Posts Tagged ‘dress’

Our Vintage Life

Gosh it has been 3 weeks since I’ve written a Friday blog! It’s been a busy one, mainly being away in Berlin and then being ill with a darn sinus infection. Berlin was amazing. It was so good to have a weekend with Adam and no kids…to relax and by us rather than mummy and […] Read more…

Get the Look: Planning a Vintage Wedding

It’s pretty hard to deny that your wedding will be one of the biggest days of your life. The wedding dress, the bridesmaids, the reception, the flowers, the invitations (and a million other things) are all part of the ’to do’ list, and it seems there are a thousand and one decisions to be made […] Read more…

Get the Look: The 1940s style

It feels like everyone is finally realising how suave and sexy fashion actually was in the 1940’s and 1950’s. Women embraced their feminine charm and curvaceous bodies, and now the modern woman is starting to appreciate classic dresses that accentuate a her hips and thighs. They love wearing stunning hats that can’t help but attract positive attention. […] Read more…

Get The Look: Goodwood Revival Vintage Fashion

Another year has passed and still we haven’t gone to Goodwood Revival-  but yet again our vintage clothing has! This year we also provided retro chairs for the Goodwood Revival Hair and Beauty salon..so maybe we were there in spirit. Here is Mary, one of our regular customers wearing a stunning 1950s gold dress that […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Vintage inspired Autumn Fashion

With London Fashion Week everywhere and the dramatic change in weather, its hard to not be getting excited at the moment about getting some Autumn pieces to spruce up your Autumn/Winter 13 vintage wardrobe.  Whether its vintage or just vintage inspired there are some amazing fashion items out there 10 of which we’ll showcase in today’s blog.  All […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage Summer Fashion

Well at last…I actually feel that Summer has actually arrived. Hopefully I’m not going to jinx it by sharing our 10 of the Best: Vintage Summer Fashion with you! All are available to buy right now on the world wide web! 1. Let’s start with a corker….a modern frock from Orla Kiely. Not the cheapest […] Read more…

10 of the Best: 1920s Vintage Fashion

The long-awaited Great Gatsby film is due out in the UK this week, and with this there is a frenzy of desire for all things 1920s. And who can blame us: the glamour, the frivolity and the beading is enough to make any vintage gal swoon. This week’s 10 of the Best features 1920s vintage fashion […] Read more…

Plus Size Vintage

Here at Your Vintage Life we love vintage dresses. In fact my personal collection is a little out of control…..much to My YVL’s despair. I used to buy 1960s shift dresses in the late 1980s and customise them, teaming them up with my trusty DMs. My taste has changed over the years but I still […] Read more…

Vintage Customer Corner

We havent had a vintage customer corner for a while so today we are having a double whammy! First up is the lovely Jane who bought this 1950s  green hat from us at Cambridge Guildhall last weekend. She came to help me unpack which was much appreciated as Mr YVL looked after the kiddies and this […] Read more…

An amazing vintage collection

Recently we bought some amazing vintage clothing all from lady. The clothes range from the 1950s through to the 1980s and all have one thing in common: they are all truly beautiful. Some are vintage designer labels too. We didn’t meet the lady….and looking at her beautiful fashion collection it has made me wonder about […] Read more…

OOTD: MK’s 1940s weekend

Today was a fab day! The whole family downed tools and went out for the day (literally…Mr YVL put down his spade and I closed the laptop). We went to Milton Keynes museum who are hosting a 1940s weekend today and tomorrow. Read all about it on our sister site here. Not only was it […] Read more…

Customer Corner

Last week we showed everyone on Facebook a gorgeous 1950s dress and jacket. It is halterneck with a white embroidered pattern all over. It has a tight bodice and wide skirt…very 1950s. The jacket is cropped with cute 3/4 length sleeves. It went onto our rail at Twinwood Festival last weekend. It sort of got […] Read more…

Dating Vintage

We bought an interesting dress last week. Interesting not because it is lovely, but because dating it was more important than I thought. We are often asked how we date things especially clothing. So we thought we would show you one of our latest finds. It’s a lovely dusky pink dress which looks very 1940s. […] Read more…

OOTD: Party Girl

2 parties in one day! Well doesnt life begin at 40! Well the first one was a 4th birthday party with a bouncy castle and a son dressed as spiderman. Thankfully the second one was for the adults. I wore a 1950s cotton day dress in blue. It falls really nicely as it has side […] Read more…

OOTD: My Hen Night!

So first thing to say is this is a day late. Is that because you have been busy with Kitty’s 2nd birthday I hear you ask? Or getting ready for the wedding? Ah no, it’s because I have been a poorly girl since the hen night on Friday! But today I’m almost back to the land […] Read more…

Seperated at Birth!

We have just added this amazing vintage dress to our eBay shop. It’s a  true stunner and more importantly is an original! It dates from the 1950s and is made by Herald Fashions. A true prom dress in bright red satin and chiffon, it sweeps to the floor. The bodice is boned and it is beautifully […] Read more…

Mummy Christmas

As a little girl, every year I had a new Christmas dress. I still follow this tradition wearing a different special dress usually bright red or covered in glitter. Generally, I try and be Mummy Christmas! Last year I wore a bright red 1950s swing dress with nipped in belted waist. My little girl, Kitty joined […] Read more…

Last week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale”..to be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting my […] Read more…

Welcome to my wardrobe

Some vintage ladies have embraced an era, often the 1950s or 40s. They have fallen in love with its style and taken it to their hearts (and their wardrobe, their hair and makeup, even their home). While I totally applaude this (and am a tad envious of their committment) I am not one of these […] Read more…

All dressed up & ready to go

We are busy getting ready for next weeks Twinwood Festival here in Bedfordshire. It is a 1940s/50s festival so we have been busy getting our frocks ready. Here are just a few we will be taking to sell. We have prom dresses, swing dresses, day dresses and wiggle dresses. Some are hand made and some […] Read more…

Truly inspired

I have recently been inspired by another blog..by Louise at Catwalk Creative Vintage. Her blog discussed the humble dress clip which were very fashionable in the 1930s and 40s. Her photos were beautiful with some great original 40s pictures too. Please go have a read! So here’s how it inspired me….I too have a dress […] Read more…

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