Picture it, Fabs: The year was 1992 and Heather Locklear was heating up screens all over America – and showing strong career-driven women how to skirt the issue in TV’s Melrose Place. Locklear played Amanda Woodward, President of D&D Advertising, who excelled at office espionage, breaking hearts and handling her business (literally!) all while wearing a killer skirt suit.
We all know I love contrasts, and the skirt suit has it in spades. Its masculine origins are reinterpreted via an undeniably feminine edge. It’s confident, strong, revealing – the perfect ensemble for a woman in motion. Recall that the 1990s were a time of unprecedented advancement for women in the workplace. And in education: By the early ’90s, there were more women aged 25-29 who had earned a bachelor’s degree than men.
If I’m forced to pick my very favorite thing about the skirt suit, it’s that the shortened hemline gives you the perfect opportunity to showcase some seriously sexy shoes. Pumps, stilettos or even a tall boot (if you dare!) – all are on prominent display with a skirt suit.
Yes, let’s take a moment to remember and honor the skirt suit, which has experienced a resurgence of sorts in collections ever since those hazy, crazy days of yore. It’s fad-ishness may be gone, but it will be radical forever.
Now, for a chance to win a free JustFab style, follow these instructions:
- Follow @JustFabOnline on Twitter
- Tweet your favorite 90s fashion trend with the hashtag #FabThrowback
- Tweet before February 21, 1pm PT.
You can tweet up to 3 times, but each tweet must have a different trend. 1 random winner will get a free JustFab style of their choice! Read the official rules for details.
Congratulations to Bethany R. for winning a Justfab credit. Thank you all for being a part of our #FabThrowback and bringing up amazing fashion memories!
Photo credit: Image of Heather Locklear and Kristin Davis courtesy of WetPaint.com.