Sensual 1950s Come-back for 2008

Jennifer Lopez

We all know that fashion is constantly changing and not too late after we have just managed to find the perfect fitting boots... they are already old news and we are looking for something else. At least I was! Thankfully, for my husband and banker's sake I recently discovered vintage fashion. And surprisingly enough as the past continues to be the inspiration for the future, the styles and trends you will see in 2008 will inevitably reflect modern interpretations of the past, specifically the 50s.

As a matter of fact, the 50s comeback has already started before 2008. Hollywood stars have been wearing vintage 50s for a while now. Look at pictures of Jennifer Lopez or recently the Spice girls at the Victoria Secret's show.

Reese Witherspoon In Vintage Christian Dior from the 1950s.

Last year at the Oscar's ceremony, Reese Witherspoon, wore a vintage Christian Dior from the 1950s. She bought the dress at a vintage shop in Paris and had her own people bringing the dress up in form. She looked ravishing at the Oscar's. when she received the Best Actress prize for her character in WALK THE LINE.

Reese Witherspoon wearing vintage Christian Dior from the 1950s.

Dita Von Teese
Dita Von Teese
Catherine Zeta-Jones
Catherine Zeta-Jones

The End Of Low-rise Jeans And Butt-hanging-out

But it is not only fancy dresses that are 50s inspired. Items such as high heeled pumps, slim skirts, large belts, and loose blouses are hot again. And just as well, the days of butt hanging out of low-rise jeans need to end once you pass the 30s and become a mom. You could not bend down to wipe your child's nose without showing a builder's cleft! not very elegant...

Shakira
Shakira

Basic items for 2008

In the quest for trying to hide the pierced belly button and acquire a more sophisticated look, I have slowly built a wardrobe of basic items. Outfits that look good on curvy women and also are undated as you can mix and match the different items

So what will you need for a 2008 fashionable wardrobe? Here a few must items:

  • At least one slim line skirt. There are different lengths. As I am not very tall I do prefer the above the knee style.
  • Pencil style dresses. I bougth a brown one last season at Zara and it fitted so well that I went back and bougth another three in all the other colours available!

  • A wide belt. Try to get one in a neutral colour and good material.
  • Wrap blouses and dresses. I have lots of these ones. They are very easy to wear and easy to dress up or down according to your needs. As a bonus, they are easy to put on and off during a kinky date!
  • A fitted jacket. Hourglass tailoring to show off curves.
  • High heels. The higher the better for super long legs.

  • Dresses with their own built-in bras, lightly corseted. I wore one of this ones for New Year. It actually gives you a superb-figure with no effort at all. As a bonus, corseted dresses force you to keep a good posture all night long.
  • A corset or girdle. Yes... this is a must if you have been a mom! It will smooth your silhouette and hide all your sins. There are really beautiful ones for sale. I would recommend a made to measure corset or a vintage one as they have a better hold.
  • If a corset is too much for you, you can always go for a beautiful shape and control that feels barely there. Discover the Barely There Comfortable Curves Indulgence Shaping Cami-

2008 Fashion Trends

Alexander MacQueen 2008
Alexander MacQueen 2008

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Isabella Snow profile image

Isabella Snow 8 years ago

Very sexy!


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MrMarmalade 8 years ago from Sydney

Princessa, Your thoughts narrowly mirror my thoughts.

Thank you


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Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

Very nice pics and as isbaella says very sexy.


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chabrenas 8 years ago from middle of France

... I remember that Dior style when it was first launched. Still looks superb


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Princessa 8 years ago from France Author

Chabrenas, who would have said that more than 50 years later we would still wanting to wear the same style... I supposse Dior is Dior always timeless!

Isabella & Eileen, I am happy you both agree that the style is very sexy.

Mr.Marmalade... great minds think alike ;-)


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Research Analyst 8 years ago

Nice photos, I love fashion.


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Zsuzsy Bee 8 years ago from Ontario/Canada

Very feminine fashion is in again.

great HUB

regards Zsuzsy


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Princessa 8 years ago from France Author

Zsuzsy, thanks goodness some feminine fashion is coming back... time to ditch the low-rise jeans!!

I love fashion too Research Analyst, it is one of my weakness


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luxeadj 8 years ago from South America

greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaat article.


somner 8 years ago

Awesome post, I love fashion. I am always reading up on the past and latest trends at http://www.ramptostore.com


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firefly07 8 years ago from UK

brilliant post - if only more women would dress like that!


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Cailin Gallagher 7 years ago from New England

Love that vintage look...


noel 7 years ago

wo0o0000000000000000000000000000000w that's gay!!!!!!


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

For the last few years I have bought several dresses that have a slightly 1950's look. My sister often tells me that when I am on my way to look, but I have to take that as a compliment. I really like dresses, and back in the 50's there were so many pretty ones to choose from.


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Princessa 7 years ago from France Author

Hi, SweetiePie I really like the one you are wearing in your bra hub, that is an example of a beautiful dress :)


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SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA

Thanks Princessa! That dress reminds me of a 1950's piece, especially with the full skirt that is hard to see completely in that photo.


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Cashmere Boutique 7 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

I love what J. Low is wearing. Very chic!

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