A closer look at the Classic subtypes

In a series of six posts we will take a closer look of each of the subtypes of a main type to get a better idea of how they compare against each other. Each of the subtypes combines two main types to create a new type, with the expection of the Languid which will get a post of their own due to being a mix of three (Dramatic, Natural and Ingenue).

In this post we will take a look at the Classic subtypes. For fun, each type is given a, era to give an idea of the differences in vibe; starting off with Classic who would be the 1950s and early to mid 1960s.


Classic sub-categories


Urbane: Classic and Dramatic. Elegant, modern, stylish and sleek. The put-together, balanced look of the Classic is given a more fashion forward flair where asymmetry is becoming, contrast adds drama and striking, bigger details replace the more moderate. Era? 1980s and modern day.

Minimalist: Classic and Natural. Take a Natural and remove some of the earthy textures, or take a Classic and tousle her hair and make her silhouette more relaxed. Scandinavian chic, simple, clean. Quality items with a grounded feel. No excessive bling, no detail overload. Era? 1990s and modern day.

Dapper: Classic and Gamine. The Classic travels back to the 1960s, joins a beatnik/mod crowd and returns to the present day. Playful, yet balanced and tailored. Unexpected details that harmonises with the outfit. Era? 1950s and 1960s.

Finespun: Classic and Delicate. The timeless look of the Classic is paired with the etheral quality of the Delicate. Intricate tucks, pleats, sheer fabrics and pearl embroidery add a softer touch to the tailored Classic. Where pearls and sparkle meet. Era? 1950s and 1960s.

Rose: Classic and Romantic. Feminine, elegant, lady-like, pretty. Silk blouses with a simple fabric bow, cotton pencil skirts, sheaths with perhaps a little flounce on the bottom. Pearls and filigree, blended colours, tailoring and subtle draping. Era? 1960s.

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