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Vintage Outfits

Vintage Outfits

Vintage outfits are pieces of clothing that are a minimum of 25 years old. Vintage often refers to clothing worn from previous eras, ranging anywhere from the 1920s all the way to the 1980s. Vintage lovers often spend hours browsing through thrift stores for the perfect retro and pin up inspired pieces, going home with only two or three pieces of decent quality, if they’re lucky.

If you’re into vintage you probably enjoy pushing past modern trends and going for your own style. Vintage clothing ranges from fun and flirty 50s schoolgirl dresses to wide leg jeans and floral shirts from the 1970s to swing dresses and sexy fitted pencil skirts. Many vintage outfits are paired with modern pieces including retro or rockabilly style boots and stiletto shoes, modern skirts or even skinny jeans or leggings.

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Since many of us don’t have time to browse thrift stores for the perfect vintage outfits, there are all sorts of online boutiques that create vintage-inspired pieces with a modern or retro touch. Modcloth uses popular vintage styles and mixes them with modern trends in dresses, skirts, outerwear and home accessories, while Lucky Diva takes a mainstream approach to the sassy vintage sailor look. Babygirlboutique and What Katie did are two boutiques that focus heavily on the feminine, girly and fun styles of vintage eras, particularly the 1920s through 1950s. For a vintage look with a rockabilly edge, check out Suicide Glam and Cats Like Us for the more rebellious and sassy approach. Loving the look of a classic greaser girl? Grease, Gas and Glory can dress you up like an authentic greaser gal from head to toe.

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Vintage outfits don’t just cover one aspect of style. Whether you’re a fan of classic and feminine floral vintage pieces, fierce rockabilly and psychobilly styles, frilly retro swing dresses or fierce corporate styles with pencil skirts and frilly button down shirts, vintage outfits can be created to perfectly suit you and your personal taste. There is more to the perfect vintage outfit than the outfit, too. Complete your look with some red lips, bold eyeliner and voluminous curls to your hair for a true vintage girl look.

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Marlenes Toechter

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Marlenes Toechter

Marlenes Toechter is a vintage and retro clothing inspired boutique for the girls who always wished they could dress like their mother or grandmother did when she was in school. The classic and innocent flowing school dresses, the high waisted pants, the cute pea coats and the penny loafers are some of the styles you’ve always lusted over.

Model: Eliza Dotlittle – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

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 – This is where Marlenes Toechter draws inspiration, creating new pieces for women who have always lusted over this classic style. The styles portrayed in clothes designed by Marlenes Toechter typically reflect young women’s styles from the 1930’s all the way to the 1950’s.

Model: Eliza Dotlittle – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

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The high buttoned, conservative styles of the 1930’s are available with long sleeved dresses, longer skirted dresses, and more conservative, classic looks, and the colorful, short skirted, short sleeved and more adventurous styles of the 1950’s are also available. Bowling style tops with bold stripes come in all sorts of styles, and flowing swing skirts come in all sorts of colors.

Model: Stefanie Schulze – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

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Since the military played such a prominent role in the history of these years, there is a variety of dresses and tops that have collars, stripes and trim done in designs that reflect the military uniforms of the eras. Sailor tops were popular among women, which are also available in the shop.

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Model: Stefanie Schulze – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

Feeling like you’d prefer to embrace your inner cowgirl? If you’re a western girl, there are all sorts of western tops and dresses available, too. Reds, blues and golds are brought together to create vintage western pieces, bringing you back to the styles of the old west.

Model: Madeleine Bergemann – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

The variety doesn’t stop there. You can even find a dress or adorable top for your child, perfect for a mother and daughter matching outfit. To complete any outfit, check out the accessories department. Anchor purses and hair bows are available in just about any style and color to complement every dress sold in the shop. Even if you’re not ready to wear a whole dress that represents the era, these accessories are perfect to add a hint of retro to your style.

Model: Frau Pepper – Photo: StAnchor Graphics.

With Marlenes Toechter the prices are reasonable and the quality is exceptional and diverse. If you’ve lusted over your mother’s wardrobe, look no further to find an outfit for yourself!

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