Everywhere you look these days, someone is wearing a vintage item of clothing or an item of clothing designed in vintage style. Over the past few years, vintage styles have exploded all over the runway and in stores everywhere. Suddenly, it is all the rage to dress like your grandmother 50 years ago. This is in part thanks to TV shows set in the past, like “Mad Men” and “Downton Abbey.” Fashion is also cyclical, and styles come back into fashion every few years. Since the 1980s, classic clothing styles were out of fashion, so it was only a matter of time before they became trendy again.
If you don’t want to spend the time or expense hunting down true vintage pieces and vintage accessories, you can take advantage of the trend by shopping stores that make new clothing in vintage styles. These stores create these inspiration pieces for the following reasons:
Vintage looks give clothing a timeless look
Everyone likes to look good, and no one wants to look back on a picture of themselves and cringe. For this reason, vintage styled clothing is a good choice. Vintage looks have a timeless elegance to them that is lacking in non-vintage styles. Vintage styles create simple silhouettes and clean lines that help people look their best. When you look back on a vintage-inspired outfit, you will never have that feeling of “why did I ever wear that?” Choosing vintage styles will help you look your best no matter what year it is.
Vintage styles make people feel nostalgic for the past
Even if you were not alive the first time the vintage styles were popular, you likely have a parent or grandparent who did wear that style of clothing. Vintage styled clothing gives the wearer a since of nostalgia for the past, when times were simpler and technology was not as advanced. When wearing vintage styles, the wearer receives a since of history that connects them to the past and future all at once.
Vintage styles suit a variety of body types
Vintage outfits offer a wide variety of shapes and silhouettes. With so many styles to choose from, it is easy to find clothing pieces that fit any body type. Depending on what you want to hide or highlight, there is something from every era that can help. Styles in the 1940s and 50s were structured and highlighted the feminine form. In the 1960s, styles were more androgynous and simple and less emphasis was placed on the waist and bust. The 1970s brought flowing, comfortable styles that are ideal for a variety of body shapes. Loose styles of the 1980s hide every flaw and highlight the face. These style differences make it easy to find styles to suit every body type, which is one reason why modern stores continue to style modern clothing in vintage styles.
Modern materials last longer than original vintage clothing
Clothing doesn’t last forever, and vintage clothes are no exception. Over the years, the fabric breaks down and splits at the seams, making the garments un-wearable or impractical for daily use. Stores that create modern clothing in vintage styles help customers achieve the same look as if they were wearing vintage clothing without the risk of damaging an old garment. Modern materials are also often more comfortable and sturdier than vintage pieces, which make them better for everyday use.
Modern color preferences are different
The colors popular today were not popular 20 years ago, or even 60 years ago. Each decade has specific color trends that identify the decade. In the 1980s, mint green, bright turquoise, and pink were popular colors. In the 1970s, avocado green, orange, and mustard were the colors of the day. Popular colors in the 1950s included black, white, and red. Each decade has a distinct color pallet. Today’s color preferences do not match the preferences of past eras. This makes it difficult to actually wear original vintage outfits everyday, as the clothing often looks like a costume, in fact some costume jewellery is very popular to vintage fashonistas. Modern stores can solve this issue by creating classic vintage styles in modern color choices to suit the color preferences of today’s shoppers.
These trends in vintage styles clearly indicate why vintage styles are popular in modern clothing stores. The desire to look pulled together combined with the trends in pop culture keep vintage styles at the top of clothing popularity. If the current trends continue, vintage styles are not going anywhere for a long time.