retro fashion




Top 5 Retro Inspired Swimsuit Looks

Swimsuit buying season is upon us and we’re loving the retro styles we’ve been seeing on runways. Here are 5 suits that will get you in the mood for sunbathing with vintage flair.

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Bonnie & Clyde’s Costume Designer Discusses The Iconic Fashion In The Series

This weekend, you will witness a television event when the classic story of Bonnie & Clyde is brought to life by Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger in the new miniseries. But how do you recreate these two legends, which have already been seen many times on the silver screen? Real Style spoke with Bonnie & Clyde’s legendary costume designer Marilyn Vance on her Bonnie & Clyde.

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How To Get The Great Gatsby Look

From the women’s dresses and accessories to the men’s tailored suits we will get the chance to incorporate The Great Gatsby’s inspired clothing into our own wardrobe this summer. Everyone from Tiffany’s to Brooks Brothers have released their own The Great Gatsby inspired collections. The ‘20s were all about glamour and elegance and thanks to The Great Gatsby movie we get to relive in the past. Here are ideas on how to style a Great Gatsby look:

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Must-Have Retro Inspired Handbags And Shoes

In time, that is, with retro inspired shoes and bags we’re coveting this season. Even though the past is in the past, it can come back and visit our accessories collection anytime with this prim and pretty flats, heels, clutches and totes. Whether through materials or textures, there’s always a little added modern touch in these old-is-new pieces.

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January Jones Goes Retro For Miu Miu Fashion Show

January Jones almost looked like she stepped right off the set of Mad Men in this fun retro fashion at the Miu Miu fashion show. With Mad Men’s April premiere quickly approaching, this is just the type of modern Betty Draper inspired fashion that we needed to get excited about the new season.

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Did Mad Men Inspire This Long Glove Trend?

Mad Men is back this weekend and your favourite retro-inspired styles are back onscreen, as well as on the runway and your favourite celebs. We aren’t sure if Rihanna and designers DSquared and Moschino adapted the Mad Men leather glove style to create their long gloved looks seen here, but whether it’s pure coincidence or not, we love the result.

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Copy This Retro Runway Look For Mad Men’s Return

With Mad Men back on television, spring dressing will take a turn for the ladylike in fifties-inspired styles. The retro looks we love on Mad Men returned on runways in the spring collections like this Giambattista Valli look we love. Prim and polished, this look can be yours with our pretty pieces.

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Copy Christina Hendrick’s Green Dress On Mad Men

With Mad Men returning to television this week, you can bet leagues of ladies will be inspired to slip into something retro after seeing Christina Hendricks return to the small screen as firecracker Joan Harris. In the Mad Men season 5 premiere, we will see Joan taking control of the office in this green sheath dress. This retro look is one that you can bring into any modern boardroom for your own updated workwear.

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Flared Retro Dresses Hot New Dress Trend For 2012

Though it can be argued they never really went away, fit and flare dresses are an absolute necessity this spring as they’re more versatile and attention-grabbing than ever. This sweet silhouette is flattering to most as it is fitted at the narrowest part of the waist and flares out over the hips.

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Emmy Rossum Adds 20’s Glamour To Shameless Premiere

Last night Emmy Rossum hit the red carpet to celebrate season two of her series Shameless in this retro Ralph Lauren cocktail dress. The silver beaded dress with it’s geometric design from Ralph Lauren’s Spring collection had a that flapper-esque vibe that you can expect to see a lot more of as we head into Spring. We love that Emmy went for the full 20’s style effect with her retro waves and red lips. It created a real retro vibe for the budding actress.

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Top 2011 Fashion Trend: Retro Style

Throughout the holiday season, Real Style Network will be taking a look back at some of our most popular Celebrity Style and Fashion Trends of the year. 2011 seemed to be the year for retro style. Films like The Rum Diary and The Help, along with television shows like Mad Men and Pan Am helped bring retro fashion to the world. The runways matched what we saw on television with Burberry, Prada and Tibi brought the 60’s to life. We loved that our readers embrace the trend making all of our retro themed stories popular. See this piece on retro fashion from The Help.

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Get The Look: Amber Heard’s Waist Minimizing Retro Style

If you want to emphasize you tiny waist this holiday season, take a cue from petite actress Amber Heard when choosing your holiday attire. On the red carpet for Sherlock Holmes, Amber used retro styled separates to ensure that she looked sleek, chic and skinny.

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Hart of Dixie Retro Fashion

Even though The CW’s tv show Hart of Dixie starring Rachel Bilson is set in modern day Bluebell, Alabama, the retro fashions worn by the stars take us right back to the late 50’s early 60’s. Somehow the flared skirts and tiny waist dresses still work even in the modern day South. Take a look at some of our favorite retro fashions from Hart of Dixie.

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Ashley Greene Goes Retro For Avon Gala

In keeping with our retro theme, we loved this dramatic look from Twilight star Ashley Greene from last night’s Avon Foundation for Women Global Voices for Change Awards Gala. Ashley looked stunning in this slinky Donna Karan one shoulder royal blue gown. This sexy number brings out the inner bombshell of this Twilight star.

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How To Wear Your Wide Brim Hat

Upscale 70s glamour is one of the hottest trends of the season and luckily one of the easiest to adopt with the addition of wallet-friendly accessories. For an easy update that makes a statement, we love the 70s influence of a wide brim hat.

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