Let’s learn a little about that feminine way of dressing characterized by its pastel colors, and flowers. Clothes that are poised and subtle: the romantic style.
Origin of the romantic style
The romantic style is one of the oldest. Its origin dates back to ancient Greece. Becoming popular in the 19th century, when fashion began to focus on high-waisted sizes. Making silhouettes look elegant, the inclusion of lace on garments, embroidery, ornaments, ruffles, and puffed sleeves, which are all characteristic elements of this style.
Later, in the 1970s, this style became much stronger when the designer Laura Ashley launched her floral print designs, bows, and puffed sleeves, among others. And which are still in force to date. The romantic style does not go out of style but is renewed every year. But always maintaining its essence and its clothes and basic characteristics that we will know below.
Characteristics of the romantic style
It could be said that it is a typical style of the spring/summer season. However, we can wear it throughout the year if we combine it with the right clothes. And this way achieves beautiful and super chic looks in autumn and winter.
To identify which garments are part of this style, we leave you the characteristics so that you can learn a little more:
It is common to find garments in fabrics such as cotton, linen, and soft fabrics. Similar to chiffon, and transparencies, among other light ones.
About the cuts of the garments, the usual are loose garments, with drapes and ruffles. All to create movement in the silhouette.
Here the options are wide, and it is typical of the romantic style, embroidery, lace, and applications. Such as pearls, flower fabrics, and attached flowers that give a beautiful and delicate touch to the garment.
White is king in this style, always leaving room for other colors. Such as the nude palette, and pastel tones are also welcome and very characteristic here.
We are not going to be limited in the shoes. However, if you want to follow the trend from head to toe, the preppy models are typical of this style. And if you wear them with a bow or flower details, it will be much more successful. Also, those made of suede fabric or shiny patent leather will be perfect.
Like the shoes, you can opt for one of the materials mentioned above. However, a bag in earth tones that combines with several garments will be perfect. Also, remember to give space to pastel tones, appliqués with rivets, and chain straps, among others.
This style’s makeup is soft, carried with delicacy, in neutral or pastel tones, and looks natural.
Flower headbands, pearls, golden rings, tiny flowers attached to the lobe, golden pearls, and hair clips with these same characteristics will complete the look altogether.
Clothes you must have to achieve a romantic style look
The blouse is one of the basic garments in every wardrobe due to its versatility.
However, to adapt to the romantic style, we can buy a model with ruffles, collars with bows, lace details, and pearl buttons.
And that you can combine with jeans, and skirts even to elevate your look with a leather garment.
Still, it would be only half of the romantic style.
The romantic dress
The dress is par excellence a piece of this style because what is more romantic than a dress?
And we find it in its maxi version, wide, with flowing fabrics.
In flower prints, pastel tones, bows, lace edges and that you can combine with white tennis shoes, jean jackets, sandals with running soles, espadrilles, matching handbags, and maybe a hat.
Another typical garment is the midi skirt, which can be found in A cut or perhaps a little more fitted to the body, in different fabrics and colors to combine with what we like the most.
If it is denim, the possibilities are endless.
Wear them with mid-heeled shoes or even tennis shoes for a more sporty-chic and comfortable look.
Successes and failures of the romantic look
Say yes to:
- Combine romantic garments with basic ones such as denim, shirts, sportswear, cowboy, or army-style jackets.
- To the use of bags made of wicker and that look perfect with many combinations of clothes.
Say no to:
- Garments in dark colors that are not typical of the romantic style.
- Pieces of clothing that do not go well with your silhouette and do not stand out.
- To excess accessories
- If you wear this style at work, wear it with other more professional clothes to avoid giving the wrong image.
The romantic style is one of the most beautiful that exists when dressing. And no matter how limiting it may seem to you, the options are really wide and versatile. Since by choosing two garments, you will already be in tune with it. So, look in your wardrobe for your most romantic clothes and take advantage of your most subtle side.