Ukrainian woman ditches modern fashion to dress in vintage clothing

Viva Victoriana! Vintage fashion fan dresses exclusively in gowns, corsets and blouses from the late 18th and early 19th century after turning her back on modern clothes two years ago

  • Mila Povoroznyuk, from Vinnitsa, Ukraine, gave up modern fashion two years ago
  • Fascination began 8 years ago when she took part in historical re-enactments
  • To expand her 19th and 20th century wardrobe she sews clothing and picks items up at vintage auctions
  • Her Instagram account is followed by more than 80,000 people

A woman has decided to ditch modern clothing in favour of wearing 19th century fashion after falling in love with vintage styles through historical re-enactments.

Mila Povoroznyuk, 29, from Vinnitsa, Ukraine, dresses head-to-toe in dresses, corsets, blouses, shoes and elegant hats from the late 18th and early 19th century.

Speaking to MailOnline, she said: ‘The first pieces in this style appeared in my everyday wardrobe eight years ago. Before that, I only wore historical models of clothes for historical festivals, thematic re-enactment meetings and balls. 

‘In the last two years, I have completely switched to clothes styled according to the fashion of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.’

Mila Povoroznyuk, 29, (pictured) from Vinnitsa, Ukraine, dresses head-to-toe in vintage dresses, corsets, blouses, shoes and elegant hats every day after ditching modern fashion

The 29-year-old now wears clothing from a bygone era every day, having completely abandoned modern fashion

She posts regular pictures on her Instagram account @your_sunny_flowers showing off her vintage dresses and outfits. The account has more than 80,000 followers

Mila wears an ornate white blouse as part of her vintage outfit in this picture, coupled with droplet earrings and a broach on her neck

This outfit is reminiscent of Mary Poppins as Mila dons a bright red jacket, small brown hat, white gloves and a brown handbag

Mila first started wearing vintage clothing eight years ago when she took part in historical re-enactments

It was only two years ago that she made the decision to do away with modern clothes completely though

Mila creates her elaborate outfits through a combination of sewing them herself, finding items in second-hand shops and even purchasing select items at vintage auctions. 

She initially started to transition towards her 19th century wardrobe with a blue autumn coat and from there she gradually added more vintage items. 

Now, Mila uses Pinterest, Google and old magazines to gather inspiration for her vintage looks.

People have fallen in love with Mila’s unique dress sense, with her Instagram account now followed by more than 80,000 people.

Mila loves Victorian-era fashion but her favourite pieces belong to Edwardian times or the early 1900s. 

Mila uses her sewing skills to create her own versions of vintage fashion items as well as buying select pieces from vintage auctions

The first piece of clothing Mila picked up for her vintage wardrobe was a blue jacket and from there she continued picking up new pieces

Although she loves Victorian clothing from the 19th century, Mila’s favourite period items to replicate are Edwardian from the early 1900s

She seeks inspiration for her vintage looks from Pinterest, Google and old magazines

This white blouse and red tartan skirt make for a classy old-fashioned look that wouldn’t look out of place in a vintage fashion magazine

Although no longer wearing modern clothing, Mila isn’t afraid to apply a filter on a few of her pictures, like this one which produces small butterflies around her face

Even some of the props Mila uses for her pictures remind her of bygone ages, with a typewriter (pictured) featuring

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