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Twenty-Five Terrific Tunics

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Tunics are so versatile, particularly during the cooler months when you can layer them over pants or leggings as a top, or over thick, opaque tights as a mini dress. This week we have assembled for you a collection of 25 very wearable vintage (or vintage-inspired) tunics, all available on etsy and eBay as of today. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Vintage 1960s bright red tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $24.99.

Vintage-inspired cotton sateen mini-dress made by seedclothing on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s Mondrian-ish, space-age tunic by Vera on eBay. Current bid $16.99.

Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent sweater tunic from ArtifactVintage on etsy. $350.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s Pucci-esque tent tunic on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage Byblos turtleneck tunic from BlancheandEleganza on etsy. $80.

Vintage 1960s black and metallic gold tunic from aiseirigh on etsy. $88.

Unusual Anna Sui jacket, dress, or tunic – you choose – from OwlVintage on etsy. $155.

Vintage 1960s peacock blue sweater tunic on eBay. Current bid $17.98.

Vintage 1960s Mr. Dino tribal tunic on eBay. Current bid $36.

Vintage 1970s Adolfo for Saks Fifth Avenue leopard print sweater tunic on eBay. $99.

Vintage 1960s double-knit tunic on eBay. Current bid $9.

Vintage 1970s Marimekko op art tunic/dress from worldmarketproductio on etsy. $95.

Vintage 1970s so Charlie’s Angels tunic pants suit on eBay. Current bid $150.

Vintage 1970s belted disco tunic in autumn colors on eBay. Current bid $38.99.

Vintage 1980s or 1990s cotton tunic or mini dress on eBay. Current bid $9.99.

Cotton -t-shirt tunic dress with lace sleeves and Peter Pan collar. Two colors available, made by DressupComeon on etsy. $32 each.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s convertible, belted, disco tunic (can be a skirt too!) on eBay. Current bid $19.

Vintage 1960s, space age, seafoam green, high neck tunic on eBay. Current bid $68.

Vintage 1960s mod tunic or super-mini dress from LucyRayRetro on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s wool tunic with metallic trim from retromomo on etsy. $40.

Vintage 1960s hand made tunic from boiledegg on etsy. $120.

Vintage 1960s St. John Knits apple green tunic pants suit from Planetclairevintage on etsy. $92.

Vintage 1960s velvet tunic with bell sleeves from 4birdsvintage on etsy. $95.

Vintage Guy Laroche geometric turtleneck tunic on eBay. Current bid $39.99.

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Pony Up

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In the 1970s and 1980s, riding the white pony rarely involved a tack shop. Recalling the the oft labeled ‘era of excess,’ this week we have curated for you a collection of disco and post-disco-era tops for guys and gals, all with equine-themed prints: rodeo, dressage, fantasy-corn, horse and buggy, Godfather, hunt club, Native American, polo, Anheuser-Busch, Jane Austen, Shetland, whatever your horse flavor, these primarily polyester ponies are ready to ride. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing. Happy trails to you.

Vintage horse print top with back zip and tube cuffs from LostFoundLove on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s men’s Givenchy Victorian-themed carriage print button down from antique on etsy. $99.

Vintage 1970s equestrian print shirt dress on eBay. Current bid is $16.50.

Vintage unisex sparkling galloping horses t-shirt from NewmanHall on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s red equestrian turtleneck from FASHIONRERUN on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1980s wild horses button down shirt with pearly orange buttons from SecondHandAddiction on etsy. $10.50.

Vintage 1970s polyester lucky horseshoe blouse from BGVintageMart on etsy. $22.15.

Vintage 1970s men’s creamy polyester horse and rider disco shirt from Weirdorama on etsy. $41.

Vintage 1970s stretchy polyester disco blouse with horse landscape print. $18 on eBay.

Vintage Laurel Burch horse sweatshirt with metallic gold border from vivatiger on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s prancing pony print blouse on eBay. $24.

Vintage Woolrich Native American print blouse from CheekyVintageCloset on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s Lady Manhattan sheer castle and horses print blouse from roadtripjournal on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s equestrian ribbed knit vest from ProseAndPalaver on etsy. $24.

Vintage silky polyester horse head print blouse from fuzzymama on etsy. $18.

Vintage 1970s horse print blouse from AndHowCowgirl on etsy. $20.

Not disco-era, but great vintage all the same. 1960s men’s riding crop print shirt from bottleblondevintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s cave drawing horse print shirt on eBay. $26.95

Vintage 1970s men’s nylon horse and bird print shirt from Kasifoundthis on etsy. $16.80.

Vintage unisex polyester button down horse print shirt with brass buttons from sustainablewearable on etsy. $44.99.

Vintage Lingerie at Vintage Prices

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This etsy shop, which specializes in pin up and vintage lingerie, is having a holiday sale right now with everything marked 40% off. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1950s “Je T’aime” balconette bra by Bali from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $14.40.

Vintage 1960s tangerine full slip by Vanity Fair from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $7.20.

Vintage 1980s lace and nylon jumpsuit from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $14.40.

Vintage 1960s full body girdle from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $32.20.

Vintage 1960s Frederick’s of Hollywood romper from ThedaBaraVintage on etsy. $10.80.

Written by Verdell

December 1, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Spring Forecast

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Fall is the perfect season to shop for vintage spring dresses since most shoppers have their eyes fixed on cold weather attire. And with popular designers like Marc Jacobs stacking their spring 2012 collections with vintage-inspired dresses like the one below, these silhouettes will be harder to come by once the ice begins to thaw.

This look is not just reminiscent of, it’s a total copy of the disco-era dresses of the 1970s to 1980s; those swingy, polyester, wrap/faux wrap numbers your mom used to wear. Easy on, easy off. You were probably conceived in one of these frocks.

But I’m not knocking Marc Jacobs. I actually love when designers turn to vintage looks because you can get an original for a fraction of the cost of a designer redo. The trick is to stay ahead of the trends and start scanning eBay and etsy in advance. Oh wait. We already did that for you. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

A look from Marc Jacobs Spring 2012 collection.

Vintage 1970s orchid print dress on eBay. $95 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s red floral dress with plunging neckline. Current bid on eBay $16.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s Malibu Media of California day dress from ACollectiveNest on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s peacock teal swooshy disco dress from VivaChloe on etsy. $45.

Vintage 1970s dark blue wrap style floral print dress. $20 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s floral print mini dress with neck tie. $69 on eBay.

Vintage 70s blue garden print mini dress. $20 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s orange and blue print mini dress. $59 on eBay.

Vintage 1980s sheer bird and branch floral mini dress. Current bid on eBay $20.50.

Vintage 1970s pink floral print dress with cute micro pleats. $65 on eBay.

Vintage 1980s girls just wanna have fun martini print dress. Current bid on eBay $9.99.

Vintage 1960s floral print day dress. Current bid on eBay $24.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s floral border print dress on eBay. $50 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s dead stock rose print dress on eBay. $80 (originally $95).

Vintage 1970s to 1980s robin’s egg blue disco dress from Savanteer on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s pleated secretary dress. $40 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s summer party dress with matching belt on eBay. $46 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s rainbow disco dress from farfromhere on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s disco dress with plunging neckline from aristlo on etsy. $33.

Vintage 1970s swingy purple floral print dress. $12 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s last dance disco dress from RadVintager on etsy. $28.

Written by Verdell

October 19, 2011 at 10:42 am