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Baroque Fashion Trend for Women

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baroque dressMost of the images incorporated by fashion designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Balmain, Giles, Versace, Marchesa, and Cavalli are from the Baroque period. However, some influences are from the age of Rococo, also known as "Late Baroque."

One of the main differences in the two styles, as they relate to current fashion, is that art from the Rococo time period included exotic images from outside of Europe (the East and the Middle East). So, if you find a cool jacket or handbag with an Asian feel, this would be an example of Rococo style. Now, you can impress your friends at some cocktail party.

Baroque Flowers and Cherubs on Clothing and Accessories

 

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Two other motifs that have been reinterpreted by fashion designers are Baroque-style florals and cute little cherubs. Now, the fact that those cherubim were darkly symbolic of the many infants who died back in the Baroque period doesn't seem to make them any stranger than our culture's infatuation with skull tatoos. It's all very spiritual. Actually, in a Gothic sort of way, these little angels are deeply symbolic of the aging of the Baby Boomers.  Weird... Anyway, florid florals and fat little cherubs are other icons to add to your Baroquial fun and games.

Keywords for Finding Baroque & Rococo Fashions

As I said before, you don't need to wear items that are labeled as Baroque in order to get the same trendy "feel." You can find things that have elements of Baroque and Rococo by googling combinations of these words and phrases:

  • Embellished, beadedcherub and floral baroque print dress
  • Baroque, Rococo, Victorian
  • Ornate
  • Scarf print dress (or top, leggings, hosiery, etc.)
  • Black and gold
  • Venetian, Italian Scroll
  • Gold foil print
  • Jacquard
  • Elaborate
  • Extravagant, opulent, lavish
  • Florals
  • Graphic print dress, digital print dress
  • Statement earrings, necklace, bracelet

I want to express how strongly I feel that this lavish trend will be around for quite a few years. For one thing, the Baroque trend lasted several centuries the first time around. Secondly, when the economy is bad, I think people are looking for things that symbolize wealth and that symbolize the continuity and safety of timelessness. What do you think?

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Credits:

  • Main Photo: Phase 8 prshots.com.
  • Adrianna Papell Baroque: Try John Lewis or House of Fraser. There are other baroque dresses at Nordstrom.com.
  • Marquit, Jean. Style Differences Between Baroque and Rococo Art voices.yahoo.com

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Tina Boomerina (AKA Christina Gregoire) is a Baby Boomer born at the end of 1952. Her mission is to make the internet a kinder and gentler place for Baby Boomer women around the world. Tina's specialty is fashion for women over 50.

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