Kendall Jenner gives us a lesson in how to look 'old money' with these vintage-inspired dresses

These Kendall Jenner Bottega Veneta dresses are giving retro Hollywood vibes

Kendall Jenner wears a strappy, backless floral, gold and black dress as she attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California/ in a pink template
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These Kendall Jenner Bottega Veneta dresses are yet further proof that 'Quiet Luxury' is the style aesthetic to incorporate into your capsule wardrobe, for summer and beyond.

The model and 818 founder has been putting on quite the stylish display while in Paris this week, stepping out in not one but two retro-looking Bottega Veneta looks that just ooze old money and golden-age, Hollywood glamour vibes. 

Though we thought she was all about the coastal-cowgirl vibes, which has been turning heads over on TikTok—not to mention her recent affinity with the sheer dress trend—Kendall has joined the likes of sister Kylie and Sofia Richie, to rep some seriously minimalist, but timeless silhouettes...

Kendall Jenner's Bottega Veneta dresses

In case you've not seen her recent Instagram serves, Kenny (who is rumored to be dating Bad Bunny) wore two rather special dresses, following the Jacquemus Versailles 2023 runway show.

The first, was a grey, mid-length corset dress, with a puffed, ruched and pleated skirt that looks very reminiscent of 1940/ '50s style. She paired the classy dress with a pair of loafers, a chunky clutch and her signature rectangle sunglasses—honestly, the Kendall Jenner sunglasses never miss.

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The second dress was glittery and lemon yellow, with a shape that reminds us of the iconic white, Marilyn Monroe steam-vent dress—with its halter neck and A-line skirt. She paired the retro number with white strappy heels and a matching yellow shoulder bag.

These structured dresses are quite the departure from her recent, more daring sheer looks (like her sheer and flower nipple pasties dress) and along with pleated and thick poplin-style skirts, we're starting to see them everywhere as the season progresses. So, for anyone wanting to channel this expensive vibe for a not-so-expensive price, we've got you...

How to recreate Kendall's 'old-money' look

Naturally, Kendall's designer looks do come with a luxury price tag attached, but thanks to 'old money' inspired style becoming so coveted in recent months, alternatives are easy to find elsewhere.

To recreate Kendall's dress style, opt for midi-length, with halternecks or V-shaped necklines and flowing, A-line and pleated skirts. Then, keep the accessories minimal—pair your dress with a mini bag, some strappy heels or pumps, with some simple, jewelry.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.