Vintage Fashion

This email was sent in from Lucy in Darlington

Dear Nancy, I would really like your advice on vintage clothing. Im 50 yrs old …. am ┬áto old to wear vintage clothing?

Regards Lucy

Dear Lucy,

Thank you for reaching out!

Vintage clothing can be a wonderful and unique way to express your personal style, regardless of age. Age should never be a barrier to wearing what makes you feel confident and happy. Here are some tips to consider when incorporating vintage clothing into your wardrobe:


  • Choose Timeless Pieces: Look for vintage pieces that have a timeless quality to them. Classic silhouettes and designs tend to transcend trends and can be easily incorporated into modern outfits.
  • Mix Vintage with Contemporary: Pair vintage items with contemporary pieces to create a balanced and unique look. This can help prevent your outfit from feeling costume-like and instead create a stylish and sophisticated ensemble.
  • Fit is Key: When shopping for vintage clothing, pay attention to the fit. Vintage sizing can differ from modern sizing, so it’s important to try things on or know your measurements. Alterations can also be made to vintage items to ensure a better fit.
  • Quality and Condition: Take note of the quality and condition of vintage pieces before purchasing. Look for well-made garments that have withstood the test of time. Minor imperfections can add character, but be mindful of any major damages that may be difficult to repair.
  • Accessorize Thoughtfully: Use accessories to complement your vintage pieces and make them feel current. Mix in contemporary shoes, bags, or jewelry to add a modern touch to your outfit.
  • Confidence is Key: The most important thing is to wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable. Embrace your unique sense of style and don’t be afraid to experiment with different looks. Vintage clothing can be a fantastic way to express your individuality and stand out from the crowd.

Remember, fashion has no age limit, and personal style is all about self-expression.

Embrace the joy of wearing vintage clothing and have fun exploring the world of fashion from different eras.

Best wishes, Nancy


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