70s maxi dresses are great in the summer when the deluxe hippie look makes us feel like an LA hipster on Sunset Boulevard. But right now, in the freezing cold, the 70s maxi just doesn’t look right paired with thick tights, boots and a coat. Luckily for us, Queens of Vintage’s Lucy Housman has come up with a two-step make & mend to give your maxi a winter update.

I found this vintage dress in a little charity shop during a wander down Kilburn High Road a while ago, and have since been waiting for an idea of what to do with it. In the end, I have come to the conclusion that the dress is such a cool shape that very little needs to be done to make it wearable right now. As a 70s maxi dress it is not at all fitted but has elastic at the waist to accentuate the flared skirt. Two simple alterations should be enough to get this beauty on the way!

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3 Responses

  1. amanda lee

    What a great project! I did this with one of my dresses last summer, except instead of cutting it off, I just hemmed it to knee length…this way I could let the hem down again when the weather got warm again. 😀

  2. Antonia

    Cool! I have altered a few vintage finds in the past. I’ve also come across a great vintage online shop that has a revamped range( http://www.perkupvintage ) I recently bought a beautiful 50’s style shift dress from them that was origanlly a 70s maxi you’d never tell..I think it’s great to be creative with vintage!

    A x