A Fashion Revival: The 20’s and 50’s

If you are anything like me – a girly girl who waxes poetic and dreams of the days returning when women wore beautiful dresses and gloves every day, then you should be in fashion heaven this spring!

The runways were a washed in gorgeous 20’s and 50’s silhouettes with hand embellishments in the softest, palest ecru’s, lilacs and mint greens and the most delicate silks, chiffons and laces. From Louis Vuitton, Milly, Tracy Reese and Carolina Herrera I was at the edge of my seat watching as one confection after the other sashayed down the catwalk.

If you also are like me, who now has to figure out how to satisfy my longing for these dresses or at least dresses that looks similar I have provided some style tips.

1) Raid your mother, grandmother, aunt or any of the other fab women in your life that may have held on to theses pieces. You may find some gems there that may only require a hem, a stitch or a good cleaning.

2) Raid your favorite thrift/goodwill shop, consignment, and vintage shop. With so many in every major city and quaint town you are bound to find a great piece!

3) Check out H&M and Forever 21. They are sure to have pieces inspired by the originals and the revival of these trends that won’t break your pocket. If you have a little bit more to splurge, check out 50 Dresses by Tess Vigil. Her “Pretty Blue Flowers Dress” retailing at $85 and available at http://www.chouchounette.com/, is shaping up to be a spring hit!

Whatever avenue you use to take it from the catwalk to the sidewalk stay fashionable while doing it!


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