Retro Clothing and Post 1960s Style

One particular trend that still stands the test of time is vintage style apparel (and accessories) and making room for some classic items of clothing in your wardrobe is perfect for mixing and matching the ‘old’ with the new.
Retro Inspired Style

From A-line mini dresses and circle skirts to retro frocks, polka dot outfits and bell bottom pants, if you are a vintage loving woman that loves to get many different uses out of a few pieces, you should have a few of these vintage-inspired styles that feature fun, whimsical prints that modern styles simply don’t have.

Retro Fashion

Retro fashion is a style which entails wearing clothes commonly used in the past but not many women are bold enough to dress back wearing clothing of a bygone era. Indeed, not every woman has the knack to carry off the vintage look and ‘wear it well’, particularly retro fashion.

Wearing this style is even a little more difficult to pull off than other vintage styles, especially those of the pre-60's era. This is because though retro styles were quite conservative by nature . . . no trims, frills or embellishments (faux pearls, sequins, etc...) typical of the early to mid-20th century, they are not elegant and chic enough for today’s special occasion wears.

Rather, the emphasis was more on prints, colours, and textures.

Skirts and dresses varied from the extremely short – the micro mini, to ankle length – the maxi. It was a time that fashion designers were open to a different form of experimentation and they were free-spirited enough to go “crazy” by “showing more skin than ever before”.

Popular examples of retro style clothing (and accessories) include:
  • Bell-bottom jeans
  • Over-sized sunglasses
  • Fedora hats
  • Funky jackets
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Flares
  • Slim fit shirts
  • Fly collars
  • Block heeled footwear
  • Low-rise and hipster pants

Famous Fashion Designers 

Some of the famous designers of retro style include the following . . .


Retro Hairstyles and Make-Up

It’s difficult to talk about retro fashion without mentioning make-up and hairstyles of the time.

Make-up was generally heavy with a lot of emphases placed on the eyes which were heavily-lined and lips that were coated with bright and luscious red lipstick. Retro inspired fashionistas still wear much of this heavy make-up look.

Also, we mustn’t forget the dramatic hairstyles!

From the pulled back ponytails and duck-tails to pompadours that were "swept upwards from the face and worn high over the forehead (or up-swept around the sides and back), styles of hairdos were mainly made popular by silver screen actresses of the 1940s and 1950s.


  1. Loving this vintage collection,everyone looks so adorable in these outfits.

  2. Beautiful! I love the print on your dresses, and the frock styles. I'm still young and fit, I always find some pretty ways to look more gorgeous. Because when we look back one day, we should have some fabulous styles and fun!

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