Vintage labels are a square of information that while tiny, are huge clues for performing the detective work a good vintage lover knows and loves: Dating the era of one’s vintage piece! To help accurately date your vintage clothing, here’s your go-to reference for tips and tricks to reveal a garment’s probable vintage era based on the details of its tags and labels alone.(Read more)
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.(Read more)
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!(Read more)
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.(Read more)