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Modern Twists on Old Classics

By Morgan Norris, Kristen Alfenito and Brittany Neal, Buffalo Exchange Phoenix

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The 1920’s introduced to us the iconic flapper girl.  Ladies traded in their floor length dresses for those with shorter hemlines, they bobbed their hair and topped it with a cloche hat.  Girls dropped their waistline trying to create an illusion of a different body shape.  Behind this quirky new trend were girls with a sense of adventure and love for new fashion- something different! here is our modern take on the flapper:

Classic StyleWe created this look with a new merchandise dress featuring a dropped waistline.  We added the long strand of pearls as a bracelet instead of a necklace, keeping it simple with the metallic collar and used a cute cloche hat to imitate something that would have been donned by a true flapper.

 1950’s circle skirt/dress

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In the 1950’s and early 60’s it was important for women to accentuate their assets in a modest and appropriate way.  The, still, ever-popular sweetheart dress paved the way for girly, feminine fashion in the 50’s.  The waist was always fitted and tight with a flouncy circle skirt extending from the waistline to create a very womanly silhouette.  The sweetheart dress is forever evolving, currently we are seeing them with adorable heart cut outs and butterfly backs.

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For our take on this look we paired a vintage circle dress & matching, printed belt with an eye catching pair of Betsey Johnson 50’s inspired wedges with a cute little red bow.

Palazzo pants

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Palazzo pants have the ability of turning fine ladies of many shapes and sizes into long and lean silhouettes that are all legs.  Paired with a chunky pair of wedges you can’t go wrong with a pair of Palazzo pants and a fitted tee or blouse.  This style of pant was brought to us  in the twenties and had its peak of popularity in the seventies; we haven’t stopped loving them since, recently we are seeing them everywhere, from target to free people. These pants are great in solid colors or adorned with cute floral or geometric prints.

Classic Style On Brittany we featured a truly retro pair of black and pink floral elephant pants accompanied by a pair of wedge heels by BeBe Sport, a new merch white and pink trimmed blouse & Prada inspired new merch sunglasses.

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