If you’re gonna be two-faced at least make one of them pretty.
Michelle Williams in Vogue US October 2011
Is it any wonder that style via the “Mad Men” era of the 1950s is so popular now? It was all about perfect red/nude lipstick, tousled hair, and form-fitting, but still elegant apparel. Marilyn Monroe was and still remains one of the quintessential style sirens. Retro chic is about apparel that celebrates the female form while still leaving something to the imagination.
Savvy options today: back then and today, chic options are the iconic halter dress with flared skirt (the polka dot print on this Victoria’s Secret one is cute!), tight sweater dresses (metallic makes it modern, like this Express one), and midi skirts (this printed Topshop one is cute). Hemlines were longer, but fiery spirits and the role of women as simply housewives was becoming a memory. I love how these styles remain, but are owned by the modern woman.
What retro chic apparel do you love?
Have a lovely week!