A History of Preppy Look

If there’s one trend that never goes out of style, look no further than preppy look. Simply because it’s actually not a phase to be fallen in and out of fashion world, but simple a versatility amongst the uni students. How did it all begin though?

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preppy look bomagz (10)Based on Wikipedia, preppy or prep refers to:

“A subculture in the United States associated with the old private Northeastern university-preparatory schools. The terms are used to denote a person seen as characteristic of a student or alumnus of these schools. Prep has become a colloquialism in the United States and has largely replaced preppy in modern usage.”

Loosely translated into fashion department, preppy look has its roots in the Ivy League style of dress. This started around 1912 and became a la mode world wide in the late 1950s. Such look sported by students in Harvard, Princeton, and Yale were copied by a lot of fashion enthusiasts. It even related to activities the likes of polo, sailing, hunting, fencing, crew rowing, lacrosse, golf, tennis, rugby, squash, and swimming. All of which are the major achievements to be chased should you are the students of Ivy League.
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From 1912 to 2017, this style is still apparent and still loved by many. And we have gathered 3 different prep styles for you to get that instant preppy look!

Look 1:

Dress by Megagamie

Dress by Megagamie

Shoes by Maaya Shoes

Shoes by Maaya Shoes

Look 2:

Top by Floe

Top by Floe

Skirt by Floe

Skirt by Floe

Vest by Megagamie

Vest by Megagamie

Look 3:

Glasses by Wakatobi Eyewear

Glasses by Wakatobi Eyewear

Blouse by Bloom et Champs

Blouse by Bloom et Champs

Dress by DUMA

Dress by DUMA

Photos courtesy of Pinterest

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