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Racing fashion goes vintage

October 10, 2010


Arabella Ramsay designed mid-length dress in heavy silk crepe de chine. Photo from Sydney Morning Herald website, click on the image to read the full article.


Did you see the section in Saturday’s Age Newspaper in Melbourne or Sydney Morning Herald?  An article called Hooves and Heels of which you can read the full version here on the Sydney Morning Herald website, talks to Arabella Ramsay, who it says is ‘yearning for vintage and vintage-style fashion, the kid conceived to enhance a woman’s beauty and femininity, particularly in the 1940s and ’50s’.

Apparently this style is now according to Janice Breen Burns, author of the article is becoming ‘increasingly common among young racegoers’.

I know from studying and watching the changing trends that fashion takes on elements of this era is becoming more and more popular.  The type of woman who is wearing this style is very much one who wants to go her own way, rather than be dictated to by the contemporary trends will create a new look incorporating elements that are known to leave them looking elegant and classy.

The article appears to agree with my observation, stating Ramsay stating that “There’s movement away from that trashy look” instead going for garments that show off their figure in a more beautiful way.  And with role models for young people such as Leighton Meester who plays Blair on Gossip Girl, Pink and many others opting for this fashion style it is no wonder younger people are starting to embrace the past.

Why not create your own vintage look by checking out Covelli!  Everything from dresses to hats to knickers!

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