TREND: Modern Day Woman

After a recent influx of fringe, zipper detail, and spiky platforms, it’s nice to know that a few things haven’t changed. The eternal modern print is one thing that stays constant. Always vibrant, always fresh, and always stunning, the mod floral print dress is the epitome of 1950s tailoring and 1960s flower power. The mod print gowns harken back to Emilio Pucci, the British invasion, and Andy Warhol.

The era that adopted trends from European styles as a reaction to the 1950s motorcycle greaser look, American mod was a collaboration of several underground subcultures. Known for their typically androgynous looks, female mods wore little makeup, and even littler skirts. Twiggy became the fashion role model for the commercialized mod look.

One Fashionista showcased her figure in a high-neck form-fitting bold floral and geometric print sleeveless mini dress. Playing supporting roles were her black enamel flower earrings and snakeskin Dooney and Bourke handbag. Finishing off the look, this Fashionista donned sequined suede T-strap gladiator sandals.

Bright, vibrant shapes and colors are the perfect accompaniment to any summer gathering, especially a pool-side barbecue. Stay cool and look hot in bold mod patterns on dresses, cover-ups, and mini skirts this summer.

Hint: For a vintage look all your own, check out Iowa’s own online vintage boutique, Dorothea’s Closet. Need some mod jewels? Find similar floral accessories at

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