There have always been icons of style whose signature images are presently considered timeless: Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Brigitte Bardot and many others. Today their hairstyles are copied with slight modern updates for the biggest events. Vintage hairdos are paired with the most elegant evening gowns and expressive make ups to come up with the classiest and most feminine looks. Since fashion is cyclic, everything comes around. So why not to look into the past for inspiration? They say everything the best in this world was invented long ago. Well, anyway, past can always give us some brilliant concepts to work on.
Vintage or Retro?
There’s a constant confusion with these 2 concepts. At the same time, some people don’t understand at all why to wear outdated styles when fashion constantly supplies us with bright fresh ideas. Actually, today’s fashion is actively using trends of the past decades, therefore, vintage elements frequently appear on the runways of fashion shows in Paris, London, New York and Milan. And the most interesting thing is that these elements, borrowed from the past, are experiencing their hour of triumph once again, becoming hot tendencies of the present day.
So, what’s the difference between vintage and retro? All the antique and outdated items and styles are considered retro, while vintage is associated with the outstanding trends of the past years which are becoming popular again. Pompadour hairstyle, for instance, introduced into fashion in the 18th century by Madame de Pompadour, was very popular again in the 40’s and late 50s of the previous century. Modern Pompadour is sported by Rihanna, Jenny McCarthy, Pink, Kathleen Robertson, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian and many other celebs.
Vintage Hairstyles Screaming with Chic
Here are 30 fantastic vintage updos and downdos you can adopt as a hairstyle idea for your wedding, theme party or any other major event.