Shocker alert!! The polka dot wasn’t always called the “polka dot,” and the style was actually favored by more racy women than conservative. The polka dot became popular in modern day thanks to figures like Marilyn Monroe wearing a polka bikini, Christian Dior designing his “New Look” of the ’50s with the simple dot, and housewives of the ’60s following with polka dotted outfits worn as the most stylish-of-stylish stay-at-home moms. Today it remains a fashion favorite – and this vintage romper proves why!
I’ve encountered many vintage lovers who dislike ‘80s clothing trends, shuddering at the thought of stonewash denim, batwing sleeves and shoulder pads. While the clothing styles of 1980s are a far cry from the feminine fashions of the 1950s, I believe that the ’80s is worth honoring because its trends were so avant garde in style, design and wear by the modern woman of her day.
In this video I discuss why in moments of fear, frustration, anxiety and angst, we can ask ourselves, “Is this…
I believe that every woman deserves to unleash her daring diva within. Which is why I’m so proud to announce that Sammy Davis Vintage is partnering with Bob Mackie to honor the legacy of his ready-to-wear collection and impact on the history of fashion and ’80s clothing trends. Beginning today through 12:01AM on Thursday, August 15, you can enter the #givemeamackie Instagram video contest to win a vintage Bob Mackie dress!
1980s clothing is probably the least liked of all vintage eras. So to help show how vintage blazers from the 1980s are a girls’ best friend when it comes to looking cute ‘n chic for summer, I asked the duo behind Spicy Candy DC to share four great outfits wearing their favorite designer ‘80s vintage blazers to inspire us all to appreciate this underappreciated decade for its style!
In my search for the trendiest ’80s dresses I discovered Very Olive’s Vintage, a vintage boutique stocked with a gorgeous vintage collection from the turn of the century through the ’90s. Keep reading after the jump to see the 5 dresses I modeled from Olive’s that speak to wearable trends from the ’80s, and to learn more about the style ethos of this totally awesome era!