Saturday, December 24, 2011

Celebrate New Year's Eve in (Vintage) Style!

We of vintage age remember the days when our parents, and then, later, we ourselves, would go out on the town for New Year's Eve. That meant getting "dressed to the nines" and going out for dinner and a party afterwards. Even the most casual of restaurant dinners or a typical house party called for dressing up. Short dresses, maxi skirts, or evening slacks were standard fare for those events. And then there were the formal galas, held at fancy ballrooms or the most elegant restaurants in town. Ladies in evening gowns and their finest jewelry, men in formal suits or tuxedos, an orchestra to which to dance....

I remember my mom and her friends breaking out their fancy stoles or wraps, beaded and sequined clutch bags, and dressiest heels. My sister and I were in awe of how lovely they looked and how their dresses "swished" as they danced out the door on their way out for the night. And, when we were older, we would get dressed up and go out as well. Although the "age of casual" was approaching even then, we women would wear cocktail dresses or casual long dresses, and the men would wear sports jackets with ties. Dinner and dancing were still standard entertainment, then we would do the rounds of the house parties, at which you almost never would find anyone wearing jeans. Can you imagine that!

Alas, those indeed were the days.... However, there are still parties and dinners to attend on New Year's Eve, and you don't have to go casual as most everyone these days does. Break out a vintage dress or gown, carry a dressy vintage bag, or wear some stunning vintage jewelry--be as bold or as subtle as you wish. No matter whether you dress in vintage or accessorize with it, you'll feel great and look great--and we're sure you'll get lots of compliments and admiring looks!

We at Vintage Reflections wish you a Happy New Year, and may have some goodies in our shops to help you ring it in!

From Alley Cats Vintage:

Vintage 1960s 60s Party Dress Bright Red Chiffon Strapless Cocktail Formal by Lilli Diamond B 38-40

and a Vintage 1980s 80s Black Beaded Drop Waist Party Dress by AfterDark Sz 12


Vintage Formal Gown1960s 60s Black Satin with Jeweled Bodice Party Evening Dress by Pab B33 W24


My Vintage Cocktail:

Vintage 80s Designer Ruched & Draped Party, Cocktail, Disco Jersey Dress, Med Lg 10 12

and this Vintage 50s 1950s Strapless Full Skirt RED Evening Gown, XS / Small


SALE Vintage Crystal Necklace & Dangle Earrings in Original Box, Wedding, Party, Holiday Jewelry


And from Catseye Vintage:

Vintage 80s Dress 1980s Cocktail Party Hand Beaded Black Silk Chiffon DEADSTOCK Size XS to S

and a
Vintage 80s Strapless One Shoulder Evening Gown Dress Black Chantilly Lace with Bow by Karen Okada Climax Size XS to S


Vintage 60s Woven Metal Handbag 1960s Purse Bridal Evening Gold Tone


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