Vintage dresses are one of my favourite summer wardrobe items. When I’m shopping for dresses online, I can’t go past the trusty vintage dress!
Here are some things to look for when you want to buy dresses online in Australia:
1. Sometimes bigger isn’t better
We love that vintage dresses are free flowing. But they do run the risk of making you look bigger than you actually are. This means you need to find the right cut for your body shape. If you’re short, big flowing dresses with too much fabric may make you look shorter. Go for a strapless version. The bit of skin at the top will make all the difference and create the right line.
2. Shape it
If you’re tall, more fitted vintage dress styles with higher necklines are made just for you. Check out the range of Vintage Dresses from Off Ya Tree.
3. Less is more
I love, love, love patterned vintage dresses. When I think of summer fun, I think of fun prints and boho patterns. But don’t go past the versatility of a plain coloured dress, minus the print. These are also great for those that are shorter, as plain colours tend to elongate. A plain black or navy dress can also be paired with heels and worn out at night. It isn’t all about beachwear! The perfect for a summer cocktail party or dress it down with flats for a totally different look.
4. Belt it
If your bellowing vintage dress is making you look knocked up, style it with a belt. This will draw attention to a central detail and shape your dress in the right way. You can try a few styles to see what works best. Under you bust? On your waist?Around your hips? Try rouching the fabric up a bit or pull it below your belt. Make it a t detailed belt or opt for a thin, delicate belt. The options are endless!