I don’t understand Dolman sleeves. From a sewing perspective, they’re miraculous and all, but you gotta admit they look super weird. Like extra triceps lounging somewhere near your ribs. I’m glad they seem to get a lot of love from more adventurous sorts.
I prefer wearing men’s shoes to women’s. Give me a handsome brogue or solid loafer over a strappy heel any day. My feet are actually medium-sized boats, so this preference actually serves me better in the long run.
Even though I know they actually did exist in the ’50s, spaghetti-strap dresses always look inauthentic to me. I know I should consider them a testament to cyclical fashion, but really I’m just grouchy that so many bloggers wear them without the matching boleros.
I don’t like modern novelty prints in vintage looks. No shade to those who pull them off – I just find they break immersion. Too “vintage with a modern twist” for my taste.
Much as I love women’s midcentury style, I really can’t stand its male counterpart. Hawaiian shorts and pompadours do nothing for me. I prefer my men vaguely (or very) piratical. Think pocketwatches and Captain Hook curls.
Most “vintage-inspired” stuff is way too youthful for my taste. I’m not about the sock hop aesthetic; I’d rather look 60 than 16. I like the surprise of my high voice and baby face beneath your great-grandma’s hat.
What are your unpopular vintage opinions? You know you’ve got ’em.
Dress: ’50s vintage, via Old Gold
Hat: ’40s vintage, via flea market
Belt: ’50s vintage, from another dress
Brooch: vintage, via flea market
Shoes: vintage, thrifted