I absolutely adore retro fashion, whether it’s a cheesecake pinup girl, an elegant corseted lady, or a mod go-go girl. In my opinion, modern fashion has become a little boring, with a lot of gray and black, baggy, shapeless shirts, and comfy flat shoes. So if you’re like me and want to escape this mundane modern look, make sure you have these ten sexy, flirty items in your closet:
High-waisted, tight pencil skirt – I have one of these with a ruffle down the side, and I absolutely love it! It fits at the smallest part of my waist, elongates my legs, and accentuates my bust, creating a perfect hourglass shape. If you have a special occasion and want to look a few pounds thinner, I definitely recommend this item.
Jewel tone, skin tight sweater – Ever heard of a “sweater girl”? Well, there was a reason that skin-tight sweaters were popular in the 40’s and 50’s. Hollywood icons like Lana Turner, the actress whom the term was coined for, donned high-necked, curve-hugging sweaters with elbow-length sleeves and created a sexy sensation. I recommend jewel tones, because they look great on everyone. Pair it with your pencil skirt and the item listed below, and you’ll look like one yummy slice of cheesecake.
Peep-toe heels – This style of shoe should never go out of style! I recommend a bright, eye-catching color like red to really draw attention to your cute toe cleavage. Of course the higher the heel, the better, and I prefer a platform in front for extra height.
Wide belt – This fashion accessory comes straight from the 80’s, but it’s been pretty popular here in modern times and is one of the few recent trends that I like. If you want a tiny waist, pair a big black belt with any shirt, and you’ll automatically become an hourglass. The wider the belt and the tighter you wear it, the more curves you will create.
Black mini-dress – Of course you have to have a little black dress! I prefer a form-fitting jersey dress with a medium-cut neck and a short (but not too short!) skirt. This item of clothing will forever be fashionable, because it can be dressed up or down and worn with many different accessories. Pair it with your wide belt and peep-toe heels, and you’ve got a very flirty look that’s perfect for a night on the town!
Knee-high, skin-tight, high-heeled boots – High-heeled boots are incredibly sexy, especially if they are tight on your legs. They were often paired with adorable mini dresses in the 60’s, and you can mod them up by pairing them with your little black dress and some colorful, chunky jewelry.
Wide sleeve, flowing, floral-print top – If you’re self-conscious about your arms, you need to have a 70’s style floral print top. Look for a very lightweight material, and you can wear the top year-round. Flowing, loose tops are perfect for days when you don’t want to deal with something skintight, but this shirt would look perfect with the item listed below.
High-waisted wide leg jeans – I know Jessica Simpson caught a lot of flack for wearing high waisted jeans, but look for a pair with a dark wash and try on many different pairs until you get the right fit, and they can make you look longer and leaner and make your legs look like they go on forever. Pair them with your peep-toe heels, and you’ll look like a curvy supermodel.
Wrap dress or faux wrap dress – Wrap dresses are comfortable and classy, and have never really went out of style. You can go for a one-tone dress in a color that really pops, like red, or look for a dress with a funky, fun pattern. Like your black dress, this is another style that can be dressed up or down for whatever occasion you are wearing it for.
Corset top or faux corset top – This look is probably my favorite. You would think corset tops would be expensive, but I actually found my black corset top at Charlotte Russe for just $20.00, and I love it! I pair it with a black cami with a lace neckline to avoid showing too much skin, and I just can’t believe how great it makes my waistline look. One warning, however: don’t wear this if you’re planning on being out for a really long time; it can get a little uncomfortable.
The great thing about these items is that they shouldn’t be too hard to find, and with a little time and effort, you should be able to find them for relatively cheap prices. They are great wardrobe builders that can be used to create a lot of different looks, and they will all make you look incredibly sexy.