Receiving an invitation to a formal evening event comes rarely so when women get one, we always spring to look our best and one of the things I’ve learned is that you can look unique, fashionable and eye-catching in vintage evening gowns. Going for the trend and wearing the same clothes as everyone does is not a problem. But if you’re a non-conformist, someone who wants to stand out, you have to pick a dress that will make you shine.
There are a lot of ways to look beautiful when attending a formal event. You can go for bold colors like hues of deep red, royal blue, purple, or other rich colors. You can also choose to wear daring dress designs with plunging necklines or backless dresses. Another way to win the night is wearing beautiful accessories that help make your outfit stand out. Your choice of shoes can also help you look unique. It really depends on how you want to play your entire outfit. But one of the best choices I’ve figured out is to wear vintage-inspired evening gowns. People won’t expect it but they’ll be thrilled when they see it.
Popular designs for vintage evening gowns
I like to call it the dancing skirt. But one of the most famous dress designs of the 50s has a full dancing skirt. It has a draped bodice with an almost off-shoulders neckline. This dress was popularly worn my Audrey Hepburn and other famous female celebrities. Another 1950s style I love is the Princess Style dress. Also with a full skirt, but this dress has a round neckline in the front and forms a deep V at the back.
A 1940s favorite, long-sleeved, floor length dresses with a draped bodice that has a very film noir style. Usually worn with a matching headpiece or wrap around the hair, it looks beautiful because of the way it drapes on the body. Another great dress would be the midriff evening gown that has a plunging V neckline and butterfly sleeves. It’s one of the best vintage evening gowns I’ve seen but only a few women dare to wear it today.