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TREND WATCH: PLUS SIZE RETRO SPRING SUMMER 2013

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Have you ever imagined going back in time? Say, from the swinging 1950’s and 1960’s to the funky 1980’s? Well then, luckily for you, retro is in fashion for spring and summer this 2013. From the wasp-waist A-line dresses to the ultra colorful pieces and patterns, you’ll be seeing more of these as they fit so well with all that is spring. Here are some of the lovely trends that you’ll be seeing most of this season.

Colorful pieces

It’s pretty much the season to bring out all the color splash that you have in your closet. Go for brightly colored pants that you can pair with a dark colored top. For the office, you can spice up a pantsuit by wearing a blazer and a skirt in fun colors. Fun patterns can also substitute for the boring pinstripes you’re so used to.

To the Drive-in Vest: http://goo.gl/GvNvZ

Lime Green Granny Smith Retro Blazer: http://goo.gl/vUYxl

Silk Pink Cocktail Dress: http://goo.gl/AwNlv

Blue Long Sleeved Swing Dress: http://goo.gl/h28pe

1950’s Pinup Girl

How do you define a look reminiscent to pinup girls? First, the neckline must be teasingly low. Not too low to show cleavage, but high enough to cover it. This look is more appropriately done with dresses red lipstick, curled up hair, a cinched waist, and an A-line skirt. Printed fabric in fun, funky designs is always a must. Definitely perfect for full-figured women.

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Maggie Crinoline Dress from SWAK: http://goo.gl/jXkXV

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Lizzie Collar Dress from SWAK: http://goo.gl/jXkXV

Bombshell dresses

If there’s one thing we remember most about Marilyn Monroe is that she was never too shy about her curves. Her ensembles showed a bare chest, collarbone, and an ample cleavage in a very tasteful manner. Bombshell dresses give you the same look. Wear it with curled hair, pumps, red lipstick, and a winged eyeliner and you’re set.

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Lizzie Collar Dress from SWAK: http://goo.gl/jXkXV

Tulip skirts

Tulip skirts are especially adorable when they fit you properly. A nice body-hugging fit is best. You can wear this in the office as it’s best worn with a high waist and a top that’s tucked in neatly. Remember to keep the hemline short so that it hits the knee- just like the ones below.

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Jean Tulip Skirt from SWAK: http://goo.gl/jXkXV

Jean Tulip Skirt from SWAK: http://goo.gl/jXkXV

Sweet tops

Sweet, sexy tops are always a staple. Retro calls for a sweetheart neckline or for a low, dipping collar and neckline. The key here is to show off an elegant neck and a pair of subtle collarbones and cleavage.

 

Lana Top from SWAK: http://goo.gl/jXkXV

Heidi Structured Top from SWAK: http://goo.gl/jXkXV

Printed dresses

Printed dresses may not be like the ones found in the 1950’s. There are, however, plenty of other designs to choose from. This set is pretty much reminiscent of the 1970’s and 1980’s. A modest, covered chest and a playful A-line are the most popular variety among this kind of design.

 

 

Embraceable Blue Dress: http://goo.gl/KH2Jh

An Apple a Day Trip Dress in Plus Size

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60s Beaded Dress Mod Retro Sixties Floral Mad Men Spring Flowers Cocktail Party L XL Plus Size

60s Chevron Dress MOD Vintage 1960s Plus Size Mauve Pink & White Blue Sixties 70s Drop Waist Large XL

 

Retro clothing need not be limited to television shows, movies, and print ads. In fact, it can be worn as an everyday outfit. You can find plenty of varieties and stores that carry this niche in fashion, so you’re never at a loss where to find them. In fact, if you have a good eye for searching, you might just find pieces that actually look like period costumes- as if they really came from the things you see on the screen.

 

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