Last month's issue of CLEOmag did a spread on the key items of the 1940s' look that caught my attention. It is interesting how the retro look is always coming back. But I do like this retro look the most as to me, its style showcases the empowerment of women. Eventhough the epitome of this trend is the tough chic look, however, it also displays a sexy and gorgeous feminine side to it as well.
(1) Peter-pan collars
Peter Pan makes a comeback in the fashion runway!
I don't know why they named it after the green flying guy but I have to admit that this collar looks pretty cute.
(L-R) H&M, Erin Featherston for Target, and Mooie
(2) Anything high-waistedI personally do not like this trend as high-waisted whatever are made for skinny girls. For pear-shaped people like me, this will just emphasize how huge the hips are. But you have to admit, there are girls out there who can rock this look. I like how it gives the hourglass figure, perfect for those gals that think their figure is too stringbean-like.
High waisted pants:
(L-R) S'nob, SeanJohn for Women's collection, and H&M
High waisted skirt:
(L-R) MissSixty, UrbanOutfitters and SearleNYC
(3) Pussy-bow blouses
All from papergirlsshop.com
I really think this look is sweet and feminine but if one is not careful, she may look like a stewardess rather than a 1940s' starlet.(4) Cover-ups
(L-R) H&M, EDC by Esprit and H&M
My favourite cover-ups of that era is the vests (which is something overflooding shops nowadays) and the double-breasted jackets. The best way to look great in these is to find the cover-up with the perfect fit.
Other key items to achieve this look is waist belts, hats (fedoras are cool!), form-fitting dresses, boots, high heels and red lipstick (suggestion only...lol).
~FASHION ICON ALERT~
I saw Jessica Alba on this morning's MTV TRL and absolutely love her SKIRT. But then again, Jess A looks good in anything!