Retro Fashion Trends that are Back with a Bang

Retro Vintage Clothing

Fashion always has a way of reviving trends. Thrift stores and vintage clothing wholesalers, in particular, have forever stood by in giving rise to the renaissance of retro style statements.  

Here’s to the year 2019, where chokers, dad shoes, and dungarees have been reborn and celebrated! Where vintage clothing is the new big-wig in the industry!

Take a look at the eight fashion trends from the past that are making a solid comeback!

Fashion Trends from the past

Plaid Blazers

If there's one wardrobe staple that could transfigure your look from a wild Saturday night to a prepped up Monday meeting, it’s a plaid blazer. Shoulder-padded and double-breasted plaid jackets were a 1980s workwear essential and played a big part in the power-dressing movement that was born in the second half of the 1970s and took form in the 80s.

Be it that classic combo of denim cut-offs and a graphic tee or your good old LBD, pairing them with an oversized plaid blazer is one sure way to go bold ‘n’ beautiful!

Striped Sweaters

For almost 60 years, the Italian brand Missoni has owned zigzags and stripes in fashion history. Known for its blend of colorful kaleidoscope patterns such as abstracts, floral and chevron stripes, the designs created by the house of Missoni became extremely popular in the early 1970s.

The Chevron clothing patterns of the Italian house impacted big on the wholesale market, in the year 2011 when Target had collaborated with Missoni, arguably one of the former’s most successful collaborations.

Leather Biker Jackets

What could possibly go wrong with leather jackets? After all, it is the signature style statement of “King of Pop”, Michael Jackson! Need we say more?

Wanna look badass? Wear it with a pair of worn-out jeans and a white tee. Or even better, wear it over a ball-gown! Wanna pull of that rockstar look? Pair it with printed pants and chunky boots!

Wanna look like a total bomb while walking down the street? Go red.

In short, leather biker jackets are limitless and timeless.


Dungaree was made for the first time in the 17th century when it was referred to an economical, durable, thick cotton cloth, often colored in blue and sometimes white. Dungarees are named after Dongari Kapar, a harbourside village near Mumbai in India.

The Hindi name for this cloth was “dungri".

Dungri was exported to England and used for the manufacture of cheap, robust working clothes. During the First World War, women took over much of the factory work and began to wear a handy pair of dungarees as a standard uniform!

And then, we had Jennifer Aniston donning this retro rig, on-screen as Rachel in the much-acclaimed “Friends” TV series! Those were goals and still are!

Tie-dye clothes

What’s vintage clothing, without a mutinous back story? A true one, for that!

It is commonly believed that Tie and Dyes were first introduced in the United States by the hippies during the 1960s, who wanted to break free from the rigid social norms of the 1950s. They embraced this method as a rebellious and an economical way to portray their independent and free-spirited attitude.

However, there are records that trace the origins of tie-dyeing back to ancient India, Japan, and Africa, even before the times of Hippies. Thoughts of tie-dyes trigger a rush of memories of DIY summer camp t-shirts, don’t they?

Well, these free-spirited patterns are back in the game and keeping it strong!

Dad Shoes

These clunky white kicks marked by huge soles and thickset uppers were the dads’ favorite in the early 90s.  These comfortable sneakers, especially in white have been trending in recent years. According to Google Trends, searches for "dad shoes trend" increased by 850% from 2017 to 2018.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, but you just can’t ignore them! At the end, these vintage throwbacks are dubbed as “dads”, they have to look adorkable!

Tiny Sunglasses

Sunglasses come in all shapes and colours, but it’s the tiny oval shades that make the swagger strut! A fad of the ‘90s, these bold sunglasses were adored and flaunted by many stars and celebrities!

So planning on getting into the ‘90s groove and making heads turn? Wear it in red. There could nothing be more radical and perky that oval red shades!


We can’t be talking about the resurgence of retro trends without mentioning chokers necklaces, can we?

Be it Alexandra, the Princess of Wales, who wore thick rows of pearls and velvet to cover a neck scar or the Princess of Pop, Britney Spears who always made a dominating rage with her diamond chokers, women have always cherished these darling choker necklaces!

Time and again, these chokers have ruled and still rule the accessory world!

So, what are you waiting for? Get vintaged!

Channel your inner fashion icon by picking out the best of these classic comebacks from our ranging select of vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories!

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