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Monday, July 11, 2011

Autumn Winter 2011 - A Nod to the Mod

It was difficult to ignore the influence of vintage style and clothes from past decades on the designer collections at the AW11 shows this year. There was yet more of the fifties, a decade whose styles are becoming something of  a staple in our wardrobes, there was also yet more of the seventies style which has been a popular choice this summer but in addition the sixties showed up in quite a few shows proving that it will defintiely be back on trend again this winter. This a fun look that can work for an evening out or even at work. Many of is will have some of these pieces in our wardrobe already but for those who don't, the sixties is a trend which is well worth investing in as it is bound to come back time after time.

The mod look which became so popular in the swinging sixties featured sheath dresses and shift dresses, as well as polo necks, mini skirts, pinafores, Peter Pan collars, knee high boots and for the really brave bee hives.

At Jean Paul Gaultier the look was pure ladylike and included figure skimming lace sheath dresses.

At Prada, the collection took inspiration from Go Go dancers with graphic prints on mini dresses worn with snakeskin knee high boots.

At Bottega Veneta a much softer and more ladylike look is ideal for day wear and cocktail dresses.

The sixties trend is a really easy look to wear and can be worn by adding any of these elements to your outfits:
  • Graphic, bold or optic black and white prints
  • Above the knee skirts
  • Knee  high boots
  • opaque black or bright coloured tights
  • Polo necked jumper
  • Structured 3/4 length coats
  • Colour blocking in shades of tan, brown and orange

sixties swing dress

Diana Vickers orange dress

New Look sixties mini dress

orange shift dress

 Dune platfrom boots

If you fancy having a go at a bee hive hairstyle there are plenty of tutorials around showing you what to do.

What do you think? will you be wearing any of these sixties trends this autumn and winter?