How to Dress Like a Greek Goddess

Every woman’s fashion sense is different from the next woman's own. While some women prefer the semi-formal casual look or some form of street style that’s quite a trend, others love the lady-like, formal chic silhouette of tailored suits and contoured clothing structures.

Yet other fashionable women will rather dress as the girly lighthearted woman, with pretty colours, frills, or layers. But one look that remains timeless, ‘fragile’, and almost ethereal is the Greek goddess look. 

Also known as the Grecian style, this fashion inspired by the ancient Greek style is definitely not for every woman.

Grecian dresses flow and move with the slightest breeze. They are made from soft light (sometimes sheer) fabrics and are more appealing as pure pristine white. This is not to say that light pastel colours don’t work well for Greek Goddess dresses, but they look best as flowing plain white gowns, white and gold combinations, or in white and silver combinations.

Grecian Style Dresses Were Worn by Both Men and Women?

Yes, in a way! Women fashion inspired by ancient Greek style also include designs worn by Greek mythological gods (male) as well. Though theirs were shorter ‘copies’, bound at the lower waist with the typical sash, goddesses had long flowing gowns bound with sashes at the female’s higher midriff.

Today’s Grecian inspired styles are still similar to those of the past with their dreamy-like dresses produced from the most beautiful flowing materials.
The Greek Goddess inspired dress almost always comes sleeveless and “that cascade romantically to the floor”, but in different styles and cuts around the neck and shoulder:
  • Strapless
  • One shoulder
  • V-neck
  • Wide round neck
  • Cap Sleeves
Greek Style Bud Dress

Add Your Own Touch With a Classic Hairstyle

On a final note, for that total vintage look, something that’ll make you look like you’ve stepped out of a Grecian fable, add a classic hairstyle . . . the French braid (French plait).

This is a pretty hairstyle that’s been around for centuries and has been portrayed in art history from “early Greek, Celtic and Sung dynasty periods”. The Dutch braid and the fishtail braid are also great styles that will enhance a Grecian style ensemble.

Women's Court Grecian Style Dress

How to Dress Like the 1950’s Woman

Fashion for women was at its height in the mid-20th century. It was a time when women couldn’t wait to look good once again and certainly went all out to bring back style into their lives.

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For fashion houses and fabric manufacturers, it was a great welcome back from the austere times of the 1940’s brought on by the effects of the 2nd World War. During the war times, fabrics meant for fashionable clothing was in limited supplies, as was food and other things taken for granted in the pre-war years. 

Because everything was influenced by rationing, women apparel was made from fewer yardages of cloth, into simple outfits using as little threads and materials as possible. But once the war was over, there was an increased availability of beautiful fabrics in vast quantities which allowed a new type of fashion to blossom by the 1950’s. 

The good times were back again!

The Fashionable Woman of the 50’s 

Stylish and well-groomed women emerged again, and this new fashion era was soon to be described as the ‘epitome of style’. 

Looking good and dressing elegantly was soon the norm, and women invested in looking stylish. Every young lady was brought up to recognise and appreciate style.

1950's women fashion was the tailored silhouette, elegant cuts that always made women look sophisticated and stylish. Styles include:
Full skirted dresses
Full swing skirts 
Pencil skirts 
Sleeveless blouses 
Long sleeved blouses
Tailored pants suits

Ensembles were incomplete without the long coats, hand gloves, shoes, day hats, and neck jewelry like a string of faux or real pearls.

How to Replicate the 1950's Woman's Style Above

Black & gold vintage blouse l Embroidered circle skirt l Diamante silk clutch bag l Stiletto heel buckle shoes

The cuts of the 1950’s clothes required a shapely figure with the curves in the right places . . .  showing distinct hip lines and distinguishable busts. 

But though the styles look best when a women’s waist is small, for those who weren't naturally endowed with a close to perfect figure, girdles, waist cinchers and general body-shapers provided the desired hour glass shape required of most mid-20th century fashion.