Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What I Wore - How do you define 'vintage'?

Top: The Limited, Belt: Thrifted, Skinnies: Marshals, Shoes: Ross, Necklace: F21
(I wanted to wear different shoes but, I couldn't find the right ones so I had to substitute...)

There are a lot of bloggers who define their clothing as 'vintage'.
What does this mean?!
How do they know it's vintage?!
Is it vintage because they bought it at a thrift store?

I'll admit, I've called my pearl necklaces and bracelets vintage before.
But that's because my nana gave me my pearls - they were hers when she was little.
I've always wondered how everyone defines their vintage clothes.
So, I've found a definition of what vintage clothing means...

Definition: The term vintage is used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old which is clearly representive of the era in which it was produced. 

So there you have it.... your mom's clothes are vintage... that is if she still has her clothes from the 80's!

I also found another word that I think describes a lot of the clothing out there in the fashion world. 


Retrospective:  or "vintage style" usually refers to clothing that imitates the style of a previous era. Reproduction, or repro, clothing is a newly-made but faithful copy of an older garment

Now I'm not a fashion blog or anything of the sort but there you have it!
The Vintage definition and a new word

Have an awesome week!

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DeeAnna said...

When you become a certain age *cough 40's* You know its vintage because you wore it in high school!

Shannon Olson said...

I love the bright combo, cute!

amy and jesse hudson said...

Thanks for the clarification on those definitions - I've wondered the same thing before. Thanks for linking up to Drab to Fab! This week's party is up again, so please come back and party some more with me! You can link up old or new :)
Here's a link to the party:

Have a great weekend!

Amy @ Sugar and Spice

Abby said...

Such a cute blog! I love all of your outfit posts, but this one is GREAT! :) Keep posting your style! Hope you'll follow back!

Breanna Hohenstein said...

Cute outfit :)
Stopping by from VWB!

Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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