Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Incorporating Vintage Lingerie into Your Everyday Style


Hello! Guys, let me tell you: you WILL get quite a few stares when incorporating vintage lingerie into your everyday looks but the unique appeal of the aesthetic is just too good to resist. When I spotted this bold floral vintage robe on the rack of a local Richmond thrift shop, my heart immediately soared and I knew that it had to be mine. Well, at least mine for RaddayVintage. The vivid, deep colors, artistic floral print and lightweight texture of the robe make it the perfect layering piece. Who said that robes should only be worn around the house?

For this look, I styled the robe as a kimono over a deep green lace-up romper. I chose to style a shorter piece with the robe to create contrast and movement. Incorporating pieces of vintage lingerie into your everyday aesthetic is totally do-able but definitely requires balance. For example, this robe is very long so I balanced the length of the robe with a shorter romper. The same concept applies to vintage nightgowns, camisoles, etc. For a vintage nightgown, you're definitely going to want to style it with something with a heavier texture such as a faux fur coat or chunky knit sweater. I'm also loving turtlenecks layered underneath vintage slip lingerie dresses right now. 

I wanted to play up the feminine colors of the robe so I styled a pretty pastel pink purse and pastel pink lace-up heels with the look. Can you tell I'm digging the lace-up trend? A handful of boho rings, cat-eye sunglasses and nude lipstick perfected the look. 

Vintage robe (worn as kimono): Available for sale in RaddayVintage
Pastel pink heels: Jeffrey Campbell via ShopAkira
Pink purse: Vintage
Green lace-up romper: Ashby
Cat-eye sunglasses: Rumors
Lipstick: ColourPop
Rings: Assorted