Let Steal Style Vintage walk you through the past century of clothing.
The 1920s was the time of the bright young things, jazz and freedom, women’s skirts rose shortened revealing the knee, the hair was cut short in a boyish bob, and women shamelessly smoked and drank in public and defied the rigid social status that the early 1900’s brought.
The 1930s were the depression years. With the majority of people poor and without work, no one had much money to spend on items like clothes and shoes.
During the 1940s, women entered the workforce, tight skirts with a slit in the side or along the back seam. Jackets fit tightly with shoulder pads to accentuate the commanding force women needed to gain a steady hold in the work force full of men.
In the 50’s came teenage rebellion. Women wore tight bodies and full knee length skirts with the help of crinolines. The 50’s is a popular look, and vintage clothes fairs are a great place to start. Look for
During the 1960s girls and boys wore Levis that flared wide at the knee; and decorations like patches, drawings and fabrics were added as well.. The women wore ‘peasant blouses.’ You will find many women stealing this style in the summer months as the 60s revival proceeds.
The 1970’s was the disco era. Men wore polyester suits and women wore big dresses – if you are struggling, think John Travolta.
80’s brought two alternating styles – business and sports. Women favoured shoulder pads, giving them broad shoulders in business suits, the suits resembled those of the 30’s except with much brighter colours like yellows, blues and pinks.
It became a big deal in the 80’s to do sports and exercise clothes became bright and worn casually. Charity shops are great place to look for 80’s vintage clothes, the many vintage clothes shops are a great place as well.