Retro Chic Fashion
Retro pieces never fail to captivate me whenever I happen to see them as I love watching ancient dramas and secretly wished that I lived in the past. Hence in this post, I will be walking you through the fashion trends of 1960-70s and how I recreated my retro chic style.
Back to 1960s & 70s
As most of you know, fashion is rapidly evolving but it follows a predictable cycle. What is trendy now might be trendy half a decade ago and so on.
Back in the 1960s, the Hippie and counterculture movement gave rise to long and loose-fitting clothing. Bohemian inspired headbands and knee-high go-go boots were trending during that era too.
In 1970s, the loose-fitting clothes gave way to exotic fabrics and bell-bottom jeans. Off-shoulders top with lace-trim and peasant dresses became a popular trend among women.
In the Asian context, Chinese women wear traditional clothes like the Samfoo (衣裤 – Blouse + Pants in Cantonese dialect) which allow them to carry out menial tasks at ease. Also, the Samfoo looked like pyjamas with fragmented floral prints on the fabric.
The Straits-born Chinese (Peranakan) are more well-off and their ladies (Nyonya) wore the Kebaya with intricate embroidery.
My Retro Chic Look
A Lace and Cold Shoulder Affair
The sheer bottom of the Romance White Lace Midi dress adds a flowy touch to the overall look and I love how comfortable the lace material feels against my skin.
I chose to go simple with this look in order to accentuate the lace details of the Romance White Lace Midi.
I chose to wear a pair of gray wedges with this dress in order to look taller and long dresses tend to make me look shorter.
Romance White Lace Midi Dress (SGD40) c/o A Bella Chic [Quote “Aldora” to get 10% off, valid till 31 December 2016]// Black Velvet Choker – EzBuy.Sg // Clutch – Victoria’s Secret // Gray Wedges – FarEast Shopping Centre
Back to the good old days when Singapore was still a small fishing village (Kampong)!
The Garden Pastel Green Frill Playsuit resembles the modern version of Samfoo with a peranakan touch of pastel green and florals.
I had my hair fashioned in a pigtail for the added retro look.
I added some accessories for a modernised chic look, especially the earrings in matching colours with the jumpsuit.
Garden Pastel Green Frill Playsuit (SGD30) c/o A Bella Chic [Quote “Aldora” to get 10% off, valid till 31 December 2016]// Clutch – Victoria’s Secret | Earrings c/o Curated Editions // Carrara Marble White iPhone Casing c/o Richmond & Finch // 35mm Whitehaven Marble Mesh (AUD219) c/o Christian Paul Watches // Gray Wedges – FarEast Shopping Centre // Suspended Crystal Bezel Bracelet – Rose Gold (AUD45) & Skinny Roman Empress Bangle – Rose Gold (AUD45) c/o ThePeachBox [Quote “Aldora_Muses” to get 15% off, valid till 31 July 2016]
What do you think about my Retro Chic Style?
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