3 Women's Fashion Trends That Should Make A Comeback
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3 Women's Fashion Trends That Should Make A Comeback

"Whoever said that money doesn't buy happiness didn't know where to shop." -Blair Waldorf

3 Women's Fashion Trends That Should Make A Comeback

As said by the great Yves Saint Laurent, "Fashions fade, style is eternal"

However, there are some fashions that ought to have lasted longer than they did, and with good reason. While what you wear is your decision and your expression, here are some items that I personally would love to see come back into style.

1. The parasol

It looks like an umbrella, but this handy dandy device actually shields you from the sun. With it, you can literally throw shade whenever you want.

Mary Poppins was fond of both parasols and umbrellas alike. Aside from looking oh-so-chic, parasols also have an obvious health benefit: in shielding your skin from the sun, the parasol protects you from all those harsh UV rays...and helps to prevent sunburn! I think the only con is that they can be a bit cumbersome to carry around. But, we have compact umbrellas nowadays...I'm sure someone could think of a way to make a compact parasol.

2. Spring/Summer Gloves

We're all familiar with wearing gloves for fall and winter...usually just to combat against the sheer coldness of the outdoors...

But for a long time, lighter, more sheer gloves were a necessity for ladies (and some gentlemen, too) in the spring and summer months (again, reference Mary Poppins above for another example of these gloves)

The beauty is that the gloves can be as simple or as elaborate as you would like. While it may not seem like there is much of a practical use for them, if you think about how many surfaces and objects you touch every day, these gloves can serve as another line of defense against the grossness of the world. Mostly, though, they just look pretty!

3. Capes

Ok, Edna, calm down. I'm not talking about superhero capes here, but real, wearable capes/cloaks.

There's just something incredibly sophisticated about this relatively simple piece of outerwear. Unlike a coat or jacket, the cape can completely envelop you if that's what you'd prefer...kind of like a blanket you can always carry around. It's really quite cozy!

And of course, capes & cloaks are also for men...Dracula wouldn't be the same without his cape and Harry Potter wouldn't be the same without his Invisibility Cloak.

There are plenty of other clothing items that I also think deserve credit: the kerchief (to wear over the shoulders), old-fashioned women's pockets (which were individually tied around the waist every day and much bigger than modern pockets), and spring/summer scarves to name a few...but there will always be that one fashion item that bears the notoriety of its past wherever it goes...the corset.

While this waist-constricting contraption was a staple for women's fashion in different forms over the years, and helped women achieve the "Gibson Girl" silhouette, there's no denying that it caused problems with breathing, and even disruption of internal organs.

That said, there are many women today who would actually like to see the corset make a comeback...just maybe not in quite as a constricting form. Many singers say that a more modern corset actually helps with breath support. It's about choosing a corset that will not make you feel like you're going to faint, and one that will make you feel good about your own body.

That said, that's the point of all fashion: using clothes to feel the best you can be.

What looks would you like to see come back?

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