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  • Get The Look: Marilyn Monroe

    Marilyn Monroe

    If there ever was a grand supreme icon here at Unique Vintage, it would be none other than the incomparable Marilyn Monroe. Often regarded as the epitome of a vintage body type, Ms. Monroe and her now famous mystique are, and forever will be, an inspiration to pin up girls worldwide. Now, let's take a peek at a few Marilyn-esque pieces every gal needs!

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    Being known for a killer hourglass shape, a pair of high waisted jeans that accentuate the high, natural waist is a versatile and classic piece. New from Kustomville Design, these high waist stunners are a dark wash denim, complete with gold button detailing and top-stitching. In proper Marilyn fashion, pair it with a cheeky gingham top that ties, or a basic white cotton blouse.

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    Marilyn was known for we famous wiggle. Achieve the same shimmy and shake with a fabulous 50's style pencil skirt. New from Steady Clothing, the Nikki Pencil Skirt is an all-stretch skirt, complete in a slimming black.  The allure of Marilyn was due to the fact that she moved like no one else, and the tighter the skirt, the more fabulous the wiggle became.

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    The little black dress is a staple of vintage and retro clothing, and remains a fabulous piece for any gal's closet to this day! Ms. Monroe was well aware of its importance, as evidenced by the above photograph. If anything, the slimming quality of a perfect LBD is the best kept secret to a truly happy pin up. Our new Lydia Wiggle Dress is a pristine tank style wiggle, complete in an all stretch Bengaline. With slight pleating for fit in the bust, and a tight pencil style skirt, the classic LBD has arrived for all of our modern day Marilyns.

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    And lastly, a night of glamour calls for a little something special. Marilyn, like many of the classic stars of Hollywood's days of yore, knew that getting noticed in a crowded room only took the right hairstylist and one stunner of a cocktail dress. The new Champagne Radiant Dress from Stop Staring is a perfect blend of modern day sex appeal and classic Monroe allure. A tight wiggle fit is complimented by a lightweight stretch fabric- perfect for one and all.

    Here at UV, Marilyn will always shine just a little brighter than some of the other stars in the classic Hollywood sky. Her stunning style could never be replicated, but will forever be a point of inspiration for aspiring style starlets like us.

  • Met Ball 2013 - Looks For Less

    Feeling inspired by the fashions of the 2013 Met Ball? So are we! The ball’s theme was ‘PUNK: Chaos to Couture’, and although not everyone stuck strictly to the theme, most everyone looked downright fabulous. We have gathered some Unique Vintage Met Ball look-alike styles so  you can strut your stuff like the fashion A-lister we all know you are.

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    'Something Borrowed' Black Floral & Rhinestone Swing Dress $228

    Ah, Jennifer Lawrence. This fabulous lady definitely has no issue pulling off the simply stunning look. Mirror Jennifer’s look with our Unique Vintage Something Borrowed Black Floral & Rhinestone Swing Dress.  The subtle floral detailing on the full swing skirt give the dress an effortlessly charming look that you are sure to rock!

    Christina Ricci Met Ball 2013Authentic-Vintage-Plaid-Swing-Dressblack-patent-leather-ankle-strap-sexy-pumps

     

    Authentic Lorrie Deb 1950's Vintage Burgundy Plaid Swing Dress $300

    Black Patent Leather Ankle Strap Sexy Pumps $90

    Christina Ricci did the punk theme justice with her plaid dress and fierce black stilettos. Match the look with our Authentic Lorrie Deb 1950’s Vintage Burgundy Plaid Holiday Swing Dress. Pair the dress with our Black Patent Leather Ankle Strap Sexy Pumps, for the complete head to toe look.

    Kate Beckinsale Met Ball 2013red-high-low-strapless-prom-dress

     

    Red High Low Strapless Chiffon Prom Dress $80

    Kate Beckinsale never fails to dawn the red carpet in style, and this event was no exception. Her red strapless dress is simple at its’ core, but the peplum waist and high-low hemline show off her trendy and risky side. Accomplish Kate’s sweet and sexy style in our Red High-Low Strapless Chiffon Dress.

    Joan Smalls Met Ball 2013black-lace-sleeves-tight-body-con-dressblack-and-nude-body-con-lace-sleeves-dressplus-size-black-and-nude-lace-tight-body-con-dress-with-sleeves

    Dress 1: Lux Lace Black Dress With Sleeves $45

    Dress 2: Lux Lace Black & Nude With Sleeves $45

    Dress 3: Plus Size Black Gigi Lace Cinch Dress SALE $102

    Care to show off your sexy punk side Joan Smalls style?? If your answer was yes, go with our super affordable Lux Lace Black Dress. This stunner also comes in a Nude Underlay Color for an even sexier look! For you ladies who are blessed with womanly curves, go with our Plus Size Gigi Lace Cinch Dress for a gorgeous look that is sure to turn heads.

    Chloe Sevigny Met Ball 2013black-mesh-beaded-cut-out-long-sleeve-dressblack-turban

    Black Mesh Beaded Cut Out Long Sleeve Homecoming Dress $298

    Vintage Style Black Turban $16

    Chloe Sevigny made a show stopping appearance in a sheer mesh long sleeve gown with a peeping chest cut out and a sexy leg slit. And what better way to show off your gorgeous face then ditching the hair grooming tools and pulling those pesky little strays up in a vintage inspired turban! Go with our Black Mesh Beaded Cut Out Long Sleeve Dress paired with our Vintage Style Black Turban to effortlessly pull off the Chloe look!

    Whether your style is sweetly gorgeous, loud and proud, elegantly chic, seducing and sexy, or trendy to a T, Unique Vintage is your one stop shop for everything your fashionable heart desires. Get shopping, Darlings!

  • Pin Up Fashion | Iconic Bernie Dexter for Revelry by Unique Vintage

    The iconic Pin-Up model stakes a fabulous stab at our very own Unique Vintage line of retro dresses and boy did she deliver!  Walk with us as we take a look at the latest & greatest of the collection.  Strap on your heels, ladies- here we go!

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  • Vintage Inspired Fashion - The Fabulous Fei Fei Sun

    If you don’t know the name Fei Fei Sun, then you are in for a charming treat.  The Chinese born model is gracing the pages of Vogue Italia and giving us subsequent chills in the process.  In a spread that evokes a 1960’s Camelot sensibility, the cover is a striking Houndstooth print, complimented by the work of a clearly very gifted hairstylist.  This flawless cover is only the beginning. Let us walk you through the many ways that this spread screams vintage-inspired fashion.

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