A few ways to make a vintage dress have a modern feel:
1. Add a trendy or more modern belt.
2. Use accessories to modernize the outfit. In this outfit, I accessorized with gold and large pieces of jewelry.
3. Your shoe style can also help modernize.
4. Finally, pick a vintage item that can be incorporated into a current wardrobe. Not everything vintage should be worn- I have seen some U-G-L-Y vintage apparel that has seen better days. So, be selective!!!