Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dress Up a Vintage Suit

1960 suit
I really, really like this idea. Shown here is a basic suit from 1960. Probably in navy or black, it has a waist-length jacket with 3/4 sleeves and a straight skirt. Rather ho-hum if worn on its own. Look what happens, though, when you add a bit of femininity with a printed blouse! Take a blouse that has a bow tie at the neck and fuller long sleeves. Pull the bow out on top of the jacket and puff the blouse sleeves below the jacket cuff. Su-weet!

6 comments:

Sal said...

Oooh, I have just the blouse! Now, I just need to acquire a vintage suit ...

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

This idea would work with a sweater too, Sal. I know you're not a jacket kind of gal!

Pretty Little Pictures said...

Oh, i love this picture!! I just got a hoard of vin tage patterns with a few suits thrown into the mix and now i'm inspired :)

Frances Baker said...

That really is a great look, and good idea about the sweater too. You features uch gorgeous things on your blog, it's fantastic!

[Tara] said...

I've started loving tie-neck blouses again lately...this is so chic!! I think if women's suits were made as they were in the
40's, I wouldn't be so frightened by them!

Couture Allure Vintage Fashion said...

Tara, you could always wear a 40's suit instead of a modern one!

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