Art Deco Dress Clips

Art Deco Dress Clips from Caroline Henney Vintage Costume Jewellery

By: Caroline Henney Vintage Costume Jewellery  18/04/2011
Keywords: jewellery, wedding jewellery, fashion jewellery

 

How to wear those Dress Clips…
There are so many ways to enjoy your vintage dress clips. If you have a pair there are the obvious and traditional sites. Place on the two corners of a square neckline  or either side of the ‘v’ or round neck on your frock or blouse; the indents on your coat lapel or jacket collar just like they did in the 1930’s and 1940’s. For a more modern approach, how about popping them onto soft ballet shoes and pumps or over the turn back cuffs on your sleeves; into the tiny top front pockets on your jeans or trousers or over your belt? Single vintage dress clips were a must in the Art Deco era placed on the ‘v’ neck or ‘v’ back of a garment or adorning a hat when positioned over a hat band.  They are super when used as hair slides just clip directly onto your hair barrette style. They work just as well on a hair band. For a pendant style necklace place your dress clip over a chain or bead necklace or onto a ribbon for an effective choker. As a scarf clip they are great and they become a brooch when pinned over a safety pin – just fasten the pin through the fabric of your garment from behind and secure your dress clip over the bar. As a vintage fashion accessory they are hard working and you will enjoy finding new ways to wear your dress clips. For a bride they could represent the ‘something old or something blue traditionally worn at a wedding or could even be used in the bride and bridesmaids’ bouquets. A competent florist will easily wire a dress clip into position.  Remember you can also use vintage dress clips in the home to decorate curtains and soft furnishings or napkins at the dinner table.  They would add a special extra little gift if fastened over a ribbon on your birthday and Xmas parcels. If you have a large collection of vintage dress clips you could even use them to create a sparkling and festive touch when clipped onto your Christmas tree!
 
Remember most antique and vintage dress clips fasten with tiny sharp teeth to secure them in place so special care is needed if fastening them onto fragile fabrics like silk. Also, although clips are secure, they are generally not as robust as a brooch pin fastening so it can make sense to simply tack them in place – especially in hard working areas like on your shoes! Finally wearing vintage dress clips adds an old fashioned and original style to your outfit so enjoy!

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