Eternal Retro Fashion

Fashion is cyclical. Most trends never truly disappear; they simply take an extended vacation and reemerge in a new decade. There are certain looks that always exist but become less popular for a while as other inspirations take over. Whether you’re seeking elegance or something more jocose, you’re sure to find a vintage-inspired trend that piques your attention.

It’s often said that everything comes back into style eventually, and if you live long enough, you’ll probably see the trends of your youth cycle back into fashion a few times. It may feel like the cycle is spinning too quickly and old trends hardly have time to be missed before they’re revamped into something shiny and new.

Below are the old fashion trends faded for a while but still were present in few wardrobes being unused. They became popular due to our yesteryear’s fancy Bollywood Divas and as they say old is gold, these vintage fashions are eternal:

All White: All white trend inspired from 50’s is always a winning combination, but this season they come paired with some gold, striking the right balance between austere and ornate. Perfect for that festive brunch.

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Fringe Benefits: Adding some swish and sparkle to your party wardrobe is a true retro style. Beaded fringe details bring a flapper touch to draped silhouettes, glittery blouses and cocktail attire.

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Sheer Power: Sheer sarees have always been one of the most popular saree. The power of sheer – nets, gossamer, gauzy chiffon or other translucent fabrics is and will be undying which has always been proven by the celebs’ love for everything that is see-through.

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Bold Prints: Prints have an eternal charm. Actress from 60’s-70’s always flaunted colorful prints which really never went out of fashion – but yes, they did lose a little of trend battle to weaves, embroideries and textures. Happily, prints are making a major comeback now. With retro fashion trends in reverse gear – easy breezy prints that are also more utilitarian, convenient and practical are back at the center of the fashion game and being used in every possible way in most of the garments. From sarees to salwar suits and even lehengas, prints are now spotted everywhere.

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Floor length Anarkalis: Anarkalis have been in trend forever. The first time Bollywood saw a floor grazing Anarkali was in Mughal-e-Azam. Madhubala looked stunning in her billowy costume. Rekha too wore a floor length Anarkali in the song ‘Dil Cheez Kya Hai’. The best thing about an Anarkali dress is that it flatters most body types. The A-line cut lends a slimmer and elegant look to the wearer.

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Flared Pants: Bell bottoms/Palazzo were popularized by Neetu Singh in the 70s. They are paired in different looks n immensely popular in Ethnic wear currently. They look classy and accentuate a curvy feminine shape perfectly.

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Maharaja Sherwani: Embroidered Sherwani with a belt look was originally started by Dilip kumar in his early career. They made all groom’s feel like a King. It is still used to style many groom’s.

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Over sized Nose Ring: Nose rings have been a part of our heritage and has been passed over for centuries. Making it famous in cinema was Madhubala who looked mesmerizing and still inspires the modern bride to wear them.

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Liked these awesome fashion choices? Well, we are sure – you are smitten – just as we are by these gorgeous retro picks. Go on, get yourself a slice of the past (fashion)! And, while you are at it – don’t forget to raid our website Rajwadi.com for some awesome retro styles.

Sanjana.P

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