Retro Trends – Spring-Summer 2019

It is getting warmer outside and you can almost feel spring in the air – my favorite time of year. This season saw a return of many fashion trends that retro-style enthusiast can incorporate into their wardrobe, so that you can be both retro and on trend!

Girly frills

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Ultrafeminine dresses and whole outfits inspired by dolls will be very much en vogue – full of ruffles, lace, multilayered, in light colours and sweet but bold prints (so polka dots, flowers, stars). You could see them on the runways of Dolce & Gabbana, Erdem, Gucci, Marc Jacobsa, Molly Goddard, Rodarte, Simone Rocha, Valentino.

Crochet fashion

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Inspiration from the seventies is still going strong. This time many collections featured knitted dresses, shirts and skirts (among others Luis Vuitton, Michael Kors, Oscar De La Renta), often finished with long fringe. Now they are suitable not only for the beach but also for everyday outfits! Time to take out the crochet!

Polka Dots

This cute pattern appeared on the catwalks in an adult, black and white version in designs by Celine, Caroline Herrera, Giorgio Armani and Jaquemus. The dots here become a synonym of mature elegance. Polka dots at a business meeting? Why not!


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One of the most fashionable additions is definitely a scarf wrapped around the head. Models were wearing them at Tom Ford, Michael Kors, Anna Sui and Kate Spade shows.

You can wear it as a turban, wrapped around your head and neck in the style of Jackie Kennedy, or tied on the neck like a bandana. A silk scarf, preferably with a coloured print, helps to hide windblown hair, protect the hairstyle from moisture and adds a touch of chic!

Puffy Sleeves

The sleeves that were popular in the 1930s and then again in the 1980s are back in favour! Some of the designers to feature them were Christian Siriano, Delpozo and Lanvin. They are especially beneficial for people who have a pear-shaped figure and want to optically widen the upper torso.


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Feathers were a real hit on the runways. Ostrich, peacock, marabou – take your pick! They also appeared on the clothes – shirts (like at the Dries Van Noten show), dresses (Gucci, Marc Jacobs, Oscar De La Renta), or even trousers (Richard Quinn). Feathers will add airiness and a pinch of decadent glamour to any outfit.

If you’re shy about this trend, try feathered earrings (now not reserved only for boho style). And if you’re feeling more extravagant – mules with marabou puffs are finally trendy!

How do you like these retro trends? Will you incorporate some of them into your spring wardrobe? Let me know in the comments!