Monday, June 7, 2010

Poll: What's your favourite fashion era?

Although most vintage lovers tend to mix and match periods and styles to create a look that's unique, we are often drawn to one decade or another. Actually I'm not so much interested in everyone's favourite fashion era as I am intrigued by your reasons for favouring a specific period. Do you choose styles from a certain time because they're the most flattering to your body type? Does a particular era reflect your personality? Or perhaps you simply appreciate the lines of the clothes from that time?

I tend to gravitate towards the late 30s to mid 40s. I generally find these styles the most wearable - knee-length slightly flared dresses are both flattering and more current than the voluminous mid-calf length skirts of Dior's New Look. Not to mention less obviously vintage, for when I don't actually want to look like I'm in fancy dress. But of course I do love the glamour of the 50s - who doesn't?

10 comments:

  1. I love the 40s fashion the best. At the same time I love the frilly 50s skirts, yet I never really used to like 50s stuff at all until recently. 40s still reigns though.

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  2. I love the 50s and 60s. When I was younger I was very much into the 60s but now I have developed an hourglass shape, I find 50s fashions are much more flattering.

    Either way I think they're both great- 50s for when I'm feeling feminine and 60s for when I feel fun.

    I do like other eras too but they'll never fill my wardrobe in the way the 50s and 60s have.

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  3. I love 50s/early 60s. I love the huge circle skirts I am a pear shape (but i can't stand 70s, it reminds me of hippies..and i have this thing about hippies) I love to wear crinolines and keds with high wasited capris. I also am beginning to love 40s...something I looked in to more only recently. Its got some crazy cool color combos and I love the "strong shoulder" thing, it makes your waist look extra small...another thing I like about the big skirts on 50s dresses. And there is something about those knit 60s suits that I adore!

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  4. I love the 50s because its very flattering on my body type and the 20s because of the beautiful fabrics and colors

    Sarah
    theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

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  5. The 40's was and always will be my first love. However, I also have a soft spot for the 50's and its hourglass shape. And the Baroness is getting me into the 30's. I had never really paid attention to the 30's but as I look more into it, the fashion then was really quite lovely.

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  6. Teens, actually. Old enough to be "classic".

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  7. I love 40's and 50's styles. The trimmer cuts of the 40's are polished and practical to wear everyday, and 50's full-skirt silhouettes are adorable with party dresses.

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  8. I am primarily drawn toward the 40's and 50's: The bright colors, feminine swish, and waist accentuation of the 1950's. The hair, the hats, and the slightly more masculine lines of the mid 1940's. I cannot afford actually vintage clothing to wear daily. I would be terrified of harming them, so I end of styling several 1980's pieces as the 80's saw an homage to 1940's and the 1890's/1900 prairie. I have been known to throw in some 1930's and 1960's when it suits. I figure that I still wear things I got in the 1990's, Great-Grandma and Grandma probably did the same thing with their time.

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  9. Mainly 40's but I also dable in 50's. I just always wince at the amount of fabric it takes to make 50's skirts and dresses.

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  10. Old post, but I just came across your blog (which is great). I'm a 30s lover myself, through and through, even though it doesn't quite flatter my shape as much. I think it's such an overlooked, and fabulous decade. I love the length of the hair as it moves from 20s short to 40s long. I love the way that flatters the face, and accentuates the jawline. I love the somewhat understated hats, the lower heeled shoes. The lines and fabrics of the dresses are soft, and brought in at the waist unlike the 20s, but not so tailored, cinched and large shouldered as the 40s. I think there's a great balance of practicality and fanciness. And the makeup is divine. Sigh.

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