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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fashion Top 7 Vintage Dress Tips for 2010

No 1. Every woman should have a fabulous cocktail dress on hand.
This Cocktail Dress is Indispensable Ninety Years Later. This Dress very fashionable and Flappers formal-casual outfit wear.
No 2. Use inexpensive costume jewelry to elevate an outfit.
Coco Chanel & her rival Elsa Schiaparelli both introduced lines of ornate, affordable faux baubles at the start of the decade. This vivid array of bangles can add a fashionable spark of personality to your closet basics.
No 3. A strong shoulder begets a smaller waistline.
The padded shoulders and puff sleeves favored by movie star Joan Crawford, and years later by Dynasty’s Joan Collins.
No 4. Invest in a structured, ladylike handbag.
Grace Kelly was photographed carrying the boxy style to shield her pregnancy from the paparazzi, sparking a craze for the newly christened “Kelly bag.”
No 5. Recharge your look with bold prints.
The Age of Aquarius was all about rebelling against the prim and pastel styles of the 50s. Psychedelic music, free love, and pop art went hand in hand with the graphic patterns and far-out colors of the time.
No 6. Give yourself a vertical―yet manageable―boost with a platform shoe.
The platform was around in the 30s and 40s, but it wasn’t until decades later that this style, characterized by a thick sole that offers height without the discomfort of spike heels, became the symbol of an era.
No 7. Leggings aren’t just for dance class.
Movies such as Flash dance and Fame glorified the lives of dancers and prompted a fad to get physical.

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