Posted on October 15 2014
Every year there is a ton of commentary on how women's Halloween costumes have become too sexy. Whether you think it is fun or foolish, retro or pinup Halloween costumes often fall into the super sexy category. If you are looking for a vintage inspired costume that is bold while still being modest, a piece from Heart of Haute can be a great investment. We have been sharing our retro costume ideas all month - here are even more! Get your Disney Villain on with a slinky black dress that will make a great base for Cruella DeVille, Maleficent, or even Ursula. Take the Evil Queen from Snow White in a creative pinup direction by adding a cape and crown to our rich royal purple Maxine Dress. Nicknamed "The Brazilian Bombshell," Carmen Miranda was a Portugese singer, dancer, and actress who had great popularity in the 1930s through 1950s. Known in no small part for her wild outfits and accessories, it is an identifiable and fun retro costume idea. Along with all of your costume jewelry and a fruit and flower headdress, your Carmen Miranda costume needs some platform sandals and an off the shoulder top. Our Hilda Dress has adjustable off the shoulder sleeves, and comes in bold Samba-worthy florals. Looking for a retro couples' costume idea? How about Popeye and Olive Oyl, or Pee Wee Herman and Miss Yvonne? Planning a Mad Men group costume? We have your Joan, Peggy, Betty, and Megan looks. Try Mary Poppins for a fun (and work appropriate) vintage inspired costume - our Estelle Blouse and Circle Skirt with definitely become staples of your everyday wardrobe long after Halloween ends. Find a blazer, hat, umbrella, and floral bag at a thrift store and you are ready to go!