Uncovered - Jessamy Elvira 22/06/2021

Invited to a wedding? Go vintage...

Hooray... with the welcome News of restrictions on the number of guests at weddings easing, hopefully you'll receive an invitation (or two) to enjoy celebrating with friends and family the lucky couple tying the knot!  After the initial excitment of receiving your invitation the age old question quickly arises as to what to wear and how to avoid unexpectedly finding 'your twin' on the big day!   Well enjoy reading this fab blog by Caroline of Jessamy Elvira for inspiration on being super confident in your dressing style with both classical or modern vintage fashion and accessories.  Check out also at the bottom links to all of Caroline's lovely guest blogs for lots more fabulous 'vintage' inspiration.

There is something very appealing about dressing up for a wedding or a special occasion with vintage clothes and accessories. There is a timeless charm to vintage that new modern clothes and accessories simply do not have. You can be confident in your dressing style, since you know no one else will be wearing the same outfit as you. This could be either wearing classical vintage styles, or modern vintage if that is your preferred look.

Classical Vintage Style
If you are attending a wedding or other special event, you could find a really special vintage outfit. This could be a dress from the 30's or 40's, or even a dress from the 20's, if you want to recreate the feel of the roaring 20's. This could be a flapper dress or even a suit, which would give you instant glamorous distinction at any event. These outfits are really very special, not only due to their age, but also due to the way they were designed and constructed.
Remember, you should wear the correct accessories with these stylish vintage looks. You should balance the jewellery  you will wear with the style of the outfit. For instance, if your dress is sparkly, then wear a pearl necklace, but if the dress is plain, then wear sparkly necklaces and brooches.  Wear gloves with these dresses, perhaps even long opera length gloves if the dress is sleeveless, and complete the look with a vintage bag. However, you do not have to wear true vintage shoes, a vintage style is fine, since no one wants to be wearing uncomfortable, pinching shoes all day!
Modern Vintage Style
If the classical vintage look isn't your style, then look to more modern vintage fashions. Even though the 60's was several decades ago, the fashions remain cutting edge with mini skirts or short dresses in geometric patterns and block colours. You could wear a pretty floral or lace dress, with a leather jacket and trainers or chunky leather boots, taking ideas from the grunge look. You can wear really chunky accessories of necklaces, brooches and bags with these looks. Even if you are going for the grunge look you can still wear a lot of sparkly accessories with layers of necklaces. A practical advantage of these modern vintage fashions is how easy it is to care for them, they can be quickly washed and cleaned, as well as being comfortable to wear.
There are so many different ways to wear vintage clothes and accessories to a wedding or special event you have been invited to. No matter which era you take inspiration from for your look, these vintage clothes and accessories will have been well looked after and will continue to be treasured by you.

Trust you too enjoyed reading this lovely guest blog, here are links to all of Caroline's lovely past guest blogs...

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