Vintage Week: How To Style Vintage Part Two | 1970s Yellow Wrap Dress

Vintage 70s wrap dress

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) 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!

Catherine x

Vintage 70s wrap dress
Vintage 70s wrap dress
Vintage 70s wrap dress
Vintage 1970s dress

Dress: 1970s Vintage (on loan from Scarlet Vintage), Blazer: River Island, Bag: Accessorize, Heels: Kurt Geiger, Bracelets: Accessorize / Debenhams, Belt: Unknown, Tights: Unknown


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  1. 25 May 2013 / 3:39 am

    Love the reference to Network. I'm not a vintage shopper, but I do love the glamor of old movies. Everything Myrna Loy wore makes me swoon.

  2. 20 May 2013 / 5:27 pm

    You look fantastic in that dress Catherine.

  3. 19 May 2013 / 11:27 am

    Love it love it love it! I have just added you on bloglovin' 🙂

    I've started my own natural beauty products blog, would be nice to see you there!

    Ila x

  4. 17 May 2013 / 11:35 am

    This vintage dress is fantastic and I love the wide black belt you paired with it – makes it seem instantly modern.

  5. 17 May 2013 / 1:13 am

    Wow, this looks amazing on you. Personally, that color would look gastly on me but you made it work with the black and bright colors. I would never have guessed this is a vintage dress. This is making me rethink vintage!

  6. 16 May 2013 / 10:18 am

    I love this outfit. I have to say I probably wouldn't like the individual items that much but together they really work! x

  7. 15 May 2013 / 11:07 pm

    Lovely classic dress (I adore Faye Dunaway's wardrobe from Network!) I'd love to see you in the floppy hat with this dress too : > xoxoxoxo

  8. 15 May 2013 / 8:47 pm

    I do adore vintage fashions and try to wear something vintage each day, even if it's just a brooch or scarf. I have a couple of 1940s dresses, it's hard to believe they still look so fabulous. X

  9. 15 May 2013 / 7:02 pm


    Love the tights and shoes.

    ~FringeGirl (

  10. 15 May 2013 / 6:19 pm

    Gorgeous outfit Catherine, wrap dresses are indeed a classic and I love how you've styled this one with the two eye catching prints and the boxy bag, which compliments beautifully by the way. 🙂

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

  11. 15 May 2013 / 3:34 pm

    You styled it up beautiful 🙂

    love to see posts on how to style vintage…

  12. 15 May 2013 / 3:10 pm

    this is an utterly stunning outfit <3

  13. 15 May 2013 / 2:39 pm

    I love this dress!
    So cute!

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