Vintage Clothing Styles – Trending Now


With a name like Vintage Unscripted, it’s pretty obvious we are all lovers of vintage. Although we tend to lean toward vintage decor and accessories let’s not forget about vintage and antique clothing. There is a huge market for both antique and vintage clothing as well as reproduction vintage look clothing.  

Let’s take a quick trip into the past and look at some of the eras and styles that are currently popular.

The Renaissance

First up since it’s Spring, the Renaissance Faire is in full swing.  If you have never been, you are in for a treat. Be prepared to see costumes and outfits in the style of Queen Elizabeth and Henry the Eighth. Think leg of mutton sleeves, lots of lace, high necklines, and long full skirts for women and wide coats with heavy shoulder pads and doublets for men.

renaissance inspired 2017
Three Renaissance inspired looks: Andrew Gn/Fall 2017 (Vogue), Sonia Rykiel RTW blouse, Joseph Altuzarra/Fall 2017 (Vogue)

The 1920s

Another popular fashion era is that of the Flapper Era or more recently known as Titanic era. This style is characterized by slim pencil straight drop waist dresses that may have beading or embriodered decoration. Think cloche hats, and open toe shoes for women and gangster style three piece suits with wide lapels for men.

flapper inspired fashion
Kobi Halperin Justina dropped-waist dress (Neiman Marcus), Chelsea Crew Sergi Vintage T-straps (Royal Vintage), Pure Edith cloche hat (Modcloth)

1950s Rockabilly

Rockabilly fashion has been popular for quite some time. Check out Viva Las Vegas for some ideas of 1950’s fashion. This was the era of Bettie Page, poodle skirts and peg leg jeans.   

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Hope you enjoyed that quick trip through some popular vintage clothing eras trending now. Leave a note in the comments with your favorite vintage clothing era.

The best is yet to come! Pam, Vintage Renude

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  1. I really love the styles of the 1940s. Even casual wear for women looked sophisticated! I love the swim suits of the 1940s, the shoes of the 1940s, the hats, the suits….Love it all! Fun article, thanks Pam!

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