Want to party like it's 2012? Step into something from the 1950s. According to celebrities
and fashion experts, this year's hottest look is about 60 years old.
"I think of great hair," Eva Longoria told The ********** Press, recalling the decade of "Grease" and Audrey Hepburn. "The great falls and the red lipstick, and definitely the full skirts. I think it's flirty. The '50s are flirty."
"I think of the iconic all-American girl with the small waist dresses, and 'Grease' with the little ribbons around their neck," Isabel Lucas told the AP. And even though it takes place in the early 60s, Kirsten Dunst links the trend to "Mad Men."
"Right now, 'Mad Men' is so popular," Dunst told the AP. "So, I feel like everyone wants to watch something pretty. Like I love how put together women were. There is an elegance and an art to that. It's exhausting too. But it looks beautiful when a women is put together like that."
We do love the ladylike look of a cinched waist and a longer skirt -- and it's definitely flattering on most of us. But should 2012 be about something NEW, rather than just recycling a decades-old style?