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What’s Your Vintage Era : Vintage Fashion Shopping

This vintage fashion shopping article is by Annabel Tollman.  She had created a fashion video series for eBay.
What’s Your Vintage Era:
Hi I’m Annabel Tollman, I’m a celebrity stylist and I’m here to share some style tips and fashion finds straight from the pages of eBay Fashion.  Today we’re going to be talking about vintage, which is one of my personal passions.  It’s really easy to incorporate into any outfit to make it really special and one of a kind.  If you think about a body type like Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn or Cindy Crawford, these can really help to narrow down and pinpoint what kind of vintage era is going to work best for you. 
If you have a curvy body like Marilyn Monroe then look at dresses from the 1950’s.  So here we have Diane in our first look. Diane, hi.  Diane is wearing this beautiful, all shades of blue dress form the 50’s, it’s made of this really light chiffon, and it just really nips in here and emphasizes her great bust and hips and her curvy shape.  And I think it’s something that when you put on one of these dresses you just feel really sort of fresh and feminine – it kind of makes you want to dance and twirl. 
 If your shape is more rectangular or else slim and boyish like Audrey Hepburn, then look for 1920’s flapper dresses or else tunic shaped from the 1960’s.  Think “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” that kind of trapeze shape that will just bypass the waist and show off arms and legs.  Speaking of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, here we have this Audrey Hepburn inspired black dress – nothing better than a black dress goes anywhere with everything with anyone.  As you can see this kind of just floats past her body, and you know it has this really, really nice clean line and we’ve put it with this pink shoe, which I think really, really pops and takes it somewhere else you know you could put it with a black shoe and be very, very plain and simple, but putting a colored shoe I think really just takes it somewhere else, makes it totally different.  And look at the bows on the back of this dress, this is something that’s so wonderful when you find vintage clothes, you find all these great details that don’t exist so much in modern clothing. 
If your body is ice cream cone-shaped or else athletic-like Cindy Crawford, than look for body conscious dresses from the 80’s or 90’s.  So here we have Brandie who’s wearing this delicious, sort of butter yellow Azzedine Alaia dress from the 80’s.  Azzedine Alaia was known as the King of Cling and he made all these sort of stretchy, amazing dresses that just do wonders for an athletic physique.  It’s incredibly flattering and comfortable to wear as well.  We’ve put it with a pair of Christian Louboutin shoe boots.  I think the key when you are wearing a body conscious silhouette is not to wear too open a shoe, like no strappy sandals, or pumps, like a little ankle boot or something just keeps it a little toned down and stops it from getting overly sexy.  
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Vintage Jeans  Vintage Oxfords  Vintage Boots  Vintage T-shirts
Learn more about vintage fashion for women in the vintage fashion for women clothing guide on Apparel Search.

Discuss vintage fashion in the vintage fashion group at the Fashion Industry Network.


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