Today is my birthday! It is the big 40 and while I planned to host a swanky ’60s themed party next month (also Oscar’s Birthday) that will have to wait. I’ll be celebrating at home over video chats with friends, eating a cake my family made me and working… I love what I do here … Read More about Happy Birthday to Me!
Creating your dream costume or vintage inspired wardrobe begins with a little fashion history. What did women and men wear? Where did they wear it to? How do I create an authentic look?
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One of my goals for 2020 was to take a few months to revise and update the 300+ articles on VintageDancer. I have new research, more pictures with diversity, and a more mobile-friendly layout to implement. It is a HUGE undertaking that will be worth it for you my loyal readers, even if that means … Read More about Updated Articles with More Pictures, More Diversity
1920s fashion dresses are amazing works of art (Art Deco art!) While beaded flapper dresses are beautiful and thrilling to wear there are so many other amazing styles of 1920s dresses that you can buy today. Most trendy fashion dresses are not in the typical 1920s drop waist style. Instead, contemporary dresses are designed to … Read More about 1920s Style Dresses in 2020
The 2020 new year has spurred an interest in all things 1920s again- #backtothe20s While most people celebrated in flapper dresses and gangster suits, I spent some time revisiting actual clothing from the year 1920. I adore the early years of the 1920s because they are not often talked about and are more often flattering … Read More about 1920 Fashion Year Clothing for Women and Men
Women’s 1920 nurse uniforms, maid dresses, and waitress or servant uniforms reflected some of the fashionable trends of the day. The post-WW1 years led to a rise in the hemline, first to the ankle, then calf, and up to the knee by the end of the decade. Dresses buttoned all the way down the front … Read More about 1920s Nurse Uniform, Maid, Waitress, Servant
Women’s 1950s suits. Pictures from 1950, 1951, 1952, and 1953. More to come plus the history of women’s vintage suits. The Bar Suit Christian Dior’s most iconic outfit from his first collection was the Bar Suit. It consisted of a jacket and skirt, like all suits, but all done in the New Look shape … Read More about 1950s Womens Suits History and Pictures