Vintage inspired slacks and how to wear them!

by Wednesday, September 27, 2017

As you may or may not know (depending on how long you’ve been reading my blog), my wardrobe consists mainly of true vintage garments from the 1930s-1950s mixed with a few contemporary designers who are heavily inspired by the glorious fashions of the past; Vivienne Westwood with her fantastic wide leg trousers along with Victorian inspired jackets, as well as Wheels and Dollbaby with (in my modest opinion) the best pencil skirts and cardigans in the world (you can read about the brand here).

Truth be told, when I’m in desperate need of a particular garment (which happens to be always), be it a coat, a dress or a skirt-suit, I always start my search on Etsy (you can read about best vintage shops on Etsy here)  as well as Instagram and when I can’t find what I’m looking for amongst my favourite vintage sellers, I then move on to contemporary designers. 

To my consternation however, one particular piece of vintage garment from the 1940s has thus far eluded me, in the right size and colour, it is a pair of slacks, which I’m particularly fond of wearing on cold winter days.

Despite this, my lack of true vintage slack shopping success, she says wiping a tear from the corner of her eye, I stand by the motto, never give up until you’re dead! For the time being however I would like to take the time to focus your attention on… Vintage inspired slacks and how to wear them!

Now, when it comes to finding an inspiration for both; casual and elegant ways of wearing slacks there is but one name which springs to mind and that is Katharine Hepburn. The beautiful and unconventional movie star, who preferred wearing slacks with loafers over ball-gowns, made the very masculine look incredibly chic and dare I say, sexy.

Slacks loving Katharine Hepburn – ” I wear my sort of clothes to save me the trouble of deciding which clothes to wear.”

vintage slacks

vintage slacks

Katharine Hepburn style

 

My Katharine Hepburn inspired looks!

vintage inspired slacks

Katharine Hepburn inspired look 1) Vintage (sadly not from 1940s)  Mansfield Originals-Cache D’Or slacks, Valentino silk top, Ralph Lauren jacket, Janroll shoes and vintage bowler hat by Lock & Co.

vintage inspired slacks

Katharine Hepburn inspired look 2) Top and vintage inspired slacks by Vivienne Westwood paired with Fendi pumps and MEGUMI -O sunglasses.

vintage inspired slacks

Katharine Hepburn inspired look 3) AKA “Think Pink” Vintage Prada top, vintage inspired Vivienne Westwood slacks, Wittchen shoes and a 1920s brooch.

vintage inspired slacks

Katharine Hepburn inspired look 4) Vintage inspired slacks and silk blouse by Biba. For more information about the brand and pictures from the shoot click here!

In my search for the perfect vintage inspired slacks I came across Emmy Design , a Swedish womenswear brand favoured amongst many true vintage aficionados, who like myself are not afraid to mix vintage fashion with the inspired by in this case the 1930s-1960s. I don’t think I’ve ever seen vintage-inspired slacks so beautifully made and in such a variety of colours, sizes, perfect for autumn and beyond. My only complaint would be, that they sell so unbelievably fast, especially the smaller sizes, that you don’t have much time to choose and Emmy and Lisa Nilsson, the sisters behind the brand do spoil you for choice!

Without further ado I present you with the perfect vintage inspired slacks from Emmy and few ideas of how to wear them!

vintage inspired slacks

Emmy Design Look Book AW2015

vintage inspired slacks

Stunning vintage inspired slacks from Emmy Design AW2015 Look Book.

vintage inspired slacks

Emmy Design AW2015 Look Book.

vintage inspired slacks

vintage inspired slacks

vintage inspired slacks

My absolute favourite vintage inspired slacks by Emmy Design! “The fancy worker pants” in teal.

vintage inspired slacks

“The miss fancy pants” by Emmy Design.

vintage inspired slacks

“The fancy worker pants” in mustard and black plaid are yet another example of beautiful vintage inspired slacks by Emmy Design.

Photos courtesy of Emmy Design.

2 Responses
  • Rebecca Young
    September 30, 2017

    This is a very informative post. I have always wanted a pair of vintage style trousers and I must try to buy a pair this winter.

    • Dominique de Merteuil
      October 15, 2017

      Thank you Rebecca!
      Please do share a link to a picture with your vintage style slacks once you buy them!

      Dominique x

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