|Free Form, Shapeless, Fringe-y: Summer 2012 Hippie Style|
That's where the 1930s come into the picture.
The truth is that the late 60s/early 70s hippie style wasn't just urban and native American influenced. In fact, the shape of clothing was paying tribute to the beauty of 1930s starlets, from sweeping a-lines, to the sex-pot, high-waisted, man-inspired suits. The exaggeration of the hourglass shape wasn't about pushing up your curves. On the contrary, it was about creating a gorgeous silhouette, starting with the defined shoulder. The 1930s was the birthplace of the hippie, the elegant hippie.
Dress the Elegant Hippie, based on body type:
For Pear Shaped women: balance your curves by exaggerating the width of your shoulders. Well-constructed pants favor your hips, rather than hide them.
|Antropologie, Cacoon shape creates width above waist. SHOP IT|
Hourglass and Voluptuous Women: emphasize your beautiful sternum and bust-line with fabulous necklines and feminine construction. The boat-neck is a classic. Sexy is the suggestive silouhette of the shape rather than the revealing of it.
|Subtle, Sexy Modern Boatneck SHOP IT|
|Figure Phenomenal Boat-neck Sheath Dress SHOP IT|
For the tall or long ruler, "boy-shaped woman": bring attention to your waistline. Create a waistline. Also, utilize multi-layered, multi-textured outfits, like no one else can.
|High Waist and Good construction echo 1930s and 1970s. SHOP SIMILATR|
For Petite and Short Women: add length to your legs with platform heels and stick to flowing, lengthening shapes that elongate the torso without creating definite lines.
|Add caption1930s early platform shoe|
|The Platform gained more popularity worn on Starlets such as Carmen Miranda in the 1940s.|
|Style.com Fall 2012 Shopping Guide READ IT|