8 Pieces Every Mid-Century Lover Needs

Otherwise known as post-war fashion, mid-century clothes typically follow style trends from the ’50s and ’60s. After WWII, as men came home from war and women returned to domestic life, middle-class families aimed to embody the American dream. Additionally, consumerism was in full swing, and, as a result, so was the fashion industry. New designers created unique pieces, and new synthetic fabrics gave way to mass-produced clothing.

If you still find yourself drooling over cinched waists, sundresses, slip pants, and ballet flats, then you’ll appreciate these pieces. Before you know it, your closet will be stuffed with these mid-century style staples from!

White Swiss Dot Billie Top, $48

The Swiss dot Billie top is lightweight and adorable. It has a button-up front and smocked back, and the straps are adjustable, allowing you to create the perfect fit. This top is versatile and timeless. Sure, it’s simple, but it’s those little details that draw in all the attention no matter how you style it. The Billie top is available in sizes XS – 5X, and you can get it here.

Luisa Capri in Red, $70

If you’re looking to create a powerful silhouette, then look no further than the Luisa pant. Named after Luisa Capetillo, this top is high-waisted and hugs every curve just right. Not only that, but who doesn’t love bright red? These capris are the definition of “va-va-voom.” You can get them here. Available in sizes XS – 4X.

Monica Dress – Eden, $110

Two words: box pleats. Paired with a boatneck and an absolutely darling floral print, this dress is the mid-century dress of mid-century dresses. The contrast of the black dress with the bright florals is too cute for words. Perfect for any season, the Eden dress can be worn alone or layered up. Available in sizes S-XL, snag this beauty here.

1960s Black & White Rounded Mod Sunglasses, $24

If you’re rocking mid-century fashion, the perfect pair of sunnies is a must. And sure, you could go with the classic allover black pair a la Audrey Hepburn, but these two-toned, retro sunglasses are where it’s at. Unique. Classic. Get them here.

Green Gingham and Cherry Print Rye Swing Skirt, $68

This circle skirt is lightweight and chic. It has the sweetest red cherry print atop green and white gingham. The opening of this skirt is on the side; who said mid-century couldn’t be set? It also has a darling small bow detail, which will give you the perfect hourglass shape. This circle skirt is available in sizes 1X-5X with additional sizing options. Additionally, you can purchase the matching romper. Shop the skirt here.

Marie Dress – Lemons, $111

Say hello to Spring with the Marie Dress. Pair this dress with a sun hat and your favorite sandal, and you’re ready for the ultimate spring day, whether you’re spending it at the Farmers Market or simply soaking up some sun at the park. This dress is available in sizes S-2X, and you can snag it here.

Cheetah Print Pointed Toe Slip On Flats, $42

Don’t think; just do, and hit “add to cart.” Whether you’re dripping in mid-century pieces or prefer to keep it modern, these cheetah print flats complement any and every wardrobe. They are available in sizes 6 – 10, and you can get them here.

Black Suede Pointed Toe Flats, $42

Black pointed-toe flats are as timeless as it gets. These are made of faux suede and feature a D’orsay cut and cushion insole to keep your footsies comfortable throughout the day. Pair these with just about any piece, and your ensemble will be complete. These shoes are available in red as well as black and in sizes 5.5 – 10. Get them here.

 

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