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The term 'Retro' can be an oxymoronic term within the fashion and design industries. While the literal definition, “Culturally outdated or aged style, trend or fashion”, seems to imply a negative prospect with regards to style – It is generally viewed as a positive term. The use of the word retro has become an identification that generally describes vintage of 15-20 years old. At Vintagetrends.com we like to use the term to describe retro clothing as a post-modern style that has a direct aesthetic value to the late 1940's and 1950's.

Vintage retro style can also refer to vintage clothing that was commonly worn in past decades, for example, vintage bellbottom jeans, which were incredibly popular in the 1960's and 1970's. Another common trend of retro clothing could be chiffon scarves from the 50's or classic 70's sportswear. Fedoras, large sunglasses, neckties, leather handbags and even the use of makeup can indicate a retro awareness in fashion today.

Another interpretation of retro clothing is a trend in which modern designers imitate styles from the past, thus producing a form of retro fashion. In this case vintage clothing is used to inspire a collection and in the best cases the design remains consistent with the high-quality one expects from American made apparel, yet adds modern fabrics and elements that people today have come to expect from a garment. Since the 1990's there has been a steady demand for both versions of retro clothing, vintage clothing and vintage imitation styles. Certain sub-cultural groups have built retro clothing into their lifestyles so completely, like the swing dancers and Rockabilly scenesters, that it is almost difficult to picture their style without the retro clothing element.

It is understandable why vintage and retro clothing have been so steadfastly popular in more recent years; one can wear something truly unique, a one-of-a-kind item can take an outfit from mass-produced and mainstream to an individualized fashion statement, the quality of retro clothing is undoubtedly higher in terms of materials and design. A huge part of the quality appeal is that a seamstress can take a vintage dress, skirt, suit, jacket, or any item and tailor it for size and for a more modern interpretation. This is not something that is a priority in modern clothing design.

The details and construction of retro clothing and vintage are covetable due to the intricate and unusual elements and finishes. Hand stitching, ornate buttons, embroidery, lace, applique and beading are just several examples of the type of intricacies one might find in a piece of retro fashion. Other great aspects can be the material and fabrics used and the prints, which seem to always come back into fashion.

Retro clothing is not the only type of design that fascinates and inspires people today – Retro housewares and furniture have become increasingly sought after for many of the same reasons the fashions do. The term Retro-modern is a very specific décor style to describe post-modern art and design. Incorporating retro curtains in a room that is mainly modern can add depth and style that is unique to only you. In short, retro clothing and design will always be a stylish option to elevate your personal style.

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