Starting today. I’ve decided to make every Friday “Fashion Friday” on Amore Luxe. I don’t proclaim to be a “fashionista” in any way but I know what I like. I am a self-proclaimed “girly girl” and I love feminine details like lace and sparkles. Animal print has made its way into my wardrobe in the past 2 years and I am in love with long summer dresses. Lately, I have been drawn to more of a traditional yet sexy look. I have noticed that many designers and celebrities alike have been drawn to the look and fit of clothing from the 50’s. I love that women were outfits that were simple yet classic and whether you wore a dress or pants, the outfits embraced a woman’s curves and drew attention to her best features. I plan on buying a few 50’s inspired outfits to add to my wardrobe this summer and here are 3 looks that I love!
Polka Dot Dress
I love the simplicity yet fun feel of a polka dot dress. Its bright but not over the top and the overall design of the dress is sexy without showing too much. This dress is flattering on all different sizes and I feel it’s the perfect dress to wear out to a brunch or picnic and if you wear the right accessories and shoes, you can wear it to a party or another dress up function. If you aren’t particularly fond of polka dots, try it in a simple solid color. Versatility is key for me when it comes to buying pieces and in my opinion, this dress is the epitome of versatile.
One Piece Swimsuit
Back in the 50’s, women were more modest when it came to showing off their bodies especially on the beach. As a result, one piece swimsuits were ideal whether you wanted to jump in the water or simply lay out in the sun. Even though we have a variety of swimsuit looks to choose from today from bikinis to monokinis and everything in between, its nice to take it back to a classic and timeless look. I think that this swimsuit is nice because the ruching in the midsection can give the look of a flatter stomach and the halter top draws attention to the neckline. Whether you like wearing patterns or just one color, this one piece will flatter your figure!
Tank Top and Shorts
This is one of my favorite looks because its simple( which is a trend in 50’s wear) but can be worn in many ways. The model pictured has a striped tank with jean shorts but you can change the color of the tank and jeans so they can work for you. Add a cute accessory like a flower in your hair to complete the look. This look can be worn with sneakers for a casual feel (Keds are my fave for this look especially the ones with different patterns on them) or a peep toe pump to dress it up a bit. It’s all about your personality and what you feel comfortable with but keeping it simple yet chic is the best way to pull off this look!
If you aren’t sure where to find these types of outfits, make sure you check out sites such as http://www.rosegal.com (love their vintage dresses section) and http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com for a variety of 50’s inspired clothing that will work for any budget. Happy shopping and since I’m still an amateur in this fashion game, I love reading your comments/suggestions/critiques so please feel free to comment below. Have an amazing weekend:)
Love and live luxuriously!