What is Retro Style? Looks and tips for wearing it

 What is Retro Style?  Looks and tips for wearing it
  • What is Retro Style?
  • What does the retro style convey?
  • Retro style wardrobe essentials
  • 10 retro looks to inspire you

Do you like old clothes and cuts that make you travel to other times? So feel free to enter the retro style in your wardrobe through strategic garments, characteristic prints and mythical patterns. Between all stylesdive into the vintage-style dress up and be inspired by those who know how to wear it best.

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What is Retro Style?

Retro style in fashion refers to the tendency to draw inspiration from the fashion of past decades, like the 20s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s, adapting it to contemporary trends. It involves using clothes, accessories, and makeup that resemble popular styles of the time, combined with other basics and current clothes that bring balance and harmony to the look.

For example, he 1920s flapper style, which included flowing knee-length dresses, feathered headpieces, pearls and intense eye makeup, is now saved for the event and the guest looks full of personality. And the 50s flared skirts, with baby collar blouses, for the most feminine formal everyday looks. can also be seen nod to 60s fashionwith dresses and trapeze skirts, flared pants and high boots.

Today, the retro style of fashion is still popular and has become a trend that comes to life with vintage clothing and accessories that are combined in looks that merge the old with the new.

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What does the retro style convey?

Retro style when dressing can convey a sense of nostalgia and nostalgia for a bygone era, many times, without even having lived it, as is the case with the style aesthetic which is forged in the 80s and 90s. It can also give a feeling of individuality and originalitybecause by using clothes and accessories that are not necessarily in the current fashion, you can create a unique and distinctive look, as if going against the grain.

In addition, the retro style can convey a sense of refinement and timeless elegance, as many classic styles and designs have remained more or less current to this day. It can also give the feeling of carefree and funbecause many retro styles incorporate bright colors and bold prints.

So, depending on the era, the style used and the intention, the retro style in dressing can convey a variety of feelings and emotions.

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Retro style wardrobe essentials

Depending on the period in which you are watching, the essential clothing and accessories may vary:

  • 20s: flowing knee-length dresses, feathered headdresses, pearls and dark eye makeup.
  • the 50’s: flared skirts, baby collared tops, high-heeled shoes, capri pants, leather jackets and wide-brimmed hats.
  • 60sA-line dresses and skirts, flared pants, high boots, miniskirts, blouses with geometric prints and jackets with flared sleeves.
  • 70s: flared pants, suede jackets, floral blouses, platforms, wide-brimmed hats and leather accessories.
  • 80 years: leather jackets with shoulder pads, graphic t-shirts, high-waisted pants, pointed shoes, wool coats and pencil skirts.
  • 90s: straight jeans, pencil skirts, crop tops, high boots, denim outfits, baguette bags, chokers and biker pants.

10 retro looks to inspire you

Retro look Lana del Ret

Retro look: Lana del Rey

She is one of international vintage divas par excellence, which does not hesitate to push the retro style to the extreme, with looks that seem to be taken directly from the 50s and 60s. Without a doubt, a reference for those who love this style.

Retro look: María García de Jaime

Retro look: María García de Jaime

The influencer loves vintage style cuts and printssuch as shirts, dresses, sets of jackets and even jewelry, which make your look unique and personal.

Retro look: Edurne

Retro look: Edurne

The singer went to 50 years with this retro floral print dress, featuring a strapless neckline and princess cut skirt.

Retro Style Looks: Katy Perry
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Retro Style Looks: Katy Perry

The singer is fond of vintage looks and she showed it again with this purple set during the coronation of Charles III of England. With a pencil skirt, a short-sleeved jacket and long gloves, all in a leather-effect fabric that modernizes the outfit.

Retro looks: Dita von Teese

Retro looks: Dita von Teese

The American star is known for his retro style inspired by 40s and 50swith bodycon dresses, pencil skirts, corsets and wavy hairstyles.

Retro looks: Penélope Cruz

Retro looks: Penélope Cruz

The actress often resorts to the style of the 50s through the iconic Chanel wool jacket suit. In this case, it seems inspired by the mythical worn by Jackie Kennedy, although updated with a Y2K aesthetic.

Retro look: Queen Letizia

Retro look: Queen Letizia

With this retro look with an elegant hat, Queen Letizia triumphed at the coronation of Charles III of England. It was a creation by Carolina Herrera consisting of a pencil skirt and a peplum body. Very 1940s style.

Retro look: María Fernández-Rubíes

Retro look: María Fernández-Rubíes

The lightweight influencer one A-line dress in the purest style of the 70s, glasses with candy pink frames and a colorful scarf around the neck to match. A perfect vintage look for everyday!

Retro Style Looks: María PomboRetro Style Looks: María Pombo

Retro look: María Pombo

The influencer is a reference of bohemian fashion with retro touches and has a particular predilection for 70s aesthetic: crochet tops and dresses, “boho” cardigans, flared pants, psychedelic prints, etc.

Retro look: Juana Acosta

Retro look: Juana Acosta

It was the retro look that made the Colombian actress shine at the last gala of the Goya Prize 2023. Featuring a long-sleeved, scoop-shouldered bodice, semi-sheer tulle skirt, peplum and XL flower. The retro style worn on the red carpet!

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