Fashion Tips Inspired by Old Hollywood Glamour

Can we hear you sigh when we mention old Hollywood glamour? We all want to be Audrey Hepburn staring into a window in Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Marilyn Monroe looking sultry while the wind from the New York City subway blows her dress upwards. And we all secretly want to be a femme fatale that people stare at, although they are not quite sure why. You have come to the right place for fashion tips inspired by old Hollywood glamour, as Bombshell women are playful and passionate yet stylish and confident.

Old Hollywood Glamour Clothing Tips

When we think of Hollywood glamour, we see flattering bodices and curve-draping gowns in luxurious fabrics for the evening, with flowy dresses for the day. Who doesn’t love Grace Kelly in High Society? We are adoring fans and even created a range inspired by her! Bombshell’s Grace Dress in Black Voile is made with airy cotton voile fabric and perfect for a casual day look. Can one look glamorous in the winter? Absolutely! Especially when you wear our Melton Wool ‘Amazing’ Coat in Black with its stand-up collar, fitted waist, and pirate pockets. So dramatic!

Add Long Dresses

Nothing says old Hollywood more than a long evening dress in a luxurious fabric that catches the light as you walk down the red carpet. It can be form-fitting to show off your beautiful decolletage and shoulders or accentuate your curvy body. Do you love the glitter of sequins? You need the Bombshell Swing Sequin Gown in Gold with its V-shaped wrap bodice, 3/4 sleeves and full-length skirt, or our Cap Sleeve Swing Sequin Gown in Gold. When you want a more subtle long gown with a slightly vintage style, you might like our Maxi Tea Dress in Green, also available in navy and bright pink.  

Vintage Dress Styles  

The Hollywood femme fatale day wardrobe is all about the dress. It should hug the body, accentuate curves, and create a sultry silhouette in dark colours such as navy and black or eye-catching red. Accessorise it with bold red lipstick, pearls, and vintage-shaped sunglasses, and people will stand in awe of your confidence! Go day-glamorous with the Bombshell Edge of the Shoulder Dress in Navy Voile, Luxe Jersey Swing Dress in Black, or New Confident Dress in Scarlet Red. If you dream about owning vintage dress styles in modern fabrics, you are definitely a Bombshell!


Do you feel extra feminine in clothing with a bit of lace? You are not alone! Many old Hollywood movies have a scene where the actress is in her boudoir, lounging in robes made from silk and lace. When you want to add a bit of extra glamour to your favourite little black dress, you need a Bombshell London Luxury Black Lace Bolero. Are you the mother of the bride or groom at an Old Hollywood-themed wedding? You will feel stylish in our Lace Confident Dress in Metallic Gold with its scalloped edge neckline, cuff and hem, and elegant past-the-knee length.  


Few things ooze more old-style glamour than high-waisted swimwear for women with a big bust. Everything about it is flattering, from the swim bottoms in a floral print to the built-in shelf bra that provides the support you need while you enjoy yourself. Do you want a daytime outfit with a floral print? You will look fresh and elegant in the Bombshell London Grace Dress made with Liberty Silk in Aphrodite’s Love


Who knew accessories such as pearls, white gloves, and a large sun hat worn with black lingerie could look sexy but not overly so? Sophia Loren did in the film “The Millionairess”! Gloves, choker necklaces, statement earrings and great shoes are essential to the old Hollywood glamour look, and don’t forget about the red lipstick and classic cat-eye!  

Have you chosen a dress from Bombshell and need a headband or fascinator to match? We have the perfect accessory for you in our range!

Whether you want to feel glamorous or be a femme fatale, Bombshell’s collection of dresses and jumpsuits has what you need if you are inspired by Hollywood glamour. Explore our newest styles or book a showroom appointment to try on a selection of gorgeous gowns.


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