Fashion has a tendency to be linear with trends and styles returning with a re-imagined twist. We don't need to choose between classic or contemporary as modern sartorial trends have become a fusion of both. We have playsuits, the modern take of the 70s jumpsuit. Pretty printed tea dresses which wouldn't look out of place in a war movie. And of course, The Ramones and Sex Pistols were rocking skinny jeans way before they found their way stomping across the modern highstreet.
|Lace Prom Dress from J D Williams.|
The lace overlay gives the dress a classic feel but the open back is a very precise, contemporary statement. I styled it with an original vintage Kelly bag form the 1950s, a modern necklace in a vintage design and some transparent jelly sandals to make the look more frivolous. To finish, I styled my hair with a 1950s faux bumper bangs, added three simple white flowers in the hair and brushed out my pin-curled waves. I chose to wear a strong blue-red lipstick with soft black eyeliner for an authentic vintage finish.
You can find the Lace Prom Dress on the J D Williams website here and it goes up to a UK size 32. It's the perfect dress for letting classic and contemporary styles collide, and a wonderful find for anyone who's a lover of vintage reproduction.