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12 awesome ways to wear retro fashion

By Tista Sengupta
Last updated on: January 06, 2016 15:49 IST
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These old fashion trends are in the midst of a fashionable renaissance.

Fashion, they say never gets old... it only transforms for the better.

Time and again, we go back to history for inspiration and come back with something new and better.

Take a cue from these fashion queens who are sporting retro trends that are timeless and special.

Love for Same Colours

The same colour trend, also known as monotone isn't for everyone.

If you can carry it off well with the right pair of footwear and accessories, you are certainly a winner, just like Sonam Kapoor.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Trendy Overalls

Remember how much you adored watching Jennifer Aniston wearing these in American television sitcom Friends?

Back home, we have Sonakshi Sinha looking smart in overalls.

And her style suggests that if they're faded, all the more better.

Photograph: Pradeep Bandekar

Print Passion

There was a time when animal and huge floral prints were a fashion rage -- from clothes to bags, they were everywhere.

But now prints have gone all quirky and everyone's trying their hand at it.

Take a look at Taapsee Pannu effortlessly flaunting designer Neha Agarwal's colourful creation.

With prints, the deal is to go easy on the accessories.

Photograph: Sanjay Sawant/

Beautiful in Berry

Sporting berry hued lips was a haute trend in the 90s.

The trend has now returned and how. 

Kareena Kapoor opted for an ox-blood lip shade on the ramp and clearly upped her fashion game.

Photograph: Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/ Facebook

Plaid Power

Gone are the days when punk style plaids were considered niche.

Thanks to designers like Urvashi Kaur, plaid inspired attires are now mainstream.

Pair it up with sturdy shoes and a smart hairdo and off you go!

Photograph: FDCI/Facebook

Cute Choker Neckpieces

From being a royal trend in the 1800s to undergoing a gothic takeover in the 1990s, this style has been revisited by women across the globe from time to time.

You can either keep it simple with a metal choker or take notes from model Ujjwala Raut and add a splash of glitter.

Photograph: Hitesh Harisinghani/

Sensational Slip Dresses

Did you know Marilyn Monroe swore by slip dresses?

It's comfy, feminine and makes you look lively.

Depending on the occasion, wear it with a pair of loafers or glam it up with strappy heels like this one.

Photograph: Courtesy Lakme Fashion Week/Facebook

Must-have Mom Jeans

Remember the time when coloured jeans was in vogue?

Representing a 'macro shift' in fashion, high waist jeans and shorts make for best casual attires.

Team it up with a full sleeve tee or crop top and complete your look with heels or boots.

Photograph: Arun Nevader/Getty Images

Racy Round Sunglasses

Round glasses might remind some of you of John Lennon's famous rose tinted sunglasses, or pop singer Lady Gaga's unusual outings. But they make you look really cool.

We have Sophie Choudry who perfectly infuses retro charm with a streak of cool style with these green tinted shades.

Photograph: Courtesy Sophie Choudry/Instagram

Make way for maxis

Talking of retro, how could we miss out on seamless maxi dresses that were a hit in the 70s.

Here we see Neha Dhupia sporting a flowy gown with exquisite accessories.

Photograph: Courtesy Neha Dhupia/Instagram

Pretty Palazzos

After the palazzos, we now have the bling!

Ditch the solid hued ones for the sequinned numbers.

Take notes from Deepika Padukone on how to add the right amount of shine to your look. Go disco!

Photograph: Courtesy Deepika Padukone/Instagram

Head-turning hair accessories

Kangana Ranaut

Say good bye hair bands, hats the way to go!

A classic hat can inject glamour and elevate your look by leaps and bounds. 

Here Kangana Ranaut makes quite a splash in this derby hat.

Photograph: Rediff Archives

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Tista Sengupta / Mumbai