January 10, 2013

Vintage Fashion

Hello! I'm still partly on vacation and started missing my blog. But in the meanwhile I'd love you to check this post.
One of my personal favorite bloggers Ally from blog Shybiker helped me a ton with this guest post. Ally despite of having a very schedule shares fashion tips and ideas. I had tons of joy reading it. Thanks, dear! (it's so pity you didn't feature yourself in this post)

When we think about fashion, we tend to focus on what's trendy and new. We shun styles from only a few years back as old-fashioned. The history of clothing, however, is very long and if we look further back, we can find delightful treats.

There are many beautiful and interesting styles from earlier times. When our ancestors were young, they had different clothes to wear. There is nothing stopping us now from sampling those old styles.
When you search the Internet, you see dozens of talented young women enjoying vintage fashion. Some even dress in it full-time. An immersion that extreme might be intimidating to the rest of us, but it isn't necessary to go all the way to enjoy vintage fashion. We can add pieces of it to our modern wardrobe and, at the same time, learn more about vintage styles.

A good place to start in exploring vintage clothing is to visit blogs focusing on it. My favorite is Chronically Vintage whose blogger, Jessica, is deeply knowledgeable in this area. When you browse her posts, you not only see her own vintage choices but find valuable instruction on how to create your own vintage style. Among Jessica's tips are to pick a period that appeals to you (e.g., 1920's; 1950's; 1970's); to become familiar with the trends of that era (by reading old magazines, watching old movies, or searching the 'net); and to learn the characteristics of those clothes (e.g., their lines, materials and colors).
One misconception about wearing vintage styles is that one has to buy expensive old clothes. That's not true. There are many contemporary clothes which are (in Jessica's words) "vintage appropriate": i.e., they look old but are brand-new. The key is identifying the style you want, not the age of the garment. Some modern manufacturers make new clothes in vintage styles.
Sometimes, even if you aren't actively seeking vintage fashion, it comes to you. Peplum experienced a popular resurgence this year after being out of style for several decades. It was nice to see it back.

I don't just give advice, I take my own. Recently, I purchased seamed stockings. Seams! When stockings were first made, they had seams because manufacturing equipment needed to use them. A few decades later, improved machines no longer needed to use seams and they disappeared from view. Now if you wear stockings with seams, you're displaying a palpable retro-look. An attractive one, too, if you ask me.


My advice is play! Experiment. Explore. Browse vintage fashion blogs and stores. Select items that appeal to you. Incorporating older pieces into a modern wardrobe is a great way to add pizazz. You'll create your own individual style and not look like everyone else in pedestrian clothes from Forever 21 and Old Navy. It's fun to make an individual look and vintage clothing can play a valuable role in achieving that.

Have a nice day,
Ally and Lyosha

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26 comments:

  1. very good post lyosha

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  2. Wow!! Love vintage look!! :-)
    Bye bye
    Sara
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  3. Yay! Thank you, Lyosha, for letting me appear on your blog. Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

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  4. I adore vintage somuch..,
    Great post dear., Love somuch to read it<3

    Xoxo,Ila

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  5. Lovely post my dear!


    Kisses from Bucharest,

    Silvia

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  6. love it!!!!!
    kisses
    VOGUECITA
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  7. I appreciate vintage clothing mostly because the fit is usually impeccable and there is no chance you will run into someone wearing the same garment.

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  8. Great post! Vintage dressing is definitely a fun place to play with fashion. I have a few vintage pieces, you'd be surprised how 'modern' a lot of vintage is!

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  9. Great guest post hun, Enjoyable to read. /Madison

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  10. Vintage fashion is fun! I love it!
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  11. It's a very nice post. I adore these vintage looks. Vintage fashion is always so interesting.

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  12. I love this post, as I'm a sucker for vintage :). I also like it when the items from the past decades come back, but I feel a lil bit annoyed to see really horible versions of something that used to be beautiful ;D (for example peplum, there are some nice pieces but also some *horrid* ones ;))
    x, Lara
    http://rockteraptor.blogspot.fi/

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  13. Great post! I love vintage fashion :)

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  14. Vintage is always great. Love the red gloves.

    LOVE BO,
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  15. I love Ally as a blogger. Informative piece with great writing.

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  16. oh I love that too :* Nice post ;)

    Feel free to check out my new post ;)

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    XXX

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  17. love the post

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  18. nice post!!!
    kisses

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  19. Very interesting post, I look forward to the next, and i follow!

    xoxo

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  20. Enjoy ur vacation to the MAX!!! dun miss ur blog yet...have fun first & take loads of photos :)

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  21. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. I am hoping the same best work from you in the future as well.

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Lyosha