A number of fashion and beauty statements from yesteryears have gotten a modern makeover, much to the delight of both the new generation of fashionistas and those that used to wear them in their youth.
Peplum dresses, monogram rings, and neon tops—what you thought were gone forever are now making a comeback. These and more recurring fashion trends are an example that history does repeat itself. A number of fashion and beauty statements from yesteryears have gotten a modern makeover, much to the delight of both the new generation of fashionistas and those that used to wear them in their youth.
Here are some of the best fashion trends that we don’t know how we lived without:
The Top Knot
Audrey Hepburn’s iconic look as Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s is characterized by her tiara-adorned top knot. It has now inspired modern style, coming back as oversized buns. Jennifer Lopez at the 2012 Academy Awards wore her hair in a stylish top bun, and many others soon followed.
Maxi Dresses and Jumpsuits
Back in the Seventies and Eighties, jumpsuits and maxi dresses were all the rage. Once reserved for so-called flower children and hippies, these outfits are now making a grand comeback. Their versatility allowed women to wear them to all sorts of functions, from work to casual picnics on the beach.
Remember those jeans with pockets embroidered with rhinestone hearts and stars? Yep, they’re back with a vengeance! But now, instead of aggressively-flared bellbottoms, we now have semi-tight jeans with patches of cleverly-designed logos. Alexander Wang had a lot of embellished denim in his 2014 Spring/Summer collection, and they are great!
Metallic Pieces and Chunky Jewelry
Once upon a time, wearing metallic pieces was a must, because it welcomed the new millennium. Right after that though, sporting something metallic—gold or silver—with bold prints became tacky. Now, the trend has made a comeback and wearing metallic pieces is now considered “in”. Chunky jewellery, from large pendant necklaces to monogram rings, add flair and glamour.
Blame it on The Great Gatsby, but you have to admit bringing the Twenties back is a good move. Crystals, feathers, beads, silks, and satins are now back, together with slinky dresses that go past the knee.
It may have something to do with the tech-driven lifestyle we have, but whatever the reason, eye-catching neons are now back. From shirts to miniskirts and from scarves to socks, you can take your pick of whatever bright-coloured hue catches your fancy.
The grunge look of the Nineties, popularized by Courtney Love, has become a recurring fashion trend, if the number of plaid flannels in boutiques is any indication. Hedi Slimane, the creative director of Sain Laurent Paris, unveiled their Fall 2013 collection that brings with it the spirit of the Nineties: plaid flannels of course, and quite a number of oversize cardigans and shredded black nylons.
Perhaps the recurring fashion trend that everyone can relate to is the denim overall. You may have yours stashed away to the darkest confines of your wardrobe because of embarrassment but you just can’t seem to give it up—well, you can take it out again for a walk around town, and no one will mind. Denim overalls have been spotted on runways and celebrity paparazzi photos, so it’s about time you put yours back on commission!