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The #ThrowbackThursday Wardrobe: Discussing the advent of vintage style among the fashion forward youth

By Kartika Puri
Posted on :
19 July 2016
Posted on :
19 July 2016

Trends set the tone of a city. And recently, all the cities have been painted retro. The fascinating thing however is the fact that the youth of today, who likes to be updated with the slightest current happenings of around the world, travels back in time when it comes to their closets. We're hearing folk tunes, seeing the cat-eyeliner, and marveling at the crop top on almost every corner of every city to which we venture.

The obsession with the era of 20s-70s is not new to be observed. It was revived in the 90s, later in 2015 and continues to make its mark in 2016. 

Photo courtesy: @vintagefashion, Instagram. 

I present the internationally adopted retro trends that are in vogue. Let us see how chic your city is.  

1.  EARRINGS

This summer embraces 50s chunky costume jewelry made from precious stones and statement frames. 


Photo courtesy:@vintagefashion, Instagram.



2.  SLIP DRESSES

The slip has been a staple undergarment since the 40s and since its revival in the 90s, designers have revamped this simple and elegant underwear piece and brought it back with a modern sophisticated twist. In 2016, slip dresses are generally worn over a plain white tee shirt.



Photo courtesy: @vintagefashion, Instagram. 





3.  JUMPSUITS:


Photo courtesy: @lisahaydon, Instagram. 

70s fashion began with a continuation of bell-bottoms and the androgynous hippie look from the late 1960s. Jumpsuits were one of the decade’s creations.  


Photo courtesy: @emmaroberts, Instagram. 

This season saw exciting and vibrant stripes in the latest jumpsuits proving vintage inspiration runs deep in designer collections.





4.  BEATLES BOOTS:

The tight-fitting Cuban-heeled footwear that was originally made popular in the 1960s, have had a huge resurgence in the past couple of years and they are definitely sticking around for 2016. 



Photo courtesy: @vintagefashion, Instagram. 




5.  DESTROYED DENIMS

We are not talking about distressed; we are talking about destroyed denims.


Photo courtesy: @vintagefashion, Instagram. 





6.  GRAPHIC TEE


Vintage tee shirts are utterly original in print, and manage to lend a cutting edge to any outfit, with their unique character. The local trendsetters are frequently seen donning one.  



Photo courtesy: @theblondesalad, Instagram. 





7.  VINTAGE TOPS


Despite their ubiquity for the past few seasons, crop tops are still in vogue. Quiet literally. 



 

Photo courtesy: @vogueindia, Instagram.


But, while it seems like everything's cropped lately, the 70s tie-front top offers a toned-down take on the trend. 


Photo courtesy: @lisahaydon, Instagram. 


And, aren’t we all looking for someone or something that hugs us at the right places at the right time? Another fashion trend to revive from the late-’80s and early-’90s wardrobe staple is the mock turtle neck that perfectly enhances one’s curves.



So, which era are you living in?





About The Author
Kartika Puri
I could go on about how I live in a small city of Punjab and just graduated high school. I could write about how my passion for the world of fashion originated or how I entered the field of creative writing. I can tell you about my future college prospects and how I loathe the era of yellow journalism. I can share why I believe in feminism even though the Tumblr pseudo feminists ruined the term for most of us or how different marketing strategies intrigue me. But, let us just stick to I like fries.
I could go on about how I live in a small city of Punjab and just graduated high school. I could write about how my passion for the world of fashion originated or how I entered the field of creative writing. I can tell you about my future college prospects and how I loathe the era of yellow journalism. I can share why I believe in feminism even though the Tumblr pseudo feminists ruined the term for most of us or how different marketing strategies intrigue me. But, let us just stick to I like fries.