Monday, March 13, 2023

In Vogue

What's the buzz in the fashion world today? If you did not see Oscars 2023: The 95th Academy Awards last night, you missed the en vogue fashion trends of the year but you could certainly see photos of the best-dressed celebrities on the news and in the newspapers. Fashion has always been " a major reflection of the times and a big part of Ameriacan history. Since the inception of the fashion industry, womenswear trends have always been driven by culture, events, popular music, and celebrity influence." ( Since my teen years, I have been highly interested in fashion trends so what can be more exciting than watching the Oscars? 

This year, both women and men were dressed in trendy, chic outfits. Gowns with underlying corsets dazzled the crowds. Sequins, crystals, and feathers adorned designer gowns with plunging necklines, dramatic diamond jewelry, pouffy embellishments, and long trains abundant. Men looked dapper in light-colored, dark, or textured tuxedos. What struck me was the confidence each star exuded. Their fashion statements were particular to their own style.

It is no surprise that celebrities have always set trends in the fashion world for years. Who remembers the pillbox hat made famous by First Lady Jackie Kennedy? But let's go back further in time to the mid-17th Century. 

Upon Julia's Clothes
by Robert Herrick

Whenas in silks my Julia goes.
Then, then,(methinks) how sweetly flows
The liquefaction of her clothes.

Next, when I cast mine eyes, and see
That brave vibration each way free,
O how that glittering taketh me!
So where do these thoughts on fashionable wedding-guest attire take me? I've searched for a couple of months for a stylish dress that I will wear at a wedding this weekend. I've researched the trends and decided on what appeals to me beside asked for opinions on the dresses I chose. Color counts, jewelry, and accessories are needed to enhance the look. It's not about vanity but style and comfort. There are three new dresses in my closet waiting for my final decision.  I choose one that fits without needing tailoring, meets all my requirements, and is both stylish and comfortable. The envelope, please... 
Bronze sequin cocktail dress with gold-toned accessories and rose-gold jewelry.


  1. This was such a fun post! And love the glam outfit you chose

    1. Bring on the glam! Thanks for joining me here. If I knew who Anonymous is I would visit your slice.

  2. Love this fashion commentary and description of your chosen outfit. So fun! Makes me wish I had a wedding to find an outfit for!

  3. Beautiful dress, Carol. Hope we get to see a picture of you modeling it. It is something how trends change throughout the years and also how some styles keep coming back. I know that Kathy's number 1 priority when choosing an outfit is comfort.

  4. Carol, I forgot to change my name in the above comment.

    1. Bob, once you mentioned Kathy, I knew it was you. Thanks for the nod on the dress. I do agree that some styles do come back. Crops were probably a take-off on pedal-pushers. Midi-skirts made their return this year.