Accessories for Hair

Dawn Gracie-Dawns Vintage do

Above is Dawn who is based on Instagram and Facebook . She is a performer who is based in the South of England who always wears flowers in her hair. She has done hair videos on how to do her hairstyles for vintage life magazine. Check out her Facebook page for all information on Dawn she also has her own website.

Cherry Dollface

Here is Cherry an American pin up who is on You tube Facebook and Instagram. She has recently been to the UK on Tour. She has a lot of You tube videos on hair, make up and vintage fashion. And has done make up and hair for others too.

Heather Hellkat

Heather is an American lady who does a lot of hair and makeup tutorials on Facebook and can be found on Instagram too. She is down to earth she is a member of 2 Facebook groups on Vintage hair and makeup where she posts her tutorials.

Hair accessories in the vintage 50s era are commonly scarves, bandanas and flowers. The pictures above show how they are worn with various hairstyles. I have given information on these 3 ladies in case you want to check out there tutorials to give you ideas. I am not that good with hair myself so I stick to a simple ponytail with hair scarf or flowers.

I have bought a number of hair flowers in different colours to suit different outfits from Imogens Imagination based in Sheffield. Sophie the lady that makes the hair flowers can be also found on Etsy,Facebook and Instagram and often runs a stall at Lou lous vintage fair. She not only makes flowers but shes is a milliner and makes bespoke hats as well as other hair accessories.

Imogens Imagination flower’s

Headscarfs come in a variety of styles wired elasticated here are a couple from Lindy Bop range. The turquoise is elasticated the black one wired.

Also you can buy hair scarves that can be tied by yourself like a bandana in your hair.

From top to bottom

Fruit hair band Hell Bunny

Blue and red bandanas bought at independent seller at York Festival of vintage

Hawaiin hair band from Etsy,Arcade Hatters

Etsy is a good source of suppliers in hair accessories as well as Repro clothes brands.

Hope you found this article fun.

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All Dressed Up

Forties and fifties style dresses are always seen as elegant, and back to the Hollywood glamour era . Even brands like Banned are goth clothes mixed with fifties glamour. Brands like Collectif who like to make reproduction clothes from the 1940s to the 1980s . Reproduction clothes are more popular,due to the lack of authentic vintage. And the size change in people since the 50s, due to richer diets. In this post I will explore Collectif, Lindy Bop, Hell Bunny, Lady Voluptuous and Dolly &Dotty, these companies sell in the UK. These brands have lots of evening dresses, bridal as well as day dresses.

So where can you wear one of these dresses , why do I need one in my wardrobe? Well there are specialist events like the Festival of vintage where you could where one of these dresses, but also on dates out with the other half, afternoon tea with the girls, the work Christmas party, a day out at the races a summer wedding.

There are many styles available Audrey Hepburn designs, flared skirts wiggle dresses and tea dresses.With different necklines boat, ruched bust, sweetheart and halter neck.

There are a variety of prints popular are cherries, gingham, polka dots and flowers. Some designs are seasonal, spring there are flower prints, summer its tiki time with tropical themes , autumn Halloween themes are popular and winter there are different Christmas themes such as holly, reindeer etc.

Also there are plenty of sales on these sites. And some of these sites sell in the USA too.

I have bought dresses from Lindy Bop Lady Vintage/Voluptuous and Dolly and Dotty. All have been good fits and I have had compliments galore. Designs I own coat dress, tea dress,Lyra and flared. In patterns polka dot , flowers and Tiki. I have also found they wash and iron well. Even though I haven’t a Hell bunny dress, I have other items of there’s and as above like the others brand they fit well and wash nicely.

Below I have tried to upload many designs for you to peruse.

Lindy Bop sizes 8-26

Polly Rose Heart £38.00

Marilyn Halter Neck £38.00

Misty Tiki Dress £40.00


Gingham Dress £38.00

Dolly and Dotty size8 -24

Strawberry Dress £40.00

Floral Swing Dress £15.00

Collectif size6-22

Dolores Flamingo Dress size 6-22

Hell Bunny size 8-22

Antonia Floral Black dress £53.99

Lady Voluptuous size14 -32

Apricot Lyra Polka dot dress £47.00

I hope you like these dresses and they give you inspiration.

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Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising these companies. I have mentioned these companies as I have bought myself other designs from these companies. There are other companies available.

Aloha

Hiya well as summer is nearing, all the Tropical and Hawaiian clothes are coming to the for on the various plus size websites.

In the 40s and 50s the Tiki theme was popular and the Tiki cocktail bars became fashionable in the U.S.A.

Lindy Bop , Collectif, Hell Bunny are worth looking at for us plus size ladies.

Another site is Miss Bamboo for ladies between sizes 8 and 18.

I have included a photo of my very own Tiki dress which I bought from Lindy Bop.

You can also buy accessories from the Etsy store to go with your dress like hair scarves etc.

There is also a online store called Tiki Lou Hawaii http://www.tikilouhawaii.co.uk which is also on Instagram as well as Facebook.

There are a number of things to buy from Household Hawaiian themed items to Accessories from £1.95 to £85.00. They do coconut bags to t shirts jewellery even soap.

I have some Tropical flower earrings I have some lovely comments from people and my Tiki Lou t shirt.

You can get these Plumeria earrings in a number of colours. They are so comfortable you forget there in.

Well I hope this post gives you inspiration. And you look at the sites mentioned above to treat yourself to a dress. If that is to much theres always accessories or household items to get that Aloha feel.

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Disclaimer I have not been paid in monies for advertising these sites this is my opinion and knowledge I am sharing. I have used my own money for items bought from these sites.

Swimwear for all

Hiya, well summer is around the corner. And if your lucky enough your off to some sun kissed island in the middle of nowhere.🏖 Or a week in Skegvegas!

Last year I was recommended Bon Marche and I got a new little number. An Hawaiin red number in a flattering swim dress style for £24.

So I’ve been looking around for you on the High Street and online.

Let’s start with the High Street .

YOURS clothing

Tropical Tankini Top with Bottoms

Above is a lovely flattering Tankini Top with bottoms one of there best sellers. Top £23.99 Bottoms 12.99.

They have traditional swimsuits bikinis and swimdresses from size 16 to 36 . They do a lovely range of beach dresses and Kaftans too. You can check online too if there’s no store near you.

Evans

Black essential swimsuit

Above Black essential swimsuit £36.00 But currently in the sale £28.80.Evans often put on sales so check in store or online sizes 14 to 28.

Bon marche

Floral Twist Sundress

Above the Floral Twist sundress £25.00. Bon Marche sizes are 10 to 28 . Again some beautiful kaftans and sundresses to cover up on the beach. As well as array of swimwear to choose from.

I find my Swim dress comfortable by the pool and in the water. It as a built in swimsuit underneath.

Online there are a number of companies that do plus sizes Simply Be , Curvissa, Asos curve, Figleaves and Boohoo.

Also try Bravissimo which do sizes in your bra size D to K. They supply swimsuits etc from Bra brands such as Panache etc. Check out the Tankinis, Bikinis and there beach wear too. Prices are a little more expensive but sizes are in bra size than dress size. Prices vary between around £30 to £60

So I hope you like the modern day swimwear .

For Vintage designs at present there are 2 websites selling vintage style swimwear .

For Luna the sizes go from 8 to 24. Prices vary from £36.00 to £75.00.

Lindy Bop the sizes go from 8 to 20 prices anything from£42 to £85 .

Both sites do sales to watch out for. Both sites deserve a a look just for interest they have some quirky designs .

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Disclaimer I have not received any monies from any companies I have discussed in this post for advertising.