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.
Despite a few years of controversy, Brooke Shields stayed a successful actress and fashion model – even adding author to her resume – and has continued to work in the entertainment industry as a remarkably well-grounded and former child star.
Look back more than 100 years to see how women wore some popular vintage hats from the early 1900s, and you will get an idea of just how important they were to society back in the day.
No longer just a throwback costume accessory, old-school go-go boots and other mod-style boots are back in style – no doubt facilitated by the resurgence
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
See portraits of vintage Halloween pin-up girls from the 1930s and 1940s – themed photos featuring famous actresses and beautiful models.
In the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, anyone who wanted to give their hair a healthy, voluminous bounce could get it with the help of vintage hot rollers like these.
Red, pink, gold & beyond – See the top vintage nail polish brands and colors from the 20th century, with shades & styles from decades ago – see how manicures have changed over the years!
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!
Want to see some fancy retro footwear? Take a look back at a few of the many styles of women’s shoes from the ’80s, including spike heels, wedges, flats, pumps, penny loafers, moccasins and boat shoes, just to name a few!
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!
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.
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!
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.
If you love the look of vintage 1930s shoes for women, you’re in luck! We have found gorgeous examples of more than 100 classic ladies’ footwear styles from the thirties.
There is not a man living who does not like to see a woman in an apron. Every groom dreams of his young wife donning an apron in which to pour his coffee.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
Between these covers, you will find 49 coloring pages with more than 70 different examples of outfits popular during the mid-twenties.
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.
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!
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.
Inside, you will see a collection of stylish rings for women that were popular during the first half of the twentieth century — jewelry that was equally at home gracing the hand of a Hollywood actress, a newly-engaged woman, a well-to-do matron, or a girl celebrating an important birthday.
Academy Award-winning actress Jennifer Connelly started out as a child model. Here’s a look back to those days in the early ’80s when she was just getting her career off the ground!
Find out all about the classic movie, The Wizard of Oz, in this collection of vintage articles – including interviews with the cast, peeks behind the scenes, costume info, photos, videos and more!
Beyond the basic ‘suntan’ shade of nylons, vintage ’80s pantyhose & tights came in lots of colors and patterns. See some retro women’s legwear here!
Check out this 60s & 70s bell-bottoms inspo from the decades that started it all. You might not even believe this fashion era really happened if it weren’t for the photo receipts!
This collection of vintage evening gowns is so over-the-top, you don’t have to even like fashion to appreciate the oomph factor of these formal dresses.
You can create new fashions from old clothing! Here, see how a moth-eaten bathrobe and skirt, an outgrown blouse, knee-worn slacks were converted into sparkling new accessories.
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.
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.
Look back at ’70s clothes for girls from the 1973 JC Penney catalog! Plaids and dots, florals and stripes, denim and corduroy, gingham and seersucker, ice cream colors, country kitchen colors and more.