Vintage dresses can be dressed up or dressed down depending on the added accessories. As of 2014, it is currently fashionable to pair 1960s baby doll dresses with leather jackets and platform shoes. The edginess of the leather balances the softness of the baby doll dress, creating a dramatic contrast.
Vintage dresses are versatile and suitable for formal events. For a brunch or wedding, wear a pastel-colored 1950s dress with pearls, heels and a matching clutch. The same dress can be worn with colorful stockings, flats and a headband for a fun night out on the town. Keep your hairstyle and accessories modern so that the outfit looks like an eclectic ensemble and not a costume.