How to style a vintage A-line Son de Flor cute and adorable dress in today’s post. I have decided to dress to switch things up from the classic tea-style look to street fashion, which is usually not the norm. But I find my fashion comfort at the intersection of both vintage and street style.
If you have read my blog long enough you will see how I have styled vintage pieces to fit into contemporary looks, for example, see here, here and here. In today’s post, I am sharing a vintage look from a favorite vintage brand, Son de Flor, and I am excited to be working with them for the rest of the year.
I love pieces from Son de Flor, because the quality is top notch, the delivery timeline is excellent and the linen material sits well on the skin. Also, the brand is having amazing sales on a lot of items on their online store. In case you’re wondering, yes, I styled their pieces for my last Christmas Look book and y’all loved it on Instagram.
Son de Flor Vintage A-line Dress Evolution
Something that has been apparent with the evolution of fashion in recent times is that vintage clothing is constantly revisited and spinned for a modern feel. But sometimes, the style remains the same, for example, the silhouette of the classic ankle length A-line dress, which is similar to what I am wearing today, dates back to the 60’s.
However, giving a modern interpretation to the A-line dress requires a radical switch- to make it fit for street style. Oftentimes when the A-line dress is worn, it is paired with a head net, or a beret, and all buttons pinned up. In today’s look, I have decided to approach the look differently, styling my burgundy A-line dress unbuttoned, with a bandana to match.
Styling a Vintage Dress for Street Fashion
I felt this look is revolutionary (Grace please). But on a more serious note, I thought this was a great concept. I kept the basics, pairing the look with a belt and a court heel. The reason an A-line gown remains a classic, is that it elevates a woman’s feel of herself, and without limit, allows her ease into any social class she finds herself in.
As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, styling an A-line outfit to make it fit for street style is not a risk most fashion enthusiasts are willing to take. But I hope this look inspires people to do the same. For the most part of this year, I have been a keen fashion observer and I love the different interpretations that have been given to vintage pieces.
Let me know what you think of this look and thanks for the lovely emails from my last blog post. If you haven’t read it yet, you can catch up here.