Think the painterly prints trend is new? Think again! In this week’s #ThrowbackThursday, we take you through 4 decades in which watercolor-esque patterns reigned the runways. Check it out:
Done in sweet A-line shapes, painted prints rose to popularity in the 1960s with dresses that were prim & adorable. We even saw Carrie Mulligan wear one in the movie An Education, which was set in this decade. Coming in powdery blue & pink florals and plaids, these frocks were so sweet that we would consider wearing them now!
The 70s saw a wide range of painterly patterns. Psychedelic wrap dresses that were far out, frocks with large-scale florals & maxis reminiscent of Little House on the Prairie (Olivia Newton John made it work!) found a home in many a woman’s closet.
This decade brought us faded versions of painterly patterns. Children of the 1980s will remember the burred floral legging & stirrup pant, made oh-so-popular by the infamous Molly Ringwald of Pretty in Pink. Both large and small scale prints in blossoms and geometrics were, like, totally radical.
Fashion in the 90s brought a more abstract point of view to the watercolor look. From bustiers worn by iconic model Kate Moss to loose-fitting menswear-shaped shirts, many of the outfits looked as if they had been worn while painting a masterpiece.