It’s Thursday and nothing completes the week without a good look at the past. This week I have been thinking of the amazing fashion of the 60’s and 80’s – both golden eras for fashion because of all the glitz, glamour and rebellion. Even today, we are inspired by these times, which is a testimony of good style.
So today I will showcase some trends that should really make a comeback. These fashions exude class, elegance and everything that a woman should represent – a timeless beauty that is the perfect combination of confidence, charm and mystery. Here are some of the trends that should be back this year:
Gloves add a quality of mystery – the hidden part creates the illusion of a woman that is unknown to anyone but herself. The popularity of gloves has died down, but they continue to be a part of evening wear at balls and royal affairs as they create a timeless appearance of elegance. Bring back the gloves!
As a huge fan of polka dots, I have always sided with this fashion. Whether on blouses, shirts, skirts or dresses, polka dots add a certain formality to an outfit that is least expected. It is the perfect print for work outfits, and gives a salute to the retro era.
For the shortest period of time, pearls were the ‘it’ jewellery to wear – unfortunately the trend didn’t last for long. Personally, I used to associate pearls with Mrs. Havisham (Great Expectations) until I saw Blair Waldorf (above) pull them off so beautifully. Now I consider them to be the perfect accessory for a formal outfit!
I have to admit, I was skeptical of this trend at first because of the large white space around the collar – but now I’m loving it. The simplicity of the outfit makes it one that allows you to add color pop accessories such as bright shoes and a clutch.
Adding a little oomph to your outfit, bows are not only a feminine touch but they look so cute! Whether you choose bow heels, flats, a hairband or a brooch – it will definitely make your outfit fun. So go ahead – give your nod to the 60’s!