Monday, July 9, 2012

The Women of the Past Knew How to Dress

Hey all you cool cats out there!
I have been thinking about this post for a while and finally have sat down to write it. I think one of the reasons I have chosen more retro fashions to wear versus the fashions of today is because boy could those women wear clothes! They also wore a whole lot more of it than girls do today. I do not have the body for today's clothes anyways so if I wanted to wear them I probably wouldn't look very good doing it. I cannot get over what women in today's world think is appropriate to wear out in public. I know I sound like I am 60 rather than about to turn 30 in two weeks. Eh, call me an old soul. I just can't get around showing the whole world what bra I am wearing and especially not what my underwear looks like. I have actually seen thongs that are made to come out above your pants. People think this is cute? EEps! I am not a prude by any means. I like the Rockabilly  and Retro Pin-Up look which can be provocative but it is done tastefully. The girls for the most part are not baring it all for the world to see. This is why I am so glad there are companies like ModCloth that bring retro cuts into a newer age. Let's hope more companies do the same. If the hit of Mad Men shows us anything I believe it could be a huge hit.

Here are reasons why I think the ladies of the 1940's and 1950's could show the ladies of today how to dress.

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Look how effortless her beauty looks. Reminds me of the wonderful Liz Taylor

I do not wear retro at all times. I do wear some more modern things occasionally. I do not like wearing tights in 10 below weather. I don't know how women during those times could do it. Must be braver then me! I try to keep their mentality in my mind though when I am getting dressed. I think to myself " If my grandmother wouldn't have worn it or I wouldn't want her to see me in it then should I be wearing it" 

My next post is one I really need to read myself and that is about vintage make up. I have a tendency to just brush my hair and teeth and run out the door. Now that my ankle-biter is no longer  a tiny ankle-biter and can get her own self dressed I can start focusing on myself when getting ready. I love how retro make up and hair looks so I need to start incorporating it in my own style. 

So now you know how I like to dress now how about you? Do you like to wear or incorporate vintage style in your own wardrobe or are you more of an appreciatator of the fashion?

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