Vintage Fashion
19/08/2014 - 12:59 PM
Generally speaking, vintage fashion refers to clothing that was produced between the 1920’s and 1960’s, whilst retro fashion, which is often confused with retro, covers clothing from the 1970’s to 2000’s. However, there is no set rule, so the terms are often used across a range of eras.

Vintage clothing is often associated with second-hand pieces, although there are items out there that have still never been worn; they are just few and far between.  Most un-worn pieces are factory produced, rather than hand-made and are old warehouse stock. The production method of the clothing varies on the era, for example most items of vintage clothing produced in the 1920’s was handmade due to the economic climate.

When designing the pieces that we sell at ROSAvelt, much of our inspiration is taken from vintage styles over the years, which we combine with modern influences to create unique, stylish items of clothing. Below are a few of our favourite pieces of vintage clothing available from ROSAvelt. 

One of the most popular materials used in vintage clothing is lace, which originates back to the early 16th century. Lace has proven to be a timeless classic, appearing in fashion trends year after year. Lace was particularly favoured in the early 1900s, it was at this time that the roles of women were changing due to the war and ladies fashion was becoming more liberated. The lace tops in the image above are simply gorgeous and will add glamour to any outfit, see our lace collection here.

Moving to a later period in the 1900’s, style icon Audrey Hepburn set the trend of the fit and flare dress, similar to the Gold Leaf Baroque Dress in the image above. This was an influential period in women’s fashion as clothing started to reflect the shape of the female body and became more fitted and flattering.

If you would like to see more vintage fashion, please visit to see our full range of limited edition clothing.