Style: The Girly Show

Femininity returns this season in the form of ’40s-inspired silhouettes and pinup-worthy pieces.

 

A mere glance at a recent Katy Perry video or the Dior Spring/Summer 2011 runway provides sufficient evidence of fashion’s current obsession with pinup-girl style. Seemingly inspired by those who forged the sexual revolution, the latest takes on trends that first appeared in the ’40s include a vampy, campy array of high-waisted shorts, tie-front bandeaus and accessories made even more girly with the addition of bow and fl ower embellishments. With so many cute, curve hugging, retro pieces being hyped as must-haves, the season is no doubt a modernized throwback to the type of flirty femininity made famous by Betty Grable and Bettie Page. Indulge all summer, and be sure to capture it on film.

 

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Juicy Couture Bikini available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 314.567.9200.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Shumaq Dress available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Melie Bianco Clutch available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Shumaq Dress available at Blush, Kirkwood, 314.965.4411.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Chanel Sunglasses available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 314.567.9200.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Zodiac USA “Tanya” Platforms available at shoes.com.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Bandeau and Urban Turban Headband available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

La Made Tank Top available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110; AG Adriano Goldschmied Shorts and Saks Fifth Avenue Belt available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Plaza Frontenac, 314.567.9200.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

BC Footwear Wedges available at Cha Boutique, Ladue, 314.993.8080.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Franco Sarto “Vaunt” Heels available at nordstrom.com.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Scala Hat is available at Klutch, Town & Country, 636.220.6110.

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’40s Style Clothing for 2011

Juicy Couture Bikini available at Saks Fifth Avenue, 314.567.9200.

 

Photo credit: Photos by Carmen Troesser

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