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Style Files : Nautical Mama

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Mother’s Day is less than a week away! To celebrate the women in our lives that we love so dearly, we are spending the rest of the week reflecting on the impact they have had on our own personal styles because let’s face it – mom will forever be our ultimate style icons. Pictured above is Lauren’s mother Kathryn in one of our absolute favorites – stripes. Pick up some of these nautical beauties in our shop below.

mint striped button up cardigan, sailboat ring, navy striped top, black and white striped maxi skirt

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Let us know how your mom’s fashion has impacted your own closet. Follow us on Instagram @shop_starlet, upload a favorite picture of your mom and tag it with #originalstarlet to share it with us. All images will be published her on Mother’s Day! xo.

Style Files : Pleats Please!

Starlet Style Files : Pleated Skirt Vintage Fashion Photography

Welcome to our newest column on our blog – The Starlet Style Files. We will explore trends of the past and show how they can be worked into a wardrobe fit for a modern day starlet. With spring inching its way more and more into our days we can’t stop day dreaming of airy and fun pleats.

pleats, pleated skirt, pleats through the decades, retro pleats, vintage inspired clothing, modern clothing with vintage twist, starlet, shopstarlet It’s hard to say when this sewing technique was invented, but it is known pleated fabric has been found in Birkan Viking graves as far back as 10 B.C. We knew this was a classic look, but my gosh we never realized it went just that far back! Bringing things a little up to date – here are a few of our favorite photos of past starlets, starting with the 1940′s. In the 40′s famous model Dovima models a silk gown with crisp fortuny pleats. In the 50′s, box pleats took over as a popular standard for women on the go and in the workforce. The sixties, a time for color and play drew attention to a ‘school girl’ style with basic accordion pleats.

Shop this classic fashion statement from some of our favorites in the shop!

yellow ruffled pleated dress pleated black midi skirt floral pleated vintage inspired summer dress, polka dotted pleated top, chiffon top, pearl and pleat, mint spring dress, ombre pleated top, chiffon button up

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