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Lanvin’s Feminist Decade

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Bustown Modern, a constant source of vintage inspiration and great finds, published an astute blog post last year called “Lanvin’s Invisible Decade,” which you can read in its entirety¬†here. While Bustown dismisses the label’s ubiquitous shirt dresses from the 1970s, we here at This Week’s Look take a different view. Those iconic, printed shirt dresses Lanvin churned out during the disco era may not represent the pinnacle of fashion, but those stretchy, often polyester, frocks reflect a rarely seen facet of the ’70s. They offer us a rare look at what every day women were wearing to work, to the grocery store, to pick up the kids, prepare meals, to do basically everything because, while moms were working, dads still felt entitled to do less around the house. As such, fashion had to be comfortable, versatile, easy to launder, and affordable.

So this week, we pay homage to Lanvin’s Feminist Decade, which is certainly not as titillating as the glamorous disco-era fashions of the ’70s, but a fitting tribute to all those women who work hard for the money. So hard for it, honey.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin iconic logo shirt dress with matching belt from SararaVintage on etsy. $200.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin equestrian-print, shirtdress with matching neck tie and belt, purchased on eBay for $25.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin equestrian-print, shirt dress with matching neck tie and belt, purchased on eBay for $25.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin op art shirt dress with matching belt from recollectvint on etsy. $170.
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Vintage Lanvin shirt dress with matching belt on eBay. Current bid $100.

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Vintage 1970s feline print Lanvin shirt dress on eBay. Current bid $189 (close up of print below).

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Vintage 1970s silk Lanvin dress with trumpet sleeves and ruffled hem from Revolveexchange on etsy. $156.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin logo shirt dress from Bustown Modern. $140.

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Vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirt dress in a satiny print (see close up of fabric below) from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirtdress in a satiny print (look closely to see this great pattern and detail) from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

Close up of the above vintage 1970s Lanvin creamy shirt dress in a satiny print from verybestvintage on etsy. $62.

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Vintage 1970s geometric print Lanvin maxi dress with matching neck tie from BlackPearlVintage on etsy. $125.

Vintage 1970s op art print button down shirt from Threadhunter on etsy. $35

Vintage 1960s-70s op art print button down shirt from Threadhunter on etsy. $35

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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.

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.

Get a Jump on These

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There are tons of vintage, wide leg, super glam jumpsuits on eBay and etsy and these are the best we found this week. Click on each image below to see the actual listing.

Vintage 1970s plunging palazzo leg halter jumpsuit on eBay. Buy it now for $195 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s ultra glam jersey jumpsuit. $98 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s jeweled neck wide leg jumpsuit. $85 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s two-piece floral jumpsuit on eBay. Buy it now for $95 with free shipping.

Vintage 1970s orange crush jumpsuit on eBay. Buy it now for $124.99.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s wide leg backless floral jumpsuit. $75 on eBay with free shipping.

Vintage 1970s Lillie Rubin sea foam green jumpsuit with matching shawl. $145 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s silver goddess jumpsuit from chihuahuas8 on etsy. $75.

Vintage 1970s palazzo leg jumpsuit with rhinestone trim from ladyscarletts on etsy. $165.

Vintage 1960s formal jumpsuit with mod rhinestone embellishments from kimvintage on etsy. $145.

Vintage 1970s wide leg jumpsuit (can be worn on or off shoulder) from shmooozin on etsy. $53.99.

Vintage 1970s coral jumpsuit from VintageSanFrancisco on etsy. $75.

Vintage 1960s Don Jillette plaid jersey jumpsuit from prettyinprague on etsy. $65.

Vintage 1960s rose embroidered jumpsuit from GravelGhostVintage on etsy. $56.

Vintage floral palazzo leg jumpsuit on eBay. Current bid $34.99.

Written by Verdell

January 10, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Nothing Up My Sleeve

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Vintage 1970s mini dress featuring amazing, giant lantern sleeves and incredible micro pleating. Sleeves can be worn on or off the shoulder. Current bid on eBay $9.99. Click on the images below to see the actual listing.

Written by Verdell

December 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Well Suited

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Vintage aqua houndstooth pants suit from Chez Eaux-de-Vie on eBay. $7.99. Photo courtesy of Cris Dobbins Photography.

Written by Verdell

September 25, 2011 at 9:29 pm