Fashion is constantly borrowing looks and ideas from the past. Sometimes the more fabulous old trends resurface with a fresh and modern spin and other times we are revisited by a fashion "don't". Take for example a few years ago when Acid Washed denim came back.
Balmain Spring 2009 Collection
Some trends still seem to be lurking in archives of Fashion Past. Behold the list of some of the trends that I hope to see make a grand return to the streets, catwalks and closets of hipsters everywhere:
1. The Muff
The Muff was a fur hand warmer that made its appearance as early as the 16th Century, but was also popular with stuffy rich ladies of the late 19th Century. It had a brief resurgence in the 1940's and 50's. Though not nearly as functional as gloves or mittens, the Muff made keeping your hands warm look glamorous and expensive. I would totally wear one.
2. The Pillbox Hat
The accessory du Jour of Jackie O in the 60's, the Pillbox hat was certainly a fun piece of headwear. Also I think it's really ladylike and sophisticated.
Extra points for Jackie: Sporting the Pillbox Hat and the Muff.
3. The Snood
A hairpiece originally popular in the 1500's that later came back into style during the 1940's. The Snood kept hair out of ladies faces but also allowed our strands to peek through adorably through a crocheted netting.
Sisters are doing it for themselves---in a Snood!
4. The Ruff Collar
How hilarious would this be if this Elizabethan fashion statement came back? People with weird looking necks rejoice as we all don a necklace made of coffee filters.
6. Floppy Floral Hats
A friendlier approach to today's popular all black wide brimmed hats worn by hipsters and fashionistas. These hats were popular around 1993/94 and worn by the likes of TV's Blossom and Six and Tia and Tamera on Sister Sister.
7. Mid-90's Oversized Female Hip-Hop Gear
Talk about a refreshing departure from skinny jeans and bandage dresses. What I wouldn't give to rock a pair of loose fitting overalls and dickies like I did back in 1994. These R&B and Rap artists looked tough and sexy at the same time, proving that you don't need to be skin tight all over to work it.
Salt n Pepa