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Great Gatsby Prom

March 12, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Prom, Vintage Inspired

There’s no denying how much we adore The Great Gatsby. What’s not to love? Fabulous parties, beautiful dresses, and of course Leonardo DiCaprio. Lucky for us,  prom this season, we were inspired to capture the glitz and glamour of Gatsby and the 1920s with some of our favorite flapper dresses and art deco-inspired accessories. Are you ready to party like Gatsby this prom?

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Intricately beaded with diminutive flowers, a sheer skirt, and plenty of Gatsby-era charm, Mignon’s Ice Blue Mermaid Gown is perfect for flaunting your curves while dancing away the night. For added 1920s flair, style with the Gunite Long Pearl Necklace, the Silver Glitter Barrel Clutch, and the Black Caged Peep Toe Heels. Of course no flapper can be seen without a perfect red cupid’s bow. Paint your pout with our very favorite cherry red lipstick by Besame and you’ll look like you stepped straight out of the novel.

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Trend Alert: Prom Pastels

March 7, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Prom, Vintage Inspired

Let’s face it, prom season really means prom dress shopping season! This year we’ve got you covered with some of the hottest prom dress trends. With Spring only a few days away, we’re ready to chase away the winter blues with a fabulous collection of prom dresses in totally on-trend soft, pastel hues. From mint prom dresses, to peachy frocks, pretty pinks, and breezy blues, we’re reviewing the full pastel palate to inspire your perfect prom look!

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OOTD: Nautical Flair

March 5, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Casual, Lifestyle, Pin Up, Vintage Inspired

Spring is almost here and we’ve been daydreaming about strolling along the boardwalk and spending long days at the beach with sparkling turquoise waters and bright golden sunshine. While the weather is still a bit too brisk for the beach, we decided to channel warm, sunny days with touches of nautical flair.

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Whether you want to add a little or a lot, these all-seasonal retro nautical pieces will brighten up any ensemble from the office to an evening out on the town.

Keep the chills away with our lightweight and cozy Turquoise Embroidered Anchored Cardigan. Soft with a hint of stretch, you can toss this cardigan over your favorite jeans or a pencil skirt for instant va-va-voom! Style with the Navy Sally Swing Skirt, for the perfect mix of classic 1950s style and maritime poise. Simple and sophisticated with a fitted waist and cream ribbon detail at the hem, complete your look with the Silver Anchor Stud Earrings for work-appropriate vintage style.

For subtle nautical touches, accessorize with the Navy Hold Fast Bowler or the Black and White Galley Ho Anchor Wallet. Perfect for stashing all of your essentials, this wallet/purse combination is cute, durable, and oh-so pin up chic. What’s not to love? Of course, no look is complete without the perfect pair of shoes. Kick up your heels with the Turquoise and Polka Dot Elanor Pumps, these darling shoes feature a gathered velvet peep toe and complementary black and white polka dot ankle strap and heel.

For more retro nautial-inspired looks, sail on over to our pin up clothing section.

UV Style Icons: Esther Williams

February 27, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Lifestyle, Pin Up, Swimwear, Vintage Inspired

Nicknamed the Million Dollar Mermaid, for her elaborate performances of synchronized swimming and diving, Esther Williams was an athlete, actress, model, and fashion icon. Always an enthusiastic swimmer, by age 16 Esther Williams had won three US national championships in breaststroke and freestyle swimming. After graduating from high school, she began performing in Aquacade, a popular music, dance, and swim show, with Tarzan star and olympic medalist Johnny Weissmuller. trans UV Style Icons: Esther Williams

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OOTD: Spring Florals

February 20, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Pin Up, Vintage Inspired

As soon as we saw the Cream Floral Chiffon Divine Dress we were head over heels in love. A timeless classic, this divine little dress is perfected with a demure tie neckline and flattering A-line skirt. We are ready to brighten up our winter wardrobe and get ready for spring with soft, pastel hues and painterly floral prints.

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The Baby Pink Sparkle Gambler Tote is the perfect shoulder candy to complement the Floral Divine Dress. Complete with retro quilted accents and a metallic glitter finish, this little retro bag will light up any ensemble with a beautiful touch of shimmer. Finish the look with the sleek and sculptural Cream Ruffle Peep Toe Lolita Heels and the Pink Ruffle Reader Glasses for a pop of pink.

Need a little more Spring wardrobe inspiration? Stop by our Pin Up Clothing section for curve hugging skirts, playful patterns, and all the finishing touches to brighten up your winter closet.

OOTD: Vintage Inspired Prom

February 14, 2014 by Unique Vintage | Pin Up, Prom, Vintage Inspired

Prom is just around the corner and that means its time to find the perfect dress. This year we’re thinking pink and black and a flawless dress inspired by the classic lines and silhouettes of the New Look.
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We styled the Unique Vintage Going Steady Black Strapless Party Dress with subtle pops of pink for a cute feminine touch. Try the Light Pink Tea Length Petticoat and matching Pink Bella Peep Toe Pumps. Complete your dream prom look with cute retro accessories like our Black Elbow Length Gathered Gloves, Shiny Lady Lux Bag, and for a touch of sparkle the Silver Glitter Cat Eye Sunglasses.

Need a little more vintage prom inspiration? Head on over to our Vintage Inspired Prom section for 1940s and 50s frills and frocks!