Fashion Steals from your Mom’s Wardrobe

They say history tends to repeat itself, and that’s also very true about fashion. Apparently, fashion trends go round and come back again. Young fashionistas take advantage of this fact — they prefer not to shop for modern pieces of clothing in fancy boutiques but to look for cool items from the retro eras ’60s and ’70s in their mothers’ wardrobes. You should try this too because your mother was most certainly one of the best dressers in her class.

Off Shoulder Maxi Dress

It seems like extra-long dresses and skirts never go out of style. Have you noticed that it’s been one of the most popular fashion trends for a couple of seasons? This season, designers advise wearing off-the-shoulder items. If we combine two of these trends, we will get those maxi dresses that our mothers used to wear in the ’70s.

Suede Miniskirts

Again, directly from the ’70s, meet short skirts made of suede or imitation suede, often made with a patchwork technique. Previously, they were worn with heavy wedges. Now such skirts easily go with a pair of ordinary sandals.


Long or short, made of denim, thick, or light fabrics, plain or colored with prints — they are back again. Different versions of overalls were popular until the early ’90s, so you can probably find a pair in your mother’s or older sister’s wardrobe.

Knitted Tunics

Missoni dresses and tunics and other similar handmade versions were there in the wardrobe of every self-respecting fashion monger of the ’60s. The fashions of the ’60s are back again — now you can wear such a tunic if you’re planning to go for a walk on the beach.

Bohemian Prints

Bollywood moms are changing the way we see fashion and thank god for that. They are unconventionally paving a new trend for their pretty daughters, dressed in vibrant bohemian prints and peppy designer dresses because let’s admit it, we all have phases. If you haven’t yet raided your mom’s wardrobe and found that one eclectic piece you could rock at a Saturday night extravaganza, we don’t know what you’re doing all your life! Take some inspiration from this power duo Shweta and Navya Nanda who are real-time mother-daughter and all-time friends!

Quintessential Sari  

Nothing beats the ever elegant and graceful nine yards of gorgeous Indian wear- sari. The cascading weaves spell a cast on us every time the timeless diva Sridevi draped a rich kanjeevaram sari for an event or party, however, with her sad demise, her daughters are living upto her tradition and carrying forward her legacy in the sarees she wore. Jhanvi Kapoor recently wore a cream kanjeevaram sari during the movie promotion and the internet broke down for it was worn by her deceased mother earlier.

Bell Bottoms

Gone are the days when women raved upon this style siren, a pair of bell bottoms with a striking crop top and ladies set the bar in rogue back in 70’s. However, recently, these loose lounge pants made a comeback with Bollywood celebs upping their A-game in the classic bell bottoms. Kareena Kapoor made quite a statement appearance giving major airport goals as she wore a denim wash pair of bell bottom with a slick lemon camisole and layered it with a military green shirt to keep it casual and chic.

High Waisted Glamour

80’s witnessed Madonna performing high on energy in slick high waisted pants flaunting her washboard midriff with a cult crop top or cropped jackets. Thanks to Zeenat Aman and Hema Malini for embracing this trend and pulling it off dangerously with crop tops, loose tops tucked in denim. This wow’some retro fashion is back and how. We’re totally crushing at the millennial moms upping the vogue with killer trends.

Royal Anarkali Suits

Reigning the royalty in all its honor, anarkali suits were well coveted couture for women tailored to enhance their raw appeal, traditional beauty and natural charm. Reminiscing the classic Mughal-e-Azam with Rekha ji performing in her twirl-worthy cream and gold anarkali suit featuring umpteen number of kalis on her outfit, we fell in love! Bollywood celebrities are seen wearing this trend even today at events, weddings, awards night etc. and we’re sure you can simply get it tailored using your mom’s old woven sari. She won’t mind at all.

Crop Tops

We can’t imagine 90’s without the distressed denim, and crop tops that ruled the roost and occupied a fair share of every fashionable girl’s wardrobe. While the stars delighted us on screen from Urmila Matondkar in Rangeela to Karishma Kapoor in Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge, these actresses sported risqué crop tops that accentuated enough décolletage, retro crop tops saw a resurgence recently with a modern twist. Thanks to well-tailored and seamless modern accents in today’s crop top style that have transformed the look drastically yet made it a numero uno for college girls.

Image Courtesy: 3. Sunday Guardian Live, 5. Twitter (Shweta Bachchan), 6. IBN7, 7. Sunday Guardian Live, 8. FashionLady, 9. The Tribune, 10. Vogue, 11. Sunday Guardian Live

Article By : Ambika Asthana

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