Spice Up Your Holiday Party with Retro Looks

Posted by on Dec 21, 2014

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With all the holiday parties you’ve been invited to, what’s the best style to wear? Retro style, of course! Nothing proves that you've got timeless taste than showing up in a '50s Rockabilly dress or a Swinging '60s gown. Let these eight outfits from popular vintage purveyors inspire you to create your own eye-catching retro style for the season.

modcloth posh party dress
This Posh at the Party Dress from Modcloth makes you feel like you’ve stepped onto the set of “Mad Men.” Channel your inner Peggy and take control of the office party with this teal boat-neck gown.

tayana retro dress, pinup dress
The Jazmin Circle can be a curvaceous black dress or, if you hit the dance floor, a bold eye-catcher. The material is very forgiving, allowing you just the right amount of wiggle room.
billion dollar baby dress, shops like modcloth
Looking for something a bit more va-va-voom? The Billion Dollar Baby Dress from Stop Staring is form-fitting but comfortable.
shop ruche retro style dress audrey hepburn
ShopRuche offers a slightly modern take on a classic silhouette with the Twinkling Stars Metallic Dress. In this dress you’d look just at home at an intimate dinner party as at a big holiday shindig.
pinup girl retro dress
Don’t be fooled by the three-quarter-length sleeves and wide notched collar on the Birdie Dress from Pinup Girl Clothing. This belted, full-skirt party dress in gold sharkskin taffeta shows that extra fabric can be sexy.
bettie page dress retro
If “bombshell” is what you’re after, look no further than the Some Like It Hot Dress from Bettie Page. With its halter top and white satin fabric, the dress will inevitably invite comparisons to Marilyn Monroe, but make it your own with accessories like red pumps or dangling earrings.


great gatsby retro dress 1920s
Blue Velvet Vintage lets you go all the way back to the Jazz Age with the Black Lace Champagne Satin Dress. It’s perfect for the next time you’re invited to Jay Gatsby’s mansion, or, you know, your neighbor’s wine-tasting party.
zelda style vintage dress
Let’s say the ‘30s are more your style. ReVamp Vintage’s Zelda evening gown in burgundy silk charmeuse has no side seams, making it a unique design that’s sure to attract attention at all times, not just the holidays.

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