For the entire month of March, I’m going decade diving and interpreting the fashions of yesteryear by means of magazines, movies, and pop culture of the time. Join me as I visit the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and end the month in the ’80s.
Today we’re talking about 1960’s fashion.
This outfit was taken from the pages of a 1962 Sears catalog. But I thought I’d put a twist on this retro post today and, in true catalog fashion, style this dress two different ways to really sell you on it’s versatility.
What’s even more fun is that one look is a replica of the 1960’s and the other look is how I would style this dress to fit in with today’s fashion. Sound good? Let’s get into it!
You might recognize this little metallic dress set from my latest thrift haul video. It’s been sliced and diced to fit my body but it’s well worth it to have something so beautiful in my wardrobe!
I styled it as closely as I could to the original catalog image and I’d say it’s pretty darn awesome! The pillbox hat is another vintage find from a family member (these pink gloves were from the other side of the family – good style runs in my family, clearly) and the silver shoes are just a regular pair I have lying around. I wish they had a cool story but I got nothin’!
Transforming something so quintessentially retro into something modern was actually super simple. Two words: moto jacket.
A moto jacket is totally hip. Devastatingly cool. Plus, mine is made of lace and played with the lace dress nicely! I added a sparkly pyramid necklace just to further amp up the cool factor.
Now tell me, would you ever guess I was wearing some oldy moldy dress with this jacket? I don’t think so.
Sorry my posts have been shuffled around this week. I hate to blame it on the weather, buuut… it’s the weathers fault. I will continue through the decades the best that I can with another hit from the ’60s ASAP!
P.S. We’re hosting a hosting for a $25 Etsy gift card on the Shaped By Style blog. Check out their blog for all the details!
Thrifted / vintage dress, $5 bag sale
Silver outlet store high heels, $10
Family heirloom pillbox hat
Colourpop lippie stick in the color “Creeper”
Monroe and Main moto jacket, c/o
Outlet store sparkly necklace, $5
Thrifted silver flats, $2
Same lipstick from above ^^^