Freitag, 28. Februar 2014

Suddenly Seperates







i noticed that a lot of vintage lovers are going more and more for mixing seperate pieces to create several styles out of one skirt ... so do i.
for this reason i thought, it would be nice to share this article i found. it's about the newly created separetes from a fashion magazine from 1953. " ...Hubert de Givenchy ... 1952 (and) created a sensation with his separates, which could be mixed and matched at will. ..." (wikipedia)
the idea of having one skirt but creating two (or even more) looks was a real sensation back then. suddenly the ladies were able to wear the same skirt during day time and in the night for dinner, just because of being able to change from a casual top into a festive one.  ... or they were able to wear the same skirt with the matching blouse or with a chic sweater to work. life can be so easy! wow!
nowadays it's almost unbelievable that the invention of seperates was such a big thing ... nowadays fashion is mostly seperates. "mixed and matched at will" is the most common thing in fashion today...
as an vintage lover -owning mostly dresses- i kind of know what it means to have a simple skirt in my wardrobe that loves to be mixed easily with several cardigans, blouses and sweaters. ...

my favourite seperates are summery combinations containing sometimes more than 4 pieces: swim suit, shorts, blouse, skirt. they were able to create more then 8 looks out of this pieces ... perfect for travelling! propably there will be a little post about summery seperates in the future ...

do you own classical matching seperate sets? do you like wearing and combining it?

Kommentare:

Harlow Darling hat gesagt…

I love how separates look but I always have such a hard time wearing them - I hate tucking blouses into skirts/trousers! Is it just me that has this problem? I always try to wear separates but get so sick of tucking blouses back in that I just give up :p

Jessica Cangiano hat gesagt…

It really must have been exciting, and liberating in some ways, to have separates become more mainstream back them. Over in North America, designer Claire McCardell played a big roll in the increased popularity of women's ready-to-wear separates (and play clothes) during the 40s and 50s (sadly, she passed away in 1958).

♥ Jessica

Sandra hat gesagt…

How interesting! I never realised that 'separates' were such a liberation, I actually struggle with separates a lot and find it hard to mix, my dresses make my life easier! x x x

Mid Century Girl hat gesagt…

I own mostly dresses but I've started to get more into separates recently to see me through winter but it has been hard finding vintage tops (both sweaters and blouses) in my size :(

Vintage separates are great for work as well - a plain blouse and patterned 50s skirt is a great way to wear vintage to work without 'over-doing it' I think.

In the Ruins of Berlin hat gesagt…

die modezeichnungen sind sehr schön, danke fürs teilen xxx

Jenny Rainey hat gesagt…

How fascinating! Thank you for sharing this. When I first started getting into vintage fashion, I bought mostly dresses and only occasionally picked up a blouse or skirt. Now, it's the other way around-- I love my separates! It's nice to be able to mix and match, especially for work. Sometimes it's hard coming up with 5 work-appropriate outfits every week and separates help with that!

Cheers,
Jenny

Porcelina hat gesagt…

I do love separates, but I find them much harder to wear!! You have to really think about what goes with what, and then there are issues like 'tucking in' blouses etc. such as Harlow Darling mentions. I do find it less hassle to throw on a dress.

P x