Without the ability to dress up and attend events in person this Christmas, I took part in a social media challenge to recreate vintage holiday photos instead. Along with my sister and some friends, we had fun dressing up in our retro and reproduction ensembles and staging our best attempts to capture Christmas parties from past decades. We found a wealth of inspiration online (there are entire Facebook groups dedicated to the fashion of specific decades – who knew?) and customized our unique looks.
These photos are four favourites from my own photoshoot. While we couldn’t attend traditional Christmas parties, staff functions and concerts due to the pandemic, this “dress-up” at home alternative still allowed us to show off our holiday finery and have some safe fun at the same time.