ModCloth x Collectif: Vintage Outfits Through the Ages

We are stepping into a bright, new season with vintage findings in mind! It is high time to give a warm welcome to the ModCloth x Collectif collection, complete with the vintage-inspired outfits we know and love. From the 70s to the 40s, follow us through the ages to celebrate a bygone era while nodding to a moment that is all your own.

Stepping into the 1970s
Shop the 70s look: ModCloth x Collectif Smock and Smile Tank Top, ModCloth x Collectif Paradise Found Midi Skirt, ModCloth x Collectif Sunshine Sashay Maxi Dress, ModCloth x Collectif Paradise Found Floral Romper

A decade boasting bold prints and clashing textures, the 1970s was about commending the individual and challenging traditional dress. It is no wonder that we applaud vintage outfit ideas from this era with all its innovation and spirit.

These ModCloth x Collectif looks channel the 1970s siren with a bold floral print atop an inky background. Rompers, jumpsuits and swinging skirts speak to the carefree vibe of the day.

Add retro elements like a platform heel or halter top to compliment the bright hues in the floral print. Opt for a tote with a wooden handle to carry all your modern day essentials.

Brilliantly Bold in the 1960s
Shop the 60s look: ModCloth x Collectif Solid Start Pullover Sweater, ModCloth x Collectif Stripe Right A-Line Skirt, ModCloth x Collectif Friday Night Stripes Belted Dress, ModCloth x Collectif Stripe Right Cropped Jumpsuit

Complete with cheerful prints and jaunty designs, the 1960s look is among our top vintage outfit ideas. Each style is enlightened with optimism, campaigning for modernity and personality.

ModCloth x Collectif pairs pleats and stripes to playful offerings like A-line skirts and jumpsuits. A yellow belt defines the waist and adds interest to this vintage casual outfit.

Opt for a Mary Jane pump in a contrasting hue with a peppy top adorned with a tie. Nothing says vintage more than a purse with a kiss lock closure with subtle cutout details.

A Fresh Take on the 1950s
Shop the 50s look: ModCloth x Collectif Sippin’ Lemonade Peplum Top, ModCloth x Collectif Sippin’ Lemonade Embroidered Cardigan, ModCloth x Collectif Sippin’ Lemonade Belted Dress, ModCloth x Collectif Willing and Staple A-Line Skirt

Defined waistlines, full skirts and feminine adornments delighted 1950s women’s fashion. An era that confirmed the classics, 50s dress styles were quintessentially ladylike.

Evoking the 1950s, ModCloth x Collectif keeps it coordinated with matching separates in a fresh lemon print. The look is complete with feminine A-line silhouettes that focus on the waistline with dainty covered buttons that trail the torso.

Added extras like a pearl statement necklace and a coordinated cardigan and pumps balance the polished look. Match your shoes with your bag and lipstick to your nail polish and you are speaking the language of 1950s women’s fashion.

Falling for the 1940s
Shop the 40s look: ModCloth x Collectif Poised for Success Blouse, ModCloth x Collectif Sunshine Sashay Maxi Dress, ModCloth x Collectif Sunshine Sashay Floral Romper

Wartime hardships called for utilitarian casualness for everyday dress in the 1940s, giving us all a lesson in “how to dress vintage.” Simplicity and practicality was emphasized in day dresses and separates alike. Femininity was punctuated by floral prints and delicate adornments in 40s fashion.

ModCloth x Collectif keeps it clean and collected with buttoned-up afternoon dresses complete with short sleeves and generous hemlines.

Keep spirits high with pin-tucks and bow-ties paired with your favorite 1940s style separates. Channel the subtle charm of this era with a practical. 2.5″ heel boasting a T-strap and teardrop cutouts.

Looking to discover more vintage inspired finds? Learn more about these styles and others by chatting, calling or booking a one-on-one consultation with our ModStylists! They have all the tools to help you step into a new decade in style!

ModCloth x Collectif: Vintage Outfits Through the Ages | ModCloth Blog

on 05/25/2020
Georgia Templeton

About Georgia Templeton

A novice sewing hobbyist, Georgia is an old soul and avid coat collector. She enjoys learning new sewing techniques and reading about fashion history. From time to time she puts a pen to paper, writing fiction.

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    Helga Graham 05/26/2020 at 11:47 am #

    I so very much love what I see! Have to hold off from ordering another week since the sunny weather here is non existing right now. Only rain, rain, rain. Thank goodness for you to let me look at brightness!

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