10 old school fashion trends we’d love to see make a comeback

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.

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1. Parasols

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Practical and beautiful, what’s not to love?

2. Flapper dresses

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Barbara Stanwyck

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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

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So perfectly 30s.

4. Interesting bathing suits

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Bathing suits made of wood, Hoquiam, Washington, 1929.

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Knit bathing suit by Claire McCardell.

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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.

5. Hats

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Brigitte Bardot, 1950

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Sara Thorn in January Vogue, 1959

Of course hats are still around, but they sure don’t have the class that they used to.

6. Gloves

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Rita Hayworth

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Gene Tierney

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Audrey Hepburn

Most people wear gloves in the winter, but dainty daytime and glamorous evening gloves are a thing of the past.

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7. Full skirts

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1950s Dior

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1952 Jean Dessès

Good for dancing and twirling.

8. Go Go Boots

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1960s André Courrèges

You know we love hot pants, but we love go go boots just as much!

9. Metal dresses

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Brigitte Bardot models Paco Rabanne, 1960s

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Françoise Hardy in Paco Rabanne shot by Jean Louis Guégan, 1967

10. Knitwear

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1970s Missoni

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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!

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