They always come back: discover the rules of vintage fashion!

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They always come back: discover the rules of vintage fashion!. That personal rule that says: “backward only to gain momentum”, in reality, doesn’t apply to all aspects of life. Much less in the world of fashion. In fact, taking up the classics of the past becomes a trend at any time.


From sexy to romantic, timeless, inspirational, this style is a bet on the future. Although it may seem confusing, it’s not. After all, its boom has led it to a particular style that breaks the rules.


Anyway, since fashion is cyclical, but a bit fussy, to use this style you also have certain “instructions” to follow and wear properly. You may wonder what I am talking about, or you already have an idea. Today, Fashion Trends brings you the rules of vintage fashion to look spectacular. Do you want to know more?


What is the “vintage style”?


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Talking about vintage is talking about garments that were made or worn in the past and that eventually come back to life. Yes, similar to that ex from when you were little who shows up to stay. Besides, it maintains some of its original characteristics, such as textiles, finishes, colors, and quality.


Vintage isn’t just old clothes, but a concept. It’s its roots, history, and context. It’s clothing that can come from the year 1920 to the end of 2000 with a reason. Today, and maybe thanks to the pandemic, it has evolved and became popular online.


On the other hand, it’s an excellent option if you want to be part of slow fashion. It allows you to dress well but impeccably and above all fashionable. You can also manage to create a unique style full of naturalness with garments of character to always stand out.


How old should a vintage garment be?


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I can’t tell you if a vintage garment is from a certain year because I would lie to you. However, we could start from the year 1920.


However, many experts affirm that to be vintage, it must be between 20 and 25 years old.


In this sense, it’s also vital to bear in mind that being vintage, can also enter the world of sustainable consumption.


It’s much more ethical and therefore conscious clothing. So, it doesn’t matter how old the garments are, as long as they comply to stay in good condition.


How to know if a garment is vintage?


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It’s usually very easy to tell. However, it never hurts to help you differentiate between some modern garments from those of vintage style. At Fashion Trends, we did a study and found some interesting tips that will help you recognize vintage-style clothing from a mile away. Keep reading to find out how!


Check labels. 


Only with the labels will you be able to identify if it’s vintage or not. Generally, if the labels are embroidered in the past, you will notice quite elaborate unique, and beautiful designs. Even the printed ones.


Check the country of origin.


It’s crucial to be able to identify this because thanks to globalization, western brands discovered that they could produce clothes at low costs even if they sacrificed quality. If it says it was made in America, it’s vintage.


Check the clothing.


Seams, cut, types of fabric, closures, buttons, everything can help us to identify more or less when a garment was made. It’s relevant to analyze it, look at the quality of the seams, the type of button, shoulder pads. Everything!


The details are what will help us to differentiate whether a garment is vintage or not. How else do you identify it?


How to be a vintage-style woman?


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Starting from the 1920s, we know that after that, as usual, fashion evolved, transformed, and underwent changes that marked the beginning and end of a decade. In this sense, women began to impose themselves and dared to mark their place. Vintage from the 20s to the 50s? Take notes to be inspired by the times!


Vintage 20s.


It all started at the end of the First World War. Here women began to reveal themselves and dared with short dresses full of glitter, short hair, and ornaments like feathers, makeup highlighting the eyes, and red lips, they danced Charleston.


Vintage 30s


Similar to the previous year. However, the glamour dropped a lot to open the way to a much more masculine style with pants at the waist, fitted dresses, straight and hair just as short.


Vintage 40s.


After the Second World War, the hair with curlers and makeup became more discreet, the clothes were more austere. Even so, the waist was well-marked on skirts and blouses.


Vintage 50s. 


The 50 was the year of sensuality, the hair began to be worn without fixing more straight than with waves, very red lips were used, headbands, shorts, tied shirts, showed more skin.


What are vintage garments?


Some classic vintage-style garments that you will find to mark your style are the following:


Moccasin-type shoes.


You can wear them with laces and brown. Considered a basic that looks great with everything. They are also very resistant and can be combined with ankle-length jeans.




If you want to achieve a style of the 40s, you can choose them long to below the knees with a very marked waist, combined with a white blouse and small accessories. While for a looser style you can choose a loose knee-length and a tight-fitting blouse.


The interesting thing about vintage is that you can vary the combinations, even play with your hair to mark more personality.


The rules of vintage fashion


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Dressing in a vintage style is very easy. We complicate ourselves more than it really is. And no, I haven’t forgotten that I owe you the vintage rules. So please write down these rules for vintage fashion!


Test yourself.


Before joining this world, you must ask yourself if it isn’t a costume or will look older than you are. For this reason, you should try on the clothes and see how you feel about them.


The cost. 


Dressing in this style doesn’t always have to cost you an arm and a leg. Looking original is more about creativity. Shop at thrift stores, or also look in your aunts’ closet.


Garments in good condition.


Learning how to preserve clothes is essential. Above all, be wary of stains or tears because otherwise, it won’t look good.


Quality and style. 


Choosing your clothes has to go deeper than a simple “it fits me perfectly”. Your style, your personality, and your overwhelming confidence should be marked. In addition, the quality of the garments is crucial.


What do you think of this vintage style? At Fashion Trends, we rate it as a favorite for everything that helps the planet and the environment, so we invite you to take it into account.