August 20, 2015

7 Decades of Fashion

Fashion writer Sydne Summer shows how to style a retro gingham dress at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA - to celebrate Elle Magazine's 70th AnniversaryThis year, Elle is celebrating their 70th anniversary. So they designed a capsule collection of seven dresses for Kohl’s representing the 1940s to the 2000s. I teamed up with Kohl’s to show my two favorite fashion decades: the ’50s and ’60s. You can shop the full collection (on sale for only $45!) here. I’d love to hear which decade is your favorite!

I absolutely love ’50s silhouettes. They’re so feminine and really show off a woman’s physique. The Elle x Kohl’s 1950s dress has a fit and flare shape that cinches the waist and highlights the collarbone. And I just adore the gingham pattern! All the dresses are black and white, so I kept to the color scheme with my accessories, adding a pop of color with a classic red lip. Then I threw on some cat-eye sunnies to give the look more of a retro feel.

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Dress: Elle x Kohl’s 
Sunnies: Marilyn Monroe
Bracelets: Stella & Dot
Bag: Ted Baker
Shoes: Marciano
Lips: Dolce & Gabbana “Red Royal”

For my second outfit, I chose the ’60s. I’ve always been a fan of flirty shifts. They’re so easy to wear from day to night. The Elle x Kohl’s 1960s dress is super flattering thanks to black lace side panels, which help shave off a few inches! I don’t often wear flats with dresses, but I thought the pointy style worked with the shorter length. Then I kept to the black and white scheme, again adding some color with my lipstick.

Sydne Summer shows how to do 60s fashion.jpgSydne Summer shows how to do 60s fashionsSydne Summer shows how to layer gold braceletsSydne Summer wears a black and white lace shift dressSydne Summer wears the pointy flats shoe trendSydne Summer wears a 60s dress the the Kohls Elle linePhotos by Jodee Debes

Dress: Elle x Kohl’s
Bracelets: Henri Bendel and Coordinates Collection
Bag: Henri Bendel (newer colors)
Shoes: Sambag (similar)
Lips: Stila in “Amalfi”

*Thank you to Kohl’s for partnering on this post.*


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