Is retro fashion still hot or not? Or is it not important for retro fashion and its fans to follow the trends?
I think and hope it isn’t. After all, if you choose retro fashion you never have to worry about latest fashion trends, absolute must-haves and all other so-called well-meaning advices like “This spring paste colours are trendy”, or “Go for……..
A fantastic side effect: you will always find something nice in the sales. After all, by the end of last year almost all big fashion chains offered retro and vintage clothes; you can buy leftovers for practically nothing now.
For example, at the moment you can buy bandeau bikinis on the cheap and wide leg pants are out of fashion again before they even have become trendy. These articles are put in the sale. But, this is about it. What do we notice? The retro trend continues! You get bombarded with lace, embroidery, fringes, checks and stripes in almost all (online) shops. And not only on dresses and skirts; even shorts are decorated with lace or broderie anglaise. I noticed a large number of below mentioned retro items in regular online shops:
- A-line skirt (suede or not) with buttons
- A lace skirt
- Skirt with macramé
- Skirt with tulles
- Velvet skirt
- Denim skirt with loose ends
- Skirts with chiffon, sequins, beads, embroidery and fringes etc.
You won’t hardly find an ordinary, neat, black skirt!
Actually, it is a bit over the top, because not everyone loves retro clothes and especially not if it is the only thing available. The best thing about retro dresses and skirts is that it makes you special, wearing an unique special garment, nobody has. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case anymore. If you want to feel special and unique, you have to be dressed less retro, or highlight your make-up and haircut.
Although almost all outfits somehow remind of the sixties/seventies or earlier years, haircuts have hardly been inspired by the old days. The long, preferably somehow unkempt hair should, I assume, have an unconventional, Bohemian look. Unfortunately, anyone can see the “unkempt haircut” took you a lot of hours, just like so-called “worn” pants with loose ends aren’t a result of years of intensive wearing and washing but of carefully sketches by a designer.
If it is obvious your unkempt haircut is not a result of sea, sun, not washing and not going to the hairdresser, it is simply fake, not worth watching, commercial, not authentic etc. Unfortunately, fashion remains a question of money, even if you simply want to come across as an outsider. Good look retro ladies, when choosing this year’s retro clothing.