Converse for the U.S. Olympic Basketball team (1968) Just because the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team will wear Converse basketball shoes, should you? Lightning-fast breaks …
Vintage beauty & fashion
This ad for the Mudd brand of cleansing face masks came out while Priscilla Presley was starring as Jenna Wade on the very popular TV show, Dallas.
From awful double entendres to horrible diseases to the just plain bizarre, here are some bad vintage product names that used to appear on grocery store shelves.
Compared to the fitness gear we have today — when you can have gym-quality equipment even at home — a lot of the 1970s exercise
Here’s a look back to the days before handheld blow dryers were common, when you needed fancy salon-style vintage hair dryers to get your look just right!
Check out these vintage lipsticks from the ’60s that came in plum and peach colors, honey and mocha shades, sheer and creamy finishes.
In the ’30s, ’40s and ’50s, old-fashioned maternity wear existed – but its main job was to help the mom-to-be hide her pregnancy. Here’s a look back at fashions to help women camouflage that bump!
What did the stylish, trendsetting women of the late Victorian age wear? Take a look back here at antique women’s clothing from 1890, courtesy of the old Bloomingdale’s and H. O’Neill and Company catalogs.
The secret of ’70s hairstyles for men wasn’t just more hair. It was cleaner hair, blown dry – to give it bulk and body it out.
How did they decorate small homes back in the 1940s? Here’s a look at how career girl could set up her first apartment back during the post-war years.
Remember those wood-soled vintage Dr Scholl’s Exercise Sandals, and their flexible counterparts? Take a look back at the slip-on shoes that were so stylish!
Take a look back a few decades to when these cute vintage plastic bangle bracelets were fashionable accessories for women and juniors!
Take a look back at dozens of vintage gift sets for men from the ’60s, with popular aftershave, cologne, shaving sets and other grooming products.
Take a look back at dozens of vintage gift sets for women from the ’50s, ’60s & ’70s, filled with fancy fragrances, makeup, skincare products & more!
Vintage fashion watch: Jackie Kennedy and her fabulous clothes The elegance, the chic, the supertaste that comprise… The Jackie Kennedy Look (but what is that
In the ’70s, teens and girls were wild about the blonde look, trying at-home methods and a variety of new products to lighten and brighten their hair.
The old-fashioned Lustre-Creme shampoo was famous for hiring famous actresses to promote their product. Here’s a look at some of the stars!
From the last year of the 1860s – just four years after the end of the Civil War – come these dozen fashion plates showing antique walking dresses.
One little piece of felt, cut in a simple shape, a few quick stitches – and, presto! – a hat! Here are some simple vintage one-piece hats you can sew.
Want to make some simple retro ’50s style jewelry? If you’ve got the gift for DIY crafts, we have the how-to guide for you, direct from the fifties.
Each of the 48 full-page images inside was carefully chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations published between 1970 and 1977.
Between the covers of this book, you will find 44 coloring pages showing the tea gowns, simple frocks, swimwear and “sport costumes” that were popular in the United States during that simpler time a century ago.
Here’s a collection of beautiful hand-drawn vintage lifestyle portraits to color, featuring 42 antique illustrations of women from the early 1900s by artist Nell Brinkley.
What were the most fashionable Victorian hairstyles in the 1890s? Glossy plaits, graceful coils and twists, and the fluffiest and most coquettish of bangs,
These gorgeous illustrations of vintage fairies and other fanciful creatures were featured in magazines during the 1920s.
Back in 1862, a woman wrote to a top fashion magazine to lament the work involved with Civil War-era hairstyles. Here’s what she said – plus see 8 hairdos from the time.
Between these covers, you will find 49 coloring pages with more than 70 different examples of outfits popular during the mid-twenties.
In these vintage ads from the ’50s, the message was clear: ‘If you don’t wash with Lysol, you’ll smell bad, and your husband won’t love you anymore.’
Whether for a day at the beach or in the pool, these inflatable vintage pool floats and loungers gave people of all ages a new way to enjoy the water.
Figurines were the crispy, crunchy bars that gave dieters the satisfaction of solid food. Four delicious flavors: Chocolate, Chocolate Caramel, Vanilla and Raspberry.
Check out more than 100 different colors of retro Revlon nail polish from the 1980s, from Super Platinum and Spunsugar Pink to Blackberry and China Almond.
See dozens of styles of antique jewelry from 100 years ago and more – including gold and silver bracelets, rings, necklaces and other beautiful pieces.
In this adult coloring book, you will find 45 coloring pages with 60 different authentic examples of vintage clothing popular in the early 1920s.
Why were vintage Biba clothes so popular, even among celebrities like Twiggy and Mia Farrow? Part of it was that its mini-clothes could be bought on a mini-budget.
Apparently stuck for a way to make toilet paper – particularly rolls of colored toilet tissue – more attractive to ’50s housewives, advertising executives turned to the world of glamour and fashion for an assist.
These sweet bandana baby clothes are wearing tops made from the kind of cotton scarves you can buy anywhere. Here’s how to make these outfits from 1977!
Back in the forties, men and women didn’t go out with a bare head – so what vintage hats were popular in the 1940s? Take a trip back in time and see the must-have headgear styles from yesteryear.
Decades ago, super-sized costume jewelry was all the rage. See some big vintage rings set with semiprecious stones, and others with stones and beads for an eye-catching display.
Get unforgettable ’50s eye makeup with these vintage beauty tips straight from the fifties! Find out the best ways to use eyeshadow, liner, mascara & more.
What did women wear back in the Edwardian era? Whether going to formal events, keeping house or having a day out, here are 43 gorgeous drawings from 1908, showing some of the top fashions from more than 100 years ago!
Take a look at more than 40 vintage ’40s hairstyles – long hair and short cuts, curled and waved, with and without hats – and see what was fashionable!
To see where each shadow color should go for the different eye looks, just follow the diagrams.
Back in the sixties, paper dresses were fashionable, and many thought they’d be the next big thing! Similar fads: paper and aluminum foil dresses, and a dress in a can.
The iconic Breck Girl shampoo ads were meant to look sweet & wholesome, and a few of the models went on to become famous actresses. Take a look!
Not only would these sexist vintage ads not sell well today, but they’d also cause a huge social media backlash. See 50 of the most obnoxious examples here.
Supermodels like Iman and Paulina came together for this ’80s ad series from Pantene, with the memorable tagline, ‘Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful.’
Follow along with the footwear fashions of the 20th century! On the pages inside, you’ll see how the most popular women’s shoes transformed from being simply utilitarian into truly stylish statements.
Every one of the 48 illustrations in this book was especially chosen from of our collection of thousands of antique fashion illustrations. Our goal was to find simpler drawings with dark outlines, so you can get the flavor of vintage clothing styles without worrying about tiny patterns and other elaborate design elements.
Here’s a look back to the most beautifully stylish vintage 1920s dresses and other clothing for women from the roaring twenties – and how to choose the finest fashions.
See several savvy ’60s sewing machines here – tune the knob and so straight stitching, fancy embroidery, mending, button-sewing and beyond.
Talk show host Johnny Carson created a line of suits in the seventies – mostly all polyester, and they came in dozens of different colors and styles.
The perfect 1938 figure must have curves, but it differs from the perfect figure of past decades in relationship of curves to straight lines.