August 14th, 2012
Source: US Library of Congress on Flickr
’40s fashion during World War Two wasn’t about dressing like a sexy pin-up girl in a halter top and high-waisted bikini with a red lip and flower in your hair’s “Victory Curls.”
Sure, soldiers were admiring photos of lookers Rita Hayworth and Veronica Lake in their bunkers, but these pin-up princesses weren’t representative of how the average American woman wore World War Two fashion.
To explore the reality of fashion from 1940 (when the US entered WWII) to 1946 (when President Truman pulled American troops), I gathered amazing photos from the US Library of Congress Flickr page to illustrate how women truly dressed during this patriotic American time.
July 31st, 2012
Fashions of the ’50s were more varied than ever before especially considering movies, magazines and television were quickly introducing new looks. Thus, the amount of “trends” from the decade are much greater than that of previous eras. I believe that every woman can channel some fifties fashion into her wardrobe — and fast! — using these three easy suggestions of what to wear for modern vintage style.
July 27th, 2012
The ILGWU, United Hatters of North America, NRA Blue Eagle, Consumers’ Protection Label, N.Y. Dress Institute and Amalgamated Workers of American union labels will help identify the era of your vintage clothing. This article illustrates how a union label’s design speaks to the authentic age of a vintage garment with visual examples, as well as explain how clothing unions influenced the history of American fashion!
July 17th, 2012
Stop Staring! is a women’s clothing company that draws inspiration from the 1940s and 1950s for its USA-made line.
Since being introduced to Stop Staring!, I’ve fallen for it’s ’50s-style dresses the most. So to show you how versatile a ’50s-inspired floral wiggle dress can be, I recruited my friend Hope Adela of Pink Champagne Blog to share how she’d wear it, too.
July 12th, 2012
Selling your designer, brand name and top-quality vintage pieces via online consignment stores is the easiest way to make money on your clothing. The store handles all the dirty work! Whether you’re a designer diva with a closet full of Louboutins or a vintage lover, keep reading after the jump for the best 5 online consignment stores for you to consign your clothing and make money!