In classical noir movie Too Late For Tears (1949) costume designer Adele Palmer draws attention to the actresses’ small waists using belts with charms.
Bad girl Lizabeth Scott (left) and good girl Kristine Miller (right)
If you like Hollywood girls’ look and got hour-glass body shape, check TFJstore on etsy.com: there is a good selection of hand made belts with charms.
My favourites are silver with coins and golden with sun pendant. By the way, these accessories will be perfect partners for monochrome clothes.
Pretty Little Things‘ Black Ring Detail Waist Belt will be good addition to a small white dress. You can detach the hoop and replace it with Brass Floral Dragonfly Pendant with Patina or Gardanne Beads Golden Autumn Small Oak Leaf Pendant from artbeads.com for more sophisticated look.
Want to add some old good Hollywood glamour to your look? Go for glittering chandelier earrings like red hot movie star Jayne in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957).
Jayne’s character dazzels in tassel earrings on massage table, doesn’t she?
So take tips from Ms. Mansfield and wear tassels with bath towel to seduce your special one or with cocktail dress to charm everyone around you.
Here are some options to check.
Next‘ Silver Tone Sparkle Drop Earrings, Ben-Amun‘ gold plated Seville Nights Geo Stone Tassel Earrings оand Kate Spade‘ black Full Flowerish Statement Tassel Earrings are definitely cute.
Seductive vixen doesn’t take her big earring when she’s taking a bath.
Ben-Amun‘ yellow Helen of Troy Large Gold Stetement Earrings, Butler and Wilson‘ Baguette Stones Crystal Drop Earrings and Brighton silver Tamal Post Drop Earrings will look cute not only with foaming bath but with a cocktail dress.
Pearl earrings almost blended in Jayne’s platinum hair.
Personally I think earrings with dark pearls like In2design‘ Baroque Earrings – Gold/Peacock is a better choice for girls with long blond hair. And In2design‘ Baroque Earrings – Silver/White Baroque is a perfect option for brunettes and blondies with short hair.
Get bored with your pearl strand? Time to tied the knot!
Here is Googie Withers in Night and the City (1950) for an inspiration.
Googie Withers’ character wears black & white pearl necklace, but you can add more colours to your outfit with Pearls of Joy‘ (left), Mastoloni‘ Viva Tahitian Pearl Strand Necklace and Honora‘ (right) strands.
By the way, pearl necklaces are multipurpose:
Honora’ lilac strand with or without knot will look cute with Morgan De Toi‘ red evening Asymetrical Belted Bustier and every day Plain Straight-Cut Jumper with Boat Neck. Reiss‘ grey Albert Skirt and Chie Mihara‘ vintage inspired Julian shoes will be stylish partners for bustier and jumper.
Think your dark little dress looks boring?
Use tip from Judith Anderson’ character from a classic noir movie Laura (1944) and decorate it with not 1 but 3 brooches.
By the way, you can find a lot of beautiful vintage pieces on Susan Caplan website.
I think 2 silver plated 1960s Vintage Trifari Brushed Leaf Brooches, gold plated 1960s Vintage Monet Swirl Brooch and Mango‘s Belt Cotton Dress will look very stylish together.
They say Wild West accessories look best with denim, but I think American West‘s Grand Prairie Multi-Compartmet Crossbody Flap Bag and leather Ladies’ Wide Cuff Bracelet will look cute too with Paule Ka‘s classic ¾ sleeve Dress In Tweed Gaze and Pumps In Smooth Perforated Leather.
I guess, Skiim‘s sleevless biker jacket Lucia and safari shorts Pamela, American West‘s Native Sun All Access Crossbody Bag, Bed Stu‘s sandals Sable Grey Mason and Varelli‘s leather bracelet Coco Chic Orange will look very cute on slim leggy girl.
put B@sh‘s bright Kamis Shirt and white flair Csoul Jeans on your body, Swedish Hasbeens‘ Combo Slip In clogs on your feet, Noonday Collection‘s Cairn Earrings in your years and take exotic Cult Gaia‘s Lilleth – Brown Stain bamboo bag in your hands.