Dolly - - Letter From The Editor -

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE T-SHIRTS are older than I am. I’m all about that vin­tage style, es­pe­cially when it comes to band tees. I love noth­ing more than un­earthing a ‘70s or ‘80s gem at an op shop, mar­ket stall or even on­line. If it’s a lit­tle frayed around the col­lar or has a few holes in the armpits, that just makes it feel more lived in! Don’t worry, I al­ways make sure I give it a good soak and wash be­fore I ac­tu­ally wear it, be­cause oth­er­wise ew. My love of vin­tage isn’t lim­ited to old-timey tops. Both my high­school for­mal dresses were pre-loved – one was a ‘60s gown I found on­line and an­other was a ‘50s num­ber from Vin­nies. I’ve also scored some great sec­ond-hand leather hand­bags, mum-style Levi’s jeans, over­sized denim jack­ets, colour­ful heels and gor­geous coats over the years – usu­ally for a bar­gain price, too. It’s fun head­ing to an op shop with your mates and see­ing how many cool, quirky things you can find with­out dish­ing out the mega-bucks. The vin­tage look is easy to nail, even if you aren’t into lurk­ing at your lo­cal Salvos store and buy­ing other peo­ples’ un­wanted clothes. Fash­ion is con­stantly giv­ing a nod to the trends of the past, and ev­ery time you scroll through your In­sta feed, some style kween is work­ing it! Chok­ers are to­tally ‘90s, fring­ing is a fave from the hip­pie days of the ‘70s, A-line minis are a ‘60s sta­ple, and high­waisted jeans are straight from the ‘80s. Er­rthang old is new again! If you’re keen to try this style your­self, beauty and style edi­tor Meg has put to­gether an edit of the most ~ma­jor~ vin­tage trends on page 74. From body­suits to neck ties to flares and tees, no mat­ter what era you dig, you’ll be able to work it into your wardrobe. Now if you’ll ex­cuse me, I’m off to trawl ebay for some more vin­tage gold. Be­cause you can never have too many decades-old T-shirts, am I right?


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