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A Christmas Party Dress for Every Decade!

Updated: Feb 1, 2020

'Tis the season to be glamorous! Whether it's the office Christmas party, a festive night out with the girls or indeed the big day itself; December is always full of opportunities to wear a gorgeous new party dress. Why not ditch fast fashion and instead invest in a vintage party dress this season? We have put together a list of five must-have vintage dresses for the Christmas period - and even better is that there is one for each decade from the 1950s to the 1990s so no matter what your vibe, My Vintage have got you covered.

1950s Vintage Black Velvet Swing/Prom Dress (UK Size 12)

This is a super elegant prom style vintage dress from the 1950s. You can't go wrong with a fit and flare swing dress for a Christmas party, as there is room to hide that over-indulgence! This is a classic black velvet with a pretty lace trim which gives that quirky edge. Go all black with shoes and bag or add a pop or colour with your accessories. Also a dress you can wear to many different occasions in different ways. We love it! Click the image to go to the item page.

1960s Vintage Yellow Swirl Shift Dress (UK Size 18)

We love the golden metallic shade of this gorgeous vintage 1960s shift dress, it's the perfect plus size party outfit for those of you who love the classic mid century mod style. The various metallics in this vintage dress really catch the light and create that air of understated glamour. Pale gold or champagne accessories would work really well to complete this look. Go for a low chunky heel and small vintage evening bag for real authenticity. Click the image to go to the product page.

1970s Vintage Jade Green Pleated Evening Dress (UK Size 12)

Moving into the 70s, this full length party dress is just stunning. Rack up the glam factor in jade green pleats; this dress looks beautiful teamed with gold. This flattering vintage evening dress has a v-neck, ruched middle and long flowing skirt. It's easy to wear but also makes a real impact. Utterly beautiful and most definitely festive party ready! Tap the image to go to the product page.

1980s Vintage Bronze Metallic Mini Party Dress (UK Size 12/14)

For the decadent 80s, we had to chose this flirty little mini dress! The high shine bronze is stunning, and the mini halterneck style is not only typical 80s but also bang on trend right now! What really packs a punch is the huge bow attached to the back of the dress, giving it that absolute Carrie Bradsaw feel. If you can't wear a mini metallic dress at Christmas then when can you wear one? You could team this vintage party dress with either some sparkly stilettoes or some black stacked chunky heels or boots. Just remember that big hair is a must! Tap the image to go to the product page.

1990s Vintage Long Black Velvet Evening Dress (UK Size 14)

Finishing our walk through the decades in the 1990s, this long halterneck evening dress could have easily been worn by Liz Hurley or Julia Roberts in the era of glam grunge. The black velvet and full length style give a nod to the gothic/alternative style of the mid to late 90s and the exposure of the shoulders gives it that sultry edge. This is another amazing vintage dress for the Christmas party and beyond, suitable for more formal occasions too. The gold trim adds a little pizazz and the high neck is very on trend just now. Accessorising is easy too, wear with anything from strappy gold heels to chunky platforms. Tap the image to go to the product page.

No matter what your favourite fashion era, My Vintage has got something for you. We hope you can find your perfect Christmas party dress here but if the size or style isn't quite right then simply head to the dress rail on our website at

Alternatively, if you are local to Lancashire then you simply must come and visit our vintage shop, nestled in the heart of Darwen! There is nothing quite like rummaging through the rails, seeing all the styles, colour and fabrics from years gone by. We also have tonnes of quirky items of clothing and accessories in the shop that don't make it onto the website before they are snapped up in store! Check our Home or About Us pages for details of our address and opening times. We would love to see you!

Until next time! MV x



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