This Sara Campbell dress has all the right details for a vintage look! The cut and flair are perfect for some accessorizing with your favorite pearls or designer accents. The print is bold while still reminiscent of old-fashioned gingham. The colors offer lots of options, too, and the sheen in the silk (which can’t really be seen in the photos) is so luxurious. Plus, this a-line cut and generous collar is flattering on almost every body. Check out the little details in the looks Mark has assembled below.
Mark starts out with a bold look that really amps up the blue tones. This Mary Frances handbag just sparkles next to the print, and makes one notice the turquoise hues in the fabric. The sleek, vintage gold and mother-of-pearl necklace with the high collar give a real mod look a la Judy Jetson, don’t you think? The little black belt, which comes with the dress, would perfectly tie in a pair of low-heeled black shoes. Try a ballet slipper with a little bow to really match the feel of the belt.
Here, Mark works in some fantastic vintage pieces from some of the biggest design houses: Versace, Gucci, and Kenneth J Lang. Removing the belt allows the dress to flow uninterrupted and give more attention to the layered accessories. Less is more here- try a classic peep-toe slingback shoe in a tone that works with any of the print’s colors, and perhaps some gold studs for your ears.
This look is layered like the one above, but has less of a couture feel and flirts more with the colors in the print. The pink Lilly Pulitzer belt gives just enough definition to the to waist, and the narrow profile doesn’t fight the bold pattern. A goldette amethyst necklace brings sparkle, while the freshwater pearl strands and vintage pearl pendant necklace echo the buttons. The gemstone earrings go perfectly with the necklace, and the delicate chandelier style will not be heavy next to the high collar. A print this bold and a cut this classic means you can accessorize almost any way you like- just pick a theme!