If the dress can make the girl, then right accessories make the dress! One of the elements of vintage style that really define the vintage look,(especially in the 50's early 60's) it is the trend towards matching suits of accessories.
Matching jewels and matching small goods always really pulled together
an outfit. Wearing vintage in this modern age it is very tricky to be
able to find these perfectly matched sets, especially in small fabric
goods, but it is a wonderful and effortless way to make any dress a
Chose a color accent to play up in a print dress by choosing an accessory set that matches a detail in the dress, or pull a look together top to toe by color blocking accessories that match you shoes along with a solid color dress (different colored sets can really make a simple dress look different in almost endless ways, a great way to stretch a limited wardrobe on a limited budget!)
Get the look
Whilst jewelry can sometimes survive together in sets, fabric items
rarely do, but as always that's where repro comes into play! The new
"Pretty You" collection in my shop is made in this old style only
new, so you can indulge in this vintage trend today! The flirty little
flower brooch, scarf, hair bows and whimsy are all hand made from
scratch in the exact same fabrics so they are all a perfect match in
color and texture. Sometimes it's possible to marry a few vintage items
to look like a set, but there are always discrepancies in the texture
and color (especially with white accessories since they age very
differently making all kinda of different colors). It's possible to
build your own set from the collection items, and the nicest thing to me
about them is that they can turn any lone dress into a finished outfit!
The collection is based on a set from one of my 1963 catalogs to make it as authentic as it is cute!