Got pants? Here are some ’70s pants for women from early 1973 when bell bottoms and other types of trousers were really coming into fashion!
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!
If women of the ’60s needed slimming or trimming for their legs, they might have tried these retro leg exercises, created for maximum leg-watching appeal.
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!
Find out about Marvelous Men, Cosmopolitan’s 1974 bestselling guidebook for women, with dozens of tips on ‘how to know’ guys & ‘make them love you!’
Back in 1902 – and despite knowing how painful and unhealthy it was for women – many guys still wanted their wives to have small corseted waists.
These vintage swimsuits from the ’50s said they’d ‘slim the hips, diminish the waist, and give your bustline the gently rounded new look.’ See
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.
Twiggy’s big, blue eyes, set in fantastic black lashes, were just one of the things you’d quickly notice about one of the very first supermodels, the often-imitated Twiggy.
What kind of man are you? How to buy a designer suit in 1976 Ad spread from Newsweek Magazine – October 4, 1976 If you’re
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.
Avoid contradicting your husband, do not give your advice till he asks it, and other marriage tips from the 1830s. Because a wife may have more sense than her husband, but she should never seem to know it.
For Valentine’s Day or any day, you can re-create these pretty heart cross-stitch patterns with these designs and directions from 1955.
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.
Tailor-made jackets in velvet are now quiet the thing, and made medium-length, double-breasted, turned-back collar and pockets on either side; very much, in fact, on the order of the English top coat.
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.
These amazing vintage evening dresses were as glittery and shimmering as they were form-fitting and unforgiving of an extra ounce. But there’s more to the story beyond just gorgeous models and stunning gowns.
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.
What were the hottest shoes for men from the 1983 JC Penney catalog? Guys were swapping traditional shoes for either running shoes or casual shoes with the lightweight and cushiony comfort of a running shoe.
Who was buying ’70s juniors clothes? In 1973, for back-to-school, teen girls spent a total of more than $3 billion in 60 days on the latest fashions. Here’s a look at what was available back then!
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.
Stored away and preserved for fifty years, this lovely heirloom wedding dress of silk satin was easily converted into a modern wedding gown for a new bride.
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.
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.
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!
Take look back – way back! – at a few ways that ladies in San Francisco during the Victorian and Edwardian eras used to style and accessorize their vintage hairstyles.
In an age when comparatively few people have room for ball gowns, top French fashion designers live in surroundings which make their most opulent evening dresses look like the natural outfits to wear.
In the 1800s, women had to get dressed up for everything, which is why these Victorian dresses for roller skating even exist. It’s hard to imagine rolling down a hill in a long gown.
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.
In 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!
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.
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.
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.
History repeats itself — in fashions, too! (1972) Fashions Americana There was the prairie dress with the ruffles and bows — its pretty popover pinafore…
Here are some vintage tips for how to tie-dye clothes, right from the ’60s & ’70s. The results are vibrant patterns, from geometric to lush organic effects.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!
A society reporter is expected to see ‘spacious apartments,’ ‘profusions of stately cut flowers,’ and ‘rich family plate’ – where in reality, a lilliputian parlor and dining room contain a few vases of flowers, and some highly respectable but unmistakably modern silver.
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!
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!
Opulent enough even for fashionable Linda Gray – Dallas’ superspender Sue Ellen Ewing – she models these high-style silk dresses were stylish in the eighties.
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.”
19th century clothes: Fashion’s evolution in one century Shown by Dorothy Tennant The evolution of fashion during the past century was never better illustrated than
Here’s what boys and girls wore in the winter during the 1890s – and how you might have seen those Victorian-era children dressed up for Christmas and the other holidays of the season.
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.