Do you live and love anything vintage? Are you the girl who worships every Audrey Hepburn film and aspires to be all of her glamorous characters? A vintage look, with a modern edge, is easier than you think to achieve with just a few touches. The addition of accessories or shoes might be all you need to get a vintage look that is totally you. Check out Faviana’s tips for Vintage Accessories for Prom!
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60’s – When we talk vintage, we think classic. Classic means the one and only, Christian Louboutin. A black or nude ‘So Kate’ heels will be a perfect match to a 60’s vintage -with modern twist.
40’s – Our tip best for a vintage 40’s inspired shoe is all about the ankle strap. This simple thin strap adds a retro flare to the shoe, creating a over all vintage look.
20’s – The decade of the flapper. Lets put on some dance shoes to turn up the vintage feel! The modern version of a ‘Mary Jane’ will be perfect for a 20’s shoe.
The evolution of the clutch was relatively minimal from the 1920’s – 1960’s. Here are our favorite renditions of decades clutches, which can be easily personalized to match your style.
60’s – When the 60’s hit, they adopted more structure in their bags. With the mod-chic trend that came, structure was key to balance the look.
40’s – In the 40’s, all the glitz and glam was slightly subdued. This time period wasn’t as crazy as the 20’s, and it showed in their fashion. Adding a chunky beaded bag with a metallic clasp would be a perfect addition to your desired 40’s look.
20’s – The 20’s era evening purse was just as free spirited as the attire of the time period. Pair your 20’s inspired look with a floppy beaded bag, and don’t forget the fringe!
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Jewelry is a key component to keeping the vintage vibe. Check out the decades to see which one you’re liking most to pair with your vintage appearance.
60’s – Think mod, Mad Men, and Audrey Hepburn. The gaudier the better. Earrings will be the best piece to personify this decade, and make it bold.
40’s – Choker necklaces with statement cocktail rings are a total must with the 40’s era.
20’s – Flapper style jewelry means strings of pearls and costume pendants. Finding a layered pearl necklace or layering different length of pearls would be a perfect match for the 20’s vintage. Bonus tip: Add a rhinestone chain layer in, this will add a little sparkle to your look.
After these tips you might as well be walking out of a modern twist of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. So why not try these tips out on a night out with the girls? How about throwing a themed party? Try these vintage accents for the ultimate unique prom look.
What decade will you be channeling at prom this year? Do you have a favorite vintage accessory? Let us know what you think by tagging our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns, Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY and Twitter @FavianaNY!