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. Variations in fashions led to modifications in the length of the waist and the height of the bust, and other aspects of Victorian corsets. Come take a trip through history with this gallery of more than 200 corset styles!
Christmas coifs are catching the season's sparkle. Make your '60s hairstyle repertoire merrier! For romance, try pin-on tendrils, love-locks, and Emily Bronte ringlets. For a change of color, cut or curve, wear a wig that's charmed with stretch or curl.
In late 1968, you could prepare for the season of style before the summer of love, and choose from a profusion of glamorous '60s belts to create a waist, high or low.
Although the dramatic, dome-shaped beehive hairdos are rather difficult to manage, they are not impossible to create at home. Here's how to make the '60s beehive style!
The bouffant coiffure has had its day. What’s needed to set off evening clothes is a smooth, high-piled coiffure -- a new hairdo that creates the illusion of tall elegance -- the beehive.
For pool-side glamour, '50s swimsuits of elasticized nylon lace are bidding for favor with others of bonbon metallic shimmering satin.
See more than two dozen examples of vintage makeup, showing the evolution of blue eyeshadow from the '50s to the '80s. As you will see, sometimes it works... and sometimes it really, really doesn't.
The small hat We lament its coming and we hope for its going, but still we cling tenaciously to it Why has the small hat taken such hold on fash... Click to read more...
Swatch (short for "Swiss watch"), an up-to-the-minute quartz marvel introduced in 1983 with bold colors and zappy graphics, is gambling that clunkiness will become the byword in chic, or reverse chic, for the 1980s.
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!
Choose from a scandalous array of makeup pencil colors, and don't be surprised if you produce a masterpiece. Here are six different ways to get an authentic vintage '70s look!
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!
After 'That Girl' proved a comedy success and a sort of personal triumph last season for the dark-haired, dark-eyed girl who played the title role, ABC executives suggested that the series be called 'The Marlo Thomas Show.'
From 1950: A white hat, a flower hat, a wide feather-light straw so sheer that the sun shines through... This spring, hats have a lovely quality of becomingness.
Choose from these nine new hair arrangements the one that will turn you into the prettiest girl at the holiday parties... and give you a brand new look for 1949!
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...
Just about everyone knows Mary Tyler Moore. 'Why, that's Laura Petrie,' they say of her role as a perfect wife and mother on the Dick Van Dyke Show. After celebrating five anniversaries on the series, she's set out to find a new Her.
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!
Start 1982 with a to-the-minute layer hairstyles like the ones shown here for short, medium, and long hair - plus four new makeup looks!
The Easter girl, resplendent in lovely springtime finery, will soon emerge from her chrysalis of dormancy.
Looking for a vintage hairstyle? Check out some retro 'dos from 1950: Here are three short haircuts that you can cut and perm yourself that are perfect for an easy, classy look this summer!
109 colors of nail polish from 1981, from Super Platinum to Spunsugar Pink to Blackberry. The professional nail enamel you can use at home. Dries fast. Looks wet. Stubbornly resists chipping.
Barbie, Color Magic Barbie & Tutti If you’ve ever watched Barbie help a little girl grow up, you know why she’s our most famous doll. With Bar... Click to read more...
The modern girl is an on-the-go type. False eyelashes are a logical part of her makeup when they are thin and natural-looking for daytime, or longer and thicker for evening.
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.
Take a look back to the year 1914, and see what clothing fabrics, colors and cuts were the most fashionable for women!
We're not having a white Christmas (We've decorated our white L'eggs eggs in gold, silver, red, blue, green, so you can give brighter Christmas prese... Click to read more...
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...
Most women's shoe styles originate in Europe. Top-notch U.S. designers adapt European styles to U.S. taste. New designs sell first in the highest price brackets, from $16 up.
Fashion from 1950: This spring, 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.