Vintage Dresses: Why They Never Go Out of Style

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When has the word ‘vintage’ ever turned anyone off? We see or hear ‘vintage’ in association with clothes and automatically think it has to be amazing. The thing is that some of the best dress styles in the history of fashion came out of the 1920’s through the 1960’s. The change in women’s rights and freedom gave dress makers the right to showcase a woman’s figure and show parts of femininity that were natural and sensual unlike the constricting corsets of centuries past.

The 1930’s and 40’s brought us some gorgeous hourglass dress styles. They really knew about flattery with just below the knee hemlines, but fitted to accentuate the full hips and belted waist. These designs still allowed for suit jackets and skirts for a professional fit, but satin fabric and frilly accents for a more formal engagement. After the loose straight lines of the flapper generation that swung away from the years of corseted figures, the post prohibition era brought sensuality back with longer hair and figure cutting styles.

The 1950’s and 60’s went back to a slightly boxier cut for the post-war age. Women’s style let the lines become slightly less formfitting in favor of fuller skirts. Tule and ruffles lifted a line, and the cardigan took over like wildfire. The 1960’s brought back the form fitting skirt, but drew the hemline way up. The mini-skirt started to make an appearance along with short sleeveless dresses.

Jackie Onassis

Marilyn Monroe

Audrey Hepburn

Today women want to feel just as beautiful as the women of the last century’s fashion changes. The truth of the matter is that those dresses were as flattering to a woman’s form as possible. We will never see the death of vintage in our fashion influence due to that.

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About Clari Farkash and her Gowns and Dresses
Designer and fashion entrepreneur Clari Farkash was raised in Europe and studied design at the University of Upsala. She designs prom dresses, cocktail dresses, homecoming dresses and other special occasion dresses for the Clarisse line of dresses sold by Clari strives to integrate environmental friendly techniques in the manufacturing of all her designs.

  • KxtNKUUQUu

    i’m really short and i feel like maxi desress help elongate my body so i love them. (it might also be the heels i have to wear so the don’t drag on the floor though)