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80 Rad Retro Fashions

From Passionate Pinup Shoots to Sleek '60s Ensembles

— November 17, 2011 — Fashion
The past influences so much of the present that it would just be plain wrong not to recognize eras passed with these rad retro fashions.

From editorials inspired by the '50s, to pinup style photography, the amount of designs inspired by history seems to be endless. There is something about these rad retro fashions that will make you want to dig through your mom's closet and find that vintage piece that you know no one else will have.

Check out these rad retro fashions to discover the details behind modern-day fashion.

Implications - Contemporary customers are attracted to styles that borrow an element from history. Introducing a vintage aesthetic into new designs could help a company increase its relevance on the market.
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Fervent 50s-Inspired Fashion
Fervent 50s-Inspired Fashion
Jennifer Pugh and Salieu Jalloh Shine in the Block F/W Shoot
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Pop Princess Retro Revivals
Pop Princess Retro Revivals
The Beyonce Love on Top Video is One of the Queen B's Best
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Vintage Polaroid Lookbooks
Vintage Polaroid Lookbooks
The Balabushka Remnants SS 2011 Collection Has a Stylish 50s Flair
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75
Retro Cutout Editorials
Retro Cutout Editorials
The Harper's Bazaar Korea 60s Bang Bang Spread Looks Cut-and-Pasted
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74
Seductive Retro One-Pieces
Seductive Retro One-Pieces
The Rihanna White Backless Jumpsuit Channels a Chic 70s Look
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Sultry Skin-Tight Editorials
Sultry Skin-Tight Editorials
The Nicola Roberts Ponystep F/W Shoot is Smashing
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Flirty '50s Romance Shoots
Flirty '50s Romance Shoots
The VMAN Winter/Spring Issue Presents a Sultry Seducing Model
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71
'50s-Inspired Fashion Shoots
'50s-Inspired Fashion Shoots
The C'est Dior Spread Stars Melodie Dagault and Anastasiya Bondarenko
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70
Coiffure-Cutting Couture Shoots
Coiffure-Cutting Couture Shoots
The Frankie Morello FW 2011/2012 Line is Reminiscent of Grease
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'50s Celeb Tribute Shoots
'50s Celeb Tribute Shoots
The Marie Claire November 2011 Editorial Reminisces Timeless Beauties
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Retro Resort Editorials
Retro Resort Editorials
Molly Smith for Wonderland Shows Off the Dior Resort 2012 Collection
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Stoic Vintage Shoots
Stoic Vintage Shoots
The Numero Tokyo November 2011 Issue is Dark and Retro
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Tribal Dreams
Tribal Dreams
Emily Soto Captures an Awesome Aboriginal-Inspired Shoot
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Kitschy Lounging Spreads
Kitschy Lounging Spreads
Lost Weekend by Miles Aldridge in Wallpaper September 2011
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Passionate Pin-Up Shoots
Passionate Pin-Up Shoots
The Bregje Heinen L'Officiel Paris Editorial Gets Retro Flowing
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Retro Print Fashion
Retro Print Fashion
The Boxing Kitten Fall 2011 Line is Inspired by WWII G.I. Pin-Up Models
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Primary-Colored Pictorials
Primary-Colored Pictorials
This Itaysha Jordan Shoot Shines With Big Hair and Bold Looks
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Fur-Clad '60s Ensembles
Fur-Clad '60s Ensembles
The Ponystep#2 Issue Sparks Retro Winter Wear with Superior Style
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Retro Romantic Photography
Retro Romantic Photography
The Impossible Project Polaroids Capture a Serene and Nostalgic Feel
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Macho Greaser Captures
Macho Greaser Captures
'Diner Days' from VMAN Decade Magazine is Reminiscent of Grease
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Fierce 40s Fashion
Fierce 40s Fashion
The Prada 2012 Spring/Summer Collection Oozes Retro-Modern Glamour
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Sunny 70s Editorials
Sunny 70s Editorials
The Front Row Monthly 70s Glam Shoot is Sun-Kissed Fun
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Nifty Fifties Editorials
Nifty Fifties Editorials
This Marie Claire '50s Moment' Editorial is Clean and Classic
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Textured Retro Fashion
Textured Retro Fashion
The Leticia Lamb Elle Mexico Series is Both Vibrant and Subdued
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Rainbow Retro Fashion
Rainbow Retro Fashion
The H & M Spring 2012 Look Book is Bright and Attention-Grabbing
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Hit TV Show Fashion
Hit TV Show Fashion
The Banana Republic Mad Men Collection is Inspired by '60s Style
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70s Revival Rags
70s Revival Rags
The Joyrich Fall 2011 Collection Brings Color Back
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Vixen Pin-Up Covers
Vixen Pin-Up Covers
The Sienna Miller Sultry Pose for Love Magazine
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50
Electric 70s Shoots
Electric 70s Shoots
The FashionTrend Disco Spread is Full of Fun High-Glamor
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49
Sensual Retro Editorials
Sensual Retro Editorials
The Julia Stegner Vogue Japan October 2011 Shoot is Rowdy and Retro
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60s Mod Fashion
60s Mod Fashion
The Karolina Zmarlak Pre-Spring 2012 Collection is Filled with Retro Must-Haves
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Vintage Western-Inspired Editorials
Vintage Western-Inspired Editorials
The Fashion Journal Issue 110 is All About Cowboys and Natives
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Scintillating 70s Spreads
Scintillating 70s Spreads
Glam Slam by Mariah Jelena Reclaims a Pair of Retro Jewels
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Mad Men-Inspired Womenswear
Mad Men-Inspired Womenswear
The Stewart Parvin Fall 2011 Couture Collection is 50s-Influenced
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Prim Retro Pictorials
Prim Retro Pictorials
The Alberta Ferretti FW11/12 Campaign Channels Vintage Class
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Candy-Colored Background Shoots
Candy-Colored Background Shoots
The Jana Knauerova for Playing Fashion November 2011 Shoot is Bold
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Retro Romantic Beauty Shoots
Retro Romantic Beauty Shoots
Channel a Vintage Look with the 'Mane Attraction' Flare Editorial
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Femininely Poised Fashion
Femininely Poised Fashion
The Marchesa Resort 2012 Collection Would Be Fit for Grace Kelly
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Retro Pin-Up Styles
Retro Pin-Up Styles
The Nicola Roberts Pop Tart Shoot Features Daring High-Waisted Fashions
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Revealing Retro Editorials
Revealing Retro Editorials
I'm Your Woman by Maciek Kobielski Bears All for Skin-Deep Acceptance
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50s-Inspired Jewelry
50s-Inspired Jewelry
The Little Rooms AW11 Collection is Full of Edgy Glamor
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Evocative 70s Editorials
Evocative 70s Editorials
This Herieth Paul Elle Canada Shoot Revisits the Retro Era
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60s Street Photography
60s Street Photography
The Photos of Simpson Kalisher are on Display in an Iconic Exhibit
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Rebellious Icon Shoots
Rebellious Icon Shoots
James Preston Appears in 'Thief of Fire' Shoot for Geil Magazine
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50s Swimwear Shoots
50s Swimwear Shoots
Ana Dias' ‘Big Girls By the Pool' is Cute and Classy
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‘50s Beachwear Snapshots
‘50s Beachwear Snapshots
The Ana Dias ‘Big Girls Don't Cry' Photoshoot is
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Retro Diva Dining Lookbooks
Retro Diva Dining Lookbooks
‘A Precious Glam' by Miles Aldridge Serves Up Fab Fifties
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Blonde Bombshell Bifocals
Blonde Bombshell Bifocals
The Massada Eyewear SS11 Photo Campaign is a Tribute to the '50s
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Vintage Glamor Photography
Vintage Glamor Photography
The Grace Coddington by Helmut Newton Photos Are a Portal Into the Past
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Vintage Ivory Fashions
Vintage Ivory Fashions
ELLE Germany's Golden Twenties Editorial is Glamorously Modern
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Pin-Up Summertography
Pin-Up Summertography
Kate Moss Vogue Paris June/July 2010 Issue is Summer Sexy
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Neon Color-Blocking Collections
Neon Color-Blocking Collections
The Alice + Olivia Resort 2012 Line is Fun and Sunny
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Flirty 50s  Fashions
Flirty 50s Fashions
The ‘Miss Independent' Series by Fernando Gómez Revives Retr
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Dramatically Fringed Fashion
Dramatically Fringed Fashion
'Black Vulture' by Lukas Dziewic is Stylishly Expressive
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Sleek '60s Ensembles
Sleek '60s Ensembles
The Banana Republic Spring 2012 Collection is Straight Out of Mad Men
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Old Hollywood Retrography
Old Hollywood Retrography
The Vogue Italia September 2011 Issue Goes Vintage
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Retro Cali Skate Photography
Retro Cali Skate Photography
Hugh Holland's 'Locals Only' Highlights Groundbreaking Skate Shots
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Historical Menswear Shoots
Historical Menswear Shoots
GQ Australia June/July 2011 Explores Decades of Dapper Dandies
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Fiery Hippie Fashion Shoots
Fiery Hippie Fashion Shoots
The '70s' Chapter of Free People 'Through the Decades' is Groovy
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Provocative Pin-Up Photography
Provocative Pin-Up Photography
The Patricia van der Vliet for Antidote #2 Shoot is Super Sultry
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Flirty Flower-Power Photography
Flirty Flower-Power Photography
The SOME Magazine Women of the Revolution Editorial is Ultra Retro
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Plus-Size Pin-Up Spreads
Plus-Size Pin-Up Spreads
The Steamy Robyn Lawley Vogue Australia September 2011 Shoot
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Spicy Retro Editorials
Spicy Retro Editorials
Night Fever by Sebastian Kim Has a Racy Vintage Appeal
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Pin-up Grafitti Girls
Pin-up Grafitti Girls
The Flirty Dioni Tabbers Bebe Spring Summer 2011 Campaign
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Hot Bubblegum Pin-Ups
Hot Bubblegum Pin-Ups
Gary Heller's Jade Vixen Photos Sizzle
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Sultry Monochromatic Pin-Ups
Sultry Monochromatic Pin-Ups
The Vogue Turkey April 2011 Spread is Sensual in Black & White
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Ravishing Rouge Retrography
Ravishing Rouge Retrography
Call Her Diva Features a Modern Marilyn Monroe
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Road Trip Pin-Up Photography
Road Trip Pin-Up Photography
Vanessa Cruz Marie Claire Brazil Editorial Channels Vintage Pretty
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Old Hollywood Editorials
Old Hollywood Editorials
Villanueva and Stone Capture Throwback Glamor in Their 'Reborn' Shoot
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Tattooed Pin-Up Princesses
Tattooed Pin-Up Princesses
'Inked 08' by Adrian Katzianka Features an Badass 50's Pin Up Girl
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Playfully Retro Photography
Playfully Retro Photography
The Jeffrey Campbell AW11 Lookbook is Quirky and Fun
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Retro Bathing Suit Babes
Retro Bathing Suit Babes
Ana Dias' Big Girls Don't Cry Series Does Pin-Up Shoots Right
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Punk Pin-Up Pictorials
Punk Pin-Up Pictorials
A Darkened Retro Spread Sizzles in the Candice Boucher A Magazine
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Vintage Teen Amour Shoots
Vintage Teen Amour Shoots
The ‘I Love Fake' 2011 Pictorials are Charged With Nostalgia
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Retro Pin-Up Photography
Retro Pin-Up Photography
Maelle Andre Focuses on Vintage-Esque Portraits
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Seductive Modern Pin-Ups
Seductive Modern Pin-Ups
Mona Johannesson Channels Old Hollywood Glamour for Gravure May 2011
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Playful Pin-Up Shoots
Playful Pin-Up Shoots
Irina Davis Photography Brings Back the Fun of the 1950s
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Bad Girl Pin-Ups
Bad Girl Pin-Ups
Marlene Sistos ‘Hot Tequila Brown' Editorial Shows a Promiscuous Beau
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