Vintage Clothing, Retro Style
The best of vintage clothing, style, and design

Mid 20th Century Style

When we look back at mid 20th Century style there is much to feel nostalgic about, which of course is why it’s still influencing us today. It’s sometimes hard to imagine that over seventy years have passed since the beginning of the 1950’s. Is it … Read More

Mass Market Clothing in the 20th Century

Although rationing persisted in the UK well into the 1950’s the mass market clothing industry was one of the first to take advantage of the relaxation of austerities. The fashion trends in the 1950s reflected a transition from the rigidity and control of the 1940s … Read More

Vintage Dresses For All Occasions

Vintage Dresses Through The Years Whether you scour thrift stores and vintage boutiques for original items, or prefer the clean crisp feel of reproductions, there is something immensely satisfying about wearing a vintage dress. Here is a quick guide to some characteristic styles of the … Read More

Ultimate Burlesque Outfits

Once upon a time, the word ‘burlesque’ referred to literary, musical or dramatic works in which performers in a variety of burlesque outfits parodied or mocked their subjects in a way that intended to make people laugh. However, over the centuries, burlesque slowly yet surely … Read More

Elegant Vintage Stockings and Lingerie

Not vintage clothing outfit would be complete without a pair of elegant vintage stockings that are correct and appropriate for the rest of the outfit. Seamed Stockings Featuring a bold and prominent seam, seamed stockings are a great way to add visual interest and a … Read More

Moulin Rouge Costumes, Can Can Outfits

Moulin Rouge costumes help bring the historical French Can-Can dance to life with colour, vibrancy, and sexiness. The Can-Can (alt: cancan) originally began as a working-class dance in Paris in the 1800s, but it has remained a part of the world’s dance culture since that … Read More

3 Vintage Clothes Shops Online

Since interest soared tens years ago there are now thousands of vintage clothes shops. Here are just three that have well established and that have gained a healthy reputation. Mod Cloth The first thing that strikes you about is its appealing design (though at … Read More

Best Fashion Trends of the 1960s

Combined with music the fashion trends of the 1960s reflected the strong currents of change whirling through society during this decade. The Peacock Revolution The 1960s were a period of major change and experimentation. It is no surprise that the fashion industry was so greatly … Read More

7 Famous People in the 1960s

There are dozens of famous people in the 1960s whose influence is still felt today. Here are just three individuals and the Fab Four. David Bailey Beginning his photography career in the late 1950s, David Bailey has captured the likenesses of some of the most … Read More

1950s Designers and Fashion Houses

In other posts we’ve concentrated on specific people but in this one we take a look at 1950s designers and fashion houses in particular. Chanel Chanel has been a predominate name in the fashion industry, even today it is a household name that is a … Read More