Fashion Fades, Style is Eternal

In Brittany Strickland, Fashion, Jarrett Warren by Lola Magazine

Photography: Brittany Strickland and Jarrett Warren

Styling and Clothing: Sarah Lyles with Skeleton Key Vintage and Summer Swearingen with Bullets & Butterflies Vintage

Location: A special thank you to Shreveport Scottish Rite

The Shreveport Scottish Rite Cathedral is available for rental for special occasions such as weddings, receptions, banquets and business meetings. The spectacular architecture of our unique building will enhance your event, making your special event a lasting and treasured memory for you and your guests. We have a catering staff to assist with all your culinary needs. An extensive list of exquisite food items is available for your pleasures. For available dates and rental fees, please contact our office at 318-221-9713. We will be happy to schedule a time to give you a tour of our facility and answer any questions you may have.

20s

  • Below knee length drop waist dresses with a loose, straight fit
  • Beaded evening dresses inspired by “flappers”
  • Mary Jane or T-strap heel
  • Cocoon fur coats and fringe wraps
  • Cloche hats and short bobbed hairstyles
  • Bead or feather headbands for evenings
  • Long pearl necklaces, bold Art Deco colors, faux gemstones
  • Small beaded purses held pretty makeup compacts and cigarette cases

30s

  • Midi length bias cut dresses, puff sleeves, belted waists and large yokes or collars
  • Old Holywood evening gowns- backless, sleeveless, long bias-cut dresses
  • High waisted sailor pants and wide leg beach pajamas
  • Casual sports clothes- skirt like shorts, striped knit shirts
  • Slouch hats, tilt hats, knit berets
  • Fur collar winter coats
  • Oxford shoes with perforated details and evening T-strap heels

40s

  • Knee length A-line dresses with puffed shoulders in patriotic colors
  • Plaid A-line skirts with white button down blouses
  • Victory suits: man-tailored skirt and jackets
  • Wide leg, high waisted pants
  • Workwear overalls and jeans created the Rosie the Riveter look
  • Shoes – peep-toe heels, loafers, oxfords, wedge sandals
  • The two-piece bikini debuted
  • Hats, turbans, head scarves, snood and flower clips topped women’s heads
  • Lingerie – seamed stockings, socks, simple bra, girdle, slip and panties

50s

“Some people only think of wearing vintage for a “costume” look. But, combining stand-out vintage pieces with modern staples is my favorite way to style a look. Mixing eras is an easy way to stay on trend but still have a unique flair. If you’re new to vintage, I would suggest starting with a nice piece of outerwear. A vintage coat is an easy and WARM way to begin a relationship with vintage clothing.” -Sarah Lyles, Skeleton Key Vintage

  • Tea length swing dresses with petticoats for fullness
  • Slim sheath dresses and tailored suits
  • Pencil or circle skirts, poodle skirts for teens
  • Capri pants, high waisted jeans
  • Swing coats in winter
  • Kitten heels, saddle shoes, stiletto heels
  • Small hats, headscarves, hair flowers
  • Jewelry: pearls, animal brooches, sweater clips
  • Matching Accessories: Gloves, hats, belt, handbag
  • Lingerie: Buttlet bra, girdle, backseam stockings

60s

  • Jackie Kennedy, Brigitte Bardot, Mary Quant were fashion icons
  • The Youthquake movement created “Babydoll” clothing
  • Short, shapeless shift dresses in pastels or bright colors
  • Button down shirts, turtlenecks, chunky knit sweaters
  • Mini skirts or pencil skirts in plaid
  • Jax pants, stirrup pants, bell bottoms, pantsuits
  • Low heels flats, boots and shoes made of vinyl
  • Stockings or tall socks in all colors
  • Pop Art Jewelry

70s

  • Granny dresses, hippie dresses – midi and maxi length Edwardian inspired lace trim prairie dresses
  • Shift dresses – short mod dresses to knee length shirtdresses
  • Peasant blouses, tunic tops, funny t-shirts
  • Bell bottom pants and jeans called flares or loons
  • Homemade and decorated clothing – patches, fringe, embroidery
  • Pantsuits with silk bow blouses and blazers worn to the office
  • Jumpsuits could be worn as casual wear, eveningwear, or for disco dancing
  • Long knit vests layered over tops and pants
  • Vintage 1920s jewelry and accessories revival

80s

“Wearing vintage is not only environmentally and economically friendly, it’s also the privilege of being able to wear something that is truly one of a kind. I compare it even to being one of the lucky individuals who get to wear couture and one-of-a-kind designer pieces. Vintage clothing items have a unique worth because of their singularity and character.” -Sarah Lyles, Skeleton Key Vintage

  • Big hair
  • Spandex pants
  • Neon colors in clothing and makeup
  • Puffy sleeves and shoulder pads
  • Leg warmers
  • High waisted jeans and pants
  • Sequin dresses with big bows

90s

  • Crop tops
  • Grunge style
  • Plaid shirts tied around waist
  • Dr. Martens boots and shoes
  •  Choker necklaces
  • Animal prints and faux fur
  • Velvet blouses

Our Vintage Fashion Designers:

Sarah Lyles with Skeleton Key Vinatge

Instagram: @skeletonkeyvintage

I’m Sarah Lyles, stylist and owner of Skeleton Key Vintage, a curated online and in-store vintage boutique located inside Kings Antiques & More at 133 Kings Hwy. in Shreveport.

My pieces have been described as having a rock ‘n’ roll vibe. I love dressing musicians for the stage, but I love just as much dressing a teen in a vintage dress for a dance or getting an ‘80s look together for a theme party.  I think my collection is perfect for fashion lovers of all walks of life. It’s full of hand-picked, special pieces that have a history, but also a future, when they are brought to life by my stylish clients.

I’m the daughter of an antique dealer, so I’ve been around old things with stories behind them my whole life. My online store began as a fun excuse to buy lots of vintage and make some extra money when I was in college. It became my true passion.

Interested in adding some unique vintage pieces to your wardrobe, but have no idea where to start? Reach out, and I can be your personal shopper. My favorite part of the process is matching the perfect vintage piece to a client.

Summer Swearingen with Bullets & Butterflies Vintage

Instagram: @Bulletsnbutterfliesvintage

Etsy: @BulletsnButterfliesV

I specialize in all things vintage glamor! I have everything from night-time glamour, day-time glamour, and even bed-time glamour! I love anything from the ‘50s and ‘60s, especially if they are covered in sequins and glitter. Some of my fashion icons are Betty Grable, Marilyn Monroe, and Dita Von Teese. I am located inside Kings Antiques& More at 133 Kings Hwy. in Shreveport. (You can’t miss me, I have the large pink and gold room upstairs).

Holly Roca testimonial:

“As an avid collector of vintage clothing, (the bulk of which is primarily the ‘60s to early ‘90s with a heavy concentration on the ‘70s,) I immediately recognized the incredible talent Sarah and Summer possess when I first stumbled upon their booths at Kings Antiques a couple of years ago, and we have been collaborating ever since! 

Their goal is to help women find their individuality in the world of vintage. All their items are hand-picked and meant for both the discerning collector and those like myself, who enjoy wearing quality pieces that are unique, sometimes funky, and always full of character that will definitely make a statement about my personal style.”

-Holly Roca