The best part about vintage fashion is that its trend never goes; it comes back later or sooner. Today, regal-era corset gowns and form-fitting dresses are at the mainstay of the buzz, making up the most wanted styles for formal galas, particularly prom.
But carrying an all vintage look can make you feel old unless you’ve to dress for a retro theme. So, how will you create a thin line between being stylish wearing a classic prom dress and seeming like you have just worn a costume? Yes, you got it right; by flaunting your classic outfit with a modern twist.
If you’re not sure how to make this happen, don’t worry! Here we have the best tips and ideas for girls who prefer classic fashion yet want to show up trendy for their gala prom night.
Keep reading to find out!
1. First Of All, Don’t Go For The Carbon Copy Of The Look
Maybe you’re a big fan of British princess Margaret’s iconic “The Margaret Look ” from the 1950s or Disney princess Snowwhite’s renaissance gown, and want to recreate it. But if you do, avoid copying the whole concept; instead think beyond the box and add your own twist to the vintage style. As Coco Chanel once said “don’t be like the rest of them, darling.”
The key is to pick out a few pieces of vintage style and mix & match with current trends. A vintage ball gown skirt with the latest asymmetrical crop top is the perfect combination we are talking about.
2. Consider Subtlety
Dressing up for prom doesn’t mean that you have to go over the board; subtlety is essential.
A great way is to pair your fancy vintage prom dress with the latest subtle clothing item or accessories. For instance, if you own a flouncy long or short ruffle or spaghetti strap dress, marry it with basic sneakers for a modern appearance. In the end, a simple yet trendy hairstyle is a must to complete the look.
3. Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
Mixing and matching the styles is a lot of fun, but at the same time, it can be a little confusing. Especially when you’re new to the vintage scene, it can be tough to pull together the complete vintage style prom dress.
To help you feel at ease, we suggest first starting with accessories. Putting on modern accessories with vintage attire is one of the easiest ways to revamp your style game to OTT.
Look for statement pieces like a pearl or stoned necklace, pearl drop earrings, chunky ring, colored boots, or oversized shades. Besides, you can also wear a patterned belt to pop out your entire ensemble. The bonus advantage: the belt will give your waist a defined shape, making you look flattering.
4. Master The Art Of Layering
When nothing else works with your vintage style prom dress, a voguish denim jacket or a crop sequin jacket can save your bacon.
That’s spot on; we are talking about layering your prom dress with avant-garde clothing items. Though it may not look completely formal, it’s chic enough to stand out from the crowd.
5. Flirt With Prints
Pretty prints like floral, polka dots and stripes are most flirtatious and feminine, bound to flatter everyone. They were way too popular back in the day and are still in the rage.
Floral or polka dot elegant prom dresses are an ideal choice if you want to create a casual vintage prom look. Above all, there are many ways you can turn it red-hot exclusive. The best is to match your printed skirt with a white button-down shirt and boho-chic jewelry to steal the limelight.
Of course, you can play with the hairstyle and makeup for an absolute alluring look.
Prom is in the offing! To make your special night memorable, start planning your outfit now.
If you’re all heart for classic prom dresses, buy *one* to make your regal fantasies come true. Just make sure you follow the above-said tips and ideas for a picture-perfect prom look.
Iskra Banović is our seasoned Editor-in-Chief at BlueFashion. She has been steering the website’s content and editorial direction since 2013. With a rich background in fashion design, Iskra’s expertise spans across fashion, interior design, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and culture.