Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

We All Shine On!

I’ve thought about the pendulum of fashion before, about how styles return cyclicly but with a new twist each time. 1940s shoulder pads came back in the 80’s, albeit in an exaggerated fashion. Waistlines on jeans have gone from low to high.

So, after a few years of seeing teeny tiny understated jewelry, the pendulum has swung back: big, bold pieces look new and fresh again.

Chunky chain link gold tone necklaces from the 1970s and early 80s look both modern and timeless right now.

Let’s think for a moment about stylish women in the 1970s wearing gold chains. Here are a few images to get you started:

Anjelica Huston, Marissa Berenson, Jackie O (twice!) and Cher

Let’s assume you want a look that suits you to a T, but you don’t want to look like Mr. T. Just keep the rest of your outfit modern, simple and clean-lined, like these ladies:

Bold gold tone chains mixed with basics
make an effortless statement
giving polish to tees, button downs, turtlenecks and blazers
paired with visually weightier necklaces

Here a just a few that I have in the shop right now:

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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