If any actress embodies the latest '50s-inspired, ladylike trend, it's Carey Mulligan. Her fashion sense is clearly wise beyond her 25 years. You'll never find her in anything skimpy, skin-tight, or super short. Nay, instead she prefers knee-length hemlines, poufy silhouettes, anything undeniably classy. If you're into this latest '50s craze, here are some Carey ensembles to inspire you. And 10 Fab-approved pieces to get you started on your la vida luxe.
Louis Vuitton's Fall collection was the catalyst to all the latest '50s-inspired trends. And so, let it be known: the hot new hemline is way below the knee. This week's challenge is to rework old-school glamour for today. Make it sexy, make it ladylike, make it fabulous as hell! LV's Fall ad campaign can serve as further inspiration. Are you ready to take it back in the day? I can't wait to see your stylings.
Isn't Eva Mendes every bit the movie star? I love her throwback look: womanly sundress, nautical belt, cat-eye sunglasses, and a two-tone bag. It's all very Summer in the city . . . or St. Tropez. You may recall Kate Moss's cool two-tone shades not too long ago? Accessory designers are stepping it up, adding interest to classic-shape handbags. The dual color scheme can mean two things: preppy or edgy, choose your poison.
Sophistication has been turned up a notch for Fall. Which point in American time was known for fur stoles, cinched waists, buttoned up blouses and skirt dressing? The conservative '50s to the early '60s. Of course, the '60s soon took a turn to rebellion, but leading up to that ladies were tucked in and tame. Or so they tried to be.
This style and thinking is the basis for the hit show Mad Men and who knew it would spark so many designers' creativity? As someone who appreciates women dressing like women, and not little girls, I embrace this trend. But don't be afraid to still show a little leg and pad a little bra . . .