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Trend Spotlight - Spring/Summer 2021

Well you don't need me to tell you how weird the last year has been, and this has been reflected in every single industry, including fashion. Last September we saw very different Fashion Weeks with models wearing masks, puppets in the place of humans and the fashion elite dialing in on Zoom rather than taking their VIP seats on the front row.However, we saw some absolutely amazing artistry that gives us all hope for a more fun and beautiful spring and summer ahead.


When it comes to new fashion trends, you know how I like to put my own spin on things. Choosing original vintage pieces that fall in with the latest trends is the perfect way to keep that sense of uniqueness and individuality whilst staying on top of the latest looks. With that in mind, I have put together the 6 hottest trends for Spring/Summer 2021 and found some amazing selections from our current range of stock at My Vintage. Think of it as your one stop trend shop for the season ahead!


1. Monochrome


One of the biggest colours on the runways was actually no colour at all, as black and white ensembles were huge. The likes of Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Gabriela Hearst all showcased monochromatic outfits, patterns and layering. I have picked out this adorable monochrome vintage dress from Frank Usher...


Outrageous and fabulous cocktail dress from vintage Frank Usher. High neck with deep scoop back and puffy sleeves. Figure hugging shape with large tiered frill hem that moves as you walk. Sexy, yet fun, this is a great party dress with a retro flamenco flavour. Black with over-netting of black and white polka dots. Back zip fastening. Non stretch and in excellent vintage condition.


2. Wide Leg Trousers


Slim leg drainpipes and skinny jeans be gone, it's all about the wide leg and oversized trousers from some of the greatest designers such as Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Chloe and Paul Smith. You can find some amazing vintage wide leg trousers from the 1970s and 1980s, we usually have some listed on the website but they do sell fast. I have recently added this gorgeous oatmeal pair that will be a real staple for your spring summer wardrobe...


These stunning trousers from the 1970s have the perfect high waist and wide leg combination. Light oatmeal stubbed fabric with fixed waist and button and zip fly. Non stretch fabric. Perfect for smart or casual wear. In very good vintage condition.


3. Sparkle and Shimmer


Sequins, glitter, as long as it's shiny - it's in for this season! Not just for the evening either, we saw sequins being used in many different looks from Balmain, Saint Laurent, Burberry and Gucci. The feel was relaxed and slouchy on most of the runways, and Celine even gave us a full sequin dress teamed with baseball cap and trainers. With this is mind, I've picked out this relaxed fit sequin top in classic black. Style it down with some casual trousers and flats or trainers for the perfect on trend look...


Original 1980s black sequin evening top made from pure silk with a rayon lining adorned with sequins. Short scalloped edge bat-wing style sleeves with a scalloped hem and wide neckline. Hook and eye fastening to back, made in India, non stretch. Very good vintage condition.


4. Floaty Maxi Dresses


We saw some beautiful romantic floor sweeping dresses from many of the catwalks including Dior, Michael Kors and Valentino. I'm talking full Riviera glamour with a whole serving of drama. Harbour-side cocktails are just about in reaching distance for the summer but in the meantime don your floaty vintage maxi dress and sashay on the balcony or in the garden with a frozen mojito. There never needs to be an excuse for vintage glamour. I know it's a splurge but I simply had to show you this utterly stunning vintage Jean Varon maxi dress, it's one of those breathtaking moments in fashion history...


This stunning designer vintage dress from Jean Varon is just as in-vogue over 50 years after it was first made. Beautiful plum colour with a stamped style print in a lighter purple and brown, offset with black chevron print. This full length smock dress it fitted at the bib then loose and flowing, perfect for that prairie boho vibe that's so on trend. Made from a non stretch fabric with a lighter non stretch sheer over-layer. Little touched cap sleeves and back zip fastening. Collectable and very wearable, this is such a chic piece. Label states dry clean only. In very good vintage condition.


5. Bright Pinks


Whilst there are still lots of pastel tones around for spring, there was one brighter colour that really dominated from designers such as Halpern, Valentino, Roksanda and Molly Goddard. Don't be afraid to experiment with various shades of pink together. You can have a pop of colour if you aren't too sure or go all out with dress, shoes and accessories. I love this jacket, the colour is perfect and the style could be worn quite formally or more casually, such a versatile piece.


This gorgeous seventies jacket is perfect for both casual and smart wear. Deep pink with a grey trim to the collar and the two front pockets. These pockets are finished with a pretty button detail. Double collar and three front buttons to fasten. The look completes with the self-fabric tie belt. Fully lined, the fabric has a little stretch for comfort too. Very lightly padded shoulders. This is a great coat and is in very good vintage condition.


6. Bold Stripes


There's something that's just so energising about stripes, and the runways definitely showed us that bigger is definitely better! Of course Missoni were trailblazing as well as Dior, Alice Temperley and Burberry. Anything goes, be it diagonal, horizontal or vertical striping and we even saw some sublime clashing of stripes. Chances are you will already have some striped pieces as this is such a classic print. Mix things up by adding a bright colour or contrasting piece. These vintage striped trousers are great and would look so cute with a cute t-shirt and trainers for a totally effortless look. You could even team them with a striped top if you wanted a really couture aesthetic.


Fantastic wide legged linen blend trousers from vintage label Coppernob. Monochrome palette with black, white and grey vertical striping. Fixed waist with front button and zip fastening. Deep belt loops. Non stretch fabric. In good vintage condition.


You can find lots more vintage clothing that's perfect in vogue right now in our Trends section. This is updated weekly so be sure to keep checking back if you want to go straight to the hottest new arrivals.


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Until next time

Emma x




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