We have talked about retro fashion coming back with a bang this year, but what we haven’t discussed yet is how you can rock a vintage swing dress no matter where you wear it. Have you ever considered taking it to the office or to a late night summer party? How about styling it up and accessorizing it for a hot date or a casual night out with your friends? A vintage swing dress is a must-have, so let’s take a look at three simple and gorgeous ways to spice it up and show it off.
1. Pearl Jewelry
The moment you pick a 1950s retro vintage cap sleeve party swing dress to wear and style up, you know the fastest and easiest way to benefit from its beauty and power of seduction is to pair it with pearls. A simple white pearl choker adds the perfect amount of glam and retro fashion you need to turn all heads in the street, at a cocktail party or at the club. Of course, you can take things up a notch by wearing a pearl jewelry set with necklace and matching bracelet for a breathtaking effect.
2. Jacket and Stilettos
If you want to wear your vintage swing dress at the office or in a formal occasion, you should tone it down a level. The best way to achieve this is pairing the dress with a slim fit office jacket and matching high heeled shoes – preferably stilettos for their timeless elegant look. The jacket and heels combo can match the color of the dress in order to pull off a monochrome outfit. However, you should also play with some contrasts and color schemes and achieve harmonious attire with a complementary or contrasting chromatic option.
3. Head Scarf and Retro Sunglasses
If you truly heart retro fashion then nothing speaks better of your high style sense than a full retro outfit consisting of a 50s style swing dress, a scarf and a pair of retro sunglasses. This killer look is casual and chic, exquisitely feminine and funky enough nowadays to have everybody applaud you wholeheartedly. If you want to take things up a notch and entertain the idea of going the whole ten yards, then throw a pair of Mary Jane shoes into the equation together with some refined thin summer gloves.
Before choosing the perfect retro swing dress for this summer, you should also remember what makes these dresses so hot right now: prints, patterns, and that delightful petticoat which turns any woman into a Golden Age Hollywood diva. As we said before, polka dots are all the rage right now, but you can also opt for flowery patterns, gingham or mixes of colors and patterns. Swing dresses with a flare (featuring underskirts or not) go great with heels no matter their style. Boleros and capes are also highly fashionable for this type of dress.
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