Vintage fashion for all your summer occasions

Vintage fashion has been hugely popular for the last two years, especially since the TV drama Mad Men featuring actresses wearing fabulous sixties inspired clothing. At last month’s Punchestown racing festival one of the best dressed lady finalists wore an Audrey Hepburn inspired outfit.

Last Sunday saw the second Galway Vintage Fair in the Radisson Hotel. Exhibitors displayed their most stunning clothes from the twenties and thirties right up to the nineties. There was a great choice, from daywear to occasion outfits.

Here is a selection of stunning looks I styled for the Galway Vintage Fair, which are perfect for the racing festival or other summer occasions.

Bright colours always dominate vintage fashion. At the fair we saw vibrant yellows and cerise pinks, but pastels are also an elegant choice, such as this beautiful light turquoise cream dress from Gladys Boutique. It comes with a cream knee-length matching coat, perfect for mother of the bride for a summer wedding.

Lace is very much a vintage must-have, always in fashion and feminine. If you want to make a statement at the Galway Races this is just the right number.

For ultimate elegance this two piece pink shift dress and cropped jacket from Fabulous Vintage, with hat from Phillip Treacy, is the way to go, ultra sophisticated and figure flattering.

One of the common characteristics of vintage occasion dresses is the cinched waist detail, whether it is a belt or embroidery detail. This coral chiffon A-line dress from Enchanted Vintage is the most flattering style for anyone looking to impress at a summer party, wedding, or the races.

Photo by White lil - Styled by Delilah ©

Hat by Philip Tracy. Dress from Fabulous Vintage Photo by Suzanna Nagy of White Lil - Styled by Delilah - Styled by Delilah ©

Dress from Gladys Boutique - Photo by Suzanna Nagy of White Lil - Styled by Delilah©

Dress by Enchanted Vintage - Photo by Suzanna Nagy of White Lil - Styled by Delilah ©

Photo by Suzanna Nagy of White Lil - Styled by Delilah ©

Dress from Gladys Boutique – Photo by Suzanna Nagy of White Lil – Styled by Delilah ©

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