Retro fashions are a reflection of the nostalgic tendency and desire for renewal in humans. They come up with ideas and designs; they love and embrace them, get bored after a period and look for new things, then after another period become nostalgic about the past and retrieve what they left. An interesting aspect of today’s fashion industry is about modernizing outdated fashions and fusing them with recent styles and trends creatively. Following we present you 12 stunning retro fashion trends for fall/winter 2018/2019.
1 The 80s jackets
The 1980s leather jackets have made a strong come back, and they continue as a strong trend this cold season. A short, loose-fitting jacket is a comfortable item to wear, and it would cast a spell of elegance on your look. You could wear it over dresses, skirts or pants with shirts. This leads us to the second fashion trend on this list.
2 Mini dresses and skirts
Mini dresses and skirts of the 60s form quite popular trend. It is practical as well as feminine which made it endure. Maybe its glow faded for some time but never disappeared. Fashion designers have produced mini dresses and skirts of different styles and textures such as leather and wool in their collections for fall/winter 2018-2019. A stellar combination of the first and second trends is Miu Miu’s teal jacket over a simple grey mini dress.
The denim skirts of the nineties are coming back as well. They were quite trendy and of various shapes and styles back then, including the floral and polka dot printed ones, the front slit, buttoned, and A-line skirts.
3 Classic gowns
Fashion designers such as Alexander McQueen and Carolina Herrera have adopted the fit-and-flare style of the fifties in a modern spirit in their collections. The original style is all about the tiny waist and thrown-out skirt shape. It is a quite feminine cut, and with bold touches of today’s designers, it coveys power too.
4 Mom jeans and track pants
Loose-fitting, high-waisted pants, including mom jeans and track pants, have been dominating the fashion scene over low-waist skinnies for a while. They are expected to continue as a huge trend this season. Many ladies have been rediscovering the retro pants’ elegance. Plus, they are quite comfortable to wear. These pants paired with cropped tops would give you way more sophisticated appearance than the low-cut skinnies. However, mom jeans are more popular and easy-to-wear than track pants; the latter needs some effort to nail elegantly. Well, the good news is that they are available in so many shapes among which you would indeed find what inspires you.
After had been almost exclusively a work outfit, power suits have returned with impressive enhancements which made them breezy and attractive for many women. Influenced by street fashion, they grow more convenient as casual as well as formal wear. The cold season fashion runways of 2018/2019 witnessed suits of playful cuts, loose tailoring, and fun colors.
6 Supersizing shoulders
The supersizing shoulders’ fashion trend goes back to the eighties. This season has witnessed the employment of the trend in a variety of styles and outfits, including capes, suits, and dresses. Among the fashion houses that incorporated it into their pieces are Saint Laurent and Fendi.
7 Poodle skirts
Poodle skirts are a retro that goes back to the fifties. They look dainty, swinging around the knees. Plus, they could be incorporated into work, day and evening outfits. It is fantastic that they have returned; make sure to have this piece in your winter wardrobe. Hailwood and Molly Goddard have employed them in their collections for the fall/winter seasons. They both employed bolder touches and colors, ditching the skirts’ usual colors of the 50s such as pinks and pastel blue.
8 Cropped tops
Another retro that has made a huge come back and welcomed by numerous women, is cropped tops. It is a perfect piece for almost any bottom, whether mini, midi and poodle skirts or pants. And for winter, you could add a jacket, cardigan or coat for extra warmth and elegance. Chanel has presented it stunningly in their 2019 resort; a white top paired with a high-waist blue patterned skirt. Molly Goddard employed a variety of cropped tops in their autumn/winter 2018 collection.
9 Shiny touch
Many ladies have embraced fabrics of high shine as a retro that has been rejuvenating. They continue as a noticeable trend this season. Metallic, molten, and sequined pieces are part of the current cold season fashion collections such as those of Phillip Lim, Giorgio Armani, Alberta Ferretti, Gucci, and Jonathan Saunders.
If you are not used to the trend but attracted, and want to try it, you could start with a little touch of it such as a diamante cropped top paired with a simple jacket or coat, metallic or sequined shoes with a usual outfit. Then, raise the intensity with a molten skirt or jacket, and sparkling gowns and jumpsuits.
10 White footwear
White flats, heeled shoes, and boots are back, some are of dainty designs, and others are edgier than they were in the sixties. The color’s neutral nature makes it mixable with a wide variety of color sets. Gigi Hadid, a lover of white boots, knows how to nail the trend flawlessly. She looks stunning in those cowboy boots from Fendi’s fall 2018 collection and a classy beige dress. She is a fan of the look and color set as it is not the first time she wears it; only the design of the dress and boots differs.
The beautiful, simple straw bags of the 70s are available in many variations. And in the fall/winter 2019 runways they appeared enhanced with sharper silhouettes and leather trimmings. They are perfect for a boho look. Fanny packs are also back. They were poorly made in the 80s that some may do not want to remember them. However, they have been showing up in the recent fashion runways in way more appealing designs and materials.
Another retro accessory is the Statement hoop earrings of the 70s. They have different shapes which are all stunning, including the skinny, plain designs and those embellished with gemstones.
12 Go boho
The boho style roots are the hippies of the mid-twenties century who grabbed the attention of many with their unusual, eclectic outfits inspired from their travels. The boho fever disappeared for a period then started to return some years ago. Today, the bohemian style intertwines with other styles and forms a strong trend in the fashion industry. The boho-chic is distinguished with simplicity, bold color combinations, fun patterns, and loose-fitting silhouettes.
We hope that you enjoyed this tour among retro trends as we did and that you found ones to apply and express yourself through.