This summer we’re reveling in the past with vintage dresses. This is how you style the trend.

Who doesn’t like to reminisce about old times? Duchess Kate (40) recently proved that the past does not necessarily have to remain in the past. The 40-year-old appeared at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and at Wimbledon in a polka-dot dress by Alessandra Rich, sparking nostalgia. At the same time, she once again showed herself to be fashion-conscious. Because vintage dresses are very trendy this summer!

We were particularly taken with the 1940s, 50s and 60s, when women’s fashion underwent major developments. This is how you bring vintage fashion that has already existed into the present.

Ruffles, bows, buttons with a modern update

Vintage dresses are characterized by different nostalgic details: A dotted pattern, large puff sleeves or eye-catching applications such as collars, ruffles, bows or gold buttons are particularly popular. The fabric provides a modern update: while polyester was often used for clothes many decades ago, natural materials such as satin, cotton or silk come into play for some brands today.

When it comes to length, most designers agree: vintage means midi! The modern vintage dresses almost all go over the knee.

Modern Accessories

The best way to bring the look from the 1950s into the 21st century is to combine it with modern accessories such as loafers, chunky sandals or stylish pumps. Sneakers with ankle-length socks add a stylish, casual touch. Striking, modern belts are suitable for a slim waist. A bright clutch, such as Hailey Bieber (25) wears, also enhances the vintage dress.