Vintage Tops

Discover our great selection of vintage tops and vintage blouses with tons of styles ranging from the 1960s to the early aughts. Our vintage tops are all one of a kind and perfect for your dinner party, photoshoot, or walk through the park!

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Our vintage tops and blouses come from many eras! From patterned popover blouses from the ’70s to trendy, oversized ’90s tops, there’s a little something for everyone. With so many styles to choose from, we thought we would give a breakdown of the different vintage top trends based on the decade:

1960s:

In the ‘60s, Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy were all huge fashion icons. Matching suit sets were all the rage, and patterned button-down tops were often paired with chunky knit sweaters. The mini skirt was everywhere, thanks to the rise of mod fashion in late-’50s London. Bright colors, clean cuts, and raised hemlines define mod fashion, which is still a popular influence today! Mod fashion was a part of Swinging London, a period of time that focused on music, fashion, and youth culture and produced icons such as The Beatles, Twiggy, and The Who. 

The late 1960s were, in large part, defined by hippie counterculture, underlined by Woodstock in 1969. Peasant blouses were often paired will bell-bottom jeans and airy, swinging skirts. Floral prints and fringe were everywhere. 

Brigitte Bardot wearing a vintage top and a head scarf

1970s:

Peasant blouses remained extremely popular, along with tunic-length tops. Band t-shirts would often be paired with bell bottoms or palazzo pants!

The ’70s are sometimes referred to as the “Polyester Decade” because of the rise of new synthetic fabrics! These fabrics were often used to produce increasingly accessible ready-to-wear clothing. They were the backbone of many fashions of the decade, perhaps most prominently the bright and loud disco styles of the late ’70s.

The early ’70s, however, began with a transition from the late 1960s hippie styles. Flowing fabrics, handmade materials, and organic processes were huge. Peasant blouses with embroidery remained all the rage.

As the decade moved on, velvet, satin, and sequins inserted themselves into glamorous evening wear. In the office, pantsuits were often work with silk bow blouses (also known as pussy bows!) which would increase in popularity through the 80s.

The History of the Pussy Bow

The pussycat bow, AKA the lavalliére, is a bow tied at the neck of a blouse similiar to the one that is tied around the neck of a kitten. It’s been popular since 19th century France, associated with a duchess (of La Valliére; misters of Louis XIV) and worn by political intellectuals, students, and artists.

A few 20th century western films, including Jack Lemmon as Frank Harris in Cowboy (1958), used pussy bows as a clothing accessory for cowboy characters. By the 1960s, prominent designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Coco Chanel had built pussycat bows into their collections. Professional women wore the bows in place of a tie.

Margaret Thatcher made the pussy bow a part of her strong political image during the 1980s after she became the Prime Minister of the UK in 1979. Melania Trump has worn a pussy bow a number of times since 2016—make what you will of that!
London fashion designer wearing a pussycat bow

1980s

Bright, bold glamour defined the 1980s. Popular fashion was loud and full of excess, screaming “fun” more than perhaps any other decade in recent history. Power suits with large shoulder pads defined professional wear, with sequins and bold, blocky patterns taking over clubs and dance halls at night.

The ’80s also gave rise to a huge musical influence of the time: hip hop. The trio Salt-N-Pepa, Queen Latifah, and countless other stars provided a tremendous influence on fashion: dolman sleeves, baggy silhouettes, and athletic-inspired details were all the rage.

As the decade went on, punk culture icons like Madonna and Iggy Pop gave rise to band t-shirts (the more distressed, the better), studded leather jackets, patches and chain adornments, and more. It was a complete switch-up from the glossy disco fashion of the ’70s.

Perhaps the most memorable fashion moment of the ’80s came with Jane Fonda. Leotard and leg warmers in bold colors and high cuts were everywhere.
Vintage top in 1980s on Madonna lookalike