WHY WE LOVE IT
Filmy halters, floppy hats, turbans, safari jackets, beaded macrame, jumpsuits, and platforms. Rarely has a retro trend come roaring back so literally. Inspired by last year’s Yves Saint Laurent retrospective in Paris, designers mined the styles of this decade for their inherent optimism. Who can feel bad wearing these clothes?
HOW TO WEAR IT
Indulge. Do your hair big, line your eyes with kohl, and dress as if you’re planning to stay out all night (even if you’re in bed by 11). Yes, the exaggerated sexiness, oversize accessories and disco motifs are a tad costumey. But don’t knock them if you haven’t tried them! Revel in the slinky fabrics and streamlined silhouettes-and for day, pair them with simple sandals, a skinny belt, and a gold cuff or two.
Photos: (left to right) Marc Jacobs, Salvatore Ferragamo, Etro, Gucci
Hat Attack Hat
Raffia hat with chiffon flowers, Hat Attack, $80; hatattack.com.
Miu Miu Sunglasses
Acetate sunglasses, Miu Miu, $195 each; 212-226-8276.
Diane von Furstenberg Dress
Rayon dress, Diane von Furstenberg, $345; 646-486-4800.
Tencel-cupro jumpsuit, Bebe, $139; bebe.com.
Vivienne Tam Dress
Silk dress with cotton crochet and beaded top, Vivienne Tam, $795; viviennetam.com.
M Missoni Dress
Cotton dress, M Missoni, $745; 212-431-6500.
BC Footwear Shoe
Leather and jute platform sandals, BC Footwear, $75; endless.com.