After my trip to Missouri, I realized something important. I now finally know what decades look best on me and also that I want to delve more into the 1950's and 1960's. I totally love the decades from 1930 to late 1960's. And I will confess that I absolutely adore the 1970's. Yes, you read right! I will delve into that at another date for sure.
What decades and styles and cuts of dresses that look best on you are just so very important if you want to feel and look your best while sporting a vintage look. I now know my time frame is the late 1940's to the early 1960's. Because I am petite and curvy, I find full skirts on dresses to look the best on me as well as feel the best. I will always have a mad crush on the 1930's and my heart will always belong to the WWII era but it does feel good to now know what area I will focus on the most.
Why the 1960's? Goodness I wouldn't know where to start! I grew up on Elvis and Beatles music. I also grew up on a lot and I mean A LOT of 1960's music. I suppose my parents (who were born in 1949 just literally 25 days apart) were influenced greatly by the 1960's. They were teenagers in the 60's and well I don't blame them. I think music affects us greatly as children and young adults.
I love everything about the 1960's from the films to the movements to the dresses and the slang. There is so much to love about a decade in our nation that literally changed the face of it.
This coming July, I will have another big dream come true. I will finally have a photo shoot that I have been longing and trying to have for over a year and a half. I have asked numerous photographers about this theme I wanted and even tried doing it on the side with friends. To no avail, it never happened. I figured perhaps if its meant to be then it well with the right photographer. I knew the photographer who would do it best (I will share who it is at a later date) and now that I have my chance...I took it!
I cannot say much about the shoot but that it will be set in the early 1960's. So, of course I have been searching for the perfect dress! And it really has to be perfect because of course I want to look and feel my best but I also want to do the theme (also will share later) justice. I really want to look back at these photos and feel pride in myself and feel a sense of joy and accomplishment.
What were some of the styles of dress in the 1960's? Here is a little taste of what women wore then (just focusing on dresses for the moment):
Such a variety to choose from but of course one must think of what looks best on their specific figure. Thankfully the time frame I am aiming at for my photo shoot is the early 1960's and dresses still had full skirts. This is what I am looking for and the shade I am contemplating on wearing:
Knowing what you want and what you like is so important isn't? Not just for how to dress up for a photo shoot but dressing vintage and well, for every part of our everyday lives. I defiantly know I have to have a full skirt and I would like to have short sleeves. I don't want to look like a school girl though-that would be silly hehe I want it to be stylish but not too fancy like the one below. I am leaning towards blue for specific reasons but I am wondering if I should choose another shade because I have worn blue for photo shoots before.
Finding the perfect dress for any occasion-vintage or modern-can be a hefty task to undertake at times. I have literally been searching Ebay and Etsy about every other day. I just don't want any dress and it has to be fabulous, go with the theme, fit me well, and NOT be expensive. A lot to ask right? To top it off with my measurements it isn't easy to find super nice dresses but I will not give up!!
So, if you happen to find a dazzling 1960's dress send me the link! Until then, the search will continue. I suppose it is true-searching is half the fun!
Do you enjoy the 1960's like I do? What do you like about it? What style of dresses from the 1960's do you love the most?