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Sunday, May 5, 2013

My Vintage Vogue: 1950s Fashion

Ever since my early days of blogging My Vintage Vogue, an archive of popular fashion displaying photographs, models and designers from the 1920s to the 1960s, has been one of my favourite websites. It is always so inspiring. I love all the looks because they are incredibly pretty, classy, feminine and dressy; I adore the soft pastel colours, the beautiful flowers, stripes and polka dots, the bold statement colours and of course the red lipstick. The collection is extensive and very impressive; it's a rather fitting and beautiful tribute to previous decades. I constantly wish I could dress up like this every single day. As I'm sure you all know, my favourite decade of vintage fashion is the 1950s primarily because I love the shape of the dresses, so I thought I'd make that the subject of this post. The sailor dress in particularly stands out to me because I've always wanted a sailor dress; I can just never find the right one. I like to think that my own style has a vintage element to it,; I thought it was the ultimate compliment when I once was asked whether this was a genuine vintage dress, but I do constantly wish I could find more ways to make my style increasingly vintage. I definitely recommend checking out this site.

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98 comments:

S said...

These pics are gorgeous!!!!
Love 1950 style!
Great post!
xxx
S

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Michelle Verpuggi said...

lovely! shall we follow let me know XSE
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ELISA said...

these are images of pure elegance!
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Laura said...

ah, loving all the pictures! x

Louisa Ioannou said...

I LOVE these photos! so gorgeous!
awesome blog, i am now following you, i'd love if you checked out my blog and follow back if you like it xx

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Pip said...

I just love vintage style and the vintage actresses back from the 40's especially! Nice post dear. Enjoy your SUnday! xx Pip

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Fabulous Petite said...

love the pin up style. This is the era when most ladies really looked like ladies. feminine and soft.

xo
Sam
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Mary Lou said...

oh my goodness so many to die for dresses! i honestly adore them all! thank you for sharing the pictures, you gave me a lot of inspiration for dresses to make ^^
and what a wonderful blog you have, so you got yourself a new follower gal!
hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
lots of love and kisses, mary
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Jade said...

50's had such pretty designs xx
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Sam said...

I love how ladylike the dresses and clothes were from this era, they really played to a woman's figure with modesty, great inspiration!

Shybiker said...

We share a love for Fifties fashion. After a lifetime of longing, I found a few dresses reminiscent of that era and they give me great pleasure. I hope you do, too.

Kim Alston said...

I definitely will check out the website. I haves Vintage Vogue Pinterest board and would love to see this :)Thanks!

Lindsey Louise Bales said...

oh gosh, so much inspiration here. i am longing for all of these dresses!

lindsey louise

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Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

So many gorgeous outfits, I want all of them hehehe.

janettaylor said...

Perfect photos!

Laura Dittrich (Fashion Landscape) said...

Amazing pictures and stunningly beautiful dresses :) x


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Chrisy said...

Gorgeous photographs...you know the thing I notice most is the joy that comes through these photos as opposed to the fashion photography of today where most of the girls look utterly bored....
My love to you!

Mica said...

Such beautiful vintage photos! really flattering dresses too :)

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Lucy said...

Lovely pics! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Brooks Cobbs said...

Now this is a unique site paying tribute to a very important era in our culture. The photos and the women in them are gorgeous. Beautifully done!

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Harriet said...

I love My Vintage Vogue! Such a great rousource - thank you for shaing such lovely pictures.

Eva Silviana said...

I always love to see something vintage! Thanks for sharing anyways <3

xx
crunchy cheese me

Jane said...

SO pretty! I love dresses from the 50s as well, for the full skirts. I'd love sailor dress too but I'm not sure if I could pull it off without looking too kitsch!

Panty Buns said...

That lacy cap sleeve 1950s inspired mint lace dress from Portmans in your 31 Oct. 2011 Outfit post is gorgeous! I like a lot of the vintage dresses pictured above too. I would imagine that you must love the look of a lot of the dresses that Jennie of Frocktasia and Vix of Vintage Vixen put up for sale. It must be hard getting by on a very tight budget with the taste and fashionista inclinations you have, though Vix and Jenny are pretty amazing at it... then again, they put an incredible amount of time and work into it. I love vintage looks. I think my favourite out of the ones above might be the red and green floral print dress in the fifth photo (on the left, third row down) but I think your lacy mint dress from Portman's is even prettier.

Estefanía Ainoza said...

Really nice!! I love it!!!

Jocelyn Leow said...

Love the hair style then. I wonder did they use a lot of hair gel? Hahaha.

Ann said...

I love everything vintage...
and this vintage post of your is fabulous I truly enjoyed my visit here.

Sherin said...

I love the 50's. It was such a great era for fashion! I love these images so much. So gorgeous.

Polina said...

Amazing post! Love these dresses! Followed you, wait you on my blog dear!

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Afaf et Marwa. said...

You're soo great, we're following you back now !
Let's keep in touch ;)

Afaf & Marwa

Marloes | The Style Sandwich said...

Oh wow these dresses are all so elegant, love them. It must have been amazing to live in the 50's with a wardrobe like that. The red dotted one is my absolute favourite :) Nice blog you have! X

fleurani said...

Imogen, thank you so much for visiting my blog, so glad you did as I came across your wonderful blog. I love the 50's, if there is a time period I wanna live in it would be the 1950'. Great photographs. Following you now via GFC :-)

Ani
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Style-Delights said...

Oooh..how I love the full skirt dresses! All of these are beautiful! Love Vitage fashion!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
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Diana S.T. said...

you´re doing a great job dear, you really look like these womens =)
kisses
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Ali Hval said...

Oh man, what neat pictures!

I really would like to do what you said--get some more vintage pieces. I don't think I'd do well with a mostly vintage wardrobe, but I would really like to have a few neat little vintage pieces in my wardrobe just to spice itup.

Rosalinda Tjioe said...

Amazing inspirations. Thank you for sharing! xx

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carrieanne drew said...

This is the era I wish I grew up in. So many gorgeous dresses but the red polka dot has to be my favourite. Gorgeous pictures and wonderful post.
Following you

Carrieanne xx

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Joyce said...

I love the shape of these dresses too, sooo gorgeous!

Ilana Morgan said...

wow these are gorgeous pics thanks so much for sharing these!
xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

kissandmakeupsbeautyblog said...

Oooh, these images are fantastic!

FASHION TALES said...

I am such a vintage lover/appreciator. These are beautiful vintage styled shots and dresses. I'm usually into more of 20s and 40s fashions. But, I do like some of the 50s dresses. xx/Madison

The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are wonderful, just love vintage pieces xx

Caramella said...

oooh so lovely, I would like one of each!! ;) Thank you for sharing

Joy Shana said...

Gorgeous, some of this styles are back and trending now:)
Shana-Style

Harlow Darling said...

I love My Vintage Vogue so much! Such a wonderful source of fashion and photography inspiration, those dresses are dreamy....

Inês Brito said...

Thanks ♡
Really gorgeous images!

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing post, darling!
I can see you in many of these dresses ;)

xoxox,
CC

Maria Fallon said...

Beautiful pictures, definitely want that red polka dot dress!

Maria xxx

Regine Karpel said...

Love the hat!
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Mouthwash said...

All of these dresses are totally stunning - and I can certainly see you rocking each and every one of them. I really like the black one with the red roses. So pretty! Reminds me of Dolce & Gabbana.

Caitie Schlisserman said...

love these retro inspiration pictures. they are so classic and really never go out of style!

xxx
Lady à la Mode

Jessi said...

Oh, such lovely photos! I'm in love with 50's style, it's so feminine and pretty.
Jessi
haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

Alyssa Molin-Graves said...

Omigoodness I LOVE all of these vintage looks. The women of the 50s were so put together and demure. What gorgeous photos, thank you for sharing! I think you really embody this era :)

~Alyssa
www.butterfliesonmars.blogspot.com

claire ashfield said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog :) i love these outfits, although i don't think i can pull them off :( amazing blog! xx

Mouna T said...

Love all these pictures ! Wow, I love vintage <3

AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

I'm in love with these dresses, the 50s fashion was just incredible

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Mindy Fan said...

wow The 50's fashion looks so nice! I would love to wear those dresses!!

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Nature Health Secrets said...

Great collection, Will be eagerly waiting for more.

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Carly said...

These are all really inspirational - I might base an illustration on them! xxx

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Lovely post, I adore the styles from the 1930's-1960's. I love watching To Catch a Thief, there are so many gorgeous dresses in that film.

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Emma Cooke said...

Thanks so much for following me, I've just followed back.

Love this post btw, I recently interned at Vogue and fell in love with all the vintage issues in the library there - these are some of the nicest pictures I've seen tho!

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Emmy said...

Your style definitely has a vintage feel to it, and I can see why you gravitate towards the silhouette of the 50's:) Great inspo pics:)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

The silhouettes of the fifties make me swoon!

Sabrina said...

Such great inspiration! I think long gloves need to come back into style- they're just so elegant and beautiful.

Sincerely,
Sabrina

trishie said...

I love these vintage styles. So elegant and glamourous.

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ROXTHEFOX said...

The structured silhouette of frocks is probably my favorite!

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Render Sublime said...

SERIOUSLY sometimes I wish I could dress like this... to feel beautiful, feminine and classy would feel so amazing! xxx

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P.S.LilyBoutique said...

Lovely looks! <3 xx


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SaraTori Campo said...

Love these! Especially the red pokadots, the red thy length one and the amazing ball gown with flowers! Such beautiful shots!!!
Sara

clément elsa said...

Wow!! What a beautiful blog. I like very much your articles, your photos and your style, I have followed you via gfc, bloglovin and google+ . I have also a blog http://ouicestelsa.blogspot.com/ and I hope we can follow each other~~

Kendra Alexandra said...

Love this old school style!
Love this post, your blog is great too and I'm definitely going to have to follow you now! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin'?

Kendra
Xx
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mochaccinoland said...

love these vintage photos! all the ladies dressed like a lady and everyone is so meticulously dressed! gorgeous!

xoxo
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Closet Fashionista said...

Wow, so many gorgeous shots! I love that one of Audrey Hepburn (at least it looks like her...)
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Mira said...

Gorgeous vintage inspiration. The dresses are so pretty <3

xx

Cafe Fashionista said...

All of these styles would look so beautiful on you, Imogen - j'adore!

P.S. Now that you mention it...I just realized that I wasn't following you either {I am now via GFC}. I guess I did the same thing...just assumed that I was. :P

Ginny said...

So fun, I'd love to get to wear some of these, it seems so much more fun then the average clothes today.
Ginny

Jenn said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE them all!! I agree, I'd love to wear pretty vintage dresses all day every day. What gorgeous images!!

Sam said...

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your fashion opinions with me :)

Kiki Coco said...

Hi!

I love 50s style - what a great post! Thanks for this!
Thanks for comment and the follow, sorry i'm so late in commenting back. I'm following you back on GFC and BL.

Pls visit again soon!

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Love from Kiki

Denisa said...

I like that style, nice and ispirative. Have a great day.

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Elekon said...

I`m always in love with 50-s elegance! Great pictures very inspiring!

RosyChicc said...

Ahh these are such inspiring photos! Thank you for sharing! <33

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Sandra Leiva said...

Amazing!!

Thanks for sharing :)))

xx

Harija said...

Amazing!

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Denise said...

Thank you so much for your visit! I didn't answer earlier - and sorry for that - because I was on a long weekend/holiday! I love your blog! And the dresses! I love vintage dresses, full circe skirts, the 50's... so nice that you had that compliment!

Fashion Confessions of a Mommy said...

Wow, I love these sooo much. Just beautiful and elegant. Look at those tiny tight waist bands. How on earth did woman of larger sizes dressed I wonder?
Daphne.

Kimberly Luu said...

Awww vintage photos are such a classic!

XoXo, Kimberly
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Velvet Bloom said...

love all the editorials

Olivia said...

Ohmygosh I love those vintage pictures. Don't you wish girls these days still wore such big, poufy skirts sometimes?:)
Hugs & Kisses,
Olivia

Daiane Borsatto said...

Love this site!!

thanks for your comment and welcome to my blog!

kisses

Kelsey Bang said...

love vintage fashion! so amazing and darling! what lovely dresses!

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Thania SG said...

there's nothing better that feminity at that time, right?

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Kristina said...

Such a lovely collage :)

I just bumped into your blog and after scrolling through your posts, I must say I really like it :) How about we follow each other? :)

Also, check out my giveaway (of a beautiful statement necklace) here: http://beneaththecoat.blogspot.ch/2013/05/giveaway-zara-necklace.html !!

Kisses from Zurich,

K.

Kristina said...

Thank you for your lovely comment, I am following you too now :)

LPFashionPhilosophy said...

So pretty!

ox from NYC!
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myvintagevogue. said...

Nice post I'm glad the archive is inspiring you - Jessica from myvintagevogue.com