The bonus of being vintage fashion lovers is that we get forgiven for wearing our hemlines any length we fancy. I mean hems go up and down according to the era we tend to prefer. But then again, fashion this year says we can do just about anything we fancy where hemlines are concerned.
These are some of the items from my vintage collection of fashion. I fell in love with the peach floral dress because it is delicate in colour and in texture. Most of it is handmade with a lovely underskirt that shows of handmade lace detail too. The skirt is pressed slightly and the sleeves are tied up with a ribbon. Late 1970s.
The black skirt and green blouse are 80s although the skirt is reminiscent of the 50s both in style and in texture.
The red/white floral shift dress is the perfect summer dress from the early 70s.
The paisly designed secretary dress comes from the early 80s although the hand made leather bag derives probably from the 70s. I am not that sure about that.
The navy ankle-length culottes are exceptional in their pressing and fall elegantly around the legs. YOu can only tell they're not a skirt when you're standing with legs apart. 1980s again. What's your ideal hemline like?