My biggest issues are 1. finding "cute" vintage or vintage style clothes that fit for ample bosom (think Christina Hendricks) , 2. Aren't insanely overpriced, 4. I was recently diagnosed with a chronic pain condition which takes more effort to accomplish the simple things once taken for granted 3. summers here range in the 100's with 90% plus humidity on average so dressing for comfort is the main priority. Hair and makeup, is consistent though.
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For me, there is no reason I can foresee for stopping. Barring that my 1930s-1950s clothes don't deteriorate before I do.
This is a really interesting thread. I really related to what LizzieMaine said about feeling not like yourself if your not wearing vintage. The only time I don't wear vintage or vintage inspired is when I'm in my work uniform. But even then I still have vintage hair and makeup. I just feel happiest in vintage and can't see that ever changing. But I've always felt that way I guess. Even when I was a teenager I didn't follow the herd. I think it's sad when I see young girls as clones of each other, shorty denim shorts, mid riff tops, spray tan, hair extensions etc. I saw a girl of about 17 or so dressed vintage inspired in a nice dress, hair and makeup done and she stood out from the rest of the clones and looked stunning! I think it's the ladylike aspect I love. In my opinion there is often too much on display that I don't want to see in most modern fashions.
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I don't dress vintage every day and never have. I probably wear 30% vintage and the rest is "regular" modern clothes. I have to dress up for work, so only on the weekends might I wear jeans & t-shirt. I'm not going to lie, I own Uggs, flip flops, and velour tracksuits, but I also know how to dress appropriately for the occasion at hand. Regardless of how I'm dressed, I do my hair and makeup every day. I don't see my style changing any time soon.
Last edited by fortworthgal; 01-03-2012 at 07:29 AM.
Such an interesting thread. I'm fortworthgal - although instead of a velour track suit, I have a Darth Vader hoodie.
I haven't gone full vintage but it's a matter of time and money until the modern pieces are exchanged for more vintage looking clothes. So, no, I don't see giving up the vintage look though. I spent so much time learning pin curls, I can't stop now!
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I ddn't think so. There are times when I do don none vintage clothing. I feel so different without it. However, I noticed that I end up adding a few vintage/repo vintage items here and there while wearing my none vintage look. Forever hooked on my bobby socks, hankies and dungareedolly.com bags.
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