I love finding vintage clothing in consignment shops and thrift stores. Sometimes I wish I lived in earlier decades so that I could take advantage of the fashion trends back then. Today, there are several retailers that offer vintage styles that haven’t been worn and donated to your local thrift store.
I recently came across Ruche, which focuses on very vintage, very feminine designs. They have a curvy plus size section which includes pieces that are any of the following: flowy, floral, draping, or with ruffles. Most of the pieces are simple yet elegant with classic clean cuts.
I would envision wearing any of the fashions on a casual date, perhaps to work with a cardigan to ensure that too much skin isn’t showing, or a night out with friends. My standout piece is this Vienna strapless dress. I LOVE the black and white floral bodice with the cobalt blue satin skirt. These two pieces are attached with a rose satin sash around the waist. Very dainty, a perfect cocktail dress, this piece perfectly samples a romantic, vintage piece.
Check out the rest of their website, you can find clothing that goes up to size 3X. Also, be sure to peruse vintage accessories and shoes to pair with your ensemble.
Didn’t quite find what you were looking for? Try Shabby Apple. This is another line of clothing that is vintage (think of The Great Gatsby Era or 40’s Jazz Era). Many of the dresses shown have been featured in magazines such as Glamour. They offer romantic,vintage styles for the modern woman. I fell in love with this Jack and Jill dress that includes a portrait neckline and a bodice that accentuates the waist. Most of the dresses are designed to be bridesmaids dresses but can easily be worn for cocktails or even a date night. Sizes range from 14-28.
So the next time you’re thinking about adding something different to your wardrobe, go back to fashion’s roots. Embrace an earlier decade and add a personal modern twist!
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