Vintage beats: Fashion through the 60s, 70s, 80s

In part 1, ELLE introduced readers to the difference between vintage-retro and looked back at fashion trends through the decades that stood out between 1920 and 1950. In this part, ELLE continues to talk about the

60s: `Storm` of shift dresses

First Lady Jackie Kennedy with her shift dresses is an icon for many young girls.

Vintage beats: Fashion through the 60s, 70s, 80s

She was also the one who brought life to the pillbox hat (a small, brimless hat).

In the 1960s, fashion was “simplified” with jewelry and accessories being minimized.

The Scientific Revolution was a great source of inspiration for fashion designers, who introduced vibrant colors and abstract shapes in many designs.

1960’s inspiration in contemporary fashion:

Vintage beats: Fashion through the 60s, 70s, 80s

Christopher Kane’s collection was inspired by 60s fashion, especially the shift dress.

Vintage beats: Fashion through the 60s, 70s, 80s

The Fall-Winter 2011 catwalk was filled with 60s-inspired designs: cocoon shoulders, shift dresses, tulip dresses, beehive hair,…

70s: Flared pants and high heels

Vintage beats: Fashion through the 60s, 70s, 80s

Flared pants combined with flat high heels were a familiar image in the 70s

Vintage beats: Fashion through the 60s, 70s, 80s

Gypsy skirts and striking striped and floral patterns of the 70s

The 70s were a decade of cultural waves blending with fashion.

It can be said that this decade is a paradise for accessory lovers when the choices are endless: large wide-brimmed hats, satchel bags, lovely square scarves loosely tied around the neck, large jewelry, pairs of

Blondie punk rock singer, Debbie Harry, is an icon of this decade’s punk fashion style: youthful and adorable but at the same time stubborn and rebellious like a rock star.

Jaclyn Smith, the actress who plays the angel in `Charlie’s Angels`, represents the `dangerous and seductive` glam style with typical items such as: jumpsuit, V-neck shirt, tight pants.

1970’s inspiration in contemporary fashion:

The Marc Jacobs Spring 2011 show  celebrated palazzo flares, wide-brimmed hats, neck scarves and retro prints of the 70s.

The Glam Rock style of the 70s with flared pants, Biba maxi dresses, thigh-high boots, luxurious fur and sparkling metallic… is recreated on the runway of the 21st century.

Models at the Diane Von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 show appeared with retro hair and makeup of the 70s.

80s: Healthy children take the throne

Bright neon colors represent a youthful and dynamic look that was popular in the 80s

The style of dress that expressed power prevailed in the 80s. At the same time, the aerobic trend also urged women to show off their healthy figure with tight dresses and catsuits combined with shoulder pads and other accessories.

Oversized shoulder pads appeared a lot in designs of the 80s

“Leg warmers,” brightly colored socks worn around the lower legs, were also popular during this period.

1980s inspiration in contemporary fashion:

Neon tones and 80s accessories are making a spectacular return on fashion runways

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2011 collection is filled with bright neon colors of the 80s

Returning to modern times, what are the new winds and famous trends that help shape the fashion style of the 90s and the early years of the 21st century?

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