Every few years there’s something new and different in the world of fashion. Although not everyone is on board with fashion trends, there does tend to be something for everyone. Many new takes on fashion are tending to the reflect more ultra modern and contemporary styles along with a new emphasis on chic, but casual and comfortable clothing. But not everyone is in love with this direction of fashion, which is why all things retro are also having a resurgence in fashion. With looks inspired by famous actresses and singers from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, vintage in kleding has seen a rebirth, but with a slightly different focus. Many of these vintage looks emphasize the whimsy of the fashion during these periods and some outfits play up the sexier and feminine silhouettes that were popular during that time.
While so many are figuring out a way to turn their entire wardrobes into pieces that are as casual as possible and dominated by jeggings and yoga pants, those who love vintage clothing tend to want more traditional styling, open to wearing dresses and putting on pearls and heels to accentuate their dresses. This call back to retro styling does have a bit of a different take this time around. Although many are sticking with the traditional silhouettes from that period, the colors being used are noticeably more vibrant with reds, yellows, pinks, and blues all a part of many collections. Traditional polka dots are used, especially in retro accessories, but other patterns are as well. Some fun fabrics like cheetah and leopard print can find their way into shoes and clutches for a new take on an old style.
For a while, dressing in retro clothing was something reserved for that rare costume party. Now, many stores and designers are making plenty of vintage-inspired clothes for those who appreciate these more modern takes on retro clothing. Designers are especially embracing the familiar feminine silhouettes and new takes on a retro pin-up girl.