Someone who greatly understands how to use vintage shops? Very high waisted bell bottoms with smooth fronts were 1969. They require a small rib cage to not roll if suspenders are not being used with them. The top is a style seen in the late ’60s and early ’70s, and the varsity jacket or sweater styling is a multi- generational classic.
When looking in vintage shops the best craftsmanship is usually from the earliest 70s downward, though higher priced items (originally) tend to retain good craftsmanship after the 1970s.
Some of the most astute people at using vintage shops are stylists and models. Early in their careers many need that approach to have a winning look for little money and often the practice continues after success because it is fun and creative. Learning how to alter garments can also prove useful for them or pretty much anyone else, as can learning a bit about ways to do embellishments, such as leathercraft and more.
Very true. I was thinking that she probably bought most of what she wears vintage. Seems to me that vintage is getting bigger? Has anyone else noted this? I look at the vintage jeans made in the USA in the 70′s or 80′sâ€¦and compare it to expensive jeans bought today. The difference in quality is amazing. Nothing seems to be well made any longer!
I think that vintage jeans are totally a thing.
The problem for me: I cannot wear jeans that don’t have spandex or lycra or sth like that in the fabric.
I guess people with perfect figure do not have that problem, but for me there has to be a little bit of stretch. :)
The flare also isn’t for everyone. Looks good in this photo, though.
Must be the right attitude.
You know attitude is everything ;))))) I know what you mean about the stretch. I have found a number of 1980′s/ early 90′s Levis with some stretch, however. Its harder to find, and it isn’t lycra, but its really just as good. The people with the perfect figure probably don’t need toâ€¦but I have simply learned to accept the imperfections, even if they do show more with straight up cotton. What is not as easy to accept is the inability to tuck the bottom of the jeans into a boot. So when the snow comes, vintage is difficult! Thank you for answering my question, too!
Not at all, but the trick is getting the leg to widen at right point at hip / thigh. If not, and it tightens back to the leg too much before flaring, it looks odd. Sometimes going up a size, then altering the waist and upper hip do the trick.
So much more interesting than buying new and looking like everyone else. Totally agree on previous comment that vintage clothes are better quality than fast fashion with limited variety of styles and poor quality synthetic fabric. Really nice look and still so wearable decades later.
This is a very modern take on a 70s look. If her hair is long and it was down, and if she was wearing platforms and beads, it would look costumey, but with her hair short or up, and the varsity jacket gives it a modern look. Cool.