When World War One ended in 1918, people were obviously happy. So happy in fact that their collective euphoria ultimately influenced the fashion of the time. The era came to be defined by the emergence of vintage fashion, and as you can see from these pictures, it still looks awesome over 90 years later.

Before the 1920s, fashion in Western Europe was still somewhat rigid and impractical. Styles were restrictive and formal and there was little room to express yourself. But after the war people began to abandon such styles in favor of comfort and character. Women started to wear short skirts and trousers and men began to dress more informally, and the suits men wear today are still largely based on the style of those adopted in the late 1920s.

This vintage outbreak marked a turning point in contemporary western fashion, and today's styles still owe a lot to the styles of the Roaring Twenties.

(h/t: vintage everyday)

#1 Women Drinking Coffee In A Terrace Of A Cafe, Paris, 1925

Women Drinking Coffee In A Terrace Of A Cafe, Paris, 1925

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KT Pinto 1 year ago

Luv their shoes!

#2 French Born Actress Claudette Colbert In The Phantom President, 1922

French Born Actress Claudette Colbert In The Phantom President, 1922

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Celeste Coit 2 years ago

1932, silhouette is too streamlined for the '20'. And the Phantom President was released in 1932.

#3 Actress Adrienne Ames

Actress Adrienne Ames

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Debbie 2 years ago

Stunning...Almost like a figurine...

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#4 Greta Garbo, In Movie The Torrent, Wearing Adorable Hat, And Lovely Dress, 1926

Greta Garbo, In Movie The Torrent, Wearing Adorable Hat, And Lovely Dress, 1926

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KT Pinto 1 year ago

Ohemgee, the DRESS! Luv!!!

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#5 Alden Gay Wearing Pearls And A Gown Of Black And White Georgette Crepe By Chanel, 1924

Alden Gay Wearing Pearls And A Gown Of Black And White Georgette Crepe By Chanel, 1924

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SusannaVesna 2 years ago

I would love to wear a dress like that!!

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#6 Katherine Burke, Performed In The Ziegfeld Follies From 1925 To 1931

Katherine Burke, Performed In The Ziegfeld Follies From 1925 To 1931

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AmandaPanda 2 years ago

She kind of looks like Drew Barrymore

#7 Woman Wearing Culottes And Smoking, 1928

Woman Wearing Culottes And Smoking, 1928

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DeborahSmock 2 years ago

Could B a commercial today

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#8 Blues Singer Bessie Smith Poses For A Portrait Circa 1925 In New York City, 1925

Blues Singer Bessie Smith Poses For A Portrait Circa 1925 In New York City, 1925

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DeborahSmock 2 years ago

GORGEOUS

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#9 Teenaged American Actress Loretta Young Wearing A 1920s Metallic Lace Evening Dress, 1928

Teenaged American Actress Loretta Young Wearing A 1920s Metallic Lace Evening Dress, 1928

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Samantha 2 years ago

She's a teenager?! She looks so much older!

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#10 Silent Film Actress Colleen Moore Basically Invented The Bob, 1929

Silent Film Actress Colleen Moore Basically Invented The Bob, 1929

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JonFord 2 years ago

Uh, you might want to google "Louise Brooks"

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#11 American Actress, Jean Arthur Playing Golf, 1920s

American Actress, Jean Arthur Playing Golf, 1920s

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DeborahSmock 2 years ago

CUTE fit

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#12 American Actresses Joan Crawford And Dorothy Sebastian Enjoys A Picnic On The Beach, 1927

American Actresses Joan Crawford And Dorothy Sebastian Enjoys A Picnic On The Beach, 1927

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DaniVachon 2 years ago

Those shoes, tho... so awesome!

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#13 A Woman Wearing A Cloche Hat Decorated With Flowers, 1927

A Woman Wearing A Cloche Hat Decorated With Flowers, 1927

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KellyLedger 2 years ago

These hats should definitely come back into fashion

#14 Madeleine Vionnet In A Norman Hartnell Dress, 1924

Madeleine Vionnet In A Norman Hartnell Dress, 1924

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Anita Cuellar 2 years ago

Gorgeous!!!!

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#15 Dancer, Singer And Actress Mary Eaton, 1921

Dancer, Singer And Actress Mary Eaton, 1921

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IrisBerry 2 years ago

I want this dress for my wedding.

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#16 Four Bathing Belles Shading Themselves With Parasols On The Beach At Skegness, 1926

Four Bathing Belles Shading Themselves With Parasols On The Beach At Skegness, 1926

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KT Pinto 1 year ago

Luv the one with the collar. Much better than the horror stories women wear today!

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#17 A Model Wearing A Norman Hartnell Evening Gown, 1929

A Model Wearing A Norman Hartnell Evening Gown, 1929

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KittyBax 2 years ago

Stunning!

#18 Three Well-Dressed Women, 1920s

Three Well-Dressed Women, 1920s

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KT Pinto 1 year ago

Looks like a little flirting may be going on there...

#19 Actress Dolores Del Rio, 1929

Actress Dolores Del Rio, 1929

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#20 American Actress Nancy Carroll, 1920s

American Actress Nancy Carroll, 1920s

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#21 Four Ladies

Four Ladies

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KT Pinto 1 year ago

That dress on the end! Luv!!!

#22 Prince Otto Von Bismarck On His Wedding Day. The Bride Is Wearing A Fashionable Twenties Dress

Prince Otto Von Bismarck On His Wedding Day. The Bride Is Wearing A Fashionable Twenties Dress

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#23 Evelyn Brent, The Hollywood Actress, 1928

Evelyn Brent, The Hollywood Actress, 1928

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Chris Miilu 2 years ago

That dress is classic. Beautiful.

#24 American Actress Myrna Loy In 1920s

American Actress Myrna Loy In 1920s

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#25 American-Born French Dancer, Singer And Actress Josephine Baker, Hamburg, 1925

American-Born French Dancer, Singer And Actress Josephine Baker, Hamburg, 1925

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#26 Canadian-American Actress Norma Shearer, 1920s

Canadian-American Actress Norma Shearer, 1920s

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#27 American Actress Carole Lombard, 1920s

American Actress Carole Lombard, 1920s

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#28 American Actress And Producer Gloria Swanson, 1922

American Actress And Producer Gloria Swanson, 1922

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#29 Gladys Glad, Ziegfeld Follies Showgirl

Gladys Glad, Ziegfeld Follies Showgirl

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#30 Dinarzade In A Black, Peplumed-Bodice, Velvet Dress Trimmed With Horizontal Bands Of Velvet

Dinarzade In A Black, Peplumed-Bodice, Velvet Dress Trimmed With Horizontal Bands Of Velvet

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#31 Actress Alice Joyce In A Straight Dress With A Sheer Beaded Overdress, 1926

Actress Alice Joyce In A Straight Dress With A Sheer Beaded Overdress, 1926

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#32 Vina Fay Wray, The King Kong Star

Vina Fay Wray, The King Kong Star

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#33 British Actress Dorothy Mackaill Dressed In Silk Dungarees For The Film Party Husband, 1920s

British Actress Dorothy Mackaill Dressed In Silk Dungarees For The Film Party Husband, 1920s

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Tammy Jenkins 2 years ago

I love this look

#34 Hollywood Film Actress, Singer And Dancer Gilda Gray Wearing A Beaded Blue Dress, 1924

Hollywood Film Actress, Singer And Dancer Gilda Gray Wearing A Beaded Blue Dress, 1924

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Ewa Sadowska 2 years ago

Kirsten Dunst ...

#35 Anita Page, Film Actress Is Pictured Wearing A Stunning Striped Dress, 1920s

Anita Page, Film Actress Is Pictured Wearing A Stunning Striped Dress, 1920s

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#36 Actresses Marie Fitzgerald And Sonia Watson At The Make-up Mirror, 1926

Actresses Marie Fitzgerald And Sonia Watson At The Make-up Mirror, 1926

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#37 Flapper Fashion At The Beginning Of 1920s

Flapper Fashion At The Beginning Of 1920s

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#38 Model In Coat, Vogue,1929

Model In Coat, Vogue,1929

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#39 A Young Bride Wearing A Train Decorated With Lace, 1927

A Young Bride Wearing A Train Decorated With Lace, 1927

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#40 Film Star, Mae Murray Poses In A Neglige, 1925

Film Star, Mae Murray Poses In A Neglige, 1925

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#41 A Straw Hat That Is Guaranteed To Keep The Sun At Bay, Worn With A Bathing Costume, 1923

A Straw Hat That Is Guaranteed To Keep The Sun At Bay, Worn With A Bathing Costume, 1923

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AngelLaVey 2 years ago

I need a hat like this

#42 Young Woman In Piazza San Marco, 1922

Young Woman In Piazza San Marco, 1922

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#43 American Models Marion Morehouse and Helen Lyons wearing masks

American Models Marion Morehouse and Helen Lyons wearing masks

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#44 A 1920s Cloche Hat, 1929

A 1920s Cloche Hat, 1929

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hawkeyefaniowa 2 years ago

It's too sad to we can't see this kinda grace and elegance nowadays

#45 A Women Models A Dress Of Jeanne Lanvin's Black Fault, On 1929 In Paris, France

A Women Models A Dress Of Jeanne Lanvin's Black Fault, On 1929 In Paris, France

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#46 Actress Alden Gay Wearing A Dress By Chanel, 1924

Actress Alden Gay Wearing A Dress By Chanel, 1924

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#47 Lee Miller, 1928. Black Tulle Evening Dress Lelong. Black Satin Pumps Delman. Jewels Marcus. In Condé Nast’s Apartment

Lee Miller, 1928. Black Tulle Evening Dress Lelong. Black Satin Pumps Delman. Jewels Marcus. In Condé Nast’s Apartment

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#48 1928 - Dorothy Sebastian, Joan Crawford, And Anita Page In The Movie "Our Dancing Daughters"

1928 - Dorothy Sebastian, Joan Crawford, And Anita Page In The Movie "Our Dancing Daughters"

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#49 Marion Morehouse In Crepe Romain Dress By Chanel, 1926

Marion Morehouse In Crepe Romain Dress By Chanel, 1926

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#50 Portrait Of Marion Davies, 1926

Portrait Of Marion Davies, 1926

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#51 A Flapper In Her Bathing Suit On A Rock At The Beach, Los Angeles, 1922

A Flapper In Her Bathing Suit On A Rock At The Beach, Los Angeles, 1922

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#52 A Glamorous Brunette Wearing A Matching Fringed Wrap And Dress, 1928

A Glamorous Brunette Wearing A Matching Fringed Wrap And Dress, 1928

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#53 Woman With An Umbrella, 1921

Woman With An Umbrella, 1921

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#54 The Actress Jeanne Eagels Taking A Break From ‘Rain’ In 1928

The Actress Jeanne Eagels Taking A Break From ‘Rain’ In 1928

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#55 Two Fashionable Women, Wearing Twenties Drop-waist Dresses And Cloche Hats, 1925

Two Fashionable Women, Wearing Twenties Drop-waist Dresses And Cloche Hats, 1925

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#56 American Actress Louise Brooks, 1927

American Actress Louise Brooks, 1927

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#57 American Actress Colleen Moore, As She Appeared In The 1923 Film Flaming Youth

American Actress Colleen Moore, As She Appeared In The 1923 Film Flaming Youth

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#58 Ballerina Ruth Page, Wearing An Off-The-Shoulder Dress, 1920

Ballerina Ruth Page, Wearing An Off-The-Shoulder Dress, 1920

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#59 Actress Clara Bow, Modelling An Ideal 1920s Ensemble

Actress Clara Bow, Modelling An Ideal 1920s Ensemble

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#60 Lanvin, 1927

Lanvin, 1927

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#61 A 1920s Evening Dress, 1925

A 1920s Evening Dress, 1925

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#62 1920s Women Fashion

1920s Women Fashion

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#63 American Actress Joan Crawford, 1926

American Actress Joan Crawford, 1926

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#64 Film Star Clara Bow Models For The Camera, 1926

Film Star Clara Bow Models For The Camera, 1926

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Chris Miilu 2 years ago

The "It" girl. (My Dad was a Yuge fan)

#65 Hollywood Actress Marion Davies, 1920s

Hollywood Actress Marion Davies, 1920s

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#66 American Actress Eleanor Boardman Wearing A Fur-Trimmed Outfit, 1925

American Actress Eleanor Boardman Wearing A Fur-Trimmed Outfit, 1925

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#67 French Fashion Designer Coco Chanel, 1924

French Fashion Designer Coco Chanel, 1924

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#68 American Dancer Cynthia Perot Poses In A Sparkling, Sleeveless, Dress, By Jenny

American Dancer Cynthia Perot Poses In A Sparkling, Sleeveless, Dress, By Jenny

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#69 Lady Hiding A Hip Flask Tucked In Her Garter Belt During Prohibition, 1920s

Lady Hiding A Hip Flask Tucked In Her Garter Belt During Prohibition, 1920s

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Anita Cuellar 2 years ago

and a rose on the side.

#70 A Model Wearing An Evening Dress, 1922

A Model Wearing An Evening Dress, 1922

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#71 Debutante Maud Hyde Arrives At Buckingham Palace To Be Presented, 1924

Debutante Maud Hyde Arrives At Buckingham Palace To Be Presented, 1924

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#72 Fashionable Woman In 1920's

Fashionable Woman In 1920's

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