Saturday, January 1, 2011

2011 Top Trends-60's Dress/Full Skirt

Hey everyone! This is part four of the 2011 Top Trends. Sorry I didn't get all of my posts in before 2011, but I started a little late. Anyway the 60's are back! Longer hem-lines and fuller skirts are the new miniskirt. Full skirt-Housewife. Think circle skirts, cinched waist, and proper accessories. This years trend is different from previously because the fabrics are lighter, they come in prints such as florals and stripes, and pastel colors.
Granny Skirt. This is a longer skirt, with pleats, and a ruffled hem usually. The key to keep your look from becoming too dowdy is pairing the skirt with a very modern top and shoes.
The Bombshell-sheath skirts and dresses. This was how you got an hourglass shape in the 60's, sheath dresses and pencil skirts. Look for skirts that are: straight, high waisted, below the knee, and have a slit in the back. Look for sheath dresses that: are sleeveless or 3/4 sleeves, and fitted. Look for peg-top skirts that: are full at the waist, have small darts or pleats, and are tapered narrowly at the hem.
Accessories must be very proper, and prim to pull of this look to date. Think little kitten heels, cats-eye glasses, wide waist-cinching belts, leather clutches in pastel colors, gloves, and, of course, a headscarf.
Hair and Make-up: Very neutral make-up with bold red or soft pink lips. For hair there are two options. A high beehive, or sultry, voluptuous waves.
If your trying to modernize the concept, try starting with just a full skirt. Try to find one with a shorter hem line, maybe just above the knee. Then add to the look by pairing it with a boyfriend blazer or slouchy top, and trade the cats-eye glasses with a more "now" pair. If you wanted to try something crazier, you could add a pair of knee-high socks. To add some edge, you could look for garments in leather or sheer tulle. Another way to mix and match the full skirt, is pairing it with a crop top. Hair-wise I'd recommend a messy top knot or a simple side braid.
I hope that made any sense! Haha, not one of my neatest posts. Oh well. I added some pictures again, so you get the idea. Anyway I'll talk to you soon!
Mia <3

Modern take on the full skirt at Dries van Noten, A/W 2010
Full '60s dress at Louis Vuitton A/W 2010

Sheath dress at L'Wren Scott, S/S 2010
Ladylike full dress at Prada, A/W 2010
Full dress at Jayson Brunsdon, S/S 2010

Full skirt at Louis Vuitton, A/W 2010


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