50s glasses

Fashion video: 50s glasses

Check out this fab video from 1955 on how glasses can be fashionable and glamorous, plus tips on choosing the right pair of specs in terms of frame colour and shape for a woman's face. The suggested pairs are...
vintage swimwear guide

Vintage swimwear guide: A suit for all body shapes

Everyone can look good in a bathing suit, you just have to know what you want to emphasise and what not to draw attention to. Thinking about your body shape is a good start towards finding your dream bathing...
vintage bras

The supporting role: bras over the years

Ah, the humble bra. An everyday essential for women across the globe and throughout history, the bra has taken many forms since its creation, from metal breastplates to unsupportive mesh fabric. Rachel England...
Hedy Lamarr

Video: How to tie a turban

If you're after a Forties turban tying tutorial, here's a brilliant one. This British Pathe film shows how to tie a variety of turban shapes using one or two...
50s hat

Headwear through the decades

It's no secret, we'd be nowhere without our accessories. For decades, women have accessorised, attaching a brooch here, popping on some pearls there, and buckling up a belt around their waists. But there is...
madmen

Kings of Vintage: milliner masterpieces

From beautiful bowlers to tip-top top-hats, from fantastic fedoras to perfect pork pies- the range of vintage hat styles on offer to men means there's no way the excuse 'hats don't suit me' can ever be used....
LorettaYoung

Bad hair day? Wear a turban!

A quick and chic solution to a bad hair day for any vintage-loving girl is to don a turban. Turbans were first introduced into English fashion in the 1790’s inspired by England’s increased trade with...
30s ring

20th century ring styles

Vintage and antique rings are an easy way of adding a vintage feel to your look. Here we take a look at some popular ring styles during the 20th century....
open crown turban

Four vintage hat styles for spring

It all started when Jo-Anne Rolfe stumbled across a vintage hat pattern. Inspired by the one pattern, her hat making has now grown into her business Vintage Hat Designs. Here, Jo-Anne picks four vintage...
1920s headband flapper

Collecting 1920s jewellery

The Vintage Dancer: For Christmas I asked for and received a free standing jewelry armoire. You may think that that means I have a lot of vintage jewelry, but I actually have very little. Jewelry is...