Your retro-chic charm is showing in ModCloth's unique assortment of blouses! Whether at work or play, find your perfect fit available in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VINTAGE-INSPIRED WOMEN’S BLOUSES? That depends on what era you wish to channel!
40’s era blouses: Nautical-inspired striped button-up blouses with long blouson sleeves are timeless staples of 1940s women’s tops. Pintuck detailing, flutter sleeves, and embroidered collars were becoming all the rage during this era. And of course, the timeless versatility of a crisp white blouse will never go out of fashion.
50’s era blouses: Rockabilly style began influencing fashion in the 1950s, and the Western-style blouse with embroidered detailing has been stealing hearts ever since. This is the fashion era when Peter Pan collars and fitted button-up blouses first made their debut! In the 50s, darling cutouts, plaid blouses, bateau necklines, sweetheart silhouettes, and pussybow neck ties all challenged the status quo in women’s fashion.
60’s era blouses: In the 1960s, cottagecore smocked blouses became mainstream, and sleeveless button-up blouses paired with short sleeve cardigans were all the rage! Tie-waist blouses in bold geometric prints hit the runaway, and tie-neck blouses won many a heart.
70’s era blouses: Sassy surplice blouses, striped blouses, woven button-up blouses, and swishy tunics can be traced back to the 1970s fashion era. Gingham print blouses and bold floral prints joined the revolution in cute women’s blouses. Sleeveless blouses and short sleeve blouses became a mainstay for shirts in the 70’s, and button-up blouses were often crafted with flare sleeves, pintuck detailing, and beautiful embroidery.
80’s era blouses: Vibrant polo shirts, henley tops, peplum blouses, and collared button-ups went to the next level in the 1980s. Colorful blouses with dolman sleeves became ultra-cool, and puff sleeves became a wardrobe staple! Bold neon prints and short sleeve button-up blouses were everywhere and Peter Pan collars made a major comeback.
90’s era blouses: It’s all about the mock neck blouses for a smart nineties-chic style. Sheer blouses and mesh blouses hit the runway in the 1990s. Billowy oversized blouses were everywhere, and a nothing beat the versatility of a tailored black blouse.
WHAT IS A WOMEN'S BLOUSE VS. A WOMEN’S TOP?
When it comes to separates, blouses are a must-have for building outfits of all kinds! Blouses are a type of top made of light, billowing fabric. Choose from structured collared shirts or elegant tie-neck blouses for a polished and feminine vibe. A beautiful blouse can easily elevate your workwear, so stock up on all your favorite styles!
Whatever era in vintage fashion you seek to inspire, we're here to support you with cute clothing in every size!
Women’s vintage fashion for our ModCloth community is about variety and creative expression! ModCloth loves representing the perfect fit for every woman, especially in vintage-inspired styles that go above and beyond the status quo. ModCloth makes it fun and easy to express yourself in sizes ranging XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X.
Yes, we have all our favorite essential clothing basics that include relaxed-fit tees, leggings, tunics, cardigans, and stretchy denim jeans. ModCloth also has you covered with workwear essentials like sophisticated blazers, trousers, dresses, and button-up tops, but here’s how ModCloth goes beyond basic to showcase your retro-chic sensibilities:
Era-based fashion so you can channel the art deco-inspired 1920s, classic pin-up vibes from the 1930’s, the mod 40’s, the rockabilly 50’s, retro 70’s vibes with high-rise, wide-leg pants and psychedelic prints, the neon 80’s, and the pop, punk, and goth movements of the 90’s!
SO MUCH to choose from in women’s dresses! Fit-and-flare dresses, swing dresses, maxi dresses, cocktail dresses, party dresses, mini dresses, babydoll dresses, shirt dresses, midi dresses, sweater dresses…and MOST of them have POCKETS!
Our most popular women’s clothing styles offer exclusive hand-drawn prints that range from elegant to quirky with an emphasis on current trends. Whether you love cats, dogs, books, deep sea creatures, outerspace, moon phases, stars, celestial, dinosaurs, bunnies, bugs, bears, florals, rainbows, or reptiles, our talented design team is always coming up with unique ways for you to express yourself.
So how do you feel like expressing yourself today? Are you feeling a bit kawaii? Cottagecore? Boho-chic? Feeling your goth streak? Or maybe you just want to wear something that lets everyone know how much you love your cat. Whatever you want in vintage-inspired women’s clothing, ModCloth is with you all the way. Come explore our latest women’s clothing collection now!