Dressing Slimmer for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: For the Pants
Quote of the day: “So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.” Jorge Luis Borges
In the last post of this series of dressing slimmer, I wanted to show the difference between baggy pants and fitted pants. I started this whole journey by comparing our tops (here) and then shoes (here). You’ll have to excuse the blurry pictures and funny expressions. I wanted to use pictures where our poses were very similar from one version to the other, to try to and remove the possibility that we looked slimmer because of how we were standing (that’s definitely one way to look slimmer in pictures—real life doesn’t work that way though). Thus I couldn’t always be picky on the quality of our pictures—as we took our own photos for this adventure. Since we didn’t have the exact same colored pants that fit the two criteria, you’ll have to give some leeway to the different colors and prints–hopefully you can still the difference and form an opinion. I recently read a couple of articles that the skinny jean is going out of style, yet many of us still love them. Maybe this will give some logic to the reason you like or dislike them. I’m not saying what I think is better—you tell me!
50’s Outfit: I thrifted this necklace from She She’s Corner in Denver. I ended up doing surgery on it (ha ha) because the middle part wouldn’t stay put–nothing a little superglue couldn’t fix!
Trousers: Ann Taylor (similar here)~~Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Cardigan: Gilli (similar here)~~Top: Banana Republic (similar here)~~Shoes: Christian Siriano for Payless (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
60’s Outfit: Nancy wasn’t sure she liked this shirt after she bought it, but I think it’s the bomb. It has a great structure and beautiful colors!
Black Pants: Bill Blass (similar here)~~Green Jeans: Chaps (similar here)~~Cardigan: Casual Corner (similar here)~~Top: Cable & Gauge (similar here)~~Shoes: Merona (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here in blue)
70’s Outfit: Mom and I are always talking when we take pictures, that’s why her funny face in the one picture!
Black Print Pants: A/M Sport (similar here)~~Grey Floral Jeans: mom made (similar here)~~Top: Hanes (similar here)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
I found both palazzo pants & skinnier pants depending on which you liked more: