Vintage Style: Skirts


I think my favorite articles of vintage clothing are dresses and skirts. I think it's because of how nicely they fit.  Of course there are modern pieces that are retro inspired that you can also add to your wardrobe. I'm not a snob about what era a garment is from, as long as I like it, anything is game.  I found this red high waisted A-line skirt (maybe 70s/80s but I'm not 100%) at a local thrift shop for about $6.  It was in great condition and it fit like a glove so I grabbed it. I usually got for vintage or retro inspired skirts in 3 styles: pencil skirts, circle skirts, and A-line skirts.   These skirts showed off the waist and skips (excluding circle and A-line skirts witch have open hip measurements).  Here's a visual of each, the photos are from Etsy vintage clothing stores.

pencil skirt, $34
Photo Credit: Glam Star Vintage



Full circle skirt, $48
Photo Credit:  Cats & Crickets Boutique


A-line skirt, $28
Photo Credit: AllGreen

I'll be showing your more of my various skirts in the future, but hopefully this little visual guide can help ya out when you're out looking for a few key pieces! :) 

~The Retro Natural

6 comments:

charish said...

I'm loving skirts this season. It's just good sense with the warm weather!

P.S. I'm going to look now, but i wonder if you've done or you're going to do any Mad Men looks?

Anonymous said...

I really love those skirts. I don't think pencil skirts are a good look for me since my hips are wide but The A line and Full circle looks to be the right style for me. Thank you for sharing!

The Retro Natural said...

@ Charish, I don't actually watch the show..I think everyone assumes that vintage enthusiasts are into it though lol. I suppose a Mad Men look is just 60s vintage or is there a twist on it?

@Luvndanaturalme, that's one of the reasons I really love circle skirts, they can make anyone look great...I don't have any hips at all lol so they give the illusion :D

Erika said...

I love the Mad Men and it is 60's vintage. I just wish men these days are so sharp!

I travel mainly by bicycle and A-line and full circle skirts are nice for that mode of travel! I just wish that vintage and even second hand clothing wasn't so extortionately priced here. :-(

The Retro Natural said...

@ Erika, is it that bad? I see a lot of places that are over priced but there are still spots with reasonable fees. Your best bet will probably be to order off Etsy, so many things I see on there are less in price than in stores and that's even with the shipping added.

Jordash Clothing said...

Nice Article.
vintage skirts are perfect for casual formal and every occasion.