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.
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.
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.
Looking for something a bit more va-va-voom? The Billion Dollar Baby Dress
from Stop Staring is form-fitting but comfortable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.