Thursday, 7 August 2014

Mod Madness




Outfit details:
DRESS & SHOES - 1960s VINTAGE

I do love mod styles and I really don't wear them enough. In my day to day I guess I wear what would be considered as 'casual mod' - blouses with a-line mini skirts. But to me, that's just casual clothes, it doesn't feel deliberately 'mod'. This dress definitely is with it's contrasting colours and geometric pattern. I'd of loved a pair of red shoes to really set it off, but unfortunately it's not something I own (and I'm not sure I can justify having a pair of coloured shoes to match every outfit no matter how much I'd love that!)

I've often found myself much more interested historically in menswear, and I love how female mod styles incorporated male fashion with shirt collars, ties, and androgynous shapes. However it still remains very feminine and playful rather than just being a woman in a suit. It's girlish but with that sharper masculine edge. I need more dresses like this in my life as it's one of my most favoured styles but unfortunately as a result of that I tend to be quite picky. I'll keep searching for my dream mod dress with a nice big dagger collar (my very favourite kind!)

Female mods dressed androgynously and got short haircuts, sometimes wearing men’s clothing with little makeup. By the time the mod movement reached the mainstream, however, it had morphed from an underground style to a more commercialized fashion, complete with miniskirts, bold graphic prints, and heavy eyeliner and lashes. The high-fashion mod look was characterized by models like Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, was bold and brash and undeniably sexier than previous generations’ muted housewife style.




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