Fashion has a habit of being cyclical, and old trends often find their way back into modern closets. But sometimes the trends of the glamorous past either don’t appeal to today’s fashionistas or simply take too long to come back. Check out these 10 old school fashion trends that we’d love to see make a comeback right now, in pictures.
Practical and beautiful, what’s not to love?
2. Flapper dresses
We’ve already expressed our love for the cloche hat of the 1920s, but we’d also love to see the flapper dress make a comeback in all of its beaded glory!
3. Long dresses with skinny belts and berets
So perfectly 30s.
4. Interesting bathing suits
Bathing suits made of wood, Hoquiam, Washington, 1929.
Knit bathing suit by Claire McCardell.
We’ll pass on the wooden suits, but we’d love to see some of the variety from the old days, as well as the classics.
Brigitte Bardot, 1950
Sara Thorn in January Vogue, 1959
Of course hats are still around, but they sure don’t have the class that they used to.
Most people wear gloves in the winter, but dainty daytime and glamorous evening gloves are a thing of the past.
7. Full skirts
1952 Jean Dessès
Good for dancing and twirling.
8. Go Go Boots
1960s André Courrèges
You know we love hot pants, but we love go go boots just as much!
9. Metal dresses
Brigitte Bardot models Paco Rabanne, 1960s
Françoise Hardy in Paco Rabanne shot by Jean Louis Guégan, 1967
There you go! 10 of our favorite old school fashion trends that we wish would just make a comeback already. What do you think, should these fabulous trends of the past stay in the past, or would you like to wear them today? Let us know in the comments!