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Vintage wedding dress fashion

Are you looking for inspiration for your outfit on your big day?  Well, you are not alone. What dress to wear has been the crucial question for brides for decades. Here Charlotte Freestone takes a...
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Top 5 vintage Hispanic silver screen stars

Ethnic minorities such as Latinos hardly appeared in early Hollywood and if so, were often typecast in negative, subservient roles. To celebrate some of the women who broke the mold, here we've compiled a...
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Give your kitchen a Fifties diner twist

The Fifties – the era of drive-in movies, classic American diners and modern living. It was an innovative age whose distinctive interiors style lends itself well to contemporary kitchens. Add a touch of...
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Fashion video: 50s glasses

Check out this fab video from 1955 on how glasses can be fashionable and glamorous, plus tips on choosing the right pair of specs in terms of frame colour and shape for a woman's face. The suggested pairs are...
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Vintage swimwear guide: A suit for all body shapes

Everyone can look good in a bathing suit, you just have to know what you want to emphasise and what not to draw attention to. Thinking about your body shape is a good start towards finding your dream bathing...
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Vintage dress styles through the decades

The style of frocks has changed dramatically through the years, with each new decade bringing in a new looks, cuts and styles. Here’s a tour down memory lane exploring vintage dresses and how they have...
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Top five vintage wedding movies

We all love a good old romantic chick-flick, especially when the plot is the classic boy-meets-girl-boy-gets-girl and the film ends with a big white wedding . So here are the top five vintage wedding films...
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The supporting role: bras over the years

Ah, the humble bra. An everyday essential for women across the globe and throughout history, the bra has taken many forms since its creation, from metal breastplates to unsupportive mesh fabric. Rachel England...
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Kings of Vintage: Become a Wild One

Marlon Brando’s image as Johnny in cult biker film The Wild One made biker style the choice look for the young, rebellious youth of Fifties America. Everyone wanted to be - or be with- the bad boy. Everyone...
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Video guide: Diana Dors inspired pin-curl set

Fifties pin-up and actor Diana Dors was not only known for her bombshell looks and real acting talent but also her gorgeously set blonde locks. Here's a great video tutorial showing you how to set your hair...