Vintage Fashion

Bullet Bra: The Indispensable Underwear for the Sweater Girl, 1940s - 1950s

August 21, 2017

Invented in the late 1940s, bullet bra is a full-support brassiere with paraboloid cups. The bras usually feature decorative spirals and concentr...

WWII Escape Maps Turned Into A Stunning Wedding Dress

June 6, 2017

Artist Sara Jane Murray runs a studio called Home Front Vintage, which specializes in repurposing World War II-era silk maps into wearable, and beautiful, clothing and...

Men in Short Shorts Show A Forgotten 1970s Fashion Trend

May 25, 2017

From dodgy denim numbers and terribly tight tear-offs to suspiciously short sports shorts and lady-killing khaki cut-offs, 1970s men's shorts took short to a whole ...

Panniers: The Attention-Grabbing 18th Century Fashion Undergarment

April 2, 2017

18th Century fashion is elaborate, classy and sophisticated, but oh boy was it uncomfortable. We've already written about Crinoline - the 19th century fas...

Retro Vests – 27 Hilarious Knit Sweaters from the 1960s and '70s

March 30, 2017

Wouldn’t you want to wear any of these wickedly despicable retro vests of the ‘60s and ‘70s? H/T Hint Blog

Funny Vintage Photos Show How to Lace One's Corsets with a Foot in the Back, 1910s

January 20, 2017

These vintage photos display that long-lasting practice of lacing corsets with a foot in the person's back. This is hardly recommended, si...

19 Incredible Colorized Photos of Victorian Women From 1850s to 1890s

January 12, 2017

The women in Victorian era generally wear unique gowns, so colorization is the best way for us to visualize a part of their tints. Below is a stunning ...

Vintage Photos of Dapper Men from the Victorian Era

January 5, 2017

An era that lasted from June 1837 to January 1901, the Victorian age had a fashion that is composed of various trends which emerged and grew in province. The following p...

Romantic Men's Hairstyle from the 1960s - 1970s

December 13, 2016

Men's hair in the 60's and 70's was a big thing. From blow drying to bobbing to sideburns - they did it all! Just take a look at the collection below... Most of the photos w...

Margaret Gorman, The First Miss America, in the 1920s

December 6, 2016

In 1921, Margaret Gorman was a rising junior at Western High School (now the Duke Ellington School of Arts) when her photo was entered into a Washington Herald city po...

Sleek And Wavy: The 1930s Hairstyle for Women

December 5, 2016

One of the the key trends of of 1930s hairstyles were waves. Depending on the preferences of each person, they could be rolls, curls, finger, marcel, or water waves... Take a ...

17 Vintage Color Photos Showing High School Fashions in 1969, California

November 17, 2016

In 1969, photographer Arthur Schatz went to a California high school to do a photo-essay for LIFE Magazine on an emerging trend in fashion. The res...

Crinoline: The Victorian Fashion Garment That Killed Around 3,000 Women

October 27, 2016

Unlike the farthingales and panniers, the crinoline was worn by Victorian women of every social class. In his etiquette manual published in 1875, Ge...

Victorian Era Waistcoat Fashion of Teenage Boys

October 14, 2016

A suit vest, or a waistcoat was first known about mid-late of the 17th century. Suit vests were commonly worn by older gentlemen, but sometimes they were also a favorite sty...

24 Vintage Wedding Photos from the Edwardian Era

September 16, 2016

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Working in the Fashion Industry 100 Years Ago, Paris

September 4, 2016

During the Belle Epoque, there was no such thing as an off-the-rack dress. Clothes shopping was a luxury reserved for the wealthy elite. These collection printed in 191...

28 Photos Show Us How 'Strange' Medical Practice of the Past Used To Be

August 3, 2016

Back in the 1800s, the human body was still largely a mystery. Modern medicine was just starting to take shape, but compared to what we know today, d...

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