Post by Lola

Wearing vintage dresses makes you feel amazing. Maybe it’s the sense of timelessness or the challenge of bringing an outfit together. Either way, vintage dresses create such a great look! Regardless of your individual style, and whether you want to look timeless or trendy, you’ll find something amazing to wear.

Do you admire any fashion era? Have you seen a vintage look in a movie or TV show that you loved? Blue Jean Baby has great vintage dresses from plenty of eras, and one is sure to fit your style. You can wear any clothes from any timeframe, but as you add dresses to your wardrobe, here are a few things to think about:

  • Go all in by dressing era-specific
  • Time travel by blending eras
  • Accessorize
  • Style your hair and makeup
  • Make it your own

Go All In

If you love vintage, have an affinity for fashion history and want to embody these in everything you wear, you may want to don a vintage dress and trappings from the same era. When you wear a boxy mod dress, you’ll pull on some opaque tights and colorful pumps. If you sport a 1950s swing dress, you’ll have your hair in a pixie or bouffant style.

Pulling each aspect of your look together can make you feel like you’re strutting down a runway or like you’re movie star. Sometimes, though, you might feel like it’s a bit too much.. Some fear that dressing this way will look or feel like they are wearing a costume. If that’s you, don’t worry. You can still sport an awesome vintage look — your way.

Time Travel by Blending Eras

If you prefer not to wear vintage from head to toe, try blending eras. Wear your vintage dress and carry a modern bag. Pair your frock with new leather boots or a weathered jacket for a tougher look. Pull a 1970s denim vest over a 90s-era floral mermaid-fit dress.

By blending vintage dresses and pieces from different eras, including modern jackets, sweaters and vests, you won’t have to worry about looking like you’re trying to play a part. Blue Jean Baby has clothing and dresses from all eras, so mix and match to find the look that’s right for you.


Vintage dresses radiate beauty, but sometimes great looks require a little extra. The right accessories enhance any outfit. Consider your overall look and vibe, and add on. Blue Jean Baby has awesome vintage accessories, but you can also add to your look with things you already own. Accentuate your look with these accessories, no matter what era they represent:

  • Cute shoes
  • Distinct sunglasses
  • Belts
  • An eye-catching purse or bag
  • Cool or classy jewelry
  • Hats, headbands or scarves

Your aviator sunglasses might look good with your 1960s era gown. Modern boots will freshen up a 1940s shirtwaist dress. What accessories do you want to carry or wear?

Hair and Makeup

A great look includes what you do with your hair and makeup. Whether you emulate vintage makeup styles, accentuate your vintage dress with a modern smokey eye or avoid makeup altogether, you can make your preference work for your look. Experiment with different products and techniques and see what works for you.

The same goes for your hair! Will you match your vintage dress with liberty curls to rock a pin-up look, sport a simple ponytail or do something different? You can tie your hair up in a bandana or scarf like Rosie the Riveter, sport a big sun hat or let your natural hair fly free.

Make it Your Own

Great looks come in all shapes, sizes, styles and eras. Wearing vintage dresses should make you feel as wonderful as they make you look. That means your personal style matters just as much as the style and era of the dress. That’s why accessories, hair and makeup and willingness to blend eras is so important.

We’re all different people with different styles and comfort zones. Finding what fits your personality is part of the fun that wearing vintage dresses provides. You’ve got to make it your own. Vintage clothes let you express yourself, so bring some attitude with you.

To own your new look, consider these ideas:

  • Wear a signature accessory
  • Emulate or modernize styles of women you admire
  • Always wear something from a particular era you love
  • Experiment with different eras
  • Don’t be afraid to be dramatic

Whatever your personal style, there’s a vintage dress just right for you. Whether you long for the nostalgia of the 40s and 50s, or the grunge aesthetic of the 80s and 90s, your attitude always takes center stage when you wear the right vintage dress. Finding the right look can challenge you, but it’s a challenge to have fun, too.

No matter what era you love, Blue Jean Baby has the perfect vintage dress for you. Bring your love of fashion and fun, and click here to find the dress you’ll love to wear.