Women increasingly wore trousers as leisurewear in the1920s and 30s. In the early 20th century female pilots and other working women often wore trousers. Actresses Marlene Dietrich and Katharine Hepburn were often photographed in trousers from the 1930s. (Source: Wiki)
Ir’s amazing to me to think that less than 70 yeas ago women wore dominantly only dresses. Little insider look at me, I grew up Pentecostal! For those of you who don’t know much about this religion, it is a very emotional and intense faith. My family was very involved in the church and we followed the churches rules till I was 12. This means I didn’t wear pants, only long skirts and dresses. From an early age I was always drawn to handmade or vintage clothing.
At 15 (2006) I had my first job at Subway, it was inside a shopping center. Two doors down was Oh La La (http://www.oohlala-shop.com/info/), a locally own clothing consignment shop! It was unlike any store I had even been in, it felt like an upscale thrift store but had clothing like Macy’s. Keeping in mind I live in a small town in Southern Idaho, I knew this store was going to turn into something great. The owner Liyah Babayan, a beautiful tiny framed Armenian refugee and I became friends. I have gotten everything from jeans shorts to prom dresses in her store for the last 10 years. Since she has grown as expected into a better shop and has grown clientele from around the world. Liyah features handmade jewelry and clothing in her store from local artists, including me.
These two are my favorite recent buys!I can guarantee that I will be breaking these out again in Spring so look for those OOTD posts! I highly recommend checking her online store for original pieces at an affordable price!
There is just a certain quality and feel to dresses that is originally from that era, this is not to state that you cant get great vintage dresses online, made new! Here is another great site that has grown in popularity over the last two years.
A store that I have talked about before, (http://ourlifeoutloud.com/2016/03/31/skinny-jeans-in-the-spring-wish-list/) Unique Vintage! This site has my wish closet, and they sale a big amount of their clothing in plus sizes as well! Here are my top three picks! Lets start this wish list off right:
Isn’t this 1930’s navy pencil dress to die for? I don’t know where I would wear this, but I’d find an event just for this beautiful thing! And those gloves, I would feel so dainty and proper wearing them!
The best part of wearing 1950’s dresses are the colors and patterns that they come in. I can’t even tell you how much I love teal, and this rose print is beautiful. It would be perfect for a wedding or summer date! It helps that I already have shoes similar to the ones in the picture! My final pick is a style that is making a huge comeback!
Not only is this 1920’s flapper dress hand beaded, but the scalloped knee is in! Maybe its just me, but sparkle via glitter, beads or sequins is in!
Well guys I just couldn’t wait to post this, my vintage love is oozing out. So I wanna know ladies to you own a favorite vintage dress? Can you see these styles coming back into mainstream? Are they already? Comment your thoughts!