A functional feature of the peacoat is the oversized collar which was ideal for sailors exposed to the open windy weather of the high seas. It could be worn up without impairing the peripheral vision of the seamen.
Tip: This functionality also gives your coat a modern dressy style allowing to be worn up for a casual winters night at the pub or worn down when attending a formal theatrical performance on Broadway.
The classic style for the peacoat was a wide and generous "notched" lapel. Contemporary peacoats have adaptations of the three basic types of lapels. Peaked, Notched and Shawl.
Three basic types of lapels
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Variations of width, length, size of the notch or height of the peak allow wearers to establish their own style and look.
Tip: The notched lapel will give you the most versatility. It allows you to have the collar up to protect your neck from the cold and on cool Autumn days leave the lapel open, to show-off your inner clothing layers, or closed when to keep out the deep chill of Winter.
The pragmatic length of the peacoat allowed sailors to stay warm while having the full range of movement to perform their tough ship duties.
Tip: The length of your peacoat should drop just below your waist. This classic look will never go out of style.
Since the peacoat is outerwear the length of your sleeves needs to be right. There’s a little trick I found that can help you. Have your arms naturally hang down your sides. Bend your wrists so the back of your hand comes up. If the end of the cuff creeps no more than half-way along the back of your hand, then you have the correct sleeve length for your coat.
Tip: The sleeves should be just above your wrist. Be sure it drops no further than your wrist.
The number of buttons have changed throughout history. Most common were the six buttons in 3x2 arrangement.
The placement of the buttons was pragmatic and designed so that the peacoat could be worn completely closed.
Tip: Peacoats were traditionally worn buttoned up, when selecting your size ensure you can wrap yourself up snuggly.
So having read this far, the question you no doubt have in your mind now is "how do I wear the peacoat?" No doubt you know what the answer is going to be. With fashion it depends on the look you are going for.
Neutral colours are well suited
Chinos from Goggi, Jolli & Milki
Add a splash of vibrant layered colour
Casual Sweatshirt from Goggi, Jolli & Milki
Add some rawness to your look
Stressed denim jeans from Goggi, Jolli & Milki
Add an extra layer of warmth
Long sleeve Henley from Goggi, Jolli & Milki
So what do you think? Does understanding the heritage of the peacoat give you a deeper appreciation of its style? SHARE and let me know in the comments how you dress up or down your peacoat?
T.S. Hie, founder and owner