Get the look: Lana Del Rey
Husky voiced chanteuse Lana Del Rey has become one of the true breakout stars of 2012 thanks to her haunting tunes and cool retro style. Her live performances may occasionally leave a little to be desired, but she never hits a bum note in the fashion stakes. Here’s our guide to emulating her distinctive look.
It seems we can’t get enough of old school glamour these days, and like her fellow fashion icons Christina Hendricks and Sienna Miller, Lana’s key look is classic 50s style femininity. Does anyone nail the blouse and skirt look quite like this lady? It’s deceptively simple too – just grab a simple white button-up blouse like this Aniston Frill from our women’s tops collections, and pair it with an above the knee skirt like this Flashlights Tiered piece. Add some definition with a slimline statement belt like this silver coloured Intermoda.
The Videogames singer is also an enthusiastic supporter of the slinky maxi dress, oozing curvaceous sensuality like the Hollywood lounge singers she emulates so well. Simple monochromes like this elegant AX Paris Maxi Dress work best for this look – particularly nudes and pastel colours. Keep the accessories minimal on this one – too many bracelets and other trinkets will distract from the elegant simplicity. Consider experimenting with a new hairstyle instead; big hair is very in at the moment and it can be great fun to go all out with a 50s-style bouffant at a fancy party.
Are you loving the retro revival being spearheaded by Lana and her cohorts? Or do you favour a more edgy, modern look? Don’t forget you can share your thoughts in our comments box below. We love hearing from you.