In the previous post we spoke about details and personal style. Today, there will be a look to the fashion history. We will come back to 70s and 90s, and it is all about combining two different epochs.
The MIDI skirt was a popular length in the 1940s, a fashion decade known for its elegance and grace, and it is characterized by its length, which can reach anywhere from just below the knee to mid-calf. By the ’60s, the MIDI was out, replaced by the more revealing and progressive MINI skirt. After this breath of freedom, however, came the fated year of 1970, and with it, year of MIDI again.
MIDI skirts continue to make the perfect office wear, the sexy cocktail outfit, the still incredibly retro chic look they have also risen above their condition and became go to skirts for casual occasions, for sporty looks, for effortless model-off-duty-channeling-styles.
The MIDI skirt is polished. Styled correctly, this trend is at the forefront of sophistication. A MIDI is a great piece to have if you’d like to change up your look a little, and look classy while doing so! Make sure to balance out the length of the skirt by choosing one with a high waist or using a belt to create shape. Add some additional pop in the footwear department. Think about shoes: boots, oxfords or a great pair of heels, as I am wearing today.
Style your outfit with cute details – CHOKER! In the 19th century, chokers were mainly the playthings for rich and famous, encrusted with pearls and dripping with jewels. During the 1700s, it was a style favoured by royals in various countries, including Spain and England. However in France, commoners adopted the style with a much deeper purpose than to simply adorn themselves. Women of the period would wear red ribbons tied into a choker as a silent homage to those who fell victim to the guillotine.
It wasn’t until the 1990s that chokers became anti – establishment once again. Chokers were decidedly less glamorous than their predecessors. Diamonds and lace were replaced with hemp and puka shells, spiked dog collars, and of course, the plastic tattoo choker. Today, chokers are once again making a comeback with the resurgence of 90s trends. While some can be seen sporting actual faux tattoo necklaces, others use the time period as a starting point for inspiration. There is a wide array of style options currently on the market, from casual costume jewelry to luxe pieces made from gemstones and other precious materials.
MIDI skirt & Top – SheIn // Clutch – MINI (Minicooper) // Shoes – Zara
Sunglasses – MIU MIU // Watch – Armani Exchange // Accessories – Aldo