Vintage Inspired Costume Jewellery

Vintage style costume jewellery is always a charmer, any time, and that's a fact. These beautiful and fashionable accessories are always sophisticated, very stylish, and in many cases, quite affordable.

Vintage Jewellry

Many designer costume jewellery collections when worn with a simple outfit produces a mix factor of “wow” and “amazing”, and you’ll find that wearing them is a totally chic demonstration of personal style.

Vintage Jewelry Gives You a Classic Look

Vintage fashion accessories are always sophisticated, very stylish, and in many cases, quite affordable. Many designer costume jewellery collections when worn with a simple outfit produces a mix factor of “wow” and “amazing”, and you’ll find that wearing them is a totally chic demonstration of personal style.


Common styles and materials used are rhinestone bead works, pearls, acrylic beads, glass, etc..., many with bold graphics imprinted on them, and others quite simple but classy looking, and chic.

Some are also produced with retro metals to produce colourful bracelets, bangles, necklaces, earrings and rings.

So look out for pieces made from one, or a mix of any of the above, and if you wish, go for any look - from ethnic, to elegant, or glitzy.

How to find Unusual Pieces

Costume jewellery is sold in abundance, but if you specifically want the antique and vintage look, you can check out:
  • Vintage Trifari
  • Dior
  • Schiaparelli
  • Chanel
  • Alessandro Castellan
  • Miriam Haskel
  • Hunt & Roskel

You can also browse through some wonderful images of Parures bracelets, novelty brooches, pins, earrings and necklaces. The designs you'll discover are awesome!

Don’t be fooled though! Many of them may look very pricey and seemingly unaffordable, but you’ll find most vintage inspired costume jewellery pieces are quite affordable and in many cases, cheap.

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Ladies Fashion Accessories - Vintage Inspired Shoes, Handbags and Hats

What many of us like about fashion? One style is here today and gone tomorrow, only for another to re-appear. Then roundabout and back again, bigger and better in a great number of ways.

It’s no surprise when you see fashion come-backs; some sort of vintage fashion reincarnation.

Yes, ‘dated clothing’ styles may have returned again in the form of vintage inspired fashion. But this isn’t exclusive to clothing designs only. The trend has hit the fashion accessories market as well.

Vintage inspired fashion accessories (and clothing of course) are the “style revolution” that's been sweeping the fashion world for the past few years.

From elegant high-heeled shoes, stylish couture handbags and Bohemian glass bracelets, to drop (dangling) earrings, the 50’s style book-chain necklaces, and Boater hats, knowing the powerful statement that fashion accessories like these make in any ensemble is the common thing that binds vintage fashion diehards and enthusiasts.

A deviation from the dominance of designer labels and high street fashion, today’s stylish women know that clothes can be simple and understated, but wearing the right accessories with it will enhance any outfit and make it look stylish, even sophisticated.

Accessories Inspired by Vintage Pieces - What Should You Be Looking Out For?

Many who love the look but don’t know how to put it together and ‘pull it off’ may need to know what to look out for. So if you are at loss as to what fashion accessories to buy, pieces inspired by designs that were created nearly a century ago, you may want to check on any the following:

Vintage Handbags and Purses
  • Canvas satchel bags (floral, polka dots, animal prints)
  • Sequined shoulder strap bags
  • Embroidered bags
  • Parisian streets print bags
  • Lucite and Perspex
  • Evening purses "encrusted" with mother of pearl, sequins, exquisite beads and rhinestones.
  • Wooden box purses
  • Two-buckle bags
  • Bucket style bags
  • Zip-around purse bags
  • Clutch bags
  • Winged tote bags
  • Quilted bags (faux or real leather)

Vintage Style Shoes

  • Rhinestone embellished peep-toe court shoes
  • Embroidered shoes
  • Floral print court shoes
  • Mary Jane flapper shoes
  • Patent court shoes
  • Ankle strap open-toe high heels
  • Dorothy shoes
  • T-bar sling back
  • T-bar satin shoes
  • Vintage shoe-boots
  • Polka dots with bows

Vintage Hats

  • Saucer hats

  • Retro pleated hats
  • Pill box hats
  • Turban style hair-wrap hats
  • Barbour hats
  • Spot sun hats
  • Cloche hats
  • Feather hats
  • Edwardian feather hats
  • Ruched hats
  • Abbey style bowler hats with bows

Vintage Inspired Jewellry
  • Brooches
  • Crystal earrings
  • Tassel necklaces
  • Tie drop necklaces
  • Ribbon tie neck jewellry
  • Paste jewellry
  • Rose statement rings
  • Moonstone rings and brooches
  • Pebble beads
  • 'Rockability’ jewellry
  • Ornate hat pins
  • Charms bracelets

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  • Retro wide waist belts
  • Vintage metal belts
  • Cinch belts
  • Pleated belts
  • Big buckle belts
  • Skinny slim retro belts
  • Boho belts
  • Tassle belts
  • Elasticated metal belts

Other Vintage Fashion Accessories





Stockings, suspenders, and tights

Today’s top designers whose brands include vintage inspired accessories include Dolce & Gabana, Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Paul Smith, Christian Louboutin, and Jimmy Choo.

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There’s nothing like fashion accessories to make you stand out from the crowd. Make yours a conversation piece, something that makes a signature statement of your inclination towards vintage fashion and style.

Dressmaking Patterns of Vintage Designs

Authentic vintage dressmaking patterns are one of the most difficult items to find these days. Many sewing enthusiasts have searched not always successfully for patterns of clothing designs of over three quarter of a century ago.

Shopping malls are out of it. It’s very rare to get such finds there. one of the most likely places you might be lucky enough to find such sewing patterns is at local markets, you know, those that hold on one or two days every week.

You may find patterns and other vintage (and vintage inspired) items at markets like The Vintage Market and Portobello Market in London; Edith Machinist (Lower East Side) and The Market NYC (Greenwich Village) in New York; Long Beach Antique Market and Arts District Flea in California.

The most probable place to find classic dressmaking patterns is at online stores that retail sewing craft items. Yes, you may have to devote an hour one afternoon, to find what you are looking for (genuine vintage patterns aren’t that easy to find here either), but find you eventually will.

Vintage Ladies Clothing Patterns You'll Find Online

For those vintage clothing lovers out there, the next best thing to finding genuine patterns (if you can't find what you desire) is to buy vintage inspired clothing patterns . . . re-produced to imitate vintage styles. This way, you can get a pattern of that style you’ve been ‘dying’ for.

So whether you are looking for patterns of the swinging 20's tango dress, a Victorian era wedding dress, a retro style pant suit, or a fifties Chanel suit, buying re-productions of vintage patterns is your best choice. 

For those of you that have some penchant for sewing and dressmaking, talents you’ve either learned or inborn, making clothing with patterns should be "a breeze”. However, if you are like most of us that have an unusual but unique taste in fashion and style but can't stitch two strips of cloth to save our lives, just get a dressmaker or a friend/family that’s good in the art of sewing.

You can employ the services of couture dressmakers (or tailors) if you can’t get the desired sewing pattern of a style you desire for a very special event. They will give you a good service because they are professionals, albeit for a hefty fee or a not so hefty one if you are lucky.