Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

September 1, 2015
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Cool Girls in Seventies Dresses

From a fashion magazine perspective, the seventies were a wild ride. There were prairie dresses one day and spandex disco jumpsuits the next. What women wore everyday, however, was much more streamlined and practical. The decade brought some very  stylish and easy to wear dresses … Continue reading

August 11, 2015
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Dainty Vintage Jewelry

Fashion is like a pendulum. It swings one direction as far as it can go then it heads back the opposite way. The rise on jeans dips lower and lower until…we get high waisted mom jeans. Skirts get shorter and tighter … Continue reading

July 13, 2015
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Vintage Jumpsuits

You know that phenomenon that happens when you write a word over and over, and after a while, it starts to look really weird? First, you wonder if you’re spelling it right. Then you start thinking, Is this even a word? That’s happening … Continue reading

July 10, 2015
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70’s Jewelry Trends

Today, I’m going on (and on!) about seventies costume jewelry. This is because I made up a display of seventies necklaces yesterday, which gave me some time to think about them, style-wise. Here’s what I came up with: The Seventies … Continue reading

May 21, 2015
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Bed Jackets

Oh, to look like ladies in old movies when they are feeling poorly! All coiffed and powdered, sitting up in bed,  tea on a tray, greeting their lovely visitors, all while wearing a bed jacket. Though perhaps not as agitated as Barbara … Continue reading

May 7, 2015
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Vintage Sizes

Here is a question I am asked quite often: How can you tell what your “vintage size” is? OK, deep breath, here goes: The size of a vintage garment pre-1980s is roughly 6 dress sizes larger than the same dress in … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
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Watch This

Rock bands of the seventies sure wrote a lot of songs about time. The bard  Steve Miller comments: Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Pink Floyd depressingly ruminates: Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day … Continue reading