Give your guests some dress code guidelines. Many 50s cuts are still classic today! You can also suggest some films your guests can watch for inspiration.
- pencil skirts-go for knee length or longer. Solids and tweeds are great!
- full skirts-the bigger the better
- shirtwaist dresses-always classy
You may want to open your closet up to guests for a bit of dress up. You don't want to let people try on your delicate 1920s beaded evening gown but crinolines and hats are nice options and fit many sizes.
If your friends are really gunghoe about the party, you can make it a two part event. Plan a thrifting day before hand to find some thrift store pieces that can work for the party. With you to guide their way, your pals are sure to find some winning pieces for the party.
Be supportive of your friends efforts and I'm sure you'll have interest people coming out of the woodwork. Most people are just timid and need a safe place to start dressing vintage.
More posts on this topic are coming!