25 Vintage Photos of 1950s Beach Fashion in California

The 1950s beachwear ideas come from native classics like T-shirts and everyday materials like toweling, as in the practical but startling salmon pink toga. They are influenced by foreign styles, as in the Riviera “pirate pants” and the big straw hats from the Virgin islands and Hawaii. The hat shapes add drama to plain blackContinue reading “25 Vintage Photos of 1950s Beach Fashion in California”

20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashion in Amsterdam During the Late 1960s

Born in the Netherlands East Indies (now Indonesia) in 1931 Edgar Vos studied fashion at Amsterdam’s prestigious art school, the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, and then went to France to gain work experience. Vos has a successful chain of fifteen boutique clothing stores known as Edgar Vos Boutiques around the Netherlands, featuring designs that flatter allContinue reading “20 Vintage Photos Show Women’s Fashion in Amsterdam During the Late 1960s”

Extraordinary Photos of Coco Chanel during the 1910s and 1920s

“A women who doesn’t wear perfume has no future.” – Coco Chanel Gabrielle Bonheur “Coco” Chanel (19 August 1883 – 10 January 1971) was a French fashion designer and businesswoman. The founder and namesake of the Chanel brand, she was credited in the post-World War I era with popularizing a sporty, casual chic as theContinue reading “Extraordinary Photos of Coco Chanel during the 1910s and 1920s”

48 Stunning Photos of Women in Bikinis at the Beaches during the 1960s

A bikini is a women’s two-piece swimsuit featuring two triangles of fabric on top that cover the woman’s breasts, and two triangles of fabric on the bottom: the front covering the pelvis but exposing the navel, and the back covering the buttocks. The size of the top and bottom can vary, from bikinis that offerContinue reading “48 Stunning Photos of Women in Bikinis at the Beaches during the 1960s”

Bomber Jacket Art: U.S. Air Force Pilots Personalized Nose Art on Their A-2 Flight Jackets During World War II

The Type A-2 leather flight jacket is an American military flight jacket originally invented and developed for and closely associated with World War II U.S. Army Air Forces pilots, navigators and bombardiers, who often decorated their jackets with squadron patches and elaborate artwork painted on the back. Sometimes casually referred to as a bomber jacket,Continue reading “Bomber Jacket Art: U.S. Air Force Pilots Personalized Nose Art on Their A-2 Flight Jackets During World War II”

64 Beautiful Photos of Debbie Reynolds From the 1950s

Mary Frances “Debbie” Reynolds (April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016) was an American actress, singer, and businesswoman. Her career spanned almost 70 years. She was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Most Promising Newcomer for her portrayal of Helen Kane in the 1950 film Three Little Words. Her breakout role was her firstContinue reading “64 Beautiful Photos of Debbie Reynolds From the 1950s”

38 Lovely Photos of the Bob Haircut: The Hairstyle That Defined the 1920s

A bob cut or bob is a short haircut for women (and occasionally men) in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw-level, often with a fringe (or “bangs”) at the front. The bob is cut at the level of ears, below the ears or above shoulders. Began to rarelyContinue reading “38 Lovely Photos of the Bob Haircut: The Hairstyle That Defined the 1920s”

40 Vintage Photos of Bridesmaid Dresses That Didn’t Stand the Test of Time

The most important dress at a wedding is the one on the bride, but the bridesmaids’ gowns tend to fall close behind. Picking bridesmaids dresses is one of the most stressful conundrums during the wedding planning. The bridesmaids should never outshine the bride. Some brides, however, seem to be taking this to the extreme whenContinue reading “40 Vintage Photos of Bridesmaid Dresses That Didn’t Stand the Test of Time”