Our January Collection Nods to Vintage Nautical Style

Are you excited about the new ModCloth collection? This month’s assortment is a mix of cruise-ready tops, seafaring skirts, frocks fit for the docks, and totally coastal trousers—and they’re all gloriously vintage-inspired. Read on for nautical inspo from all sorts of eras!

Thoroughly Thirties

Pictured: Photo CreditPosh and Punctual Flared Midi Dress

Before shoulder pads boomed, broad collars were the move. And, such statement specifics are exactly what makes our Posh and Punctual Flared Midi Dress a 1930s-inspired dream. Double-breasted buttons were seen on sophisticated suiting and wide-legged pants alike, and our amazing A-line dress hosts these deets in a sophisticated update that spans the ages.

Can’t get enough of the statement collar situation? Here are a few more fun picks from our collection:

Pictured: Throwback Basking Knit Top, Aye Aye on the Prize Collared Top, and Accentuate the Positive A-Line Dress

Fit for the Forties

Pictured: Fits the Function Shirt Dress in Pennant Flags / Photo Credit

Embracing everyday style in the 1940s meant flaunting frocks with collared necklines, defined waists, and flowing knee-lengths. Our Fits the Function Shirt Dress in Pennant Flags is a ready-to-wear revival of this reliable silhouette! Rocking a modern, sleeveless cut and a breathable cotton fabric, this retro upgrade is a quirky-cool combo.

If we know you like we think we do, we’re pretty sure you’re looking to load up on printed dresses. Peep these awesome options:

Pictured: Halter Midi Dress with Ruffle Hem, Your Own Approach Fit and Flare Dress in Seagulls, and Cultivated Quirk Shirt Dress in Octopus

Spot-On Sixties

Pictured: Photo CreditCharter School Pullover Sweater in Striped Orange

By the time the 1950s gave way to the 1960s, separates were so in. Our Charter School Pullover Sweater in Striped Orange is the best of 1960s fashion elements, with a pop-art-inspired hue, those notable nautical stripes, and a casual vibe that allows for versatile style expression.

Are you ready to get serious about striped sweaters with a nautical spin? Stock up on these exclusive pieces:

Pictured: Unstoppably Nautical Long Sleeve Top, Ahoy, Adorable! Knit Blazer, and Chatty Crabby Knit Sweater

+Which pieces are you most loving from our January collection?

About Christen

Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and avid appreciator of soggy French fries. She finds inspiration in the veins of leaves, the subtle squeaks of guitar strings against their player's fingertips, the train-whistle soundtrack of city life, and the sweet quiet that can be found at farmers' markets.

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  1. Anne Miller 01/15/2018 at 4:32 pm #

    I would love to buy the double breasted pant suit pictured above from the ‘30’s!!!

  2. Rebecca 01/22/2018 at 1:50 pm #

    I’d really like to be able to click though to the product pages for some of these fab things rather than having to go searching. A Pinterest thingy isn’t terribly helpful to me.

    • Christen 01/24/2018 at 10:16 am #

      Hey Rebecca! All the ModCloth products pictured are linked beneath the photos, so if you click the product name, it should open the product page in a new tab. Hope that helps! 🙂

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