Stylish women have been ready to fight for their right to party for decades, so with Christmas, cocktail parties and New Year’s eve nearing, we thought it would be a nice idea to look for some past-inspired party looks! Whether you want to strut your curves like Joan Holloway or discodance the night away like Charlie’s Angels, there is a perfect look out there for you. It might be a cool idea to channel these looks for different occasions: classy fifties for a holiday party with your parents or inlaws, sweet sixties for a soiree with the boyfriend, sexy seventies for the single chick looking for a flirt or crazy eighties for a crazy night with the girlfriends.
The fifties were all about grown up ladylike elegance and feminine silhouettes. Go for a longer hemline (around kneelength), never forget your waist and keep your accessories timeless and classy. A hint for this look (and basically all the looks I’ll be explaining): ask your mom or grandma for tips or original pieces that fit the look or might even date back to this particular decade! Want to channel the fifties in your hair and make up? Go for perfect eyebrows, subtle winged eyeliner and pretty colored lips. The fifties were all about a neat, perfectly polished look so the make up has to be perfectly in place. Same goes for the hair: go for glamorous curls or a nice updo! For modern inspiration: take a note from pinup Katy Perry! Want to get inspired by the real thing? Check out Marilyn Monroe. The chictopian way: leanna_xo is the perfect fifties flirt in her pink sweetheart promdress and simple but feminine hair and make up. She even LOOKS like our make up example!
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This one’s my personal favorite: I love how the sixties mix a sort of sexy, free spirited cool chick appeal with a childlike girly innocence. Go for mini: short babydoll dresses or formal shorts, and pair them with eye-catching tights in a cool color or print, or even over the knee socks. Simple silhouettes with big impact graphic prints are the way to go. Try platforms or flats for this party look, some cute flats look totally fresh with a sixties dress! Make up should be light on the lips and heavy on the eyes, and your hair should be either sleek and short like Twiggy’s or teased and Barbarella big! Full bangs work extremely well with this doe eyed beauty look as well, you might want to try out some clip-on bangs for fun! Modern day sixties icon: Zooey Deschanel. The real thing: Twiggy andBrigitte Bardot. Style gallery inspiration: Someonelikeyou18 looks utterly adorable and ready to party the night away, Jackie Kennedy style!
For you glamourlovers out there, this is your look! A natural, grown up femininity with a lots of confidence and pizzaz. Go for length to channel your inner discodiva: either a beautiful maxi dress or a cool jumpsuit! When it comes to hair: CRIMP! VOLUME! BIG! AFRO! FAWCETT-ESQUE WAVES! My point being: with a rather simple maxi dress or jumpsuit, you can afford to go all out on the hair. Same goes for make up: try out glitter and smokey eyes in a color like a deep green, purple or blue. Lips should be glossy or you could even go all Marc Jacobs S/S2011 with heavy eyes and dark lips. That collection is a great inspiration to dress discochic, by the way.
Modern seventiesbabe: Beyoncé (check her out in Goldmember!). The originals: Charlie’s Angels! Our very own discodiva: zozocouture. I want that jumpsuit.
The eighties have a bad rep. Okey, lots of questionable styles made their debut in the eighties, but if handled with care an eighties inspired party look can be just perfect for the funloving girl that isn’t afraid to make a statement. The keyword here is GO BIG! Don’t be afraid to take a risk here. Crazy volume, crazy colors, crazy anything. Poofy promdresses and big shoulder details are cool ideas to try out. Pair girly dresses with fierce boots or studded belts to get that eighties aesthetic. When it comes to hair and make up, my advice is once again to GO BIG! Heavy on eyes, heavy on lips, big hair and lots of accessories. If you have a big personality, your look might as well match!
Modern eighties icon: Rihanna. The girl who practically invented this look: Cyndi Lauper. 80’s on chictopia are expressed by our style icon Joannaladrido!
The pink socks and the studded accessories are spot on for a (girls just wanna have) fun look!
I’m especially feeling the sixties and the fifties for my holidayparties, which ones are your faves?