This is the return to the age of elegance
LONDON: Nostalgia is a funny thing. You can be happily getting on with life in the now – texting, tweeting, ordering groceries online: but nothing is protection against dreamy flips down memory lane.
An abundance of companies has sprung up which are remodelling the designs of the Forties, Fifties and Sixties – the wonderful, elegant styles of my childhood.
Only these designs are made from up-to-date, easy-wash fabrics and in sizes to fit modern women – so no more trawling through the vintage rails in search of something gorgeous. I spent a happy afternoon poring over a couple of websites, wallowing in nostalgia.
I wish I’d happened on one of them a year ago when a friend had the brilliant idea of giving a tea dance for her husband’s 70th birthday. She chose a graciously old-fashioned hotel for the venue and we all spent months finding and adjusting our vintage frocks for the occasion.
The styles were just so flattering. It left me thinking how wonderful it would be to bring a little nostalgia and elegance to every night out. – Daily Mail