Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Trend Translation- 40's Glam

Open up any fashion magazine this month and you'll find a spread on the latest (and greatest, in my opinion!) trend for fall - 1940's inspired-wear. This trend loves the Bombshell figure- it's all about showing off the curves! Peep-toe stacked heels, curvy pencil skirts (with a little flounce at the bottom for movement), wide leg pants, jackets with puffed sleeves/strong shoulders and nipped waists - every last piece looks amazing draped on a curvy body.

As with any trend, the key to 40's glam is being "inspired" instead of literal. Despite the head-to-toe trendiness depicted in the pages of a magazine spread, avoid looking costumey by choosing one or two key 40's inspired pieces to your look. A few of my favorite combinations:
  • Pencil skirt + Button down shirt + Cardigan= Business glam

  • Wide legged jeans + Basic tee + Delicate wool jacket with puffed sleeves = Date night chic

  • Wide legged trousers + Fitted Sweater + Red Lipstick = Weekend goddess

Peep toe platform heels look great with any of these combos; if that's too high for you, choose a kitten-heel with a rounded toe. To avoid looking stumpy or dowdy, remember: the higher the heel, the lower the hemline; the lower the heel, the higher the hemline.

Since we're talking about a very glamourous look here, keep jewelry minimal. Think small hoop earrings and a string of pearls or diamond studs and a brooch. And don't forget that red lipstick! Maintaining perfectly red lips can be a full-time job, so if you'd rather do a sheer slick of red try Clinique Almost Lipstick in Ruby.

Product Details:

B and Lu "Meg" skirt, $20; Missphit shirt style # 34659, contact for price; Cole Haan "Dalya Air" pump, $ 295.

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