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.


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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)

#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 1 year 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 1 year 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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ChubbySquid 3 months ago

I'm not a dress person, but I can make an exception for this one. It's super pretty!

#7 Woman Wearing Culottes And Smoking, 1928

Woman Wearing Culottes And Smoking, 1928

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DeborahSmock 1 year ago

Could B a commercial today

#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 1 year ago

Uh, you might want to google "Louise Brooks"

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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 1 year ago

These hats should definitely come back into fashion

#15 Dancer, Singer And Actress Mary Eaton, 1921

Dancer, Singer And Actress Mary Eaton, 1921

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IrisBerry 1 year ago

I want this dress for my wedding.