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How to Date Vintage Clothing: the 1970s

As in every decade, the fashions of the 1970s were influenced by the social and political issues of the era.  During the early 70s, fashion reflected the anti-war, pro-peace mentality that had begun toward the end of the 60s, and flourished as the hippie look became more mainstream.

(photo via LA Times)

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How to Date Vintage Clothing: the 1960s

The 1960s was a very interesting time for fashion.  The decade saw a lot of change, not only in styles and fabrics, but also in whom popular fashion was directed toward.

 

 (via Centre Fashions)

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How to Date Vintage Clothing: the 1950s

With the end of World War II and rationing being lifted, the 1950s saw the start of great social and economical change.  Men who had been off at war returned to the jobs at home that had been filled by women while they were gone.  Many saw the end of the war as an opportunity to settle down and start a family.  Thus, the Baby Boomer era was born.  Consumerism regained its ground during this time, and the fashion industry began to thrive once more.

(1950s fashions, via Flickriver)

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How to Date Vintage Clothing: the 1940s

For the second instalment of our dating vintage clothing series, we will discuss the 1940s.  The fashion trends of this era were distinctly divided into two categories: Wartime and Post-Wartime.

(via Adored Vintage)

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