Ever think you were born in the wrong decade?
Are you envious of the swing dresses worn in the Roaring Twenties? The boxy skirts of the Forties? Or the classic capes of the Sixties?
Maybe you’re looking for some ideas so you can throw a party inspired by your favorite retro fashions.
If you’re a retro clothing lover looking for a little fashion inspiration, it’s time to turn to the silver screen. Here are some movies you’ll love.
1920’s Retro Clothing
One of the most recognized movies set in the 1920’s is The Great Gatsby. The latest version was made in 2013 staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan.
The carefree attitude of the 1920’s is what keeps this story going. But, not without some tragic consequences.
This movie defines the Roaring Twenties. Everything from over-top-parties to sparking swing dresses is present in this film.
This film will give you all the Twenties inspiration you’ll need.
Bonnie and Clyde was filmed in 1967 starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
It is set in the 1930’s and is about a waitress who falls in love with an outlaw. They then go on a crime spree through the country robbing banks and stealing cars.
In this movie, robbing banks never looked so good. Bonnie was done up in beautiful flowing blouses and matching berets, while Clyde wore the strong masculine suits of the 1930’s
Postwar London in the 1940’s is the setting for The Edge of Love. Filmed in 2008 starring Kiera Knightly and Sienna Miller, it tells the love stories of 4 intertwined individuals post-War World II.
Kiera Knightly’s character is a performer. The gowns she wears in this film are breathtaking. And the casual wear the ladies wear around town is a good representation of what clothes were like after the war rations.
If you’re looking for some fun ideas for 1940’s retro clothing this film is a must.
The 1950’s were an interesting time in history. After world war II, men were coming home from the war and routine was beginning to settle again. Women were expected to go back to being housewives while the men found jobs.
In the movie Revolutionary Road, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet play a traditional couple who are looking to do something different.
While they may be bored with their lifestyle, they still look amazing. Kate in her perfect housewife dresses, and Leo in his power business suits.
Emma Stone stars in The Help, a film based on the novel with the same title.
Skeeter, Emma’s character, is an aspiring author and ends up writing a book about the maids that help the wealthy families in the neighborhood.
The book brings a lot of controversy among the women of the neighborhood, but at least the gossiping and bickering is done while wearing true Sixties fashion.
This heartwarming movie will leave you feeling good and wishing for cigarette pants and kitten heels.
Retro Clothing Inspiration
While films are one of the best places to find authentic examples of retro clothing, we are here to indulge in all your time-inspired clothing dreams.
So come check us out and find that perfect Fifties dress for your next dinner party.