So you think you might want to start wearing some vintage pieces but aren’t too sure where to start?
I’m going to break it down for you showing you how to style separate pieces of vintage items for a contemporary modern look.
This article will address how to style vintage palazzo & cigarette pants. I have chosen vintage items, however there are many great contemporary pieces that replicate this style.
Vintage clothing is considered to be made between the 1920’s – 1970’s. Prior to the 1920’s clothing is considered antique and after the early 1970’s it looks too recent for my taste and would be defined as retro rather than vintage. This article will show you how to style vintage pieces with other items from your closet.
Let’s start with pants or trousers.
Pants weren’t really popular for women and weren’t worn en masse until after the sexual revolution and second-wave feminism in the late 1960s and 1970s. Therefore they are much harder to come by when shopping vintage.
A couple of styles I have been lusting after that would work very well in today’s fashion environment are the palazzo or wide leg pants from the 1940’s and popular again in the 1970’s.
In the 40’s they were thicker and often made of wool.
When they came back into vogue again in the 1970’s they were thinner and looked like a long skirt when standing still. Notice that both styles have a very high waist, elongating the legs.
Some ideas on how I would style a great pair of sexy palazzo pants I found on Etsy.