In honor of Viva Las Vegas 16 being just 9 weeks away I wanted to make a collection of my favorite Viva Las Vegas outfits. But in order for you to really appreciate my best Viva outfits, you would have to know where I started. I didn't always have the best fashion sense. I also didn't know the importance of foundation garments! Lastly, I didn't always know how to do my hair and makeup the best wait to suit my face. But of course, as a naive young-in' I thought I had it going on. I was happy at the time at least, so that is all that really mattered.
Here are my least favorite outfits:
I have posted this photo before. This is from my first VLV. This is a repro dress from a popular company. At the time I thought it was my best dress. Now I can see how unforgiving those stretchy shiny fabrics can be! I am also not a fan of the black stockings, my hair and my makeup. All I can say is, what was I thinking?
This is another outfit from that same year. I used to love this dress. I think I got it at the mall. I should have left it there!
This is another one of my worst-dressed picks. This is where the saying "just because it is vintage doesn't make it good" comes to mind. I bought this dress that same day up in the vendor room. I couldn't wait to wear it even though it needed a belt, so I bought this one to go with it. I thought it matched at the time and that I looked so good, but in retrospect I was way off the mark. It is not a bad dress, but it never fit me right and it need a skinny belt. Now I have a rule not to wear anything I just bought.
Now on to my favorite Viva outfits!!
This was also from my first VLV. Proof that not all of my outfits were misses my first year. This was my first vintage dresses. I still really love it.
From my second VLV. I love that barkcloth skirt!
From my third VLV. You can see how I am starting to find MY style. I wish this dress still fit, but I ended up selling it.
At this time I still didn't really know much more then basic makeup, but my hair was getting better! This is when I started loving gloves.
This was my first Hawaiian dress. I think I wore it at the car show to my 2nd and 3rd Vivas until I broke the zipper. It was a repro from Canada.
This was my first deadstock dress. I still have it with the tags but it doesn't fit anymore. This was my first really fancy schmancy vintage dress.
This was my first playsuit with matching skirt. It started my obsession with collecting them. This is still at the top of my list for favorite outfits of all time. My hair and makeup was considerably better at this point.
My first pair of Freddies of Pinewood jeans! They look really cute with this vintage top and made a perfect late night dance outfit.
My first gabardine dress. I took this one in, I could never sell it!
Another cute two piece outfit!
My favorite top with some deadstock shorts. Once I lost weight I really liked wearing shorts (for the first time in my life basically).
Kamehameha playsuit and matching skirt.
My first vintage gold lame pants and vintage bra top!
My favorite Shaheen. Zack got it as a birthday gift to me.
Shaheen playsuit and matching tea timer. My addiction to Shaheen and multi-piece sets was in full effect at this point.
My first vintage prom dress!
Deadstock Ruth Clarage 4 piece set.
Shaheen playsuit with matching pool coat.
Shaheen hostess pant set.
Another Shaheen from Zachary.
I know I forgot some, but these are most of my favorite outfits from VLV past. It is fun to look back and see how you have changed over the years. I would love to see some other bloggers post their favorite weekender outfits!