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!
Vintage wedding dresses for brides of 1914 often had a court train and a high neck, while long gloves covered the arms. The decollete was so demure that there is nothing to shock the conventional.
Got pants? Here are some styles from early 1973 when bell bottoms and other types of pants for women were really coming into fashion!
Jelly shoes are fast replacing sandals as the footwear for the sporty look. Popular jellies are made of plastic and come in vibrant, translucent colors.
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.
Bright colors, sculpted heels, fisherman sandals and platform shoes were trending in the '70s. Here, see lots of women's shoes from the 1979 Sears catalog!
Among this swimwear, sleepwear and lingerie from the 1973 JC Penney catalog, you will spot a couple women who went on to become well-known as actresses -- such as Kim Basinger and Erin Gray (Buck Rogers, Silver Spoons).
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.
Here, see vintage '60s lingerie - including girdles, corselets, bras, garters, pantyhose, nylons, bras, slips, panties, pajamas and nightgowns - the underwear, foundation garments and sleepwear from the 1968 Wards catalog.
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.
Looking for some fancy retro footwear? Women of the '80s could select from spike heels, wedge heels, "flats," pumps, penny loafers, moccasins and boat shoes, just to name a few women's shoes from the 1983 JC Penney catalog.
What was big in terms of fashion for girls in the 1983 JC Penney catalog? Some styles featured grown-up fashion translated into youthful looks - oversized shirt-dresses, dirndl skirts and drop-waist minidresses. See inside the catalog here!
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.
How DOES a girl win a husband? By tradition, she waits until the right man comes along, then he woos her, pursues her, and leads her to the altar.
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!
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!
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!