A preppy style guide part 2

This is a preppy style guide

A preppy style guide part 2

The history of the preppy style, number 4:

With the popularity of traditional New England activities such as sailing, fencing, rowing, tennis, golf, and polo, many of the fashions that were designed for sale on campus were reflective of these leisurely pastimes. Since much of the clothing sold were influenced by these activities, it stood to reason that students on campus began wearing the clothing to those respective events, matches, and games.

The history of the preppy style, number 5:

Since students often spent much of their off-campus time together, many of them traveled with their families to Palm Beach, Florida, which really became the quintessential preppy vacation hotspot. It was here that many of the companies outfitting these Ivy Leaguers were inspired to begin using the bright colors found in Palm Beach in their clothing, a contributing factor to why preps are so well known today for wearing such brightly colored attire. By the 1980s, the preppy style was in a class of its own with dozens of companies opening up shop to cater to a wealthy clientele who treated clothes with a passion hardly seen in America before.

The history of the preppy style, number 6:

Top designers in the mid-1980s began to catch on to this trend and started designing professional wear for women in New York who as students developed a love for the prep subculture. Classic attire such as tailored skirts, suits and dresses began to adopt nautical and equestrian elements with pops of pastel colors. Hollywood was in a boom and some of its leading ladies were the most well-known preps of the time including Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and Jacqueline Kennedy. It is due to their vested interest and subsequent advertising of the prep culture that many credits with the bold and colorful clothing well known for being worn throughout much of the 1980s.

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