11 items from your mother’s wardrobe that are making a comeback today
They say history tends to repeat itself, and that’s also very true about fashion. Apparently, fashion trends go round and come back again. Young fashionistas take advantage of this fact — they prefer not to shop for modern pieces of clothing in fancy boutiques but to look for cool items from the ’60s and ’70s in their mothers’ wardrobes. You should try this too because your mother was most certainly one of the best dressers in her class.
Bright Side encourages you to go through your mother’s stuff more carefully. Who knows? Maybe some items from the past will inspire you to create your very own super stylish look.
Off-the-shoulder maxi dress
It seems like extra-long dresses and skirts never go out of style. Have you noticed that it’s been one of the most popular fashion trends for a couple of seasons? This season, designers advise wearing off-the-shoulder items. If we combine two of these trends, we will get those maxi dresses that our mothers used to wear in the ’70s.
Again, directly from the ’70s, meet short skirts made of suede or imitation suede, often made with a patchwork technique. Previously, they were worn with heavy wedges. Now such skirts easily go with a pair of ordinary sandals.
Long or short, made of denim, thick, or light fabrics, plain or colored with prints — they are back again. Different versions of overalls were popular until the early ’90s, so you can probably find a pair in your mother’s or older sister’s wardrobe.
Missoni dresses and tunics and other similar handmade versions were there in the wardrobe of every self-respecting fashionmonger of the ’60s. The fashions of the ’60s are back again — now you can wear such a tunic if you’re planning to go for a walk on the beach.
Jeans have never gone out of fashion. But ideas of what they should look like and their designs are constantly changing. One of the most popular jeans options for today is high-waisted loose jeans, or the so-called ’mom jeans’ — a tribute to the ’80s.
T-shirts with funny print patterns
Sure, it’s way easier to buy one. Especially today when almost every brand has a lot to offer. But if you find a vintage T-shirt with a funny print you can guarantee that none of your friends will have the same thing.
This look becomes popular from time to time, but never stays with us for very long. While all the girls in Milan wear these jeans, you can try to find them among your old clothes and feel like a real style icon.
Items made of genuine leather stay in perfectly decent condition if you take good care of them. Maybe you will be lucky enough to find a pair of beige shorts that look equally stylish now as they did a couple of decades ago.
Our mothers and even grandmothers used to wear white lace blouses. If your mother still has one, then it’s high time to give it another chance and diversify your wardrobe.
Well, not only wide pants. Back in the days when our moms were young, culottes were tremendously popular just as they are today. Also, don’t forget about shortened and slightly flared pants. There is a wide range of options to choose from!
Denim dresses are the must-have item this summer. And, more importantly, you can go with any variant you want — it can be a knee-length baggy shirt, or a tight minidress. As long as it’s denim, you’re good to go!