When it comes to fashion, retro style still enjoys an enduring popularity! This is evidenced by numerous posts on social media, such as Instagram, where we can admire the latest collections of clothes from famous designers. Do you know how to wear retro clothes in everyday and special occasion styles? Check out the retro elements that will give your style a boost!
What is retro in fashion?
Retro fashion is all about bringing back the distinctive aesthetics of decades past. Most people associate the term ‘retro’ with the way the great film divas such as Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn wore themselves in the 1950s. However, retro hairstyles can also refer to other periods in history, from the inter-war years to the last decade of the 20th century.
If you want to maneuver particular closet pieces efficiently and expand your knowledge of past decades, don’t be afraid to get information from your aunts or grandmothers. Remember that if you want to wear retro clothes, you can choose any moment in fashion history that appeals to you the most, or feel free to mix different styles.
Which decade should you take inspiration from? Retro is back in style!
When you want to be inspired by a retro style, choose the decade that suits you best stylistically. Why not go for the classics of the 1940s and 1950s, which emphasized the waist and featured flared skirts that have become much shorter over the years? Or would you prefer to go back to the 60s and revamp the large and small dots that were so fashionable back then, which are now one of the top trends? The choice is yours!
Retro hairstyles are also those, which draw heavily on the fashion of the hippie era. Today it is the so-called boho vintage fashion. What clothes are used for it? Mainly wide pants and short blouses with flowers or embroidery.
To the favor of retro styling returned the 80s, in which the emphasized strong female figure dominated not only in the offices, but also on the streets of major cities. Voluminous jackets with emphasized shoulders (using shoulder pads), additionally tied with a belt at the waist, were fashionable back then.
How to create a feminine retro look for everyday use
The retro style we will focus on most is casual and non-committal. Nowadays, retro dresses are extremely popular and with a wide selection of styles, you are sure to find the perfect one. You can take inspiration from the different decades of the 20th century to create an original and distinctive style.
A simple dress inspired by the 1970s with a thick belt fastened at the waist is now a fashion gem. Its cut has at the same time a modern and vintage character, which happens extremely rarely in case of outfits inspired by retro aesthetics. This is an interesting proposition for women who like to draw from the old fashion, and at the same time do not want to bluntly accent which particular decade they were inspired by. Such a dress is versatile and ideal for any occasion.
These types of dresses were very fashionable in the 70s and now they come back like a boomerang, mainly because of their practical and universal character. The waist belt perfectly emphasizes the figure, covers up too wide hips, and additionally gives the silhouette a very feminine look. This trick emphasizing the waist was often used in the fashion of the twentieth century, so it is worth returning to it when we want to emphasize the strengths of a woman’s figure. For this cut of dress, large earrings in the shape of circles or large clips, as in the 80s, are the perfect match.
Contemporary retro style consists of clothes that have an original cut, but do not make you look as if you are dressed as someone from the past decade. A great base for a retro look is the gray pleated mid-calf skirt. This skirt is perfect for work, as well as for a meeting with friends.
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