I bought this striped Candy Cane ruffles top from Beyond Retro a few months ago & could see the potential in it. I did however tuck it away inside my chest of draws for a while before deciding how I would wear it. I didn’t try it on in the shop but luckily it fits perfectly! I don’t often do that with vintage clothes as it’s usually too much of a risk. The top was under £15 so I took the chance…
I thought I would share a few snaps of how I have worn it…
The ruffles are quite large & sleeves puffy but I love the 1930s feel to it. I am more of a 1940s dame but I might try & encorperate some 1930s style this A/W
I did feel a bit like Ginger Rogers in Follow the Fleet – Do you know what I mean?
Still from ”Follow the Fleet” with Ginger Rogers & Fred Astaire from 1936
Some Ladies showing off their legwear!
Ginger again with a great sweater!
I am also loving the neck tie & jumper combination…you may see me trying that out soon too!
Close Up of those ruffles!
The top, is of course, probably 1980s but the material is a nice cotton so it doesn’t look too new.
My swing trousers are custom made by Allure Originals from a lovely lady in New York. The last time I wore them was for the What Katie Did A/W Preview back in March. So I need to get them out again this winter!
Brogues (that you can’t really see under my hugh trouser legs) are from Office. They took a while to break in but are very comfy now. Again, shoes I will wear this Winter (I feel like I am encouraging the turning of the leaves!!)
My hair is something I will have to work on if I want a more authentic 30s look. As you will know I usually go for a 40s set with a roll at the front. I am due for a chop though so the length alone will help as hair styles were more bobbed. I also love a Beret & even though it felt a little autumnal, I felt it went with the outfit & secured it with a set of dead stock silver hair pins my Mum gave me a few years ago.
One more snap before I go is the same top but this time more of a 1940s look (excuse the selfie in the Beyong Retro changing room! I don’t live in there honest!!)
Worn with my Viviene of Holloway Grey Wool Skirt (which I belted to tighten at the waist) & Office Oxblood Loafers (just out of shot!) With my usual hair set with H&M flowers
Is anyone else out there gathering there Winter wardrobe together already?
Love VV xxx