The 1940s and the ’50s were an expressive and rapidly changing time for fashion. As World War II ended, people were able to start focusing their time and money on more enjoyable things, such as clothes. Femininity was in, plain colors were out and teenagers became a vital force in the fashion world. As I walked past the library, I was reminded of this vibrant era in fashion history when I spotted a Fashionista with a modern and spunky take on those two decades!
In just the tights alone, this Fashionista takes a pretty, classic, polka-dot pattern and makes it bold by shredding the upper thigh. By doing so, she not only creates more dimension in her tights but it also helps to balance the extreme daintiness of the white lace socks and colored tie-up loafers. The teal of the loafers help add a necessary pop of color to the outfit while off-putting the teal of her cable knit sweater.
Being the modern shopper that she is, this Fashionista found her oversized canvas jacket at a thrift store. The jacket’s length helps to elongate her body in general because it exceeds the length of her jeans shorts and stops right above the lower thigh. The loose fitting top pieces are a perfect pairing with her tight lower pieces because they not only add a sense of comfortable but they help to create visual contrast within the outfit.
My favorite piece of this entire outfit is her JFK locket that she also found thrifting at an old antique store. Unique accessories like this really make an outfit. Her thick red button earrings are a fun and modern twist paired with the classic silver locket. Her short layered hairstyle is a more edgy version of the classic short pin-curl style. By adding a bandana as a headband this Fashionista shows that head wear is definitely back in style, just like it was in the the 1940s!
Going back in time, the “A-Line” dress became popular after Christian Dior coined the term during one of his springtime fashion shows during the 1950s. Today, this style is still loved by all because it is feminine and flattering on any body type.
Just like the famous women of the ’40s and the ’50s, this Fashionista is confident and stylish.