Spring is in the air here at Monster Vintage headquarters: The blossoms are opening, the birds are migrating, and you can smell something blooming in the air. We dream of a time when we’ll see the sun for more than fifteen minutes. This blouse expresses that hope: It is for short-sleeve weather. Made for K-Mart in lightweight fabric, the print in varying intensities of red, yellow, blue, and just a little peach on white reminds us of a time in the not too far-off future when we will actually want to go outside. In classic late 1960’s/early 1970’s style, this blouse can be loosely belted and worn with shorts, pedal pushers, and even a light A-line skirt. Click here for fabric, sizing, and other information.
Are you a fan of the ruffles? Have a look at this piece here. It has one of the ruffliest accents I’ve ever laid eyes on. The ruffles are made of a fine, shirred, see-through fabric to really stand out from the blouse itself. For even more visual interest, the sleeves are done in a sheer fabric. If you’re looking for a distinctive, romantic, fun blouse for multiple occasions, look no further than here for more views and sizing information.
An 80’s re-interpretation of the Victorian blouse, this ivory acetate piece is made by Byer of California. Paired with jeans, a skirt, or whatever you want, the tie back and elasticized cuffs ensure a flattering, comfortable fit. Click here to see other views and more information about this piece.
Miu Miu has up and done it. They have successfully reinvigorated the collar. A true piece of the 70’s oft overlooked and under appreciated. They have printed up kitties (who remind me of the Siamese twin felines in Lady & The Tramp) on razor sharp collars and poof – instant fame!
I have accumulated a sincere admiration for collars. They are adorable, come in all shapes and sizes and add that extra oompf to any blouse. There’s the peter pan, bertha, oxford, shawl, pilgrim, puritan, buster brown, sailor, clerical, roll back, wing chelsea, chanel, cloverleaf and trench. And then of course there’s the billion variations thereof. Yum.
Help bring back the collar! Below are some of Miu Miu’s genius. Followed by a couple of our own vintage collared items.