Mod

Posted: April 6, 2011 in Style
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Irwin Jordan pleated dress
165 GBP – theoutnet.com

Dorothy Perkins high neck dress
32 GBP – dorothyperkins.com

Windsmoor black coat
99 GBP – johnlewis.com

Moschino cropped tweed jacket
402 GBP – net-a-porter.com

DKNY opaque stocking
$15 – nordstrom.com

Theory pleated skirt
$255 – theory.com

Marc Jacobs patent pumps
295 CAD – gravitypope.com

Jimmy Choo ballerina flat
$195 – net-a-porter.com

Mod is mainstream fashion style associated with the mid to late 1960s. It originated in London amongst working youth.
Mod is bold and graphic, it focuses on bright colors, exaggerated patterns, geometric shapes, and horizontal and vertical lines.
Color was used against black and white.
Think minimal, streamlined and bold. Eye popping accents like a bold-colored shoes or a simple coat topped off with a covered, oversized button, geometric cuts and boxy shapes.
Dresses, pants and skirts are a-line and slightly flared. Skirt waists were dropped to several inches below the natural waist,
and dresses often had no waist, had dropped waists or had empire styling. Wide pleats were popular on dresses and skirts,
but they always started at the hip, not the waist.
Dresses were worn with contrasting (or the ever-present black and white) opaque tights and brightly
colored shoes. The hemlines for dresses and skirts were either mid-thigh or just below the knee. Sailor-style pants were most popular.

Key pieces:
Black turtleneck with 3/4 length sleeves
Opaque tights
A-line dress with embellished neckline
Cropped and boxy or tent shaped jacket with large buttons
Bright-colored mini skirt
Sailor pants
A-line skirt that sits low on the hips
Ankle Boots
Balet flats
Round-toe pumps with chunky heel
Geometrically shaped earings and necklaces

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