Thursday, July 21, 2011

2 Fashion Eras You Should Know About

Emilio PucciImage via WikipediaBy Simon Johnnson

Anyone who wants to be considered as a fashionista should know that fashion trends tend to go in circles. It means things that were in fashion 30 or 50 years ago, will be back in the current fashion year. So if you want to join this rank, it is very important that you learn about the different fashion eras because any one of them can be back in style! To help you out, here are two of them.


Though the term has its origin in the wine industry, in the fashion industry, the term means any style of clothing after 1920's till 1980's. Many purists, however, consider anything after 60's as retro. But it does not mean that any clothing that is there in your grandmother's trunk will qualify as vintage clothing.

Vintage can mean wearing one or two signature pieces of that era; and remember anything that was considered as ugly in that era, is still ugly now. Designer clothing items from the 20's and 30's are something you will wish to have in your closet, and you can shop vintage clothing stores to find them.

Of course, if your grandmother or mother was a fashion icon of her time, you can safely raid her closet to find a piece or two. Some designers whose dresses and accessories are still considered "hot" are Coco Chanel, Cristobel Balenciaga, Jeanne Paquin and Emilio Pucci.

Bohemian or Boho

This style of clothing refers to the hippie era of 1960's and 70's. This style is, of course, not for your office and other formal events; it is perfect for that day out with girls or spending time with your partner on an all-night music festival. The great thing about this era is that bohemian style is never really out of fashion. One or more styles of the era is always visible on the ramp or on celebrities in red carpet.

The clothes carry the influence of the Gypsy culture, as well as culture from a variety of other places like Native American, Indian and African. The cut is mostly loose and feminine while natural fabrics like cotton preferred over others. Oversized bags and chunky jewelry complete a bohemian look.

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