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4 Contemporary Outfit Ideas with a Touch of the Vintage

24 January, 2023
By Ancestry / Inspiration
Brimming with actual and inherited memories, the not-so-recent past – an intangible, infinite space – is always special, and nearly every association with it, a thing of beauty. Be it those sepia-tinted photographs, your grandma’s wedding sari, or that Bollywood song you heard so often as a toddler – there is something indescribably wistful about them all. This romanticized notion of the past partly explains the enduring obsession with vintage trends in the world of fashion – designers don’t tire of recreating them, and fashionistas never get bored of flaunting them. We at Ancestry equally believe ‘old is gold’. Consequently, our creations take ample inspiration from India’s time-honoured heritage crafts, even as we remould those in contemporary cuts and silhouettes. In line with our commitment to present fashion that is evocative and wearable all at once, here are four Ancestry contemporary outfit ideas with an unmistakable touch of the vintage:

Pero Kaftan

Synonymous with flowers, colours, and all things vivid and vibrant, fashion of the 1970s was very much in sync with the prevailing ‘counterculture’. Nothing captures the zeitgeist better than polka dots – that funky, feminine, fun pattern. With its all-over polka dot print, our black and white Pero Kaftan screams retro like no other. While nonchalantly casual, the exquisite lace detailing at the neck and side slit lends it a distinctly sensuous vibe. Amplify its vintage charm with oversized hoop earrings, a stack of bracelets, and black kitten heels. Top up the look with winged eyeliner.

Salmon Kurta

Synonymous with flowers, colours, and all things vivid and vibrant, fashion of the 1970s was very much in sync with the prevailing ‘counterculture’. Nothing captures the zeitgeist better than polka dots – that funky, feminine, fun pattern. With its all-over polka dot print, our black and white Pero Kaftan screams retro like no other. While nonchalantly casual, the exquisite lace detailing at the neck and side slit lends it a distinctly sensuous vibe. Amplify its vintage charm with oversized hoop earrings, a stack of bracelets, and black kitten heels. Top up the look with winged eyeliner.

Rang Bano Skirt & Ishayra Top

Fashion in the 1990s was markedly more austere than the unabashed bling of the 80s. Simpler clothing like maxi skirts and tops made a comeback, and held their own all through the decade. Featuring a printed organza detail at the hem, the Rang Bano maxi flared skirt is gloriously chic and modest all at once. Complement its beauty with the Ishayra Pink Top, a printed tie-knot top adorned with all-over floral motifs. Notwithstanding its boho-casual charm, this ensemble is absolutely elegant. Perfect the 90s look with ballerina flats, a statement neckpiece, and a long scarf tied around your ponytail.

Winter Land Tunic

The ‘Rock and Roll’ era of the 1960s saw the birth of new fashion trends, including bell-bottoms, one-piece dresses, and flamboyant long tops for women featuring animal prints, psychedelic motifs, and colour-blocking. Rediscover the magic of the era with our gorgeous Winter Land Tunic, a long top for women with puffy sleeves, front pin-tucks, and key-hole back design. The tunic’s snow and verdure print is artistically chaotic, and it is perhaps best coordinated with the matching Winter Land Trouser. Those with a penchant for contrast could team it with a pair of white bell-bottoms. Accentuate the panache with a bouffant bun, tear-drop earrings, and green pump heels.
Everyone loves an occasional blast from the past. If you fancy these outfit ideas, you ought to try them out yourself! Shop now at Ancestry and indulge in sartorial nostalgia like never before!