' What Katie Did's Vintage Style Guide: Thirties Femme Fatale

Posted on by Wiggy Bamforth

Dazzle this winter in opulent fabrics and gold accents for super elegant Thirties themed style that will ensure you're the belle of the ball at this season's parties. With a little help from Collectif Clothing and Audrey Hipturn we team sleek and shaping foundations with jewel toned velvet for a vampy vintage look to turn heads. . . 

We've started off this look with our Cathedral Bra and Glamour Longline Girdle, both pieces from our Continuity Retro Lingerie ranges that we produce throughout the year. The black and peach satin of these sets are mix and match, so you can put together your very own set to suit your needs. This is particularly helpful if you're different sizes top and bottom, or if you're working to a non-standard body shape (which lets face it, most of us are, as no-one really has model proportions!) The lovely Audrey here is relatively small busted so the Cathedral bra was a good option for the plunging neckline of this dress, providing a bit of a vintage point for a boost, without affecting the decolletage. 

Underneath this beautiful Collectif Clothing maxi dress we've opted for our Longline Glamour Girdle, a brilliant piece that combines waist shaping with the smoothing of a girdle. This piece is perfect for mixing and matching with our other pieces, and especially good if you've been eyeing up our Glamour Nouveau Corselette, but find yourself a little too generous in the bust to suit, or with a straighter figure. 

As you can see, the Lingline Glamour Girdle gives an amazingly smooth line! Another plus is that the hooks are at the front, which makes it much easier to wiggle into and out of the girdle, so you don't have to worry about messing up your look while getting dressed! We've teamed this girdle with a pair of Fully Fashioned Stockings in Copper. Beautifully luxurious and ideal for a special occasion, we rather like how vintage this tan tone looks with this Thirties style outfit. 

We absolutely adore these Remix Vintage Balboa Shoes from Revival Retro! Aren't they just beautiful? Superbly elegant, not only do they look gorgeous with this Thirties dress but they're also the perfect height to dance the night away with no sore feet! 

Of course, this look wouldn't be complete without the main event - the dress! This beautiful green velvet wrap beauty from Collectif Clothing really caught our eye when they released their press preview earlier this year. Made of heavy velvet, with an obi-style belt and kimono sleeves, this beautiful dress is super glamorous and yet incredibly comfortable. 

As a finishing touch, these beautiful fan-shaped hand-tooled accessories by Rosita Bonita were the perfect finishing touch. 

And there it is! Thirties femme fatale style in a twinkling, just in time for the festive season! 

Model: Audrey Hipturn

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