How to wear vintage: Embroidered Dress
I doubt that you'll believe me when I say that this dress belonged to my grandmother. The moment I spotted it in her closet, I had to have it. I mean the woman had some serious style back in the day and a love for expensive fabric, so I would have been missing out if I didn't try and persuade her to pass it along to me! Thankfully, she caved and forked this vintage beauty over to it's new owner. The dress is pretty simple in silhouette, very timeless. However, I had to hem this bad boy like my life depended on it. It was WAY too long.
Tip no 8: Invest in tailoring vintage dresses (or DIY at home), taking a few inches from the hem goes a long way!
I'm truly not in the business of looking dated, I love vintage but to me there is nothing wrong with making a piece work for you and your body. If a hem is too long take it in! I took about 4 Inches off the hem of this dress. While some may wince at the idea of altering a vintage piece, I find that it's okay. I believe every piece deserves a new life! At the end of the day you ultimately have to be happy with how you look. I styled this dress with a moto jacket and some black booties and I was out the door!