When we talk about vintage style, we should look back to the Vintage period, at least 20 years to 100 years ago.
Vintage” is a colloquialism commonly used to refer to all old styles of clothing. A generally accepted industry standard is that items made between 20 years ago and 100 years ago are considered “vintage” and they clearly reflect the styles and trends of the era they represent.
Rise Vintage Style From WW II
During world war II, people couldn’t buy new clothes. So, they decided to wear their previous great grandparents’ clothes and generally old clothes and accessories. Gradually this process causes the developed Vintage Style in Fashion World.
Knowing Vintage Is Essential
Looking to vintage style is helpful for fashion designers to know about fashion history and also for costume designers in historical movies. Also, it could be a source of inspiration for designing a new collection in time
today, many brands, even the world’s luxury ones, buy their vintage and antique clothes from customers and resell them, which are much lower than the price of new clothes. These clothes are worn by brand fans. Also, many people consider this an economical and cost-effective measure.
Fashion Trends in Vintage
According to the definition of vintage style, vintage style is a completely fluid style that changes its characteristics over time. So for now, we describe the Vintage style components and trends between the 1920s and 1990s.
The 1920s: Flapper dresses, long beads, heeled Mary Janes, and T-strap shoes.
The 1930s: Bolero jackets, puffed and fluttery sleeves, fedoras, oxfords, slingbacks, and peep-toe shoes.
The 1940s: Straight tweed and wool plaid skirts, reptile handbags and shoes, platform shoes, brooches.
The 1950s: Full skirts and petticoats, shirtwaist dresses, fur trim, twin sweater sets, strings of pearls, Wayfarer sunglasses.
The 1960s: Early — Anything Jackie Kennedy style — elegant box-jacket suits and pillbox hats; late — bell-bottom jeans, flowing tops, hippie/bohemian style.
Jacqueline Kennedy was regarded as an international fashion icon during her lifetime.
The 1970s: Platforms, Birkin bag, flare jeans, boho-chic, boots (especially thigh-high), block heels, khaki.
The 1980s: Izod golf shirts, gold chains, blazers, and sweaters with strong shoulder pads, stilettos.
The 1990s: Baggy flannel shirts, leggings, big sweaters, chokers.
chokers were popular with celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Anna Hathaway.
If you are interested in old fashion or vintage, you can combine it with a modern style. For example, set this summer’s trends (2020) such as square toe sandals, wicker bags (modern style) with bell-bottom jeans, and flowing tops (1960) or short full skirts dress and petticoats (1950)