Remember when the designer trend that reigned supreme on most 1980s prom queens were Gunne Sax prom dresses? We have lots of memories here!
1960s stretch pants helped make the world ready for leggings.
The eighties had a unique flair, not just in music and movies, but also in footwear! As these dozens of 80s kids shoes show, the options back then were as diverse as the culture that influenced them.
Look back at these 70s outfits for girls and relive the polyester & bell bottoms, plaids & dots, florals & stripes, denim & corduroy, gingham & seersucker and much more.
From power jackets to casual sweaters, 80s shoulder pads infiltrated every corner of the fashion world back in the day. Let’s take a peek!
Cowboy boots are more than just footwear; they symbolize tradition, individuality, and the spirit of adventure. Have a look back at how the styles have evolved.
In the 1950s, the petticoat crinoline made a triumphant return to the fashion scene for skirts and dresses, with a bounce in its step and a swish in its sway.
From pretty in pink to bold in black, teen girls put a lot of time and money into finding just the perfect now-vintage ’80s prom dress. Here’s a look at more than a hundred of the styles available back then!
The distinctive style of 70s prom dresses marked a move from the structured elegance of the 1960s to a more relaxed, romantic aesthetic. Take a look!
Miami Vice was a ground-breaking American television show that aired from 1984 to 1989. Its blend of fast cars, flashy fashion, and synthesized music captured
See some long-forgotten photos of today’s celebrities before they were famous – young stars who paid the bills with modeling gigs until they hit the bigtime.
Hang Ten clothing made a splash in the 1960s, 1970s and 80s, serving up a healthy dose of California beach culture to a country —
Take a peek at how 70s teenage fashion helped shape styles as we know them today!
80s lingerie trends presented an intriguing dichotomy: a nod to tradition with an eye towards inclusivity and diversity. Here’s a look back at some of the hottest underwear, bra and slip styles of the eighties!
Throughout the 20th century, the nursing profession and vintage nursing uniforms evolved in step with society.
Before she took the microphone and became the international pop sensation adored by millions, young Whitney Houston was making strides in the world of fashion.
With their daring cuts and bold designs, 1970s swimwear wasn’t just about catching some sun – it was about making waves.
Vintage sequined dresses were popularized as the signature look of glamorous Motown groups like The Supremes and became a top party fashion in the 1960s.
1965 dresses were the start of something daring in fashion.
Here, see how 1970s lingerie, bras, panties, girdles, and shapewear looked back in the day, along with the broad range of colors and patterns that were available!
Join us on a journey back to the wonderland of 1969 dresses. We promise it’ll be a trip!
The year 1970 marked the beginning of a new decade — and fashion was undergoing a significant transition. The styles of the 1960s were still
Who remembers when these vintage 1950s Singer sewing machines were new? One big seller was the Swing-Needle SINGER Automatic, which came in black or beige, in lovely cabinet or portable style.
Beyond the basic ‘suntan’ shade of nylons, vintage 80s tights & pantyhose came in lots of colors and patterns. See some retro women’s legwear here!
Although the 1980s leg warmers fad was inspired by dancers, they became a trendy, colorful way for girls & women to show some creative flair – and to prove that you were up on the latest fashions.
In the 1980s, Cherokee shoes for women were very much on trend – especially in in junior high schools and high schools, and were were right up there with retro Famolare platform shoes and Dr Scholl’s ‘exercise’ sandals on the must-wear list.
In the seventies and eighties, sock styles – especially those for girls – started to get a lot more fun as new colors, patterns and ways of wearing them became all the rage. Here’s a look back at 1980s socks!
Both gaucho pants and culottes have a wide, flowing cut — and that can make them look very similar at first glance. But there are some key differences!
70s hot pants were a super popular but short-lived clothing trend in the earliest part of the decade. But what were they? They were basically shorts, but with a few important differences. Take a look!
Check out dozens of the most popular styles of 60s and 70s belts and belt buckles, and see how they continue to inspire fashions today!
1960s paper dresses were fashionable, disposable, and many thought they’d be the next big thing! Similar fads: paper and aluminum foil dresses, and a dress in a can. Take a look back!
Check out these photographs and illustrations that show off some of the most popular styles of 1920s lingerie – and that’s not like much you see today.
Here are more than 100 colorful antique fabrics from right around the turn of the century – bright and bold vintage textiles that feature florals, tiny patterns, plaids, stripes, dots, paisley and other beautiful classic designs.
When we look back on the 1930s, we think of a rather bleak decade that was largely defined by economic struggle and political upheaval. Believe it or not, however, a lot of fashion from this time was the very most in glamour and opulence.
Introduced in the late 1970s, Underoos were a popular brand of colorful children’s underwear featuring characters from popular franchises like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Star Wars.
What was one of the hottest style trends of the seventies? It was the shawl, y’all! See several vintage 70s shawl styles here, straight from age of disco.
Whether you need 50s costumes for a themed party, Halloween party, or a cosplay event, here are some ideas that are perfect for the era.
Fashion got radical in the 60s! If you’re looking for 60s costumes for a cosplay event, 1960s themed party or for Halloween, we’ve got you covered!
When it comes to ready-to-wear 70s costumes, you basically have two style choices: Hippie or Disco Styles. We’ve picked some of our favorites modern-day takes on the era so you can dress up and get on down!
If you need 1980s costumes for a cosplay event, a 1980s themed party, or for Halloween, check out the ideas we’ve rounded up!
Casual vintage ’80s menswear was more relaxed than sportswear, but more socially acceptable than pajamas. But the big new star of this era? Jogging suits. See retro t-shirts, sweatpants & much more here!
What were girls, tweens & teens wearing in 1983? See vintage 80s clothes for girls like preppy polo shirts, ruffle-trimmed plaid blouses, oversized shirt-dresses, dirndl skirts, and drop-waist minidresses.
Vintage Esprit fashions enjoyed their heyday in the late, great 80s, conveying energy, youthfulness and authenticity. Click to enjoy a spirited & colorful nostalgia trip.
Though she was born famous, then grew her fame as an actress, Jane Fonda’s workout videos were one of her greatest successes. Here’s how it happened.
In the beginning, The Gap was a completely different store – selling only Levi’s and music. Through dozens of pictures, see how vintage Gap evolved and came to be known for so many trendy styles!
There was no question that these 1950s gloves for women were stylish – but they were also a required accessory for any proper lady. See pictures of dozens of styles, plus get vintage fashion tips & glove etiquette.
Here are some vintage tips for how to tie-dye clothes, right from the 60s & 70s. The results are vibrant patterns, from geometric to lush organic effects.
In the sixties and seventies, when it came to vintage mini dresses and miniskirts, the rule was short and sassy! If you want to recreate these retro clothing fashions, here’s where to begin.
Have a look at these 70s fashions, and then tell us: Are couples who dressed in matching unisex clothing sweetly romantic or just cheesy?
The 70s were a weird decade for fashion, and even men’s vintage suits from this era ranged from staid & conservative to wild & crazy. Check out our collection!
Here’s a look back at some of the greatest examples of fashionable gowns and flapper-style vintage dresses from the Roaring 20s that would be at home on the set of a Great Gatsby movie!
Antique travel trunks like these were like super-extra suitcases that offered more than just space for clothing that helped people easily pack and organize entire outfits, right down to the accessories. Here’s a peek!
Here’s a look at the clothing boys and girls wore in the winter during the 1890s – and how you might have seen those Victorian-era children dressed up for Christmas and the other holidays of the season.
Cozy 60s nightgowns and other sleepwear Sweetly demure in the earlier years; colorfully assertive and boldly patterned by the decade’s end… is it any surprise
Take a trip back to the 1960s with this collection of 50 far-out fashion illustrations inspired by the hippest women’s styles from between 1960 and
Here, see vintage lots of 1960s lingerie – including girdles, corselets, bras, garters, pantyhose, nylons, bras, slips, panties, underwear, foundation garments and more from vintage catalogs from the sixties!
The revitalized “sweater girl” phase of early 60s fashion was relaxed (good-bye girdles!), casually elegant and — dare we say — timeless. You can still wear this style today!
What is cottagecore? Old-timey, flowery, ruffly skirts; lacy high-necked tops and dresses with a Victorian/Western vibe. Sound familiar? Turns out, yesterday’s prairie revival is today’s cottagecore dress.
In 1950, Sam Walton purchased a store in Bentonville, Arkansas, and then in 1962, opened the first Wal-Mart store in Arkansas. And that’s just the start of Vintage Wal-Mart history.
Brunette Alison and blonde Larisa show off the newest, sexiest ’80s swimsuits for every figure type… yours included. 1986 was time to shine in a swimsuit that makes you look terrific!
Take a look at these modest old-fashioned swimsuits for men and women, seen on real beachgoers and early movie actresses, with many high-quality and colorized vintage photos!
For more than 100 years, if you needed a new pair of sneakers or sandals, oxfords or saddle shoes, you had to visit one or more vintage shoe stores. Through more than 100 photos, see what it was like!
Here’s a look back at some vintage 1980s Nike shoes – from the early ‘just plain sneakers’ to the later mega-successes of classic Nike Air Jordans and the well-known ‘Just do it’ slogan.
Love vintage fashion? This is the book for you! Each of the 48 full-page images inside Groovy Fashion of the 70s was carefully chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations published between 1970 and 1977!
Years ago, companies promoted all kinds of vintage freebies and low-cost mail-in offers, usually requiring some boxtops or proof of purchase. Look back at some of the premiums from the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s!
These vintage summer clothes from the fifties, all made of cool cottons, were designed for carefree living and summer comfort. Stripes predominated in the fabrics chosen, lending color and dash to these wearable designs.
The history of Levi’s jeans shows that the power of a really good idea – like super-durable clothing that people like to wear – can make for a business that stays strong for more than 160 years.
Planning a wedding with a classic old-fashioned feel? Check out this collection of beautiful vintage wedding dresses from the first two decades of the 1900s!
In the mid-1980s, Co-Ed magazine took on a problem facing a lot of high schoolers: the coolest clothing styles didn’t fit well. So here are the retro ’80s fashion tips for teens that they recommended… in all their eighties glory.
After years of living in casual separates, these stylish women’s suits from the ’70s offered a new way to dress: in a suit jacket and skirt or pants made for each other, with a tailored menswear-like flair.
What were women wearing in 1973? See the trendsetting vintage 1970s dresses, miniskirts, maxi skirts, rompers, A-lines, shifts, empire styles and more!
Here’s how men at the beginning of the 20th century wore their clothes – from suits to overcoats – and made sure that their vintage menswear fit so well.
See more than 60 of the most popular styles of vintage 1930s suits – including those double-breasted jackets with wide peak lapels and cushioned shoulders, and high-waisted trousers with wide cuffs.
These gorgeous spring and summer fashions from 1922 show how beautifully-made women’s clothing was back in the 1920s. Take a peek at these full-color images that were published in 1922.
Pajamas that, by their appearance, whisk you back to the memorably warm, cozy little bed you slept in when you were 10 are all the more efficiently escapist and, therefore, all the more to be prized.
These gorgeous winter fashions from 1922 show how beautifully-made women’s clothing was back in the 1920s. Take a peek at these full-color images that were published in 1922.
More than 100 years ago, Victorian corsets were practically required for women – to emphasize certain parts of the body, and to minimize others. Here’s a look back to what ladies back then were wearing!
Our grandmothers used to take care of lace to preserve them, and we, too, can follow in the footsteps of our ancestors to keep our laces in good condition.
This article bids adieu to the man whose name countless millions of people have worn: the one and only Levi Strauss, creator of Levi’s riveted denim blue jeans. Find out more about the man here.
This carefree tie-on poncho is cut in just four identical pieces and put together with simple straight sewing. Best of all, it has a dozen uses, can be made in any number of different fabrics, and cut to any length you like.
Between the covers of this book, you will find 47 coloring pages showing full-length fashion plates of tea gowns and walking dresses, evening costumes and dainty frocks that were popular in the United States during the late Victorian era — specifically, 1895 to 1899.
Each of the 48 full-page images in Vintage Women Coloring Book #9: Fashion Art of the ’70s was carefully chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations published between 1970 and 1977.
In our book, Vintage Women Coloring Book #7: Fashion Layouts from the Early 1920s, you will find 43 coloring pages with more than 180 different examples of outfits popular during the twenties.
In Victorian Fashion Scenes from the Late 1800s, find 47 coloring pages showing more than 80 different examples of the tea gowns and walking dresses, evening costumes and dainty frocks that were popular in the United States during the late Victorian era.
Each of the 48 full-page images this book about top Fashions of the ’60s was chosen from thousands of fashion illustrations — the elegant, the camp, and the many looks in between — published between 1960 and 1969.
The old Sears Wish Book catalog was perfectly named – it was where kids and adults alike would dream about all the things that Santa (or a special elf) might bring for Christmas. Find out its history here!
Throughout the eighties, Cheryl Tiegs – one of the original supermodels – had her own clothing line at Sears. Her branded line of womenswear could be found at malls nationwide, and here’s what it looked like!
Take a look back at these vintage jewelry boxes that were so popular, including some with fold-out storage and – of course – spinning ballerinas.
Take a look back at some sweet vintage Christmas dresses for little girls from the 60s and 70s – but forget the fashion trends those decades were known for. These holiday frocks were all about tradition.
Take a look back to the year 1914, and see what clothing fabrics, colors and cuts were the most fashionable for women!
If you think fashions in the eighties were bad, just wait until you see these ’80s maternity clothes – the often tent-like outfits pregnant women were wearing.
Vintage Wrangler jeans made their mark on America by partnering with rodeo professionals, and playing up their western cowboy image. Here’s a look back at the clothing styles they offered in the ’50s!
Anita Shops was a small but popular shop for women’s clothes, starting in the ’50s through the ’70s. Here’s a look at some of their vintage fashions!
Once people accepted that pregnant women could be stylish and need not remain hidden, the designs of vintage ’50s maternity fashion were surprisingly varied. Here’s a look!
Keds vintage sneakers made their debut in 1916, and are still a widely-recognized brand more than a century later. Here’s a look back at some of their most popular footwear fashions from decades past!
Vintage ’40s swimsuits often featured ruching, boy short cuts, and halter straps. This old-fashioned swimwear like modest one-pieces and high waist bikinis had more class than sass.
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.