I adore vintage fashion, and I have a pretty vast collection. Some pieces I adore and incorporate into my wardrobe, and others I save for special occasions and theme nights. I decided it would be fun to break out a few of my favorites during a recent trip to Turks & Caicos. I was modeling for a resort that opens in December. Check it out here (and photos from our time modeling). If you love vintage fashion, get ready for some fun!
This post is not sponsored, but I wanted to take the opportunity to showcase my love for vintage fashion while I was in such a lovely location!
outfit #1 – mod 60s mini dress
I love 60s fashion, but it’s safe to say that the mini dresses are…well, MINI! I adore this dress with the fruit and fun color combo, but bending over is a bit dangerous. Ha! It zips up the back and has a hook and eye closure for the long tipped collar (so cute!). Made of a light poly material, it looks like a romper, but trust me…it’s definitely a skirt. So fun! These photos were taken inside of my room. So serene!
outfit #2 – 70s maxi dress
So, of course, I’d move from a mini to a maxi! I love that this dress is vintage, yet it fits right in with the modern trends. With a fun color palette, it also has a halter top with an open back, which is perfect for nights at the beach. Adjustable ties allow for modesty at the neck and chest.
This piece does have a few small tears due to age and use, but they are virtually undetectable, so I adore it and wear it freely anyway! I think sometimes you need to have a little bit of forgiveness with vintage pieces and their imperfections. These photos were taken on the porch of my villa.
outfit #3 – 60s Jantzen bathing suit
Gosh, do I love this suit! I’ve never worn it in the water, but I was so excited to find a true vintage suit that fits me so well. I label it as the 1960s due to the fact that the boob holders point north. Ha! I have NO idea why they did that in the 60s, but I’m glad that trend doesn’t continue nowadays. I also used a vintage scarf as a head wrap. Let me just say that my hair LOVES the humidity, but I hate what it does to my hair. So, a scarf can do the trick.
This suit has a bit of a tiny skirt (actually a flap of fabric) for modesty, and the belt detailing at the waist is so cute! And – like I said with vintage and forgiveness – I can’t get the belt to go perfectly straight no matter how hard I try. Isn’t it cute?? Oh, and these were taken on the beach in front of the villas. The sand was so white, and the water was beautifully clear.
outfit #4 – 70s maxi dress
Back to dresses, it is! Let me just pause and say that it was VERY windy on the private island. Hence head wraps and hair pinned back and photos of me swishing my hair to the side with my hand. Ha! These two photos basically show that off – check out those tassel earrings in the second shot, lol. Ok, on to the dress…
This is – hands down – one of my favorite dresses. It packs well (no wrinkles at all, ever), and it is so timeless. I am guessing this at the 70s, but it could be earlier or later due to the timelessness. The non-metal zipper is actually what makes me think that it is from the 1970s or later. It slips on easily and has an attached fabric piece at the waist that can be tied either in the back or front (my preference). I have worn this for several formal occasions, and I feel that it works so well. This was taken on the pier outside of the section of private villas.
outfit #5 – the cutest 60s bathing suit
Ah! I love, love, LOVE this bathing suit. Isn’t it darling? Again, I have never entered the water in it, but my rule is – if it’s vintage and fits perfectly…BUY IT. Ok, I do have my limitations on price, but this was a $5 pickup. The pattern is adorable, and I feel that it is really flattering. Oh, and it also sports point-to-the-sky boob holders, so it’s definitely a 1960s number. There is no denying it with that mod pattern, though, right?
Each villa had a pool, which made the perfect place to showcase the suit. Be sure to notice the faux metal adjusters on the straps. They add a fun detail but are fully non-functional. But cute all the same!
and my favorite photo…
If you are craving more of my travel outfit inspiration, just check out what I wore to Nicaragua here.
5 responses to “Vintage Fashion in Turks & Caicos”
Lovely outfits and a good read. I love vintage outfits and to be truly honest, it is the reason I watch vintage movies such as “Midnight in Paris” and “The Help.”
Oooh wow what an amazing location and the maxi dress is my fav…
Do you know if they go up to a size 12-14?
Maggie, it’s vintage, so it’s not available anymore. That’s one thing I love about vintage finds! They are basically one of a kind, and that dress is really timeless.
Some lovely outfits, and the vintage style really suits you. I love the bathing costumes, they’re the sort of style I’d love to have x
I never feel like I can pull off vintage fashion but I feel so inspired after seeing this post! The 70s maxi dress is too cute and I adore how elegant it is.