The following, from the 1920s through to the 1970s are my personal picks of women's fashion items that never date. I wonder if you agree?
1920s: Flapper Dresses
|Image: Lady Bohemia Vintage on Etsy |
The Great Gatsby bought 1920s fashion back into the limelight again, with those gorgeous 1920s flapper dresses complete with stunning beadwork and sequins. 1920s was the decade when fashion trends saw an upturn. Flapper dresses were part of a new modern era. Matched with long pearl necklaces and feathered headwear, flapper dresses forever hold onto the glamour of a bygone time.
1930s: Cloche hats
|Angelina Jolie wearing a cloche hat in Changeling|
1940s: Tailored women's suits
|Classic 1940s suit seen via ChatterBlossom Vintage|
1950s: one-piece swimsuits and Converse Chuck Taylors
|1950s Swimwear seen via Vintage Dancer|
Less is more? I don't think so! Throw me a 1950s bathing suit over a string bikini anyday! Swimsuits or bathing suits from 1950s were designed to add stretch to the tummy area and were used with bra cups and even boning. I am sure you will agree, vintage bathers flatter the majority of female shapes, and add a certain femininity and glamour to our beaches.
Converse All Stars aka Chuck Taylors (sneakers), in my humble opinion, have not dated one bit. It's funny as I'm writing this, I'm actually wearing pair of thrifted Converse boots! Although Converse is close to a century old, it wasn't until the 1950s that Converse Chuck Taylors moved from athletic wear to mainstream fashion. Since then, these classic kicks haven't faltered through fashion history. Long live the beloved Converse.
|Vintage Converse seen via Pinterest|
1960s: GoGo boots (knee high)
|London models wearing Ossie Clark seen via EcoSalon|
1970s: Flares and platforms
Not just a style reserved for the women, men rocked flares (or bell bottoms) and platforms just as much as the ladies in the 70s. The late and great Bowie for instance:
|David Bowie rocking flares and platforms in the 70s|
Flares are still loved by women around the world, and the iconic platform shoe is arguably the best footwear to wear with them. Such a winning combo.
There's a lot to be said for the amalgamation of true vintage with contemporary, and thus it would be good to see some of the aforementioned women's trends incorporated into today's fashion. Which picks are your favorites? What fashion items from the past do you think never date?