If you're making yourself miserable because you can't diet your size-12 figure down to a size 8, relax. Skinny is out of style.
Color, color, color! Has there ever been such a season in the history of fashion when so many beautiful colors have appeared on the scene at once? Used together or separately, no wardrobe is complete today without the little colored dress!
Planning a wedding with a classic old-fashioned feel? Check out this collection of beautiful vintage wedding dresses from the first decade of the 1900s!
Got pants? Here are some styles from early 1973 when bell bottoms and other types of pants for women were really coming into fashion!
One national fashion magazine boldly proclaims 1968 the year of the shirt and skirt. And fashions for casual wear - including dresses - are designed to enhance it.
How were the Wizard of Oz costumes created for the classic movie, starring Judy Garland? See some of the original sketches of the fairylike, frolicsome and sprightly costumes that were an outstanding feature of this fantasy.
Look back at '70s clothes for girls from the 1973 JC Penney catalog! You'll find plaids and dots, florals and stripes, denim and corduroy, gingham and seersucker, ice cream colors, country kitchen colors and more.
Casual '80s menswear was something new -- more relaxed than sportswear, but more socially-acceptable than pajamas. The big new star of this era: jogging suits.
See inside this vintage catalog of gifts for men and boys from M Shwartz & Co. 1968 -- menswear, shirts, ties, jackets, pants, sweaters, shoes, slippers and gloves -- and more.
Surprised in the night by a five-alarm fire, rescued before there was a chance to change, each (luckily) was caught in something so devastatingly pretty, she didn't feel the least bit flustered about going out in the world. Moral: The right way to be rescued is in the nicest nighties you can find.
Tie-dye is an ancient method of fabric design being revived by swinging do it-yourselfers and top designers. The results are vibrant designs that may range from geometric patterns to overall, lush organic effects. Experimenting with various knots, folds and colors will produce unexpectedly delightful designs.
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!
When it comes to '80s prom dresses, the first thing you have to understand is the utter, absolute importance of Seventeen magazine. And even in the eighties, the costs added up: Dresses ranged from $80 to $200, and most girls said they were spending $130 to $150.
Throughout the 1800s, clothing styles for women changed considerably. Come take a trip through history with this gallery of more than 200 corset styles!
For pool-side glamour, '50s swimsuits of elasticized nylon lace are bidding for favor with others of bonbon metallic shimmering satin.
Looking for some DIY '70s clothes? Here are some quickie, kicky, catalytic young wearables to make out of this and that for next to nothing!
Twiggy's big, blue eyes, set in fantastic black lashes, brightened and she waved her hand on the world's top model from London's first morning in New York.
Velvet fashions are sweeping the country... they are smartest, we think, for at-home party wear.
Pick-me-ups under $10 Add a little magic to a familiar sunny-day wardrobe -- new snap, new shine -- to lift the spirits without lightening the purs... Click to read more...
Prom gowns are going romantic! Full-length pink taffeta-confections - like those from Gunne Sax -- are the hottest-selling dream creation as high school prom season nears. Take a look back!
Apple Computer was once known for their apple-shaped, multi-colored rainbow logo. In keeping with that style, you could buy all kinds of Apple-branded merchandise -- from gym bags to running shorts, and thermoses to picnic baskets. Take a look!
What about pants on women in the office? An editor from Denver explained, "I think women should dress distinctively as women. They've gone too far in stealing men's attire."
Princess Diana went along with the maternity fashions of the '80s that draped the body to camouflage the baby bump. And despite wearing a gown that would make the team of Project Runway weep, Di somehow looked kind of adorable.
19th century clothes: Fashion's evolution in one century Shown by Dorothy Tennant The evolution of fashion during the past century was never bet... Click to read more...
Take a look back to the year 1914, and see what clothing fabrics, colors and cuts were the most fashionable for women!
From the Editor of Godey's Lady's Book, 1859: A few words about the "fashions" Try, my dear young friends, to cultivate your talents to bear a g... Click to read more...
Fashion Free Fall Not light years away, but right now, this summer, a chance to soar off into a new fashion orbit, wearing the kinds of clothes that ... Click to read more...
Take a sweater, trim a sweater... and thereby add a whole new fashion dimension to your wardrobe. A dress or a skirt becomes a costume when it has its own sweater.
Pink is a morning, noon and night color -- it can be beguiling or sophisticated. Look for pink accessories as a complement to or to contrast with your favorite summer dress.
An Eastern corset dealer, who has in his time evidently written editorials for a circus, claims that his corset makes any thin figure a vision of loveliness, baffling description, and defying exaggeration.
6 million teenagers love to sew - this is what they will make this fall Full of enthusiasm, teenagers all over the country will welcome a new season ... Click to read more...
Make a 'Lazy Susan' wardrobe Four-season wardrobe selection at the touch of a finger Separate your wardrobe by season . . . by formal and inform... Click to read more...
It's happened at last -- fashion grows up this season. Gone is the little-girl look -- the doll dress, cinched waist, and crinolines -- it's the woman who is now the darling of designers.
Some tips on conduct for gentlemen of the Victorian era, including number 13: 'Avoid wearing a grin on your face and you will avoid looking destitute of wits.'