When saying retro, probably one of the first things that comes to our mind are the recollections of the past popular style images, which do have certain moments of comeback in our everyday life. The influence of the past decades in regards of the stylish options and interpretations we opt for is certainly noticeable in the looks. This is also true in case of the celebs’ looks, who occasionally turn to the 20s’, 40s’, or 50s’ styles for inspiration, and the modernized looks of theirs rising as a result of this impact are as a rule quite successful. Thus, here we have a brief list of retro style tips, which will get you into a small journey to the past, in order to find the key looks of the past decades of fashion changes.
Luxurious and Glittery Chic
The main fashion trends spanning around the 20s’ noted for the economic rise of the US, are quite popular with the extravagant and maximum shiny looks ladies opted for when choosing their everyday garments. One especially vivid exemplar of the looks of those times is illustrated with the images of the popular film “The Great Gatsby”, presented to the audience in 2013, in which the main actress Carey Mulligan can be found with looks exceptionally typical of those times. What makes them differ from the other decades’ options is the super sumptuous details accompanying the garments. They could be put as bows, draping designs, floral appliqués, and sumptuous fur elements. In addition, ladies picked some super luxurious and lavish jewelry for their party looks, in order to be ultimately blinding. The wide range of headwear accessories was also a remarkable part of their looks. So were the short haircuts like finger wavy bobs and pixies.
Let the Color Shine!
After this glitter-driven period, the color plays, especially frequent with bright shades became quite popular for the fashion trends. The war-centered 40s’ were especially popular with the bright and lively images, made of the signature pin up hairstyle for instance, accompanied by some ruffled and full shapes for dresses and skirts, and some bold décolleté shapes for tops, too. The images, however, never get even close to provocative and too daring. The hairstyle here as well, remains within the shapes of short or medium length, often curly or wavy, and also matching the bright makeup, made of arrows for the eyes, blinding classic shade of red for lips and rosy cheeks. Some hints of this style may be observed with the looks of popular singer Christina Aguilera, especially in case of the pin up hairstyle.
Let the Classic Chic In
Further in the 1950s, we can see a comparative comeback of the 20s’ principles to some extent, namely in case of the return of headwear details, which become integral parts of the ladies’ looks again. For this period the emergence of monochrome and bright color interpretations for garments may be seen, the complementary accessories for which were the gloves. The dresses and skirts encompassed ruffled, pleated, and straight shapes like tubes and pencils, generally cut at knee level. One of the most explicit embodiments of those times’ elegance is Dita Von Teese, who can be observed with more and more feminine, yet retro inspired looks, having all the descriptive elements of those times, at the same time not omitting the modern influence, either.
So here were some general retro styles and tips for the retro inspired looks of yours. This trend, like any other in the fashion world is capable of presenting you with flawless looks, in case of being implemented and matched correctly.
Photos courtesy of Elle, Vogue