Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Take Your Holiday Dressing Up a Notch, Part 3

When I post photos of gorgeous vintage evening gowns and party dresses here on my blog or on my Facebook or Pinterest pages, one of the most common reactions I get is, "Why don't we dress up like this any more?" It is a shame that our society has become so casual that a pair of jeans and a t-shirt will suffice for most social occasions. Instead of bemoaning that fact, however, why not become part of a change back toward more formal dressing? An easy way to start is to amp up what you wear to all the holiday parties and get togethers you'll be attending in the next month. This week, I'll be looking at ways to accomplish that.  Choose one or more of these ideas, but don't do them all at once please!

Gown by Marcel Rochas, 1950
Gloves.  If you think they are old lady, old fashioned, old style, I say, "Think again!"  Gloves can add a bit of formality or a bit of fun to any outfit.  If you're going full out with a ball gown, add gloves to make your look complete. 
Dress and gloves by Jeanne Lafaurie, 1951
If your cocktail dress needs a finishing touch, consider gloves as an interesting option.

Gloves don't have to be plain leather or cotton either.  Consider crochet or lace, add trim or jewelry.  The possibilities are endless!

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Want more ideas?  Check out my Les Gants Board on Pinterest.  What to do with your gloves while you're eating?  Here's how to wear gloves like a lady.


3 comments:

Giselle said...

I've always loved the look of gloves. They look so elegant, especially when worn with a ball gown.

Vintagesuburbia said...

Oh Thank you for such lovely images. I love the gloves with what look like big white flowers at the ends. I am a lover of gloves too. They are actually really good to wear in a practical sense too - protect from the sun (important in Australia) and when its cold.

Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying your series on dressing up. It's something I've been starting to do myself over the last few months. It's great to have your suggestions and beautiful images, too!

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