Red dresses are always hot commodities and red vintage style dresses are no exception. Finding a good red dress can sometimes be like finding a needle in a haystack and in your search for that perfect dress consider a few key things to look for when searching for that perfect red vintage dress.
First, you want the right color red. We all know reds that can be too orange or too bright so depending on what your skin tone is or what your personal preference is on red, it goes without saying that you will want to make sure you have the right shade of red. Of course you can also find good shades in the ever popular coral color. There are some rust tones that are also very popular this season. Be sure that you find a color that you absolutely love because this dress will likely become a go to dress in your closet.
One way to combat the powerful red tone, is to find a good pattern that takes pressure off of the dominant red color. Of course you can find bright, bold patterns too, but there are a number of great patterns that utilize red tones that are very versatile and also help to create that perfect vintage style or retro look. Consider the Chapel Dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer as an example. This dress is part of Velvet’s Spanish Tile collection and features a gorgeous red and white tile pattern. The dress itself features a fitted style that really does look like something you would see in an old black and white movie. The dress features a v neck with knot at the base of the v and elbow length sleeves for added style. As you can see, this is a great illustration of how effectively a pattern can help add to a dress while also still maintaining the bold red color.
For a more subtle red pattern consider the Cherry Cowl Neck Dress. This dress features a beautiful floral pattern, but the dominant colors are varying shades of blues and the red here is used as a central accent color. The red pops out in the flowers and on the back in a varied pattern the red is the primary color accented by the contrasting navy and light blue tile pattern. This dress is a sheer dress and features a drape neckline, cap sleeves, and a loose tie belt at the waist for added shape. Again this dress exudes vintage style and invokes retro dress styles with the great combination of patterns and style.
Whatever your preference when hunting for that perfect red vintage dress you may find that you need a solid red dress and you can find plenty of great alternatives out there. It always makes sense to consider a few great options that really reflect your own individual style or the look that you are searching for. A red vintage inspired dress can be a perfect addition to any wardrobe.
60s Vintage style can really be a great inspiration for modern fashion styles. Finding great vintage style fashions is really making a comeback as retro patterns and styles have found their ways into current designer fashions.
One of our favorite 60s vintage style dresses is the Dita V Neck Dress by designer Ella Moss. This polka dot pattern dress is the perfect modern interpretation of vintage style and truly reminds us of something that you would see January Jones wearing in the TV Series Mad Men. This dress features an elegant v neck with a ruffle accenting the neckline and shoulders. The polka dot pattern which is so representative of the 60s is another way that this distinctive statement dress embodies vintage fashion trends. The dress also features an empire waist and a flared skirt from the empire waist line as added feminine touches. The dress is also lined and is available in Pond, a green color, or Shadow a smokey purple color.
Another dress that embodies 60s vintage style is the Rhonia V Neck Tank Dress by designer Velvet by Graham and Spencer. This dress features a sweetheart neckline with skinny tank straps all in a gorgeous pattern in Flamingo pink. This dress features a belt at the waist in metallic grey fabric for contrast and a flared skirt giving it added feminine detail. This dress also looks like an elegant classic summer dress that you would have seen on any of the women in Mad Men or even Patty Duke. This retro style is full of feminine class and the perfect summer sundress. Of course it is also a great piece to wear with your favorite cropped cardigan.
As you can see, you can find 60s vintage inspiration elements in many modern designer fashions and not just in dresses. Consider the La Befana Polka Dot tie tank as another 60s era modern fashion inspiration. This tank does feature a built in shelf bra for added fit and comfort. It also features a multi color polka dot pattern on a white fabric with a feminine neckline with a bow at the shoulder. With a loose sash like neckline this tank is really reminiscent of the 60s fashion era and yet still exemplifies a great modern interpretation of 60s retro styles.
Finding modern vintage style pieces to help perk up your closet or add feminine style to your wardrobe is a great way to blend old and new. This blend of modern and vintage styles is a great way to add distinctive individual style while also staying current with modern fashion trends. Best of all these pieces are all from great designers so they are high quality and fit true to size. Regardless of what your personal style is, you are sure to find great vintage style elements pervasive in modern fashions that will be a perfect way to perk up your wardrobe and possibly even stretch out of your own fashion comfort zone with some great stylish pieces.