One of the few things I miss about working in an office is attending an annual Christmas party. While you hard-working folk are all out getting dolled up for a night of canapes and a free bar, I will most likely be sat indoors, drinking tea and watching Poirot...
There's no hope for me, but there is something you can do to make your holiday party season even more special this year - go vintage! There are so many amazing vintage dresses out there, all dreaming of going to a good home and being worn out to your special occasion. Not only will it make you feel like a princess of Grace Kelly proportions, but there is no way on earth you could possible end up wearing the same thing as someone else!
Finding good quality vintage isn't always easy but - like most things in life - if you put in the time, you will be rewarded. Rewarded with a beautiful vintage dress that will last you a lifetime.
To help inspire you to go vintage this year, here are my top five favourite pieces that are available to buy online right now:
- 1950s Black Vintage Prom Dress, £200 at www.natashabailie.com
I believe the word you're looking for is "stunning"! Team this beautiful dress with some classic pearls, and you will be the belle of the ball.
- 1950s Coral Vintage Prom Dress by Lorrie Deb, £150 from www.lovemissdaisy.com
This dress is so pretty and elegant while also being incredibly flattering. Dita would be proud.
- 1980s Red Matte Sequined Wiggle Dress, £120 from www.rokit.co.uk
'Tis the season to be sparkly! Sequins are extremely popular at the moment, and they don't come much better than they did in the 80s.
- 1960s Black Lace Dress, $88/£56.21 from Dear Golden on Etsy
Sexy, demure and chic - black lace is the perfect way to play the femme fatale this Christmas.
- 1970s Red Halterneck Maxi Dress with Tassels, £55 from www.candysays.co.uk
How sexy is this dress?! Even Jessica Rabbit would be jealous! Add some jewels and you're ready to go.
So what do you think? I hope this has helped inspire you to consider vintage for this holiday season. But remember - vintage is for life, not just for Christmas.