What is Retro Style? Bettylicious Re-branding

What is Retro Style? Bettylicious Re-branding

Retro Fashion: A Journey Through Time

Retro fashion is more than just a style; it’s a delightful nod to the past, a celebration of bygone eras, and a way to infuse our modern wardrobes with timeless elegance. From the flapper dresses of the 1920s to the psychedelic prints of the 1970s, each decade has left its indelible mark on fashion. So, let’s step into our time-traveling capsule and explore the key elements of retro clothing.

1. The Roaring Twenties (1920s)

The Flapper Look

The 1920s were all about liberation, jazz, and the iconic flapper style. Picture drop-waist dresses, fringe details, and daringly short hemlines. Flappers defied convention with their bobbed hair, cloche hats, and beaded accessories. Channel your inner Daisy Buchanan and embrace the spirit of the Jazz Age.


2. The Glamorous Forties (1940s)

Utility Chic

During World War II, practicality met style. Utility clothing became the norm, with women donning tailored suits, A-line skirts, and sensible blouses. Victory rolls and red lipstick completed the look. The 1940s exuded elegance even in challenging times.

3. The Fabulous Fifties (1950s) My Favourite.

The Hourglass Silhouette

Ah, the 1950s – an era of full skirts, cinched waists, and hourglass silhouettes. Think poodle skirts, petticoats, and saddle shoes. Rockabilly style emerged, with polka dots, cat-eye sunglasses, and victory rolls. Don’t forget the classic white T-shirt tucked into high-waisted jeans – a timeless combo.

4. The Swinging Sixties (1960s)

Mod and Mini

The 1960s brought us the mod revolution. Twiggy, Mary Quant, and psychedelic prints ruled the scene. Mini skirts, shift dresses, and geometric patterns defined this era. Pair your shift dress with knee-high boots and oversized sunglasses for that quintessential '60s look.

5. The Groovy Seventies (1970s)

Bohemian Vibes

The '70s were all about freedom, flower power, and bohemian vibes. Bell-bottoms, peasant blouses, and fringe vests were staples. Disco fever took over the dance floors, inspiring glittery jumpsuits and platform shoes. Don’t forget the wide-brimmed hats and oversized sunglasses – essential for channeling your inner disco diva.


Retro clothing isn’t just about nostalgia; it’s about celebrating the creativity, resilience, and individuality of each era. Whether you’re a flapper, a rockabilly queen, or a disco enthusiast, there’s a piece of retro fashion waiting to be embraced. So, raid your grandma’s closet, hit up vintage stores, and let the sartorial time-travel begin! 🕰️👗

Remember, fashion repeats itself – and that’s what makes it endlessly fascinating.


This is why I re-branded to Bettylicious Retro, to explore more styles and bring them to you. A place for retro queens who like unique fashion.
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