The Term ” VINTAGE” derives from Latin word Vetus,meaning old,aged or ancient. According to OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY,the term vintage defines ” year or place in which wine, especially wine of high quality was produce.
But if we talk about “clothing,fashion and style “, fashion procured from an earlier era , or the clothing which was produced before the 1920s to 20 years before the present day is considered Vintage.
Vintage clothing is inspired from previous era and still retains its charm ,style and elegance , that’s what Vintage dressing is all about.Vintage home,furniture,mirrors,fabric,dresses enunciate about the time it was produced in and its erudition, aesthetics and quality.
List of certain vintage item that will never be depleted and still possess charm,will help you perfect the art of vintage fashion.
The classic tailcoat or a long coat gives you a classy vintage feel and can be worn to formal occasions.
It’s long, slim fit will add to your height, hence giving you a sophisticated taller appearance.
It is a rough,unfinished woolen jacket.It is a great vintage piece to have in your wardrobe.
Worn by British royalty, it is now a versatile jacket that can create many colour combinations and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
The saddle shoe, introduced early in the 20th century as an athletic shoe, has enjoyed nearly a century of popularity. Many people associate saddle shoes with the 1950’s while in fact the style has been used and reused by footwear designers since their introduction (1906) and have appeared in every shape and color combination imaginable.The classic two toned black and white saddle shoes are a stylish option for footwear and have been made contemporary by different colour combinations they are available in. While the original black and white combination still remains a favorite combinations of brown and orange, white and blue, black and grey etc. are great options. Saddles are stylish, classy and not too over the top or extreme.
Vintage clothing in recent years, has been recognized as tangible(hard) asset,which means it has value.Collectibles for e.g. fine antique furniture,vintage clothing, jewelry,impressionist painting are considered hard assets i.e assets that have value.
These days ,vintage is all the rage.There has been a market for vintage clothes for a long time,but now it has hit the main stream, and the fashion of yesteryear have been influencing modern designers,designers not only of clothes , but of home furnishing and other products too.
Vintage boutiques are springing up all over the country.Vintage fairs are also held,often combined or in association with craft fairs.
Some of the Vintage dresses and fabric you may wish to see :
This is all about Vintage STYLE & FASHION !!