Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

Vintage Clip Earrings

Before the 1970’s, most American women didn’t have pierced ears. Consequently, most of the vintage earnings I have are non-pierced.

Here is a little secret: clip earrings from the 50’s to the 80’s are amazing!  I have a ton of them in the shop. A TON! And I’m always looking for more.  There is so much creativity in these pieces. There just aren’t modern designs that pack the visual punch of a  vintage statement earring.

The 50’s pieces tend to be beaded or sparkly while the later ones are more geometric or abstract.

One more thing: there are lots of styles you just can’t pull off in pierced earrings because they’d be too heavy for a post.  Picture some sparkly crawlers that arc up the ear. They can only be anchored to the lobe with a clip.

Here are a few pairs I have in the shop:

vintage clip earrings at Winters Past in Micanopy Florida

vintage clip earrings at Winters Past in Micanopy Florida

vintage clip earrings at Winters Past in Micanopy Florida

vintage clip earrings at Winters Past in Micanopy Florida

And here are a few ideas about how to wear vintage clip-ons.

how to wear vintage earrings

Long hair? Just tuck it behind your ears.

how to wear vintage earrings

You can wear vintage clips as here, super casual, with a tee  and a sweatshirt

how to wear vintage clip earrings

The boldness of a clip is a great balance to short hair. Sweet!

how to wear vintage clip earrings

Here is a wonderful pair of sparkly clips worn with an updo and a great sense of style

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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