Grecian Simplicity

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From a plunging neckline to a dramatic draping, an asymmetrical ensemble has the potential to make a statement. Beginning at the arms leading to an exposed neck and continuing to the beauty of ones face, such a presence demands attention. Even though an asymmetrical look has been presented in past, those who wore these styles were often identified as inspiring muses.

History has exhibited such stature of these influential muses dating back to the 1950’s where this particular sense of style exudes an increased undertone of sexual appeal. Actress and vintage vixen, Marilyn Monroe was known to channel her inner Greek goddess with a striking black one-shoulder dress. Paired with her signature bob and long satin black gloves, this one-shoulder styled dress was seen as glamorous, while she maintained an aura of sexiness.3-16 LSThe Ancient Greeks aimed for simplicity when it came to their signature one-shoulder style, the silhouette has definitely taken an intricate and detailed turn since the era of Aphrodite. Fashion has been inspired by history with a notable longevity inspired by an ancient material known as Grecian Chiton.  As a fashion pillar, that gracefully follows the movement of one’s body, being perceived and posed as a goddess. The style of the ancient Greeks displays such a historian implementation while naturally contouring through artful drapery and bodices with minimal or no boning. Plato, an Ancient Greek Philosopher once declared, “Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.” I find an unpretentious truth to the quotation.

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