Monday, July 26, 2010

The Importance of Good Carriage

I recently posted a 1948 magazine article on the importance of good carriage in wearing the New Look. Do you find that wearing vintage clothing improves your posture? Naturally traditional corsetry forces an upright position, but even without iron girders in my underwear I find my choice of clothing affects the way I carry myself. Wearing a hat ensures I keep my head up and my shoulders back. High heels naturally make one keep the pelvis upright and walk from the hips. A waist-cinching belt produces an awareness of the waist, which encourages me to hold my tummy in.

Sweater, Charity shop; Skirt, M&S years ago; Belt, off a 1940s dress; Air force cap, Ebay; Vintage 50s handbag, Ebay; Shoes, Yoma.

6 comments:

  1. This is so true!! Great post ;)

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  2. I totally agree! ADORABLE hat, by the way! Looks wonderful with this ensemble!

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  3. I couldn't agree more! A pretty dress, red lips and heels makes any gal walk like an elegant lady, even without a corset!

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  4. Love the hat. 'Fraid to say I still slouch an awful lot ;] But when I'm somewhere 'special', whatever that may be, I try to keep my shoulders straight, etc.
    -Andi x

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  5. That outfit is bombshell material! Love!

    Couldn't agree with you more about holding yourself differently when wearing vintage. I know I stand taller with my chin up. I even FEEL taller even though I'm 5'2. heehee

    My Blog: A Beautiful Mess

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  6. Absolutely, even the cut of a dress can make a huge difference to the way I hold myself!

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