Party Dress Etiquette
By Fly Vintage
There is a very important subject that every modern woman MUST be well versed in: The party dress. The party dress is the quintessential element to having a ball at a soiree - and to having lots of friends.
What you need:
A show stopping cocktail length dress, preferably from the 50's or early 60's for extra flirt and uniqueness.
I wouldn't discount a Marilyn wiggle dress, but I highly recommend the glamour and figure flattering shape of a Betty Draper full skirt. Go big or go home!
You can buy a fab party dress at a local vintage shop, online at sites like Etsy.com, or at a thrift store if you are very lucky. I personally love using Etsy for vintage. Set prices, lots of selection, and passionate sellers.
What goes underneath:
Don't let your dress look like a deflated balloon! Be sure to give it the volume it was designed to have. For extra fullness you must have the proper undergarments. Crinolines or petticoats work, depending on the type of dress you choose.
Garter belts and stockings give you sexy inner confidence that takes your look from a 10 to an 11. Stockings should be fully-fashioned and at least 10 denier to give you that silky sheer coloring that cannot be imitated.
A lady always keeps her back seems straight.
No matter what you do, don't forget to accessorize. Hats, gloves, and a luscious lipstick make the look much more memorable. Be the life of the party and look enviable doing it.
A thank you goes to my friend Whitney here at Fauxshionable who has lent me her ears to blab about my favorite subject in the world; vintage. Whitney, you're a doll and you know more about class than anyone I know.