‘Old is gold’; Really?
Of course, and this must be the reason behind the revival and reincarnation of vintage trends in 21st century? What do you think about the possible reasons behind this revival?
- Have all fashion trends or evolution has come to an end?
- Do they (designers) want to give it a fresh start?
Well, reason can be anything but the prime thing is their richness, vivacity and oh yes, ‘they have come back with a bang’! Every day can be like Marilyn’s first blowing photoshoot or Madhubala’s flare in a much royal way. The fashion enthusiasts are now loaded with ocean of choices with a throwback to decades-old silhouettes – midis, tight pants, detailing fringe, embroidery, and more traditional fabrics. And adapting an old change can’t be a bad choice when they have been already tested by the legends and ancestors! So, this time, invest your curious heart in fashion's groovy past.
Here I have taken the best of 70s style trends and shared most matched proves of their present existence. The 70s-80s fashion runways come with the modern tweaks, new twists and some reformations, and fresh colour combinations. Now take women fashion back to the pinnacle with best old picks in the best ways. (So many bests at the same place!)
Check them out:
Floral Is Back
‘Floral’ or anything related to flora symbolises the delicate feminine nature and thus women were and are always tend to choose these pretties in no time. From Saira Banu to Hema Malini, the age old golds have loved this pattern so much that most of the times, they have been spotted in these prints. At that time, designers encourage the feminine delicacy more than anything else and this is why tights were discovered that showcase the beautiful figureline of a woman.
Do I need to tell you, who use them?
We love them because of their pretty and easy to grasp looks. From Deepika Padukone to Esha Gupta, almost every X-gen B-town actresses and even actor – Ranveer Singh have been spotted with such prints.
Remember the bold choices of the actresses in Bollywood and Hollywood? They have never taken a step aback when the time has called to follow something new, filled with sass. And such actresses were the gems that gave us such confidence to hold the root.
Actresses like the bold beauty Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot and Elizabeth Taylor have been spotted many times in this print. In B-town, animal printed baggy shirts, suits, scarves were mostly used and it seems like the trend has come back with a bang.
70s-80s fashion is in trend and no one would be happier than the wild fashion enthusiasts. Isn’t it? Please avoid the fashion paparazzis who always tend to click Ranveer Singh in various gizmos! Today, he is not the core!
Nowadays, people can explore various types of shrugs, formal coats, tops, shirts and even animal printed leggings, jeggings and a lot more. One can wear them with solid or plain kurtis and tunics or denims.
Ultra Tight Churidars
If someone has to be given pay off for tight churidar styles, then one should say double thanks to Sadhana Shivdasani who had brought this style like no other. This veteran actor had been mostly spotted in this style pattern and the audience had also inspired themselves from the celebrity’s new choice.
Though the tight salwars were much in trend that time but she was graciously highlighted then. Asha Parekh, Sri Devi, Saira Banu and many of the veteran actors were seen in this famous pattern.
It has become a fashion trend to follow the footsteps of the legends. The international faces like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone are vehemently adoring their beauty in churidars and different styles. To wear kurtis or tunics with churidars is no de rigueur but one can complement this style with crop tops, or denim tops and shirts as well. They will never fail you.
Vintage Style Puff Cuffs
Puff cuffs or sleeves are the fave roshogolla of all Bengalis! If not believing; try to visit some Durga Puja pandals in this festive season and spot some or many Bong beauties. I am sure, you will definitely spot 70% of the Bengali girls in saree with puff cuffs.
The style is dated back to many – many years ago when the transformation from no-blouse to puff sleeves had been in process. And the style had been in rush to many celebrities’ wardrobe as well. At that time, the design was little baggy and long.
Most of the designer sarees come with this style and they exude an embarking feminine glamour to the wearer which makes it more special. Not with just traditional sarees, this type of blouse style is also paired with contemporary designer Indian sarees.
Bell sleeves have been a rage among the vintage beauties because they cover up elegantly the arms of the wearer as well as look different and quirky than the regular puff sleeves. The picture shown is of a former model who was posed for Bombay Beauty wearing a pretty baggy bell sleeved blouse and floral saree. This style make you look broad and at that time, this style was worn with high neck adhere.
The fashion stigma has changed a lot from puff sleeves to minimalistic bell sleeves and people are playing colourful with various styles. Women are given the privilege of experimenting with
Bandanas – For Your Head
Understand what it is:
Bandanas are the square or triangular clothes that are used to cover head or face of the wearer. They are usually made of cotton and nowadays, worn in a variety of ways.
Dipping into the ocean of pride, these bandanas were first created in India and worn by women as headscarves. And later on, the style passed to the cowboys and American women. In the 1980s, they were worn as a fashion statement for a brief time by rock and punk musicians. This head gear is now taken as a symbolic number to express attitude and strong pride of oneself. During those times, printed or polka dotted bandanas were much more famous.
These bandanas have made a comeback and we overwhelmed with joy. Nowadays, these numbers are available in multiple colours, hues and designs. The lengths of these scarves also vary a lot according to their usage. Especially sportspersons, film artists and fashion enthusiasts are spotted in this head gear.
Many bold faces or celebrities, young models and esteemed bloggers are spotted to be in love with Bohemian dresses. The reason behind their love is typically simple. These dresses are highly comfortable, beautiful and there is no hustle when you are planning to team them up with other accessories and jewellery.
The hot and sensuous faces like Zeenat Aman, Parveen Babi in Bollywood have been spotted in such cool stuff during their film shooting and advertisements. The dresses are generally baggy and come in classic shades and hues. The designs and patterns are simple yet captivating and sure to gulf the every minute of your curious fashionista heart.
People are welcoming this long gone style again. These numbers are available in quite fancy prints yet the bagginess and famous features are still there.
Layered Mermai Saree Draping
Mermaid sarees draping has been hyped a lot when worn by famous Bollywood veteran actress Mumtaz in the song 'aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke charche'. This differently draped saree had gained a lot of sensation and applaud of the audience in the late 60s. The lady then and still imitated by a lot of young women. The saree features multiple layers as well and come with attractive border because that was the thing which highlighting the complete drape.
From Jacqueline Fernandez to Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone, these Bollywood actresses have done a lot of work to show off the same kind of charm that once had been spread by Mumtaz. The best way to pose in this type of saree is by complementing it with half sleeves, short or sleeveless blouses.
Polka Dot Craze
Not only in Hollywood but Bollywood had a lot of craze in polka dots and the craze can be seen in the dresses of the veteran actresses and actors as well. Why should girls have all the fun!?
The classic options of polka dots were then in the monochrome shade and of course, this led to monotony among the fashion enthusiasts and wearers. The picture of the retro shoot is of the long good times – 1950s when Marilyn Monroe was considered to be the pinnacle of sensuousness and personality. This picture is from the set of ‘Love Nest’. And if we talk about Bollywood, there are ample of poses and hits which were clicked in polka dot drapes or clothes.
The sensation is back now with a bang; the dots and drapes are now available in vivacious colours and shades. They are now available in more colourful ways and patterns that are hard to miss by. The variety was then restricted to only sarees and suits but nowadays, one explore a complete range of ethnic and western wears in polka dots.
Sequins Are Back
The disco performances and other flashy events demanded sequins at that time and thus we can spot many actors and actresses wearing sequin dresses. In disco dancer, things went on too far. But then, this was the demand of the mass as well. The dresses were then only designed to gold or silver in colour. But time has changed fashion a lot.
Sequins are cool to wear in a casual sunny day as well (of course, if the sunlight doesn’t hurt you).
Nowadays, sequins are available in vivacious colours and base hues and are confidently worn in night clubs as well as adventurous day outs. Remeber Sonakshi Sinha in that disco song or actresses wearing dazzling lehengas in any item song!
Blazer Over Sarees
Once spotted with Saira Banu, blazer-over-saree thought as an act that can be performed or done by celebrities only. During those times, white, tan and black blazers were thought to be prime and good to go with every outfit but this is not so now.
The style has become a rage now and now people are adorning this style more with vogue. From designer sarees (with attached jacket) to plain classic sarees, stylish women are pulling back 70s-80s fashion in trend. They give you a serious appeal and personality that is awesome combine with chic sarees. Wear them with starched sarees like khadi or cotton or can brag off with delicate georgette sarees.
Flared Bottoms/ Bell Bottoms
Close your eyes and just remember the golden days... Flared bottoms, bell bottoms or wide legged pants were kind of a boon at that time. From actors to pretty actresses never take a step back when asked to wear these comfy pants. They were somewhat more lengthy than the usual and in general, worn with polka dot shirts.
The charisma of Bell bottoms is now back but with a quirky twist. The bell bottoms are now available with vivacious styles and length and one of them is culottes (a peppy kind of palazzos). Another advantage, we got here is that there is no compulsion to wear them with shirts or pleated numbers. One can wear them with tops extra short dresses, shirt dresses and etc.
Shirt Style Blouse
At that time, two types of blouses made a hit – puff sleeved blouses and shirt style collared blouses. A very few of women knew about them and adopting a new style was and till date called to be extra bold or desperate. The short blouses were then sought to be plain and crisp, made of cotton.
Things haven’t changed a lot but a little for sure. These pretty-bold saree blouses are the proof of ‘old fashion back at the regime’ but with simplistic changes. The fabric usage is not so strict here as well as the colour selection has now gone wide. You have stunning prints and patterns to ask for your shirt style blouse.
Patiala Salwar Kameez
Patialas were always a fave of every stylish Desi woman. And the proof is this picture which was taken back in the 70s! At that time, Patiala salwars do not have wide array or designs and were made in classic style only – with minimal pleats and drawn cord.
Thank God, fashion is an evolution; it accepts dynamic acts and continuous change. Patialas are now available with vivacious designs and styles and one of them are harem pants, dhoti pants, Aladdin pants or salwars. Isn’t this interesting!?
Do you have any more points or styles in your mind which you think have made a bang on entry from 70s-80s? You have our ears and heart!
70s-80s Fashion For Women That Are Back In Trend
70s and 80s trend has brought us something that has the essence of the evergreen-ness! Ladies and fashion peeps, here is a great news for you all – bell bottoms and Sadhana’s tight churidar’s are back with a wide applaud. The list has more categories and more reasons for their comeback with experts’ tips as well. So buckle up and get set to hit the roads with your Mamma’s style and attitude. Pinch a little of your attitude...
‘Old is gold’; Really?