Add a little vintage glamour to your wardrobe á la Dita

I do not own any of the photos in this article.

Okay so I love Dita Von Teese, her style on stage and off is always immaculate. See my guide below to find out how to add a little vintage glamour to your everyday wardrobe, just like Dita!

shades-guide

Cat eye glasses! So elegant and timeless, no wonder pretty much every designer in the world has their own take on this classic, these are some of my favourites:

a. Asos glasses, £10.00, shop here.

b. Topshop glasses, £20.00, shop here.

c. Miu Miu glasses, £156.12, shop here.

 

dita-red-shoe-and-matching-bag-guide

Matching shoes and bag: so Dita is always perfectly coordinated. A matching set, is the equivalent of wearing matching lingerie, except everyone can see. You’re making a statement that says, ‘I have my s**t together!’ Here are some of my favourites for adding a touch of glamour to any outfit.

a. Quiz purse, £14.99, shop here.

b. Quiz heels, £14.99, shop here.

 

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a. River Island backpack, £15.00, shop here.

b. River Island Plimsolls, £22.00, shop here.

 

studded-matching-bag-and-shoes

 

a. River Island boots, £58.00, shop here.

b. River Island bag, £35.00, shop here.

 

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Any vintage loving girl needs a snug fitting knitted dress, perfect for office-wear, dates and anywhere that requires the dreaded ‘smart-casual’ dress code.

 

a. Collective dress, £62.00, shop here.

b. Asos belt, £8.00, shop here.

 

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Here are some beautiful retro inspired dresses, a flattering silhouette like this never goes out of shape, and Dita knows this well!

 

a. Asos dress, £55.00, shop here.

b. Missguided dress, £30.00, shop here.

 

brooch-guide

 

Brooches! Hardly really seen these days, Dita knows the art of a pretty brooch, add to a plain dress or jacket for instant, effortless glam.

 

a. New look brooch, £3.99, shop here.

b. John Lewis brooch, £15.00, shop here.

c. Topshop brooch, £8.00, shop here.

 

dita-von-teese-half-moon-manicure

 

Have a close look and you’ll see that most of the time DVT has a little crescent shape at the bottom of her nails. This trend was popular among aristocracy in the 1930s, as a symbol of class and refinement. It definitely adds a point of interest and a pretty shape to decorate the nails with.

 

See this article at Jezebel to find out how to do your own crescent moon nails at home:

Crescent Moon Tutorial

 

dita-makeup-kit

 

Classic makeup tools:

Everything you need to achieve the perfect Dita-esque vintage wing-liner and red lips.

 

a. Beth Bender cat eye kit, $39.99, shop here.

b. Lancome art liner, £21.00, shop here.

c. Chanel lipstick, £26.00.

 

your-beauty-red-lipstick-guide

If in doubt, try this guide to find your favourite lipstick. From makeup artist Stephen Dimmick at you beauty.com.

 

*All photos correct at time of writing.

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