Class and style.
When many people think of 50's fashion, "retro" is the word that comes to mind. Floral prints, hats, and full skirts might not be everyone's idea of what to wear to the office; and it is not really possible to go all-out without becoming more retro than some would like. But with a little tweaking, we can easily bring elements of the 50's look into the world of today's fashion.
Whether we realize it or not, many elements of the "classic" style'involving slim-waisted skirts and A-line dresses--originate in the 50's. So do stilettos and pencil skirts, which many wear on a regular basis. Two of the big ideas during this era in fashion were glamour and the slenderness of women's waists. Back in the day, this meant slim-fitting jackets and full skirts paired with big bags, gloves, and hats; but we do not necessarily need all those things unless we are performing in a show that takes place in that time period. A full, calf-length skirt paired with a snug shirt and red lipstick would do. So would a fitted red shirt with white polka-dots, or an empire-waist dress. Red, black, and white were colors often used in the garments of the time; so clothes involving those shades'for example, a red-and-white polka-dot shirt with a square-cut neck, or a black-and-white shirt of the same, would also work well.
For those who do not want to buy any more clothes, there are other simple and easy methods of doing it. Another way to gently give a modern look a 50's flair, for example, is by doing a softer, more contemporary version of the hair and make-up from the time. In addition to wearing the items already mentioned, women also styled their hair and used a lot of red lipstick.
So, if we wanted, we could curl hair and mist it lightly with hairspray; or add a swipe of lipstick of our own (a nice shade of berry would be great). Just balance it out with some mascara and leave the rest of your face alone. The more accessory-minded can add a pair of nice-sized pearl earrings, a pearl necklace, or some fur trimming.
Pick and choose between these elements, or put all of them together to go all-out. Just add some 50's-style glamour, and you're all set. You might even be able to wear a hat if you are feeling brave. Just leave the gloves for the stage.
Dioni Tabbers, born March 19 1991 in The Netherlands, (Ethnicity: Dutch, Height 5'9", 34-24-34, Dress size 4, Shoe size 8.5) is known for her political fairness and nonpartisanship. One of the rare, 'special' models who are more substantive than beautiful... and absolutely beautiful. | Photo: | Dioni Tabbers, Model, Netherlands, Sexy, Hat,