Hey vintage lovers! Here’s the thing, on a weekend our sartorial choices are distinctly retro but we can’t very well go to a wedding in a fringed waistcoat, so what do you do when you want to add a bit of wedding sparkle but keep your own style?
I found the perfect new online shop, called Rock My Vintage (p.s great name guys!). Rock My Vintage is an online boutique based in the uk and are on hand to help with any impending wardrobe dilemmas before your next wedding appearance.
I bagged this gorgeous floor length 1930s gown ( link below), to wear to my friend Jenni’s nuptial the other week.
Here’s a few ideas in conjunction with Rock My Vintage to inspire, without breaking the bank.
Backless and beaded maxi dresses
This 1930s/1920s inspired Gatsby dress is a vintage-lover’s dream. The Art Deco style has such beautiful, embellished details that are so distinctive of this era, including chiffon shoulders. So, be it delicately detailed all over, or with a cape, something like this beaded beauty from Rock My Vintage will help you add a bit of retro sparkle to the day without looking over the top.
This one is made from lovely heavy navy fabric that skims in all the right places made me feel so elegant, but still keeping my laid back boho style. Oh and did you notice is a little bit backless? Cheeky!
I paired it with a pair of 70s platforms, and hit the dance floor with no tripping over my long dress, which I was quite proud of as by the time the music started, I had taken full advantage of the welcome drinks! I would have liked to have got a few images outside but unfortunately, as usually happens at this time of year – it rained!
There’s lots of marvellous maxi dress over on Rock My Vintage. I have my eye on the original vintage off the shoulder one, which would be perfect for the office Christmas Party.
Buy your 1930s Beaded Maxi Dress
Dark florals for flowers minus the frump
Dark florals are perfect for any botanical babe who wants to look feminine and sophisticated but not frumpy on a special occasion such as a wedding.
Here are two from Rock My Vintage to get you started. This 1970s style maxi would not look out of place at a summer wedding or even a festival, teamed with a fringed bag and trusty wellington boots, whilst the 1940s dark floral tea dress makes a moody statement, perfect for winter weddings.
Swap a fascinator for a beaded headband or head scarf
Fascinators are for some a wedding staple, but what the alternative if you aren’t feeling the feathers? Last year where I wore a beaded 70s headband and although I wore it as a bride, it’s simply too good to never wear again, so I may just wear it as an accessory as a guest next time! Alternatively a cool headscarf is ideal for keeping your hair in place as you throw out your best Beyonce moves.
Rock My Vintage have some awesome vintage scarves in a variety of prints. They are a super easy to use and budget friendly finishing touch to your wedding guest outfit.