“Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman”-Coco Chanel
I don’t know if everyone has read the “About me” section, but I said it and I will say it again: I am a huge lover of vintage fashion. I love the femininity women used to have at that time and the elegant accessories they used to wear. I’m using the expression “used to” because elegance is very rare these days, but fortunately, it is still not dead :D.
I was scrolling through visitmanchester.com and found something that really got my attention. I m talking about the Ramsbottom Railway Station which was first opened in 1846. Seeing that heritage station, I immediately got the idea to have a vintage photoshoot there. I wasn’t sure how exactly it would look like, I just searched for some photos with the station on instagram and pinterest and made the plan for the photoshoot.
As soon as I arrived there, I realised it is even more fascinating than what you find on the internet. Everything at the Ramsbottom train station is so pittoresque: it felt like I was in a scene movie and the outfit just matched perfectly.
Creating this vintage look wasn’t difficult at all. I just picked a bodycon dress from my wardrobe (which would have fitted better if I wasn’t pregnant, but hey…women were pregnant at that time too so not a big issue 🙂 ) and then shopped the accessories.
I think the most important item you have to take in consideration when dressing vintage is the hat. If you can find a small hat with veil then that’s perfect, it will really give you that sophisticated and feminine look. Also, consider wearing a pearl necklace and please don’t forget about the gloves-they really denote elegance.
I didn’t even consider wearing a fur in the first place, I just remembered I have an Accessorize scarf with a faux fur which would fit so well. https://uk.accessorize.com/uk/accessories/scarves#filtersClosed=false&pageSize=12&sort=bestSeller&grid=tiles&picture=model
The last accessory you will need is a small purse. I chose my Chanel purse because Coco Chanel is the real icon of elegance. https://rstyle.me/+gHF_MqPDgVzesOsEwITvtA
It is not necessary to wear heels when having a vintage outfit, I just wore these shoes because heels are a must for me most of the times-but again this is just my personal choice and preference.
Apart from the look, if you ever go to Greater Manchester, please don’t miss Ramsbottom Train Station. I promise you won’t regret visiting it, it really is an unique experience. http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk/plan-your-day-out/destinations/ramsbottom.aspx
P.S.: I was lucky enough to find this vintage suitcase at the train station. They have loads of these there, I just chose one randomly.
Shop the look from here: https://www.liketoknow.it/ltk/3B32vNOMNYzCePRzEFXefM