Day Two of Vintage Week at Not Dressed As Lamb and today it’s the 1970s!
This week I’m sharing outfits I’ve styled around vintage pieces, ending at the weekend with a post sharing Top Tips for Buying & Styling Vintage and an interview with the owner of my sponsor Scarlet Vintage in Bath. (To see how I styled a 1950s patterned silk shirt, see my last post here.)
Scarlet Vintage have kindly loaned me several pieces to style, including this 1970s wrap dress – very reminiscent of the 1976 movie Network with the gorgeous Faye Dunaway. Basically you can’t beat a classic wrap dress (so Diane von Fürstenberg would have us believe!), so really this was an easy piece to create an outfit round. I’ve shown in the pictures what the attached belt that comes with it looks like, but I decided to add a wide black belt for a bit of punch and define my waist. Fierce leopard heels and a black camisole (for modesty) add to the strong accessorising and help pull the outfit together.
(If you’re interested in buying this dress, email enquiries(at)scarletvintage.co.uk or tweet @scarletvintage and mention Not Dressed As Lamb)
As mentioned in the Day One outfit, pairing a vintage piece from a particular decade will look less “costumey” if you wear it with either very contemporary items (boxy crossover body bag, leopard heels and geometric blazer) or items that echo another period/decade altogether. Though I do think this dress is so classic you could go the full 1970s look and wear it with a floppy hat and knee-high chunky heeled boots (like these ones – which, by the way, are the most comfortable boots ever); I think that would be a fabulous look.
Outfit three will be on Friday, and this time the piece I’m wearing is from the 1940s (over 70 years old)!!!
Am I convincing any vintage sceptics that it’s easier to style than you may think? Let me know!