I first encountered Vintage Couture at a ladies’ tea that I was attending. There were all these little girls wearing the most adorable cottage chic outfits. Tea roses and ruffles abounded. I commented on the outfits and was told, in that slow, southern drawl “They’re Vintage Couture, sug.”
Of course, I misunderstood, and took that to mean they were vintage, as in old, and couture, as in high end fashion. It was then explained that, no, Vintage Couture was a fashion line that was sold through home parties. We all had a good laugh, but I was intrigued!
I went home and started browsing. There were so many cute items. If I had kids, I would be in T-R-O-U-B-L-E. And they don’t just have clothes for girls. They have a selection of vintage styled boy clothes, too. Anyone that’s ever had to shop for a boy knows how difficult that can be. Vintage Couture has also recently added a line for the tweens called, appropriately enough, Drama Tween. Drama Tween melds the vintage style with trendy clothes. I’d totally wear some of those – if they made them in adult sizes!
I chose the Fleur De Lis burnout tee. I like tees that have a bit of style, and this definitely fits into that category. The shirt itself is a burnout style, which means that it has some areas that are sheer and some areas that are opaque. For this particular top, the lighter spots are opaque and the darker areas are sheer. It sort of has the distressed look. The shirt also has rhinestone fleur de lis appliqués on the chest, one sleeve, and the back. I was a little concerned that it might be too flashy, but it really isn’t. The appliqués look like they’re embroidered on, too.
The neckline has a slight scoop neck, so it’s still high, but not up around your throat. This shirt also has cap sleeves, but they’re like, long cap sleeves or short short regular sleeves? I’m not exactly sure how to describe it, but they’re a good length! The top fits well and it’s a flattering cut on the body.
It’s the opening of the Farmer’s Market this weekend. I think I might wear this top with a pair of denim capris.