For anyone friends with me online, you’ll know that I’m not a massive Facebook user – although I do use it for two things: messaging, and groups. I never used to be a fan of groups but as my journey into the world of vintage fashion has progressed, I’ve often found them helpful – whether sniffing out a bargain, or tips and tricks on sleeping in rollers, there’s a big community of people out there who are ready and willing to offer support and advice.
I thought I’d collect together a few Facebook communities I’ve found helpful, and hopefully you will too!
For vintage-inspired styling, hair and beauty:
Vintage Updos For Modern Girls: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VintageUpdosForModernGirls/
The place to go for help with your hair, tips and tricks, ‘argh my set came out awful’ or to just share a fabulous hairdo.
Vintage Makeup For Modern Girls:https://www.facebook.com/groups/445848425620265/
All things vintage makeup and skincare.
For vintage-inspired fashion:
What Katie Did: https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatkatiedid/
Stockings advice? Not sure what the fit of a waspie or corset is like? Questions about wear, upcoming launches, or events? Maybe just want to share a photo of you in your fabulous What Katie Did vintage undergarments? You need to join this group!
Yesterday’s Gals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1408889515802895/
A friendly, positive group for asking and sharing all things vintage fashion and styling, from the 1920s to the 1960s.
Vintage Styling For Modern Girls: https://www.facebook.com/groups/715738895194197/
Everything you need to ask and share about dressing vintage in a modern world.
Brand-specific swap and sell groups:
Collectif Clothing Buy Swap and Sell: https://www.facebook.com/groups/collectifclothingbuyswapsell/
Find that unicorn item you’ve always wanted, or shed some of your wardrobe – maybe ask sizing advice. This is the place for all your Collectif needs.
Pinup Girl Clothing Buy Swap and Sell (EU): https://www.facebook.com/groups/382886135224371/
We all know that PUG is a staple in many womens’ 50s wardrobe. It’s tricky to get in the UK, so this has been a great place to find some really great pieces without the stomach-flipping customs fees.
Not strictly vintage, but a great group for colour and novelty items for the kitschy vintage lover!
In Colourful Company: https://www.facebook.com/groups/incolourfulcompany/
There’s a lot of colour in the world of vintage, especially the 50s to 70s, and it’s a great place to find some modern items with a vintage-inspired look! I love to pick up novelty earrings and bags, and I’ve found a few fabulous indie brands through this group.
Do you have a group, or are a member of any groups that I’m missing? Let me know and I’ll update the list!
Also published on Medium.