Be Glamourous in Vintage Hollywood Fashion

Vintage Hollywood fashion is hallmarked by the 30’s and 40’s, as headlined by style icons Katharine Hepburn and Grace Kelly. Get this chic yet classic style by getting your hands on these vintage Hollywood fashion finds:

Striped Tops

Striped tops are reminiscent of nautical styles – and vintage Hollywood glamour, as shown by Doris Day. Her style on the movie “Romance on the High Seas” is something that should fuel your classic look.

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Shoulder-Padded Tops

Before Lady Gaga came into play, vintage Hollywood icons such as Joan Crawford have mastered the look. The key to pulling this off – at least to Crawford – is to wear a waist-cinching belt and a peplum skirt.

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Gingham Dress

In the 1940 movie “The Philadelphia Story,” Katharine Hepburn showed that a peter pan collared dress – in Gingham print – can be a fashionable outfit. Although the print was then linked to tacky Western wear, Ms. Hepburn showed that gingham is indeed glorious.

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Full Skirts

The precursor to midi skirts, full skirts were first popularized in 1947 by iconic designer Christian Dior. This skirt – which was often worn with waist-accentuating tops – revitalized the fashion era that followed the Second World War.

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Wide-Legged Trousers

What goes around comes as around, with the recent comeback of wide-legged pants. These flared trousers are some of Vintage Hollywood’s key items, as demonstrated by bombshell Rita Hayworth. The star – known for her androgynous fashion – was often seen wearing wide-legged trousers and structured tops.

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Fur Coats

A fur coat is one of the key vintage Hollywood fashion pieces that have been trendy up until now. Wear it with any of the aforementioned pieces for a totally glamorous look.

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Cocktail Jewels

When it comes to Vintage Hollywood glamour, the adage “the bigger, the better,” holds true. Such chunky jewels have been sported by many movie icons, such as brunette beauty Barbara Stanwyck.

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Vintage Hollywood fashion is not just a party look, you can wear it to work and dates as well. With these key pieces, you can look just like the iconic mavens of the 1930’s and the 1940’s.

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