Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

How to Wear a White Vintage Dress the Modern Way

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This white vintage dress totally reminded me of a wedding dress that a lady would wear back in the day. So when I received it, I knew that I wanted to style it in a cool and modern way. The dress itself is so gorgeous and is a classic 1970’s silhouette, and I fell in love with the delicate floral print and soft romantic fabric. It’s one of those pieces that looks so ethereal and makes you feel like the prettiest girl ever. Now if you’re wondering where I scored this gem, it is from a vintage online marketplace called Trendlistr. All the pieces on the site are highly curated and carefully selected with an eye towards style and quality. Vintage shopping can be overwhelming, especially when it’s done online. But Trendlistr has such an amazing selection of items that it’s not hard to find a piece that is vintage and wearable at the same time. The whole concept of Trendlistr is “vintage clothes for modern people,” and upon browsing the site you will see that the site is definitely true to its word. Read on to see how I made this vintage dress work for a modern look.

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How to Make a White Vintage Dress Modern

The first thing I did when it came to styling this dress is add a cool belt. This wide circle belt immediately gave the dress a modern look and also helped to cinch the waist. Since the dress is so girly, I decided to pair it with sneakers for a more dressed down vibe. However I did not just choose any sneakers, I chose sneakers with pearl embellishments on them so that it still goes with the theme of the dress. For my handbag, I debated between a vintage handbag or a modern one, and ultimately decided on a modern bag in a lilac color as there are hints of lilac in the dress as well. Styling a vintage piece is all about balance and finding those items that complement the piece and create harmony. I completed my modern vintage look with white vintage ear cuffs, a bright turquoise ring, and dainty bracelets.

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So I know I say this all the time, but this vintage dress is definitely one of my favorite vintage finds. I love vintage dresses in general as they are inherently feminine and always have unique details on them that make the piece extra special. I love to stand out in the way I dress and make people stop and look, and vintage pieces always have that effect as they are so much more uncommon and different than what you would find in regular retail stores. If this post has inspired you to shop some vintage, a few more of my favorites from Trendlistr is this delicate vintage blouse and this vintage yellow maxi skirt.

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For more vintage inspiration, you can check out my post on wearing a vintage nightgown and my top 5 vintage essentials.


What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Vintage from Trendlistr
Shoes: Kennel & Schmenger
Bag: Kate Spade
Belt: & Other Stories
Earrings: Vintage
Ring: Ringly
Bracelets: Thomas Sabo 

Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Trendlistr. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Photography: KMO Studio


16 comments so far.

16 responses to “How to Wear a White Vintage Dress the Modern Way”

  1. Rena says:

    Like it how you combined the wonderful dress with the sneakers and beautiful bag!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. Leigh Ray says:

    Loving this look so much!! This dress is divine! <3


  3. Whitney says:

    Styled perfectly! Love the dress and I’m a sucker for those buttons on the shoulders!

  4. Emily Soto says:

    This is such a pretty dress and I love the color of your bag!

  5. Krystal says:

    I love everything about this outfit. As a vintage collector myself, I am obsessed with this post and the way you complimented everything so well. Amazing.

  6. Liz says:

    Oh my gosh! I LOVE this dress! I wish it wasn’t vintage so that I could buy it haha! Also, I never wear sneakers, but I would definitely wear those. SO cute!


  7. Hi Mary! I love everything about this style post! That dress is absolutely beautiful! The soft print and pleats are my favorite and the lovely accessories real seal the look!
    xo Debbie |

  8. Lauren says:

    Super cute! I love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  9. Lauren says:

    Super cute styling! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  10. I love the color of your purse! Definitely perfect for this time of year!

  11. minnelle says:

    Super cute outfit and photos!

  12. Linda Tran says:

    I totally need your dress! It’s gorgeous and stunning on you!


  13. Silvia says:

    Oh wow, that’s all I can say! Gorgeous dress, something so special, and a beautiful way of wearing it. Pinned it for style inspiration!

  14. Tuyet says:

    That dress is so pretty and gorgeous.

  15. Brittany N says:

    I love how you paired a feminine dress with sneakers! Such a cute way to add a twist! xo

  16. Amanda Kruse says:

    The color of this dress is gorgeous! I love bag too!

    Amanda ||

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