All posts tagged: maxi dress

Iconic Characters of the 1950s Inspires Women’s Fashion in 2013

As far back as the end of the Second World War, women have been told to play contradictory roles that have affected the way they dress in order to fit the scope of society. The iconic Rosie the Riveter wore a red, polka-dotted headband and blue jumpsuit to tell women to take on male roles in factories to help advance the cause of war. After the war, the televised June Cleaver wore collared shirts and button-down sweaters to match her long skirt and pearls in order to tell women their role in society, all along, was to be a housewife, thus leading to a trade-in of welding tools for oven mitts. These contradictory portrayals of women’s roles (and fashion wear!) in the 1950s are greatly exemplified by American women in the coming years to 2013 — with a modern twist, of course! Whether it’s the polka-dotted print or modernized blue jumpsuits as denim shirts, these Rosie the Riveter-inspired items are classic and essential in a women’s closet this summer! Long maxi skirts or short circle …

Three looks, One dress!

There is no doubt that maxi dresses make for a perfectly breezy summer outfit, but it’s time to mix that classic look up. This YHM Style feature takes a dip into the creative closets of the youth. Take your favorite maxi dress and match it with one of the themes we put together. Step 1: Beat the heat in this cool, deep melon green dress and an edgy fox bangle from Oasap! MINIMALISTIC: This gown flows beautifully in the wind and makes a statement all on its own. The chandelier top and sleek split in the back breaks from the ordinary maxi dress style. Simple strapped heels with this getup are ideal for a dinner date! BOHO & FLIRTY: Match your dress with a fringe top and a floral accessory for a carefree stroll out with your best gals. Bold and dark chestnut  shoes will match the brown tones of this earthy and laidback fit. URBAN & BEACHY: Go with a denim jacket for those cool summer nights at a theme park or sight-seeing in the city. Tie …