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Reverie Vintage a girl can dream in Hong Kong

| November 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

Reverie is definitely not “tat” (a British colloquial term for cheap and tasteless trinkets) Vintage at Reverie is just beautiful vintage dresses and gowns that were designed and made with such care, from a time when quality mattered.

Reverie Vintage a girl can dream in Hong Kong

It’s good to see and experience firsthand vintage from the design houses of London and Paris when they reigned supreme for all women, over the now so common label of “Made in China.”

Reverie Vintage a girl can dream in Hong Kong

Reverie Vintage a girl can dream in Hong Kong

A visit to the newly opened Reverie store at 23/floor, No 1 Duddell Street, Central, Hong will leave you amazed and well educated on exactly what is true vintage. Owned and operated by two very clever sisters Hannah Sutton and Kate Kitchen the concept of brining authenticity from the world of Vintage into Hong Kong has long been their goal.

Reverie Vintage a girl can dream in Hong Kong

One of the Vintage periods Reverie has in store at the moment are dresses from the 50’s, a time when color and a real joie de vivre embraced fashion, garments with small waists with pops of color on the fabric stood out in the store.

The origins of 1950s fashion began with Christian Dior’s “New Look,” in 1947. The “New Look” consisted of a below-mid-calf length, full-skirt, pointed bust, small waist, and rounded shoulder line. the look became popular post WWII.

Reverie Vintage a girl can dream in Hong Kong

At first, the style was not well received by Americans; however, that quickly changed as the trend dominated fashion magazines.  Other styles that became popular during the post-war period were “a tailored, feminine look with gloves and pearls, tailored suits with fitted jackets with peplums, with a pencil skirt.

Reverie Vintage a girl can dream in Hong Kong

Day dresses had fitted bodices and full skirts, with jewel or low-cut necklines or Peter Pan collars.  Shirt-dresses and halter-top sundresses were also popular.  Skirts were narrow or very full, held out with petticoats, while poodle skirts were a brief fad.

Reverie Vintage a girl can dream in Hong Kong

Gowns were often the same length as day dresses with full, frothy skirts, and cocktail dresses were worn for early-evening parties.  Short shrugs and bolero jackets were often made to match low-cut dresses.

The Reverie team chooses every item for its beauty and unique appeal, so whether you are looking for something for yourself to complete an outfit, as a gift for a special someone, for a vintage wedding for bride or bridesmaids, Reverie has something for everyone and will be collecting those authentic items to bring to Hong Kong for their clientele.

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