For months I'd been trying to hunt down a nice vintage coat for a reasonable price. Always unlucky - lost the auctions, wrong sizes or wrong cuts. I do love the look of swing coats but in reality they just don't suit me, I need something more tailored. If my waist is not cinched in I look like I'm wearing a tent. Tough luck.
So here's my solution. Take my old but well fitting dreary Primark coat with only half of the original black plastic buttons (I kind of lost one a day in the last few weeks) and exchange them for some vintage buttons!
|Actually already not so dreary anymore with my beautiful vintage brooch pinned on.|
Successfully I found these beautiful original 50s buttons on Ebay.
|The buttons I used for the coat in detail|
|Et voilà - a perfectly fitting coat with a vintage twist!|
The other day someone asked me if I found my "vintage" coat on Ebay. So I guess - result!