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Saturday, 21 May 2016

5 style tips on wearing vintage clothing like Alexa Chung and Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton's yellow dress for the BAFTA TV Awards has given us some inspiration - here's some top tips from Peekaboo on how to wear vintage clothing


The beauty of wearing vintage is that you get to wear a unique piece that has a heritage and a story.
And in an age, where we are increasingly concerned about sustainability and the impact that fast disposable fashion is having on the environment, vintage is a great eco choice.
Also, having turned up to a fashion event this week in the same dress as the hostess, there’s a lot to be said for wearing something that you know is truly original, that no-one else will have.
Style icon Alexa Chung is a huge fan of vintage and is often seen wearing it. She doesn’t have a stylist and pulls together all her own looks. It's this sense of personal, individual style that makes her such a trail blazer.

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Alexa in a vintage Peekaboo dress and scarf at LFW

I often see her scouring the Peekaboo vintage clothing rails in Topshop's flagship store on Oxford Street Topshop, while actress Billie Piper also wears it on the red carpet.
Peekaboo owner and vintage clothing expert, Emily Bothwell, gives us her top five buying tips and tells us exactly why we should all be buying vintage:

  1. 
Don’t procrastinate when buying vintage! If you love it, buy it. It’s a one-off after all. We have so many customers who get upset when they come back and learn that we’ve sold the piece, they had their eye on.
  2. If you love something but it’s not quite the right fit, still buy it. It doesn’t cost much to alter the arms or waist of a garment.
  3. I myself love the 70s but I would probably only wear one piece of vintage and then mix it up with high street or designer to create a more modern day look. I love bringing vintage into the modern day rather than looking too retro.
  4. Ossie Clark, Halston, etc look as good today as they did 40 years ago. These pieces are already vintage, meaning they don’t date season to season. They're a real investment; I own many pieces, which I have had in my wardrobe for over 25 years and still wear today.
  5. 
Don’t be afraid of the odd mark, as the item is probably over 40-50 years old! It’s virtually a wearable antique.

Great advice that should inspire us all. Peekaboo vintage is also available to buy online at peekaboovintage.com and at Asosmarket place .
Here are some of our favourite celeb vintage looks to inspire you.

Alexa Chung

Alexa pulled together this look from Peekaboo vintage for London Fashion Week last year. She knows exactly how to mix key vintage pieces with high street and designer, like her Louis Vuitton bag.

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Alexa in a vintage Peekaboo blouse at LFW

Millie Mackintosh

The reality TV star and fashion designer turned heads when she wore this plunging, black halter-neck floor-length, silver embellished dress to the Zoolander premiere.

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Millie Mackintosh in a slinky vintage number at a film premier

Anna Friel

The Marcella star and vintage fan wore this pretty William vintage dress to a London Fashion Week event.

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Anna Friel in a beautiful boho vintage dress

Naomi Campbell
The supermodel made a dramatic entrance at a recent awards ceremony, in this show-stopping vintage Pierre Cardin sheer black, lace, embellished gown, with a satin bow sash belt.

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Naomi Campbell in a stunning vintage Pierre Cardin gown

Abbey Clancy

The model and Britain’s Next Top Model presenter wore this binate silver asymmetric chain-mail metallic dress to this year's Brit Awards.

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Abbey Clancy wore this metallic vintage dress to this years Brits

Fearne Cotton

TV and radio presenter, Fearne Cotton , divided opinion in this yellow vintage dress at the BAFTA TV Awards this weekend, but I think it was beautiful and the perfect choice.

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Fearne Cotton divided opinion in this yellow vintage dress

Billie Piper

Billie Piper is a big fan of vintage and wore this beautiful ruffle detail one-shoulder Peekaboo vintage LBD on the red carpet.

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Vintage shopper Billie Piper looked stunning in this Peekaboo vintage dress

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