Thursday, February 7, 2013

Anthropologie Vs. Vintage

remember this post? 
well, it turns out trying to find vintage dresses comparable to anthro ones became a stress-relieving hobby of mine. for some reason it makes all the pieces of my brain go back into the right place. its like my yoga. 

so the above dress is $198 from anthro. super pretty, right? 

But!  here are some etsy alternatives :) 

from Aviena for $128 

This one is 30 dollars more than the anthro option, but holy drama!! from Vintage Frocks of Fancy 

or maybe you liked the dress, but prefer to show your collarbones? 

Circa1955 Vintage $175 

maybe you're thinking, "hey i'd like to do this, but searching etsy is like searching my grandma's hoarder basement."

let me help. first of all, if you want something vintage, say "vintage" in the name. also make sure the column on the left is checking the box marked "vintage"

then choose the era. because of the high waist, i searched for "1950s "

the type of neckline on the dress is called an "illusion" neckline, so i included that. and the color. 

making my search "Vintage 1950s red illusion dress" 

after that i searched again adding chiffon, and removed illusion :) 

happy hunting! 

p.s. would you like to see more anthro vs. vintage posts? 


  1. I always enjoy your posts, Maria : )
    Your Etsy VS Anthro are greatly enjoyed.

  2. Ha- lovely finds!! I love searching Etsy for those anthro pieces I can't get out of my head!

    Usually the vintage quality is best, but sometimes size and style variants make the call for you...

    Keep 'em comin'!

  3. What a great blog and this red dress feature is stunning!!
    Love it!

  4. I like them! It's great to see the inspiration.