As my tag-line implies, I am going to be incorporating posts about vintage clothing into my blog! It’s hard to say when I realized that I loved vintage clothes. I’ve always loved old movies so I suppose that’s part of it. It certainly was not from my mother who mostly wore 80s & 90s power suits, complete with boxy cuts and shoulder pads, back in her hey day.
In high school I can remember going to vintage & thrift stores in Portland OR looking for 50s prom dresses but that’s about it. I guess the 50s silhouette has always appealed to me because it’s kind of princessy and I think despite trying to dress a little more edgy for a long time I secretly like the princess look.
Since I am going to start posting about vintage I figured a run down of the decades might be in order. I’m becoming very well versed at identifying vintage decades (mostly through extensive research). This is something I was doing a lot in my work and it amazes me how many people in the “vintage inspired” clothing industry don’t know their vintage decades very well. I’m also a stickler for accuracy about things like that so I suppose that helps. I realized I could write 20 pages on all these decades so I’m going to try to keep it short with just photos and key words for each time period!
So here are some examples of women’s fashions from the 20s-70s so that everyone will know what I’m talking about.
Of course there is a lot of overlap in many of these decades as styles faded in and out of fashion over time. If anyone has anything to add or any questions feel free to leave a comment!
My plan is to have some posts with just vintage inspiration, some posts with vintage inspiration where I also post modern interpretations and where to get them. And then some posts where I wear or feature items from my own closet that are vintage or vintage inspired.
I’m excited to get to carry my love of vintage over into this blog!