Some of you may be dreading the shorter and/or bolder look, but let me reassure you that any woman can wear these trends with slight modifications.
Does every skirt or dress appear too short on you? I’m 5’8, and more often than not, I find myself wondering why the designer could not just add two or three more inches to the fabric. Does the extra fabric cost a lot more?!? Well, as this trend is emerging during the Fall and Winter months, one option is to pair a babydoll dress with some leggings and a great pair of knee high boots. Problem fixed!
Are some of the patterns inspired by the sixties a bit too much for you? As a Houston native, I must admit that big bright flowers may not fly on my daily pilgrimage to Starbucks. My rule of thumb is if you like a trend but are not quite ready to fully commit, try a small splash. Instead of sporting a flower power retro style dress, try pairing a more simple style like the ASTR Bell Sleeve Shift Dress pictured below and pair it with some funky flats or a bold belt.
Here are some of my favorite sixties inspired dresses and jackets. Enjoy!
DSQUARED2 Piper Sparkling ’60s Dress ($2,195)
Vivetta Orange Scalloped Martedi Dress ($455)
ASTR Bell Sleeve Shift Dress ($68)
Donna Morgan Print Jersey Shift Dress ($130)
H&M Jacquard Weeve Dress ($59.95)
Marc by Marc Jacobs Francoise Leather Trimmed Wool Short Coat (on sale for $538 from $898!)
Terra New York Waterproof Hooded Cape (on sale for $172.49 from $345)
Warning, this one will go fast!
H&M Textured Cape ($99)