60s dress / full skirt: women’s trend

27Jul10

It’s no great accident that the popularity of Mad Men has coincided with a resurgence in early ’60s fashion. A sartorial inspiration to men and women alike, we’ve seen an avalanche of elements from the era spill over into fashion’s impressionable mind; and the bulk of the torrent is yet to come.

So say bonjour to fuller figures and longer hemlines as the skirt and dress silhouettes of the late ’50s / early ’60s swing their way back onto the scene as a 2010 / 2011 fashion trend.

’60s dress trend: what is it?

When we talk about the ’60s dress or skirt in this context, we’re not talking about the later, mod ’60s movement of miniskirts and teeny shift dresses. We’re talking about early ’60s ladylike dressing that flowed on from the late 1950s.

Full skirts: the ’60s housewife

Think Betty Draper: the overflow of ’50s prom style dresses into ’60s day wear. Full, below-the-knee circle skirts, cinched in waists, and prim, proper styling.

  • Look to Louis Vuitton and Prada who both put ladylike full skirts on their runways for theFall 2010 season, particularly in heavier fabrics like wool blends.
  • For Spring 2011 look to bright, fresh colours and pastels, and prints like florals or stripes (seeJayson Brunsdon Spring 2010 for some great examples).

via fashion blog: clothing & fashion blogs.

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