Find your perfect vintage holiday look

Bette Davis

Bette Davis, looking fashionable as always

This time of year usually means a pretty jam-packed social calendar. With all the hustle and bustle, list making, and obligations it can be hard to figure out the perfect vintage holiday looks for each event. Have no fear, because Cause A Frockus has got you covered! We’ve partnered the amazing Ashton Plummer at Pinup Salon in Austin, Texas to give you some tremendous options for the big three: an office party, a family get-together, and a night out on the town.

Vintage Holiday Look 1 | The Office Party

This can be a tricky celebration to prepare for: while you need to maintain a professionally appropriate appearance, it’s also an opportunity to show more of your personality through fashion. We recommend a nice-fitting dress with classic accessories. While the tone is a neutral black, the satin lets your coworkers know you can play it straight-laced while maintaining a flair for adventure. Ashton perfectly captures that mystique with an eye look that comes straight out of the 1960s. With such strong eye makeup, you’ll want to steer toward minimal lip and blush.

office party, completed look

Why it works

The unexpected texture, the stunning eye makeup, and the classic fit convey a cool confidence that can buoy you through any executive meet and greet. The iconic cat eye ensures that everyone will be making eye contact, allowing you to leave a wonderful impression.

Vintage Holiday Look 2 | Family Get-Together

Hanging out with the family can entail all sorts of moving and grooving: playing with nieces, nephews, or puppies; having a relaxed chat with grandma; and eating lots of mom’s homecooked goodness. We recommend layers that will take you from your high-paced running about to a quiet sit down. Coordinated gold and cream accessories bring out the tartan pattern’s undertones, making you look effortlessly put together. Ashton paired this charming outfit with bright eyeshadow. By putting the white tone in the corner of your eye you will look glowing and fresh for the long day ahead. Keep the look cheerful with pink tones for your lips and cheeks.

family get together, completed look

Why it works

The long dress means you can play with the little ones without worry, the white eyeshadow means you’ll look naturally alert in all the required family photos, and the belt can easily tuck into your stylish clutch (so go back up for second helpings at the buffet!)

Vintage Holiday Look 3 | Night Out on the Town

Whether it’s celebrating the New Year or just swapping holiday stories over some cocktails – getting together with friends is an integral part of your social agenda. During times like these you’ll want to sparkle and shine! We love this dress because it fits the bill perfectly, and the pockets add some much-welcomed functionality. The rhinestone necklace brings attention to your face and the dramatic smokey eye that Ashton recommends. Since the setting is a party scene: pair your sensational eye look with a deep red or mauve lip tone.

night on the town, completed look

Why it works

The sparkles in the dress ensure that all eyes will be on you as you cut a rug, while the accessories and makeup show that you’re a gal who knows how to spice it up!

Cause A Frockus would like to thank our tremendous resources: Ashton Plummer from Pinup Salon & the wonderful people who post their pictures to Wikipedia without restriction.

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