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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Second Hand Style Covered



Buying something vintage means buying something pre-loved! It's totally unique and you have that reassurance that no one else will be wearing the same identikit outfit to you. After all we've all been there when you think you've picked out something really different, which reflects your fun sense of style and embodies you as a person...only to find the same one being worn by your best mate! Which incidentally means you can never wear it again. Well we've put together a list of true vintage beauties that are versatile, extremely wearable today and absolutely gorgeous to help you establish your own individual look!


Just look at this frankly stunning, original 1960s shift dress from the fabulous Christian Dior! This mini mod dress really packs a punch with its current apple green shade and flattering figure hugging fit! 

These 1970s tribal clip earrings really rock a super cool hippy chic vibe that will jazz up any outfit and create the ultimate boho statement. Team with leather or denim to keep it current and contrasting!


This 1970s black maxi dress really ticks all the buttons with its  off the shoulder sleeves, ruched bodice and fringe detailing.




Friday, 17 February 2017

Upcoming Spring Styles

If you're anything like us you are probably dying for winter to end! Well don't fret, Spring is on her way and she's bringing with her some breath-taking new trends! Take a sneaky peek at what's coming...

Stripes


Stripes will be everywhere this spring, from seaside nautical numbers to pinstripe tailored affairs. Go all out and opt for full on sailor style stripes or for the less brave amongst us liven up your look with a striped accessory, like our chevron clutch. 

Tulle


We cannot wait to don ourselves a fairy tale tulle dress like these and strut our stuff like a vintage princess! They are absolutely Ideal for wedding season and make one hell of a statement.

Pink


Forget 50 shades of grey we are all about 50 shades of pink this upcoming season! 
Whether its mauve, rose or fuchsia you really can't go wrong!


Why not rock our glorious embellished prom for a romantic, elegant vibe?

Pop Art Prints


Who said that fashion can't be fun? With wicked pop art prints dominating the spring/summer catwalks, get ready to experiment with all sorts of fun  and crazy styles. From lemon peels, pineapples, ice creams and melons you'll really set the season off with a bang!

Feature: Lucas Tomaszewski

Floral


It's not Spring until the flowers come up and the same goes to be said for floral prints. Keep an eye out for these eye popping floral fabrics and don't be afraid to clash them!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Flattering Retro Shapes to Suit Your Body Type



It's always useful to get a helping hand when it comes to finding a dress that actually suits our body type... we need all the help we can get! That is why we have put together this handy little cheat sheet to help you suss out the best style for YOU. 
We believe there is a vintage style or shape to suit everyone, from the sassy 60s 
shift to the classic 1950s wiggle!



The Rectangle:


A rectangle body shape can be characterised by a straight up and down figure with little waist definition. With a slender figure like this, rectangles can get away with a sultry wiggle or wrap likes this Callie Bright Birdie Jersey Dress which will nip you in slightly at the waist and gives you a gentle curve.


The Pear:


A pear body type can be defined by wearing a larger size on your bottom half than on your top half. You are likely to have a smaller bust and fuller thighs or hips. The trick with finding something to suit a pear is to find something which accentuates your awesome waistline like a flared prom or A-line! Go for detail on top like this Embellished Prom Dress has.



The Apple:


A apple body type is characterised with a fuller figure around the middle, large bust and rounder shoulder line.  Opt for drop waists as they will narrow down at the hips and therefore make your torso longer and leaner like this Zelda Flapper Dress will. The good news is that most apple have great legs so show them off in either a stunning shift or A line mini dress!


The Hourglass:


Hour glass figures can be defined by a small waist, full bust and full thighs. Lucky you!  Go for something that really shows off your beautiful curves and make like Marilyn with a 1950s wiggle like French Connection Stable Dress or charming wrap skirt.



The Inverted Triangle:


An inverted triangle body can be described as having a bottom half smaller than your top half, where there is little definition between thighs and hips.  The trick here is to keep all features and details on the lower half of your body to balance out the top. Go for a pretty prom style like this Dreamy Deco Dress as you can afford to make the most of  your titchy bottom half!  




Friday, 3 February 2017

Top tips To Remember On a First Date


1 . First impressions DO count!



Obviously, on a first date we all want to look our best and what you wear DOES matter because you only get one chance to make a impression. If you wear something too tight or itchy you'll spend the whole time in stilted silence trying very hard to breathe out or surreptitiously scratching your side. 
Go for something suitably you, that you feel comfortable in and is sophisticated yet sexy. We tend to go for something that looks vintage to echo the notoriously sassy pin-up girl, hint at some good old fashioned romance and show off our slightly quirky character! If you too like the retro look go for this cute Black Floral Prom Dress, for a individual edge.

2. Dress for the occasion...


Feature: Playbuzz Cinderella

It stands to reason that if you are going to fabulously swanky restaurant or posh white tie event with your date, then don't turn up in jeans! Not only will you feel slightly silly, you'll regret passing up a opportunity to get dressed up and feel fantastic. Don't get me wrong denim is our faithful standby trend but it's amazing to rock something different and glamorous. However the same goes to be said for not turning up in a ball gown to the cinema...


3. Don't drink too much! 


What is the point in wasting precious time doing your lippy, blow drying your hair and forcing your feet into some killer stilettos if you're going to get plastered and ruin the whole ensemble?  Trust me...panda eyes, smeared lip-gloss and having to be carried home never gets you a second date!




Friday, 27 January 2017

The Ultimate Deco Date Night Outfit!


Every girl likes to feel special , confident and ready to take on the world, whether that's heading out for a romantic dinner for two or celebrating singleton with the girls! Whatever you are doing this Valentine's Day make sure you celebrate it in style, spend it with loved ones and feel wonderful . After all its not every day an excuse comes along to get dolled up! If you fancy styling a different look this year, why not don this 1920s inspired Beaded Floral Tassel Flapper? Nothing screams romance like shimmering sequins, soft subtle shades and a vintage fit but it's daring scalloped hem line keeps things edgy! Complete your lust worthy look with a metallic clutch like our stunning Vintage Shell Clutch, and pair with delicate silver accessories to match. You're ready...get ready to dazzle!






Friday, 20 January 2017

Transitional Jewels For Spring





Glimmering gold's, clear cut crystals and snow white pearls are classic and timeless! They will literally take you into every season with style and stay in trend now matter what is 'IN'. With vintage jewellery you know that you are getting something truly unique, a total one off or something that just looks simply stunning! Therefore we have decided to put together some of our favourite transitional pieces - ideal to update your look ready for spring. Add a touch of sixties style to your wardrobe with this groovy vintage 1960s Biscuit Bead Necklace, or perhaps go for these dramatic Red Art Deco Geometric Earrings to really make a statement. If you prefer something more subtle; our Vintage Napier Necklace has a elegant, understated appeal which can be teamed with our shocking pink Lucas Jack Stacking Rings for a interesting contrast. Why not exchange your boring old stud earrings for our shimmering Silver and Pearl Earrings 
or go for gold and pop on our Vintage Silver and Gold earrings!




Friday, 13 January 2017

Clashing Prints




It's time to break the fashion rules, rewrite the rule book and forget everything you thought you knew about fashion no-goes! This spring is all about clashing crazy prints, busy patterns and clever colour blocking. What's great about this trend is that there is a endless interesting array of combinations and patterns to experiment with.

Oliva Palemo looks blooming marvellous in her gorgeous floral trousers and killer leopard print heels... brave and classy all rolled into one - she has totally nailed this look.  The trick with this style is to choose your main focal print and style the accessories around this. We have paired our fantastic Floral Noor Midi Dress (Only £52) with our Woven Plaited Belt for a relaxed, bohemian look that just exudes effortless style. We then contrasted this busy print with a leopard print shoe, as the earthy shades still tie the two styles together. The look is finished off with a neutral Nude Clutch Bag (Now £42) and Gold Triangle Earrings(£15).

Why not try playing pic n mix with prints? Experiment for less in our end of season sale at: http://www.rockmyvintage.co.uk/sale.htm


Feature: Topshop 'Pristine' Leopard Shoes, Floral Noor Midi Dress, Woven Plaited Belt, Gold Triangle Earrings, Nude Clutch Bag