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3 things to borrow from your grandma's wardrobe

  • Published at 06:58 pm January 15th, 2019
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Vintage finds and contemporary dupes

Grandmas are amazing. They spoil you to pieces, take your side against your folks, and they have the most amazing style. That’s right; dig through your dadi or nani’s wardrobe and you’re bound to come up with some vintage treasures that elevate your personal style to the next level. So if you need another reason to bond with dear Dida, look no further than fashion. Here are three things you can borrow.

Antique silver earrings

The heirloom biyebari goyna might be contested property, but it’s the simple, everyday pieces worn by women in the 50s and 60s that are timeless treasures. Towards the 1960s, the easy effortless glam of actresses like Suchitra Sen, Meena Kumari and Mumtaz influenced the style mavens of the time, and we saw a shift from heavy, chunky jewellery to watches with thin wristbands, delicate pendant necklaces, and the most gorgeous silver chandelier earrings. If your dadi has a pair she’s willing to lend you, you’ve hit the jackpot.

Contemporary dupes: 

If you can’t find the authentic vintage earrings, worry not. 6 Yard Story is reviving that old time feel with their truly gorgeous earpieces.

Retro sunglasses

The heirloom biyebari goyna might be contested property, but it’s the simple, everyday pieces worn by women in the 50s and 60s that are timeless treasures. Towards the 1960s, the easy effortless glam of actresses like Suchitra Sen, Meena Kumari and Mumtaz influenced the style mavens of the time, and we saw a shift from heavy, chunky jewellery to watches with thin wristbands, delicate pendant necklaces, and the most gorgeous silver chandelier earrings. If your dadi has a pair she’s willing to lend you, you’ve hit the jackpot. 

Contemporary dupes:

Dedicated style hunters can go scouring the eyeglass stores in Old Dhaka, or Cure Optics in Gulshan if you don’t want to brave the traffic. If you’d prefer not to move to get your style fix, check out the shades on offer from Lunettes, a Facebook store with a stellar collection of shades.

Vintage saris

Photo: Wikimedia CommonsFinding an authentic sari from before the 70s that’s still in wearable condition will be a pretty tough call, but it’s a priceless power-up. Worn with a modern blouse and some contemporary kicks, and styled with an edgy hairstyle, it’s a tough look to beat.

Contemporary dupes:

Check out the saris from Sumaya Khan’s A/W18 collection for some of that retro glam vibe.