Friday, January 30, 2009

The Inevitable Return of 30's & 40's Silhouettes

With the recession right up in all of our faces, it came as no surprise to see the recent Couture offerings we saw in Paris referencing 30's & 40's shapes considering that that time too was a very trying, special time of glamour against all odds. And looking back at fashion history, early 80's American sportswear also heavily, however optimistically, referenced those difficult times, and this 80's era Norma Kamali dress is a prime example. It has that bodacious, yet restrained 40's shape with strong shoulders, a nipped waist and a flirty a-line skirt but the strictness of the cut has been softened by saccharine sweet polka-dots and a plunging cowl-neck.

80's NORMA KAMALI Dotted Cowl-Neck Dress-$328

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