Almost every trend that we see today is a modification of something that already existed in the past. Whether it’s the rebirth of bootcut jeans in the form of palazzo pants or the retro bell sleeves that we see in many of today’s blouses, fashion trends are constantly being recycled and presented to us in a new light. That said, if you want to get the inside scoop on the hottest trends from some of the most iconic decades, make sure to continue reading!
Fringe Flappers from the ’20s
Who doesn’t remember flappers? They were young women of the 1920s who broke the stereotypical image created in the Victorian era. The “flapper look” consisted of a knee-length dress, a dropped waistline, no sleeves, and a straight or V-shaped front and back. This was the beginning of a female revolution, when women weren’t afraid to let loose and show some skin. Flapper dresses often featured beads, sequins, lace, fringe, chiffon, satin, flowers, shiny and shimmery fabric, uneven hemlines, and Peter Pan collars.
Co-ords from the ’40s
Due to war restrictions in the 1940s, frills and ruffles were banned and hemlines extended to just below the knee. During this time, A-line skirts and shirts with shoulder pads were introduced to fashion. The skirt was a simple, boxy, A-line silhouette with kick pleats located in the back. The skirts were fitted at the natural waistline and flared at the hips. Women’s clothing also took on a masculine and militant look with the incorporation of shoulder pads. This change resulted in a box or square neckline. Something subtle, yet very sophisticated, this is a trend that we definitely want to come back!
Plastic Love from the ’60s
Even though at Blush we support sustainability and environmentally friendly products and businesses, we can’t ignore how funky and fashionable PVC clothes are! Commonly known as the clothes of the Space Age, André Courrèges was among the first to introduce PVC and plastic to haute couture in the early 1960s. With technology transforming and the creation of substitutes for almost everything, PVC can easily be replaced by plastic made from wood, which is a great natural substitute! After all, you can never go wrong with a little bit of quirk.