Monthly Archives: March 2017

The style theory that old looks become new again

“It’s evident by simply looking at all the fashion trends and hair styles since the early 1950s that television has influenced what people wear and how they look,” says Larry W. Jones, executive vice president and general manager of TV Land. “It also validates all the ‘Brady Bunch’-inspired polyester I wore in the 1970s.”

The program features both new and archived interviews with television stars, including Jennifer Aniston, Aaron Spelling, Bob Mackie, Florence Henderson, several cast members of “Charlie’s Angels,” Elsa Klensch, and Moore, Johnson, Collins and Parker.

TV Land, the cable channel with a lineup of “vintage” shows, believes in the style theory that old looks become new again when they’re put together right.

“Inside TV Land: Style & Fashion,” a one-hour special examining fashion trends in television, debuts Feb. 14 to coincide with New York Fashion Week. The show tracks how Mary Tyler Moore’s capri pants, Don Johnson’s blazers, Joan Collins’ shoulder pads and Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoes have influenced how the TV-watching public dresses.

This is a fairly self-explanatory problem, and one that there’s not much of a solution to except buying petite if you can or getting a maxi skirt hemmed. If both of these seem like too much work, a hem that’s short in the front and long in the back is trendy this season and more likely to accommodate your frame.

The body qualm: You want to tone down your large chest, just a little – the grass is always greener.

The problem trend: Peter Pan collar

The fix: Embellished or embroidered necklines

This is no more than a feat of optical illusion. A Peter Pan collar is very dainty, so when it sits right above your chest, it’s likely to make it look that much bigger in contrast. Embellishments or embroidery on sweaters, on the other hand, typically reach from shoulder to shoulder. When your focal point is wider, your chest looks smaller.