Making The New Old Again

March 15, 2009 • Magazine

Making The New Old Again

Making The New Old Again

Sun, 2009-03-15 06:00

Becky Ellis

Last month we started with new runway trends and worked backwards to sleuth out how designers are influenced by previous decades. This month we start in the past — 1967, specifically — to see how to get the modern incarnations of vintage looks. The inspiration? Family Circle’s January 1967 issue (price, fifteen cents) with a cover reading “Best Budget Fashions For Spring.”

Jane Benford begins the article:

After a hectic season of thinking and doing for others, begin your new year with a thought of you — of you in a new dress. On these pages: A group of dresses with the look that says “contemporary.” The fabrics are seasonable — to wear under your winter coat now. The colors, both in plains and bright offbeat prints, are as gay as spring’s first bloom.

I couldn’t have said it better myself.

The bolder the better, both then and now.

Milly Ikat Print Dress $450

Tunic Dresses
Free form dresses make playing in the park (or romping about in the Summer of Love) that much easier.

T-Bags Jersey Mini Dress $230

The Ladylike Look
A sheath dress is always in style. The difference is in the details.

Ports 1961 Tuck Pleated Dress $695

Bright colors were a reflection of the country’s mood in 1967; now, they’re an antidote.

Voom by Joy Han Yellow Silk Rosette Babydoll Dress $197

Vintage Images from Family Circle January 1967

Image Layout: Minette Higden

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