The 1960s era has hit in full force this fall not only with runway fashion trends, but on TV as well. Fashion designers showed us preppy 1960s looks back in spring on the runway & those looks are now a huge trend this fall. It seems as if the television world has caught on to this trend as well, with fashions of real life & TV life now being in sync. Three fall shows are set in the 1960s: Mad Men, The Playboy Club, & Pan Am. These all provide great examples for modeling your ’60s ‘it-girl’ look after. This look is classic, feminine, preppy, & sexy. The ‘it-girl’ style is all about standing out in a very ladylike way. Most styles & silhouettes are very conservative while also having a tremendous amount of sex appeal.
Think Christina Hendricks’ character in Mad Men. Her character perfectly dressed to show off her seductive feminine curves. She does this while maintaining the look of a proper lady. 1960s fashions are meant to flatter the female body. They hug your curves & tighten at your waist. This look is all about confidence & at times can have a little bit of a stuck up look it. These timeless dress styles are so alluring, as they will give you an innocent classy look & a look of powerful respect. This looks says that you are a confident woman & proud of it. It’s all about embracing your feminine features. Between full florals & streamlined solids, there is a 1960s style for everyone.
Pan Am has the same ‘it-girl’ theme to it, as the flight attendants wear their uniforms with confidence. The Pan Am uniform accents their sexy womanly curves in a modest conservative way. The girls walk around with all the confidence in the world & strut their stuff as powerful ladylike women. With the gloves, the hairstyles, red lipstick, pearls, & heels, the 1960s style is everything woman.
The Playboy Club fashion may be a little more provocative, yet still has the same general theme to it. The Bunny outfits are all about female curves, as most 1960s looks are. When these ladies aren’t in their Bunny costumes then they look to be classy young women. This trend must be worn with confidence & fully committed to. Try using one of these stylish shows to model your look after. Don’t be afraid to add the lipstick & gloves; walk into a room looking like the powerful & well respected ‘it-girl’! Most of these looks are more traditional than others, yet the feminine appeal of it can be very alluring.
Banana Republic currently has a Mad Men collection that is everything 1960s ‘it-girl’. Men you too: Embrace your inner Don Dramper from Mad Men or Nick from The Playboy Club!