Runway Looks: Retro Style

Article by Cristal G. Orpilla, R.N.

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For most people, wearing retro/vintage-inspired clothing is a fun way to experience the style and culture of another time.

Dresses from the the 1950s- 1960s marked the golden age of fashion couture, that allowed women to experience the classic feminine styles from a time when women were graceful and beautiful and men noticed and appreciated their beauty. Flirty shift dresses, tight bodices, and circle dresses showcased the beauty of the feminine form.

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The 1970‘s showcased the burgeoning independence women gained, which was apparent in their personal sense of style. Women chose who they wanted to be and if they felt like wearing a short mini skirt one day and a maxi dress, midi skirt or hot pants the next day – that’s what they did.

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The 1980s depicted a time of self-discovery and identity, as women searched for ways to express their creativity and individuality. As the MTV revolution influenced the masses, big hair, leotards, and bold neon colors in skin-tight spandex emerged as the new fashion identity. Women also  didn’t just accessorize – they “excessorized” and LOVED it.

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And as the saying goes,  “everything old is new again” when it comes to fashion. What fashion era marks your vintage style?

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Cristal

Online Editor, Beauty Writer at Beauty-Goodies
As a New York City-based registered nurse with backgrounds in pharmacology, medical research, medical spa aesthetics, and cosmetic dermatology, Cristal became interested in the ways people go about achieving beauty. When she's not working full-time at Cornell Medical Center or performing aesthetic treatments at a midtown NYC medical spa, she daylights as a beauty writer, and has a penchant for scoring sample sale treasures, bellydancing, playing dress-up, and of course, chatting about beauty goodies.
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