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Which Fashion Era Should Be Your Inspiration This Season?

Twiggy rocking bright pink

Channel your inner Twiggy this season because the playful 60’s are a huge trend for Spring-Summer 2013. Catwalk shows were littered with components of this iconic fashion era and after reading this article, so will your wardrobe! Ladies, take note…

 

What components made up the 1960s anyway?

If three words could sum up the 1960s fashion era, they would be: fun, daring, minimalistic. This era saw the invention of the mini skirt and bare legs became a fashion statement. As a result, everything shrank to show off ladies’ pins; coat and dress hemlines rose further up the leg-line. The 60‘s woman was one reborn, they were daring and definitely not like their mothers. Consequently, colour schemes became brighter, prints and patterns became bolder. Accessories were marginalised because lets face it, the hues spoke for themselves.

 

Which designers incorporated the 1960s into their catwalks?

Skipping forward to 2013, the 1960’s fashion features have been tweaked to suit the modern women. Holly Fulton’s ‘floral optimism’ seems to emulate the summer, Erdem’s flirtatious florals are ultra feminine whereas Prada’s florals are structured, statement flowers. Highlighter yellows strutted down Gucci’s catwalk whereas Stella McCartney’s colour pops were much more subdued.

 

What items should you pick up to recreate the 60s look?

The shift dress is big this season and the good news is, they flatter almost all body shapes! If you are pear shaped, opt for an A-line skirt; this silhouette will be more flattering. Structured suits are another fashion must: if Audrey Hepburn would buy it, so must you. As for colour schemes, the brighter and bolder: the better. Anything floral is key and out-there patterns are bang on trend. If you’re a little fashion shy, opt for block colour to tick that minimalistic checkbox. Happy shopping!

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