Vintage Fashion Trends: Retro Pattern Clothes, Regencycore & More

Vintage Fashion Trends: Retro Pattern Clothes, Regencycore & More

We’re already in the second half of 2022, and it seems that vintage fashion is still everywhere. Y2K aesthetics to the psychedelic retro pattern clothes of the '80s, it appears that 2022 is all about taking fashion inspiration from the past. Moreover, fashion experts predict that vintage trends have no signs of stopping and will likely continue to dominate runways and headlines in the spring and summer seasons of 2023. 

Ready to make the old new and fill your wardrobe with the top looks from fashion history? The following looks are the leading vintage trends 2022 and 2023 have in store:

Retro Pattern Clothes

Bold colors and retro pattern clothes are making a comeback this year. Psychedelic prints that look like optical illusions were a big part of the '60s. Several fashion houses, including Prada, Vivetta and Loewe, recently released collections with unusual abstract shapes and loud colors. Geometric patterns, ripple prints and grunge plaid are also taking over the runways.

Whether it's a sweater, scarf or hat, patterns can add a point of interest to your outfit. However, retro pattern clothes’ daring and striking nature is not for everyone. If you're one who usually doesn't opt for prints, then stripes and polka dots can work well for you.


The term "Y2K fashion" describes the resurgence of fashion trends from the late 1990s and early 2000s. It is characterized by bright colors, bold prints and asymmetrical designs.

The early 2000s was a time when the internet was on the rise. Technology was rapidly evolving, and the dot-com era was in full swing. People were optimistic about the future and viewed the new millennia as a time of transformation. 

As a result, the looks were experimental and fully embraced maximalism. Shiny materials, bedazzled jackets, colorful sunglasses, cropped tops, butterfly hair clips, pleated skirts and Juicy Couture tracksuits are among the most prevalent fashion items of the era. 


Regencycore is one of the most popular vintage trends that is making a comeback. Netflix's Bridgerton has a significant influence on the trend. Searches for "regency dresses'' jumped by 84 percent, and "floral dresses' 'increased by 146 percent just three days after the show's premiere.

The style's hallmarks are floral prints, empire-waist dresses, opera-length gloves, pearl embellishments, flowing silhouettes, and bright colors. This trend is focused on opulence and volume. 

If you wish to embrace this trend, reach for puffed sleeves and corsets, and accessorize with elaborate extras such as pendant necklaces, lady-like hair pieces and pearl jewelry.

Platform Shoes and Sandals

Platform sandals were massive in the '70s and are back taller than ever in 2022. This footwear is more comfortable than heels, making it easier to walk in while still giving your outfit the wow factor it deserves.

The trend began when celebrities like Beyonce, Olivia Rodrigo and Black Pink's Rosé were sporting platform sandals at high-profile events. But women aren't the only ones wearing platforms nowadays. Rapper Lil Nas and Saturday Night Live star Bowen Yang have recently been spotted wearing sky-high shoes on the red carpet.

LA Vintage: Your Ultimate Source for Retro Fashion

LA Vintage is a wholesale supplier that provides high-quality and one-of-a-kind fashion pieces. Our team sorts through millions of clothes yearly so we can provide you with the top vintage trends 2022 has in store. In addition, we advocate for recycled fashion in our efforts to leave a positive environmental impact. 

The fashion industry is one of the most polluting industries in the world. According to the United Nations Environment Program, fashion accounts for up to 10 percent of global carbon dioxide output. Billions of garments are generated yearly, and most end up in landfills. This is problematic because most clothes nowadays are made from polyester - a type of plastic derived from oil. As a result, clothes have become a prime source of microplastic pollution, which is harmful to marine life.

Buying vintage is a sustainable solution. Since our establishment in 1994, we have consistently emphasized the Three “Rs” (reduce, reuse, recycle) in our business operations. So make us our vintage clothing source and email us at to receive our guidelines and price list. 

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