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100 Revived Retro Styles

From Vixen Pin-Up Covers to Nipped-In Waistlines

— June 23, 2013 — Fashion
On-screen representations of retro styles from eras in fashion that have past are being brought back to life and constantly reinvented by the fashion industry. Shows like Mad Men demonstrate how quickly fashions change over time, cataloguing a shift in styles from the 40s to the 70s. Luckily, shopping for vintage clothing from second hand stores is affordable as well as in vogue.

Fashion designers and those who like to create their own DIY retro styles have the opportunity to work with elements from the past, like changes in the silhouettes of garments, accessories, shoes and variations on hairstyles. The key to mastering a vintage-inspired look is to bring a modern twists to it to prevent yourself from looking like you stepped out of an old black and white film.
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Birthday Flashmob Stunts
Birthday Flashmob Stunts
Itubaina Pays Homage to Sao Paulo
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99
Vintage Waterfall-Like Frocks
Vintage Waterfall-Like Frocks
The Hi Lo Lace Trim Dress by Thirty Four Disciplines is Scandalous
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98
Scarlet 40s-Inspired Photoshoots
Scarlet 40s-Inspired Photoshoots
'The Elegance of Red & White' Series is Sophisticated and Retro
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97
Retro Bang Editorials
Retro Bang Editorials
The Marie Claire US 'Siren Call' Photoshoot Stars Karo Mrozkova
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96
Retro Film Maker Editorials
Retro Film Maker Editorials
The Director's Cut Robb Report Fashion Story Promotes Dapper Dressing
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95
Vintage Housewife Collections
Vintage Housewife Collections
The Prada Fall 2013 Collection Brings Back Feminine Garbs of the 50s
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94
Vintage Alabaster Editorials
Vintage Alabaster Editorials
Harmonia by Lena Kholkina is Gaunt with a Post-War Period Feel
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93
Vintage-Inspired Ebony Fashion
Vintage-Inspired Ebony Fashion
Windfall in Athens by Fenia Labropoulou Stars a Dark Mirjam Roth
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92
Brightened Wartime Captures
Brightened Wartime Captures
The Shorpy Historical Photo Archive Reveals a Moment in History
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91
Explosive Accessory Editorials
Explosive Accessory Editorials
Gold Guns and Retro Fashion Abound in 80s Eastern Europe Revised
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90
Chic Retrospective Pictorials
Chic Retrospective Pictorials
The Time Travel/The Decades Shoot is a Blast from the Past
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89
Gracefully Vampish Fashion
Gracefully Vampish Fashion
Black Dahlia by Fenia Labropoulou is Inspired by American History
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Vintage Metal Processed Polaroids
Vintage Metal Processed Polaroids
The Tintype Portraits by Michael Shingler Use a Unique Process
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Brocade Cocktail Fashions
Brocade Cocktail Fashions
The Barbara Tfank Fall 2013 RTW Collection is 1950s-Inspired
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Vibrant Polished Summer Attire
Vibrant Polished Summer Attire
The Tom Ford 2013 Spring/Summer Line is Inspired by 50s Hollywood
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85
Fashionable On-Set Snapshots
Fashionable On-Set Snapshots
The Vogue Germany Lichtspiele Editorial Features Cinematic Images
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84
Jail House-Striped Jeans
Jail House-Striped Jeans
The Motel Rocks Skinny Striped Jordan Jean are Optical
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83
Demurely Delicate Editorials
Demurely Delicate Editorials
Constance Jablonski for Harper's Bazaar Australia is Elegant
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Androgynous 40s Collections
Androgynous 40s Collections
The Dsquared2 Fall 2013 Collection Pulls Together a Myriad of Looks
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Nostalgic Knotted Turbans
Nostalgic Knotted Turbans
These Oversized 50s Housewife Turbans are Perfect for the Summer’s
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80
Passionate Pin-Up Shoots
Passionate Pin-Up Shoots
The Bregje Heinen L'Officiel Paris Editorial Gets Retro Flowing
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Revamped Era Ensembles
Revamped Era Ensembles
Karmaloop's Vintage Boutique Will Bring a Little Retro to Your Wardrobe
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Vintage Melancholy Editorials
Vintage Melancholy Editorials
Waiting In Vain by Aaron Feaver Boasts a 50s and 60s Vibe
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Black Old Hollywood Glam
Black Old Hollywood Glam
Retrograde Noir Is Back According to Style.com Readers
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Suavely Charismatic Gentlemen's Fashion
Suavely Charismatic Gentlemen's Fashion
The 2013 De Fursac Lookbook is Full of Chiseled Charm
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75
Playfully Feminine Editorials
Playfully Feminine Editorials
The L'Officiel China May 2012 Photoshoot Stars a Flirty Odile
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Dapper 40s-Inspired Menswear
Dapper 40s-Inspired Menswear
The Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2013 Ready to Wear Collection is Classi
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Feminine Field Fashion
Feminine Field Fashion
Myer's Autumn Winter 2012 Catalogue is Ladylike & Elegant
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Posh 40s Editorials
Posh 40s Editorials
The 'Color me Beautiful' Series Showcases a Retro High Society
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Dapper Femmitorials
Dapper Femmitorials
Actress Diane Kruger for 'Dandy Diane' in Vogue Germany
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Seaside Lovebird Editorials
Seaside Lovebird Editorials
The Sleek Magazine Summer 2012 Photoshoot Stars Rasa Zukauskaite
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Nipped-In Waistlines
Nipped-In Waistlines
'Flora Plan' in Vogue Australia Honors the Feminine Silhouette
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Scenic Retro Frocks
Scenic Retro Frocks
The Fun Printed Bernie Dexter Dresses Have Timeless Style
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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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Fierce 40s Fashion
Fierce 40s Fashion
The Prada 2012 Spring/Summer Collection Oozes Retro-Modern Glamour
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Modern Depression Depictions
Modern Depression Depictions
The Ashley Lebedev Dustbowl is a Historical Treasure from the Attic
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Chunky Mid-Century Jewelry
Chunky Mid-Century Jewelry
The Sou Brette Requiescence Collection is Inspired by Industrial Design
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Elegantly Retro Beauty Portraits
Elegantly Retro Beauty Portraits
The Yve by Koty 2 Image Series Channels 40s Glamour
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Vixen Pin-Up Covers
Vixen Pin-Up Covers
The Sienna Miller Sultry Pose for Love Magazine
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Boomers in Print Campaigns
Boomers in Print Campaigns
Jerry Hall Sizzles in Ads for Chanel Accessories
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Edgy Pompadour Editorials
Edgy Pompadour Editorials
The Vogue Australia Cool Change Photoshoot is Offbeat
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Chic Sunlit Editorials
Chic Sunlit Editorials
This Helmet Magazine Fashion Shoot Will Make You Miss Summer
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Voluminous Shoulder Chic
Voluminous Shoulder Chic
Extravagant Givenchy Bolero Coverings for Fall 2009
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Funky '40s-Revived Fashion
Funky '40s-Revived Fashion
The Frida Gustavsson Ellen Sweden 2011 Editorial is Chic
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Futile Housewife Photoshoots
Futile Housewife Photoshoots
The 7000 Magazine Hiett Editorial Displays Failed Cleaning Attempts
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40s Punk Fashion
40s Punk Fashion
Adolfo Sanchez Autumn/Winter 2010 Blends the Best of Past & Present
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Color-Splattered Fashion
Color-Splattered Fashion
Graeme Black Adds Punch To His Fall 2009 Line With Daring Surprises
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Suave Rock & Roll Captures
Suave Rock & Roll Captures
The Flaunt Magazine Joseph Gordon-Levitt Editorial Showcases 50s Style
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Iconic Jumptography
Iconic Jumptography
The Philippe Halsman 'Jump' Photo Collection is 1940s Fabulous
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60s-Inspired Beach Couture
60s-Inspired Beach Couture
The 'Brazil Dazzle' Editorial Combines Mod Fashion with Modern Taste
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40s Fur for Fall
40s Fur for Fall
Designers Bring Back Post-Depression Luxury Fashion
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Romantic Love Story Editorials
Romantic Love Story Editorials
The Madison Magazine November 2011 Shoot is Inspired by the 40s
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Sultry 50s-Inspired Editorials
Sultry 50s-Inspired Editorials
Valerie Van Der Graaf Goes Vintage for LoveCat Magazine Photo Shoot
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Retro Biking Shirts
Retro Biking Shirts
Fred Perry Cycling Blank Canvas Collection is Inspired by 60s Sportswear
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Frisky 50s-Inspired Fashion
Frisky 50s-Inspired Fashion
Sultry '325 Rue St. Martin' Editorial Channels Modern-Day Marilyn
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Fiery Vintage-Inspired Editorials
Fiery Vintage-Inspired Editorials
Julia Field Brings 50s-Esque Fierceness to Tush Magazine
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Theatrical 50s Catalogues
Theatrical 50s Catalogues
The Mais Oui Vintage Images Borrow from Decade-Specific Looks
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Faded Pin-Up Features
Faded Pin-Up Features
Crystal Renn Stars in a Whiteout Shoot for Muse Magazine Winter 2012
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Edgy 50s-Inspired Photoshoots
Edgy 50s-Inspired Photoshoots
The L’Officiel Paris 'Ex-fan des 50s' Editorial Stars Estelle
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Generational Beauty Editorials
Generational Beauty Editorials
The Then & Now Vogue China Beauty Feature Revisits History
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1940s Poster Revivals
1940s Poster Revivals
The Famous "We Can Do It!" Icon Gets Modernized
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Hybrid Retro Fashion
Hybrid Retro Fashion
Stella Zotis Blends 40s Glam With 80s Biker Girl Grunge
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Classy Retro-Inspired Cycles
Classy Retro-Inspired Cycles
The Epitaph Bike Features Throwback Styling and Twice the Tires
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Retro Sunset Shoots
Retro Sunset Shoots
Tank's 'Imogen in La-La Land' Editorial is Nostalgically Romantic
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Feminine 50s-Inspired Couture
Feminine 50s-Inspired Couture
The Temperley London Resort 2014 Collection is Fit for a Duchess
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Nautical Lingerie
Nautical Lingerie
'What Katie Did' Releases Sexy Sailor Undergarments
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Retro Glasses Revivals
Retro Glasses Revivals
Amid Credit Crunch, Vintage Specs See a Resurgence in Popularity
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Aristocratic Tropical Muses
Aristocratic Tropical Muses
The Gravure Magazine 'Miami Nice' Editorial Glamorizes Getaways
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Retro Poolside Editorials
Retro Poolside Editorials
‘High Glam’ for Vogue Germany 2013 Features Retro Fashion
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Quirky Pin-Up Doll Lingerie
Quirky Pin-Up Doll Lingerie
The Lily Cole Triumph Award Photoshoot Features Odd Undergarments
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Retro Head Wraps
Retro Head Wraps
YSL, Madonna and Prada Present Bohemian Chic
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Sultry Sepia Photoshoots
Sultry Sepia Photoshoots
The Grazia Paris August 2012 Editorial Stars a Timeless Sophie Vlaming
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Evocative Engagement Photos
Evocative Engagement Photos
Blushing Bride Studio Helps a Couple Recreate The Notebook
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Hitchcock-Inspired Editorials
Hitchcock-Inspired Editorials
The Vogue US April 2013 Issue Channels a Suspenseful Classic
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1940s Glamour Editorials
1940s Glamour Editorials
The Barbara Palvin Vogue Australia August 2011 Editorial is Retro Sharp
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Flippant 40s Fashions
Flippant 40s Fashions
The Nadine Wolfbeisser Fashion Gone Rogue Shoot is Perfectly Parisian
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Retro Motel Fashion Ads
Retro Motel Fashion Ads
The Beymen Collection Spring 2013 Campaign Stars Michelle Buswell
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Nostaligic Skater Photography
Nostaligic Skater Photography
Skateboarding in New York City by Bill Eppridge Captures the 1960s
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Southern French Frocks
Southern French Frocks
The Temperley London Resort 2013 Collection is Classy and Elegant
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40s Ostrich Feathers on Runways
40s Ostrich Feathers on Runways
Louis Vuitton Spring 2009 RTW in Paris
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Glam Vintage-Inspired Gowns
Glam Vintage-Inspired Gowns
The Lucy Dang AW13 Lookbook is Fit for '50s Movie Stars
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Vintage Floral Beachwear
Vintage Floral Beachwear
The Mambo Goddess 2012 Campaign Features Jessica Hart & Jessica Gomes
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Pin-Up Pictorials
Pin-Up Pictorials
Mateusz Stankiewicz Elle Poland Editorial Does 40's Lingerie to Perfection
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Voluminous Papermade Gowns
Voluminous Papermade Gowns
The Limited Paper Collection from Iban Montero is Full of Vintage Charm
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Retro Pin-Up Revivals
Retro Pin-Up Revivals
Daniel Couto Manipulates Photos into these Provocative Painterly Portraits
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Parisian Glamor Pictorials
Parisian Glamor Pictorials
'Mode de Circonstance' is Alluring
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Clashing Academic Editorials
Clashing Academic Editorials
The Girls in America Editorial for Elle France is Pattern Crazy
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Stylish Nurse Shoots
Stylish Nurse Shoots
The Nimue Smit W Korea Editorial Prescribes Retro Fashion
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Nostalgic Nudetography
Nostalgic Nudetography
The Forties-Inspired JACQUES Magazine 'Carrie' Editorial
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Retro Military Fashion
Retro Military Fashion
Womenswear-Centric in Dazed & Confused Japan
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Vintage Corset Reinventions
Vintage Corset Reinventions
‘What Katie Did' Lingerie
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1940s-Style Fashion Shoots
1940s-Style Fashion Shoots
'Hollywood Pin-ups' Includes Olsen Twins
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Sophisticated Sepia Photoshoots
Sophisticated Sepia Photoshoots
The Acne Paper No. 14 Editorial Stars a Vintage Karlie Kloss
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Sensual '40s Photography
Sensual '40s Photography
Fanny by Esperanza Moya is Sensually Prim and Proper
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Modernized '50s Lookbooks
Modernized '50s Lookbooks
The For Love & Lemons Pre-Fall 2013 Catalog Stars Daria Pleggenkuhle
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Spanish Seductress Photography
Spanish Seductress Photography
Crystal Renn Vogue Spain Editorial Channels Audrey Hepburn Beauty
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Revealing 40s Swimsuits
Revealing 40s Swimsuits
The Norma Kamali Resort 2014 Swimsuits Source Silhouettes from Pin-Ups
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Old Hollywood Hairstyles
Old Hollywood Hairstyles
Today's Celebs Rock Classic Retro Hairdos
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Tropical Exuberance Editorials
Tropical Exuberance Editorials
The Carmen Miranda Reloaded Photo Series Tributes The Style Icon
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Fabulous 40s Hair Tutorials
Fabulous 40s Hair Tutorials
This Pin-Up Hair Tutorial by Jane Aldridge is 40s-Inspired
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