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Vintage Skirt!

by Nena Malhotra on December 5, 2012, no comments

This is my favourite piece in the store at the moment. Not only does this 1950s skirt have great pockets at either hip (no need for a handbag!) but the best thing about it is the super cool wave pattern. Such a modern interpretation on an old these, and a really practical skirt. Have a closer look here!


Price: $26 (bargain!)

Prom Dress Online!

by Nena Malhotra on November 4, 2012, no comments

That’s right! At Jolie Vintage Shop, your prom dress is online and ready!

Okay, so we have a few month to go until prom season, but choosing your dress now will mean that you will only have to decide on hair, makeup, and accessories before you go!

Here are three beautiful examples of prom dresses currently in stock at Jolie Vintage:

1. 1950s Cinderella Pale Blue Cinderella Gown with Rhinestones

This tea-length gown is a dream. The bodice is fitted and adorned with gathered tulle and rhinestones. The bodice connects to a voluminous tulle skirt which floats over a lining of liquid satin, and the length makes it ideal for showing off your favourite pair of shoes. What a way to make an entrance!

2. Beautiful 1950s White Princess Gown with Big Pink Bow

This dress also has a fitted bodice and full tulle skirt , but the real show-stopping quality of this dress lies in that stunning pink bow accenting along the bust and skirt. On the skirt, this ribbon culminates in a gorgeous pink bow at the back. The dress looks incredible as you move. Just beautiful!

3. Stunning 1950s White Princess Dress with Pink Embroidery

The embroidered purplish-pink flowers at the bust and on the hem of this dress are not nearly as beautiful in the photograph as they are in real life. Little bows adorn the spaghetti straps and the sheer bodice is tailored to perfection. The sheer white organdy is just to die for! The skirt is lined with a tiered crinoline lying under a rayon slip to keep just the right shape and volume.

So Jolie Vintage Shop, your prom dresses are all wrapped up!


Fashion Blog Vintage Style – the day/night dress

by Nena Malhotra on October 29, 2012, no comments

Women work hard and don’t always have time to change after work for a glamourous night out.

At Jolie Vintage Shop, the hard work is done for you. The selection of garments in my shop has been carefully edited to include pieces for the busy woman who wants to look work appropriate and super stylish after work! No need to rush home and change – these dresses will take you from day to night in style.


1. 1960s 100% silk wiggle dress with incredible detail:

The cut of this dress skims the body giving a feminine silhouette, but one that is still very much approportate for work. This 100% silk dress is INCREDIBLY luxurious and soft, making it ideal for wearing all day. Accessorizes beautifully with red shoes and a belt.

2. 1950s navy blue dress with beautiful details:

Not as harsh against the skin as black, this navy dress is a fun piece that would translate well for work or play. For a night on the town, simply put your hair up in a simple chignon, add some red lipstick, and some killer heels. You are good to go!

3. 1950s rainbow striped dress with rhinestone buttons:

I love this dress. It’s a piece that is work appropriate but lets your personality shine through. Great for offices where grey is the color choice du jour! Accessorizes really well with green, blue, or gold.

4.  1950s powder blue lace wiggle dress:

This dress would look stuning with a royal blue blazer, belt, and heels, and would be equally at home in the office or in a cool bar.

5. 1960s bright blue boucle wiggle dress:

The saturation of color in this dress is just amazing, so accessories for day or night can be kept to a minimalist white or cream. Looks striking but conservative during the day, but very sexy at night over a glass of wine.

6.  1950s chocolate brown drop-waist mod dress:

Another rich color that needs little accessorising. A rhinestone cuff, black heels, and a little lipgloss, is all you need to take this well-cut dress from day to night.

7.  1960s pink and white embroidered wiggle dress:

The embroidery on this dress is just beautiful and will be the envy of work colleagues and fellow diners. Accessorize with green, mauve, pink, or white accessories.

8.  1940s navy dress with peplum and incredible neckline:

This is 1940s tailoring at its finest. The high neck belies the sexiness of this dress, and you will have a nipped-in waistline and an on-trend peplum to look stylish giving a presentation or ordering dinner.

9. 1960s checked wiggle dress with cummerbund and bow:

A classic shape that speaks for itself. The tiny black and white check of the fabric is very on trend, and cinches in at the waist with a cummerbund and lovely bow. Would look incredible with some of the pastel accessories of this season.

So there you have it! Invest in day/night pieces for your wardrobe and save yourself time and money. At Jolie Vintage Shop, you can have it all!

Vintage Bridesmaid Dresses

by Nena Malhotra on October 26, 2012, no comments

Gone are the day of ruffled polyester ball gowns for bridesmaids. These days, modern bridesmaids and brides want an elegant, cocktail-inspired dress they can wear again.

That means that the modern criteria for a bridesmaid dress is something that is:

1. Comfortable

2. Practical

3. Looks amazing

4. Can be re-worn.

Why pay $300 for a dress you don’t really like that will live in the back of your wardrobe after the wedding? At Jolie Vintage Shop, there are some great bridesmaid dresses that represent excellent quality and a modest price. Best of all, they are a fraction of the cost of most bridesmaid dresses! Wear them again with just a change of accessories and shoes.

Bridesmaids want to look like they’ve just stepped off the red carpet, but not so much that they outshine the bride. The secret is clean lines, great tailoring, and amazing quality fabrics. With this in mind, you’ll notice that the selection of dresses below only have the briefest of styling tips from me. That is because all the modern bridesmaid needs is the right shoe, great hair and makeup, perhaps a bracelet and pair of earrings, and she is good to go. Too many accessories date the outfit and the look.

1.  This 1960s cotton candy dress in pastel pink is so classic. We first saw sheer fabrics hit the bridesmaid runways just before the royal wedding, but they’ve remained, and even grown, in popularity since then.  Layered, sheer fabrics are so on trend at the moment in the wider fashion community too. This dress could be styled with shoes in silver, nude, mauve, or grey for the big day, with a rhinestone bracelet in the same color.

2. I recently went to a wedding where the color theme was yellow and it was such a beautiful choice. This 1960s canary yellow beaded gown could be worn as is, or hemmed for the big day, or later to be worn as a shorter party dress. The beading on the bodice means that accessories are unnecessary with this dress – it’s an instant outfit. Pair with silver shoes for a more traditional look, or royal blue shoes for a more modern, color-blocking look.

3. Lace continues to be huge this season, and this trend continues to manifest itself in bridesmaid styles. Years ago, you would never have seen a lace dress on a bridesmaid, but they have steadily been growing in popularity over the last five years.

This 1950s powder blue lace wiggle dress is a true rarity. The lace is arranged in a geometric pattern and it is fully lined in a sheer organdy. The corded belt can easily be switched out and replaced with a ribbon-style belt in a deep blue for a more formal effect. Nude shoes would look incredible with this dress.

4. Ready to go with a pretty bow, this 1950s poppy red cocktail dress is so sweet! It is very flattering and very un-fussy. The capped sleeves, scooped neckline, and circle skirt are timeless. Wear with nude or silver shoes. This would look amazing at the reception afterwards!

5. This is the most incredible, sheer 1950s pink gown. As the shelf bust is fully lined there is no need to wear a bra – the body shaping has been done for you! Able to be hemmed, but so elegant as it is, this dress would look amazing with cream, mauve, or nude shoes on the big day.

6. Ever since bridesmaid Pippa Middleton went down the aisle in white, white as a bridesmaid color has had a resurgence. Have a look at Jolie Vintage Shop’s 1950s mermaid tail dress. Accent this dress with black to create an elegant outfit, or pair with pastel colors for a less dramatic statement. A very modern way to be a bridesmaid!

So remember, girls, for the modern bridesmaid choose a dress that is unfussy, beautifully tailored and paired with a minimum of accessories. Keep it classic and modern – keep it Jolie!



Vintage Style: 1960s Couture

by Nena Malhotra on October 24, 2012, no comments

Every now and again an extra-special piece makes it into Jolie Vintage Shop’s carefully edited selection. This dress is one of those pieces.

This is pure couture:

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The quality of this dress is second to none.

This extraordinary 1960s silk Cleopatra dress with metal details bears the type of metal embellishment that has been so on trend for the last three seasons. From jackets, to dresses, to handbags, metal is such a modern statement in fashion. In this couture dress, the metal is soft and feminine.

The gold-toned hardware creates a fantastic geometric pattern that delicately catches the light. These geometric patterns were everywhere at New York Fashion week, and are very fashionable in their own right!

But the genius of this garment lies in the extradordinary fusion of delicate, gold-toned metal with ethereal silk. This silk is utterly beautiful to touch – so unbelievably soft. The dress features THREE layers of it to lend the dress beautiful movement.

Lastly, the micro-mesh, gathered sleeves are sheer enough to give an outline of the bare arm and shoulder – so sexy! The mini-puff at the shoulders gives tone and femininity to the shoulders and slims the waistline. Such quality and attention to detail in this piece!

I have seen modern versions of this dress, from Gustavo Lins ($7,364), Lorella Signorino ($5,000), and Valentino ($9,680):

Jolie Vintage Shop’s price is a mere $208. Just astonishing value! All the quality for a fraction of the cost!

I really hope this stunning piece goes to a loving home. It deserves to be adored.

For more details, have a look at it here.

Vintage Blog has New Stock!

by Nena Malhotra on October 18, 2012, no comments

The Jolie Vintage Shop blog is pleased to announce that we have new stock!! Hop over to the shop for a closer look! Here is a sample…


Vintage Shop – new stock!!

by Nena Malhotra on October 11, 2012, no comments

I’ve just listed this TO DIE FOR 1950s dress which features the most amazing mermaid tail skirt.  It is made from a medium-to-heavy weight jacquard with a floral pattern and tiny dots of embroidered silver for an ethereal glow. This is such a special piece! The bodice is fitted, the waist nipped, and the skirt flared to create a sexy, slimming, hourglass figure.  Have a closer look here!

Vintage Dress

by Nena Malhotra on October 9, 2012, no comments

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With a Jolie Vintage dress, you can go from the office to the bar with no problems! These 50s and 60s vintage styles are good quality and classically cut, and are equally at home in a business meeting or in a fancy restaurant. At Jolie Vintage, you can have it all!

Vintage and modern

by Nena Malhotra on October 7, 2012, no comments

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We have so many modern vintage styles at Jolie Vintage that we have you totally covered for fall! Classic shapes, attention to detail, and all the detail for a fraction of the price!

The 1950s Dress

by Nena Malhotra on October 6, 2012, no comments

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Are you looking for a 1950s dress? A sequin prom dress? Well Jolie Vintage has you covered, and at a fraction of the price you would pay for a good-quality, modern equivalent! The 1950s Sequined Black Bombsell Wiggle Dress at Jolie Vintage features princess seams that flatten the tummy, and a plunging back which would make a head-turning entrance at any party. Cut to flatter a woman’s curves but hide any lumps and bumps, the 1950s were truly a high point in tailoring.

Have a closer look at our 1950s dress here. At Jolie Vintage you can have it all!