Fall is the perfect season to shop for vintage spring dresses since most shoppers have their eyes fixed on cold weather attire. And with popular designers like Marc Jacobs stacking their spring 2012 collections with vintage-inspired dresses like the one below, these silhouettes will be harder to come by once the ice begins to thaw.
This look is not just reminiscent of, it’s a total copy of the disco-era dresses of the 1970s to 1980s; those swingy, polyester, wrap/faux wrap numbers your mom used to wear. Easy on, easy off. You were probably conceived in one of these frocks.
But I’m not knocking Marc Jacobs. I actually love when designers turn to vintage looks because you can get an original for a fraction of the cost of a designer redo. The trick is to stay ahead of the trends and start scanning eBay and etsy in advance. Oh wait. We already did that for you. Click on each image below to see the full listing.
A look from Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection.
Vintage 1970s orchid print dress on eBay. $95 or make an offer.
Vintage 1970s to 1980s red floral dress with plunging neckline. Current bid on eBay $16.
Vintage 1970s to 1980s Malibu Media of California day dress from ACollectiveNest on etsy. $30.
Vintage 1970s peacock teal swooshy disco dress from VivaChloe on etsy. $45.
Vintage 1970s dark blue wrap style floral print dress. $20 on eBay.
Vintage 1970s floral print mini dress with neck tie. $69 on eBay.
Vintage 70s blue garden print mini dress. $20 on eBay.
Vintage 1970s orange and blue print mini dress. $59 on eBay.
Vintage 1980s sheer bird and branch floral mini dress. Current bid on eBay $20.50.
Vintage 1970s pink floral print dress with cute micro pleats. $65 on eBay.
Vintage 1980s girls just wanna have fun martini print dress. Current bid on eBay $9.99.
Vintage 1960s floral print day dress. Current bid on eBay $24.
Vintage 1970s to 1980s floral border print dress on eBay. $50 or make an offer.
Vintage 1970s dead stock rose print dress on eBay. $80 (originally $95).
Vintage 1970s to 1980s robin’s egg blue disco dress from Savanteer on etsy. $25.
Vintage 1970s to 1980s pleated secretary dress. $40 on eBay.
Vintage 1970s summer party dress with matching belt on eBay. $46 or make an offer.
Vintage 1970s rainbow disco dress from farfromhere on etsy. $30.
Vintage 1970s disco dress with plunging neckline from aristlo on etsy. $33.
Vintage 1970s swingy purple floral print dress. $12 on eBay.
Vintage 1970s last dance disco dress from RadVintager on etsy. $28.