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Celebrate the Fourth of July in Vintage Style

The United States is celebrating 236 years of independence this year! And around sunny southern California this Wednesday, there will be backyard barbecues, neighborhood block parties and extreme fireworks displays. As you prepare to don your Red, White and Blue here are some ideas to bring a little vintage inspiration into your summer wardrobe.

Adding  a Vintage Touch to Your Summer Wardrobe

For the Gentlemen

It’s a scorcher out there this year, but that’s no excuse for not looking your best gentlemen!  So ditch your usual black and dark blue suits for something a little lighter.  A nice white, ivory linen or seersucker suit is this summer’s hit – choose cuts that flatter your body, colors that match your skin tone, and add pops of red and blue with your shirts, ties and handkerchiefs.  For a classic casual look, throw on a pair of jeans and a blue stripped seersucker sport coat.  And show off your love of vintage refinement with a light silk ascot or collegiate bow tie.  These light fabrics will keep you looking sharp and feeling cool without showing that you’re melting in the Fourth of July heat!

White (or Ivory) Linen Suits

White (or Ivory) Linen Suits

Seersucker Sport Coat

Seersucker Sport Coat

Collegiate Bow Tie

Collegiate Bow Tie

Red Swiss Dot Ascot

Red Swiss Dot Ascot

 

For the Ladies

It seems like it’s all about the post-war era fashions for women this Fourth of July.  Pull out your vintage one-piece bathing suits as you with the beach.  If you’re going to a BBQ then put on your picnic plaids and red polka dots – go for a casual playsuit, 50s cut dress or just a touch with a vintage apron.  And since colored pants are all the rage, put on a pair of bright red capris with a sparkly blue top to show your patriotic and vintage pride.

Retro Patriotic Swimsuit

Retro Patriotic Swimsuit

Red & White Polka Dots

Red & White Polka Dots

Picnic Plaids

Picnic Plaids

Red High-Waist Capri Pants

Red High-Waist Capri Pants

For the Little Ones

The wee-ones can go vintage too!  Check out this adorable vintage jumper…Stars and Stripes Forever!

4th July Kids Vintage Jumper

4th July Kids Vintage Jumper

In Honor of our 18th Century Forefathers…Happy 4th of July from Atomic Ballroom!

 

By |2012-07-10T07:10:41+00:00July 3rd, 2012|General, Fashion|0 Comments

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Shani Brown discovered swing dancing in the late 90s as she eased out of gymnastics into a new physical activity. When she moved to Orange County in 2000, she discovered a whole new world of Balboa and Lindyhop - and she's been obsessed ever since! When she's not hitchhiking to dance events across the country, she's probably got her nose in a book...And when she's not dancing, she's probably talking about dancing or watching dancing and being a typical dance-geek.

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