Women’s History Month: 3 Classic Looks with Modern Twists

Women’s History Month: 3 Classic Looks with Modern Twists

Pay homage to our fearless female leaders with a fashion or style nod to decades past.

By: Sydne Summer

Women’s History Month is the perfect time to celebrate your favorite female icons from decades past by incorporating retro fashion and beauty into your everyday look. Avoid looking like you’re playing dress-up by only taking two or three elements from your favorite style icons and finishing your look with modern pieces. Here’s how:

1940s Glam
When it comes to old Hollywood movie stars, it’s all about having glam hair and lips.

For your hair, create a deep side part and tightly curl your strands with rollers or a curling iron. After using hairspray, brush the curls out with soft brush for that smooth finish. Polish it off by rubbing smoothing serum between your palms and running your fingers through your tresses.

For makeup, skip the bronzer and use plenty of blush. Create a cat eye and finish it off with a bold red lip.

Let your hair and makeup do the talking and slip on your favorite little black dress and a simple pair of heels.

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1950s Sock Hop
Embrace the playful era with a high ponytail. After sweeping your hair back, curl the ends to guarantee extra bounce. Then add a pop of color to your lips with a pink or red lipstick.

For clothing, swap the poodle skirt for more modern polka dots!

1960s Mod
The pixie is back. So if you have short hair, embrace it!

For longer hair, dry it straight using a smoothing cream, then use a curling iron and plenty of hairspray to flip the ends. You always want to tease the back to add a little height.

Add a pastel eye shadow and plenty of mascara. Pair it with a pale pink lip and you’ll be swinging in no time!

Show off your legs with a short shift dress or A-line mini skirt. Then, add a modern element with a pop of neon or strappy sandal.

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Who are your all-time favorite fashion icons from decades past? Tell us in the comments below.

As the founder and editor-in-chief of
SydneStyle, Sydne connects with her readers through her inspirational yet achievable style, while providing how-to solutions, trend spotting and styling advice. She currently lives in West Hollywood with her very chic rescue dog, Bunny.

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