A Decade of Vintage Velvet

The night is peaceful and still, 
Its moon rests in a sky of indigo velvet.

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Tonight I'm searching for the perfect velvet dress to wear in the Summer months.

"Oh, velvet is much too thick to wear in Summer!" I hear you cry.

I wouldn't be so sure about that, now...

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Here's a selection of vintage, velvet, finery, most of which would be 
perfect for the warmer Summer months... well, in the UK at least.

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1990s


1980s


1970s


1960s


1950s


1940s


1930s


1920s


1910s


1900s


I hope you've enjoyed browsing these gorgeous vintage shops.

Don't forget, you can find a vast array of vintage velvet at
the Melancholy and Menace shop, over on Etsy.

Enjoy your weekend!


18 comments:

  1. This last one is my favourite, but also love the 1940´s burgundy dress and of course 1990´s~ just adorable clothing :)

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  2. They really are lovely. My fave is the strapless with the lace skirt, and the hat is a perfect styling choice! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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  3. Let's go back! Way Back! Yes! To the 60's..
    The best decade, and always voted the best
    decade...EVER! :0).
    Velvet....Remember P.G.Proby..Hold Me..64.
    Together..64. Somewhere..64. Maria..65.
    Well known for splitting his red velvet
    pants...(trousers)...And...Yes..l had a pair
    of red velvet pants..and a pair of pink....
    (what else)..velvet pants..! They were tight
    down to the knees, then flared out over a pair
    of white patent boots..! ooooO! I'm getting so
    excited now..!!!! "WILLIE..pull yourself together,
    pretend your a pair of curtains". :).

    My favourite up top is the 1970's Genevieve Coolidge,
    love that front bit...sets it off nicely!

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  4. The Zeus vintage is my absolute fav, but all of the dresses are glorious.
    Jean

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  5. You got me at the words Vintage and Velvet. Yes please. I'll take the 20s and 30s dresses, please. :)

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  6. I love the 1950s one. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love velvet dresses! I have a ton of them and I still want more. The 80s and 90s ones are my favourites.

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  8. They are all divine! I just recently bought a lovely black velvet dress off Swedish Ebay and I can't wait to break it in :)

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  9. I love a velvet dress but to my own amazement I do not have even one in my collection. I must rectify this very soon. xxx

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  10. these are all amazing! thanks so much for posting these! will share :)

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  11. My fave is the 1970s top -- I'd wear that! Figures, because I was a teen/young adult in the 1970s when that style was popular!

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  12. I love them all. But the 1920s, Via Dear Golden, and the last one are my favorites!

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  13. Featuring the velvet theme through the decades was a fabulous idea for a post! I'm really bingeing on 'Dark Shadows' at the moment (movie and nineties series) and the 1960s Zeus Vintage dress looks just like something Michelle Pfeiffer could have worn as Elizabeth Collins! :)

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  14. Love them all!!! But, my two favourites are the 1990's and 1940's!! They are all so gorgeous!!!

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  15. Oh my these are really beautiful! Well I've had a few velvet dresses in my day and always loved them. Great post really enjoyed it!

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  16. I have fallen in love with the crimson "Sticky Lipgloss" one. And I hardly ever wear colour.

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  17. I'm almost positive I had that exact dress from the 1970's in my closet, except mine had black embroidery. Actually, it's probably still in the wardrobe downstairs... I didn't downsize all THAT much when we moved. lol

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