In the summer of the ’80s and ’90s, vintage jelly shoes were the fashionable fad footwear. The popular jellies were made of plastic and came in vibrant, often translucent, colors… but they weren’t exactly made for comfort.
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.
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!
If you don’t know your dingledangler from your Kluck from your zoozer, you’ll want to know this Flapper slang from the 1920s!
Though the name might not be up there in lights as bright as Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, and Chuck Berry, Bill Haley & His Comets certainly deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence. Here’s why!
Mood rings were incredibly popular pieces of jewelry in the mid-1970s – a colorful fad. So did the rings actually work? What do the mood ring colors mean? Find out here!
While not exclusively the domain of the fifties, the popularity of vintage pink bathrooms – including pink toilets, sinks and bathtubs, and other home decor – reached its peak during the middle of the 20th century. Take a look!
In the fifties, people wanted to know: What was rock ‘n’ roll music? Where did this wild dance noise come from – and was it safe for the kids? Should it be banned, or was it just a fad?
100 million erasable pens (82 percent of them disposables) were sold in 1982. The two top movers were from Eraser Mate and Scripto.
The vintage ‘Real People’ TV show debuted in 1979, and focused on everyday folks and their stories, ranging from heartwarming to silly to strange.
Billions of vintage stickers from the ’80s were collected by millions of kids – and appeared on everything from binders to books, cassette tapes to sticker collection albums.
A Trapper Keeper was a binder/portfolio that came in a wide range of colors and designs, and kits in the ’80s & ’90s loved them. See which ones you remember!
Watches are popular gift items, and as many as seven out of every 10 digital watches are bought by customers as gifts for someone else. Prices begin as low as about $10 and run up into the hundreds of dollars for either of two different types of digital watches.
Swatch was a quartz watch introduced in 1983 that had bold colors and zappy graphics, and became one of the hottest trends of the 1980s.
The ‘in’ gift of the year! Lava lamps are so unusual they defy description! You’ll want several! Beautiful! New! Exotic! Fascinating! Intriguing!
The perfect 1938 figure must have curves, but it differs from the perfect figure of past decades in relationship of curves to straight lines.
These vintage bullet bras (also called sweater bras) were considered flattering and sexy around the ’50s. Take a look back and see what you think of the style!
After hitting the market in the ’80s, it didn’t take long for the Rubik’s Cube to become one of the most popular toys ever. Here’s a look back!
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!
Here’s a look back at some of the greatest examples of fashionable gowns and flapper-style vintage dresses from the roaring twenties that would be at home on the set of a Great Gatsby movie.[/box]
Walkmans and other portable cassette tape players – ‘personal stereos’ – were hugely popular in the ’70s and ’80s, and packed more sociological punch than a load of hula hoops.
Do you remember these groovy TV catchphrases of the ’70s? Are there any that you still find yourself saying every now and then?
Direct from ’50s fashion experts come these tips for calculating a woman’s body measurements for the ideal figure. See how much things have changed!
The first of the Fantasy Role Playing games was Dungeons and Dragons. In it, players got to become – for a few hours – the characters they played… centaurs or wizards…
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.
Cubicles and open-plan offices were in response to changes in business, and the workplace was no longer viewed and revered as a static fixture.
More than a hundred years ago, daring women started to wear nose rings as a fashion statement. Take a look back at their favorite jewelry styles… and the reaction to the rings.
See what kids in the early ’80s were hoping to find under the Christmas tree by browsing the toys and games section of the 1981 Sears Wishbook catalog!
Anyone obsessed with Strawberry Shortcake probably dreamed of these pieces of sugary sweet delight featuring their favorite gal – dolls and toys, of course, but also bedding, wallpaper, roller skates and more.
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.
The Hula Hoop fad had millions of children and adults shaking their hips to make the hoop spin. See what the craze was all about – and how to hoop!
Catchphrases have a way of enlivening our lives. Catchphrases become code words for some not-so-secret organization of people whom the catch-phrases have hooked.
Do you remember these classic TV catchphrases of the ’60s — and are there any that you still find yourself saying sometimes?
Do you remember these totally awesome TV catchphrases of the ’80s? Which of these lines from the eighties do you still find yourself saying every now and then?
1950s hat trends played on fashions of the past. See how designers updated styles in these pictures of vintage headwear, including a flower hat and a wide feather-light straw so sheer that the sun shines through.
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!
When it comes to 1950s spring fashions for women, there are more straight shoulders than last year. Are skirts shorter? Yes, but not unbecomingly so. Fourteen or fifteen inches from the floor, according to your height. The newest hat is almost shoulder-wide.
Organic foods: Are they modern-day cure-all elixirs sold by modern-day hokum medicine men? Or are they a more wholesome alternative to the chemically-treated foods we customarily eat?
Whether a current fashion is a calico look or a velvet look, a hemline, a shape or a topless swimsuit, it is always a reflection of the tempo of the era which gave it birth.
Suddenly, as if in answer to a universal male prayer, hot pants appeared spontaneously in all the civilized capitals of the Western world.
It is the day of the curly hairstyle, and nature never planted enough curls on anybody’s head, except perhaps on Medusa’s, to meet the requirements of the present fashions.
A dedicated and growing band of people — most of them young — has taken to cooking and serving no-nonsense natural foods.
Vanning has become an American craze. Today it means to personalize a common van and build a lifestyle around it. Throngs of Americans are doing it. A key feature of the outing is the mutual admiration of vans and the adorning artwork.