Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vintage Party Dresses for New Year's Eve on Vintage Seekers

With the party season in full swing and New Year's Eve just around the corner, why not browse Vintage Seekers' extensive collection of vintage party frocks for the ultimate festive attire. Whether you're in the market for a cocktail dress or an evening gown; something from the modest styles of the 1930s or the ostentatious prints of the 1960s, the Vintage Seekers' fashion section boasts the best of 20th century style. Here are a few picks to whet the appetite.

This Petal Mini Dress by Pierre Cardin perfectly captures the zeitgeist of the 1960s. Playful and daring for its time, it showcases the decade's prominent silhouette - short hemlines and no sleeves. Cardin is renowned for his innovative and futuristic designs - He created the 'bubble dress'.

Another offering from the 1960s comes in the form of this gorgeous evening gown by Morelly.

It features a delicate knot waist, bubble skirt and a pretty deep blue leaf print.

Thanks to some rushed detailing around the waist this 1960s metallic cocktail dress by Marshall & Snelgrove promises a flattering silhouette. Made from a black base fabric shot through with rose gold metallic thread, its suitably festive colour is perfect for whatever occasions may crop up over the Christmas period.

This stunning Ossie Clark evening dress from 1970 is very on-trend with its maxi-skirt and figure-hugging bodice. It is a combination of moss crepe and satin, and comes in an ivory colour way. Ossie Clark can be credited as one of the pioneers of '60s and '70s fashion, alongside such stalwarts as Mary Quant and Biba. Manolo Blahnik remarked of Clark's work: "He created an incredible magic with the body and achieved what fashion should do — produce desire."

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