1960's red and green Geoffrey Beene vintage dress
Ho ho ho. It's that time! Everyone is putting on their favorite dresses, unpacking their velvets and re-visiting sequins and shimmer. But what happens when you break the bank buying a dress from your favorite store only to find that your co-worker bought the same one and is wearing it to the same party?Good Cheer suddenly becomes embarrassment The answer might be to consider buying vintage for your next special event! Whether you are going to a Christmas cookie party, an office holiday party or a black tie holiday gala, you can find something vintage to wear that fits right in to your contemporary lifestyle.
Whenever I go to a holiday party, people always want to know where I got my dress - when I tell them it's vintage, they are usually shocked. I think they are expecting vintage to look "VINTAGE" and are amazed that it actually can look quite contemporary if worn right.
1960's white crepe Maison Mendossolle vintage cocktail dress with rhinestone trim
1950's Emma Domb vintage dress with fish tail hem in black lace over red satin
There might be times, however, that you want to add some fun, obviously vintage, elements to your holiday ensemble - like opera gloves, vintage jewelry or a vintage handbag. If you don't over-do the accessories and keep it simple, you can still look modern, elegant and sophisticated in a vintage dress.
1950's vintage black dress from Larry Aldrich with outstanding wide lace collar
Two Piece Vintage Dress and coat ensemble from the 1960's in red wool with green lining.
So, here are a few holiday dress suggestions from dressingvintage.com that we think are perfect for your next party! I personally make an effort to wear only ethically made clothing and buying vintage is one way I do that - it's harder than you would think to find fashion forward ethical apparel. From now until New Year's Day, use the code holidayvintage to get 15% off of your next order, and as always, we ship free and Internationally!
Gorgeous green jacquard satin 1960's vintage dress with layered back bow panel and slim fit.
Iridescent Oxblood red satin short ABS dress with built in tulle under skirt
William Pearce 1950's vintage gold dress with full skirt and bow at waist.
Oscar de la Renta dress in rich oxblood red silk jersey.
1980's vintage dress from Lillie Rubin with tulle skirt and velvet trim.
Leon Frank red velvet 1950's vintage dress with lace trim.
Vintage 1960's little black dress with fur trim
Red vintage 1950's dress - made for the holidays!
1950's vintage Jacques Heim dress in red and ivory silk
Hot Pink late 1960's Lanz of Salzburg vintage dress with layered hemline and bow.