Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Dainty Vintage Jewelry

Fashion is like a pendulum. It swings one direction as far as it can go then it heads back the opposite way. The rise on jeans dips lower and lower until…we get high waisted mom jeans. Skirts get shorter and tighter until, bam!, all you want is a flowing maxi dress.

So, we’ve got the big statement jewelry trend happening now. What’s it’s polar opposite? Wearing simple, delicate jewelry. Think of words like sweet, dainty and small. These pieces are a fresh look for late summer.

I’ve got lots of small vintage charms, fine chains and tiny gems in the shop. Worn alone, they are minimal and easy.

Try  layering little necklaces  for a  modern iteration of this tiny jewelry look. We’re talking a barely there chain along with a simple charm and a tiny pendant. This trend is romantic and feminine. It gives off a vibe that says effortless chic. Personalize the look with your initials, birthstone, zodiac sign or symbols with charms.

So how to layer delicate necklaces? Vary the lengths, and go for a graduated effect, like one of these:

A delicate stone + a small gold charm + a medium sized gold charm

Two small charm necklaces + a small pearl necklace + a medium pendant necklace

A dainty charm necklace + a mid-length pendant + a long pendant

A beaded necklace + a coin charm necklace + a colored gemstone

A charm necklace + a geometric necklace + a longer fine chain

Layered dainty jewelry

Layered smaller jewelry

layered dainty vintage chain necklaces

 Fine vintage chain necklaces, in graduated lengths

layered vintage dainty jewelry

Subtle and pretty pair of vintage necklaces

And here is a little gallery of teeny tiny vintage accessories, worn solo:

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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