Have you seen any young people dressing like grandmas lately? No, it isn’t for Halloween or any other holiday! The newest fashion trend for millennials is called “granny chic.” Others are dubbing it a “grandmillennial” style.
The trend has many younger people looking through thrift shops or even their grandmother’s closets. They are dressing in vintage pieces, and honestly look straight out of The Golden Girls! Many outfits include crochet sweaters, glasses with eyeglass chains, brooches, and clip-on earrings.
Some millennials are dressing like their grandmas these days in a trend called ‘granny chic’
While some are shopping vintage stores, many are buying items off of Etsy. Etsy is a great place to find handmade items. Etsy has reported that the searches for women’s brooches, glasses chains, lockets, and more have increased.
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Perhaps millennials are finding inspiration from social media and designer runway shows. Others are simply looking to help the environment by wearing used and vintage pieces instead of buying new. The ‘fast fashion’ trends are fading as celebrities are promoting more sustainable clothing.
It isn’t just the grandmother fashion that is on-trend. Typical ‘grandma’ activities and hobbies are also on the rise, including knitting and crocheting. A 33-year-old named Sammy Davis has been a ‘grandmillennial’ for years.
She said, “Every grandmillennial takes to this trend differently. But across the board, millennials are tossing their skinny jeans and leggings for a ladylike look, choosing modest styles, vintage-inspired pieces and desiring a more conscious wardrobe that impacts the environment less.”
What do you think about this new trend? Cute or distasteful?
So here for this! I love my Gram Gram dearly, so this look gives me happy vibes with warm memories. Why not put our own fun twist on something so classic? Thift-shopping is all about the thrill of the hunt. You just don’t get the same excitement from a store that has 20 of the same shirts as you do from that one special find that really speaks to your own personal taste. You don’t expect to find everyone else wearing your same outfit, and unique pieces can be nice ice breakers. There are so many great reasons to enjoy this style!
C Murray says
This article like so many like it is so friggin stupid I came away dumber than I was before.
That a few people are dressing like idiots does NOT make it something a millennial is doing
Stop with these stupid catch all headlines
My daughter is a university student, a millennial, and guess what
Not a single person she knows is dressing like this
Does the wrioter know anyone, other than the dope in the picture who dresses like this?
Is it more than one person or are you trying to start a fad based on stupidity?