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VINTAGE-INSPIRED BOTTOMS FOR WOMEN

Looking to add cute new bottoms to your wardrobe? Whether you're a lover of vintage-inspired style, or a modern day maven, you'll be sure to find cute and unique bottoms to spice up your everyday outfits! Shop ModCloth-exclusive sizes from our private label along with some of the world’s most popular vintage-inspired brands ranging XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X! 

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VINTAGE-INSPIRED WOMEN’S BOTTOMS? Well, that depends on what era of fashion you feel like channeling today:

  • 40’s Era Women’s Bottoms: Classic a-line skirts, often with button-up detailing and stylish belts at the high-rise waist are a timeless staple of 1940s women’s fashion. High-rise pleated pants, thigh-length shorts, high-rise bikini bottoms, and ruched bikini bottoms also encompass women’s bottoms during this iconic era. 
  • 50’s Era Women’s Bottoms: Rockabilly style began influencing fashion in the 1950’s, and this is the era when swing skirts and fit-and-flare skirts first made their debut! And don’t forget the prints! Polka-dot skirts, plaid skirts, and deep emerald green skirts have been stealing hearts ever since. Cropped skinny pants, and high-waisted cigarette pants were gaining popularity.
  • 60’s Era Women’s Bottoms: In the 1960’s, all manners of mini skirts became mainstream! Wide-leg jeans took the fashion industry by storm along with denim shorts, boho tiered skirts, and FINALLY skirts with pockets! Bold floral print dresses, leopard print bottoms, and colorblock bottoms are still fashion hallmarks of this iconic era. Pleated mini skirts hit the scene, and Audrey Hepburn-inspired black high-rise skinny pants. 
  • 70’s Era Women’s Bottoms: Flowy maxi skirts and kaftan dresses with bold geometric prints can be traced back to the 1970s fashion era. Bell bottoms, corduroy pants, corduroy skirts, wide-leg jeans, jean shorts, and sassy jumpsuits filled the disco dance floors. Pinafore dresses made a comeback in the 70’s, boho dresses first hit the scene, and the disco era also made way for sequin pants and velvet pants. 
  • 80’s Era Women’s Bottoms: Cute mini skirts reached new heights in the 1980’s, and metallic print skirts with tulle overlay took over prom night! Neon skirts ruled the dance floor, and Madonna made us fall in love with black mesh bottoms as well as skirts with ruffles upon ruffles. Bicycle shorts were all the rage layered under oversized graphic tees, and the birth of hip-hop brought us baggy jeans in the 80’s, while denim skirts with rainbow prints, neon colorblock, and animal prints were so en vogue.
  • 90’s Era Women’s Bottoms: Plaid mini skirts came back in a major way during the 1990s fashion era. Plaid pants, low-rise jeans, ripped jeans, and distressed jeans were everything! Cutoff jean shorts or denim overalls with cute crop tops, or a bodysuit was always a good call. Cute and casual shorts with bold color block detailing also show up in timeless 90’s era fashion. Finish your look with a pair of combat boots, wedge sandals, or chunky Mary Janes!

Vintage-inspired women’s bottoms for our ModCloth community is about variety and creative expression! ModCloth loves representing the perfect fit, especially in vintage-inspired styles that go above and beyond the status quo. ModCloth makes it fun and easy to express yourself through clothing in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X, created with the cuts and silhouettes that flatter your form.

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!
  • Exclusive collaborations with exciting brands like Hello Kitty, Barbie, Care Bears, Collectif, Princess Highway, and more!
  • Cozy Casuals that bring a retro-chic style to your everyday essentials like joggers, yoga pants, printed leggings, pajama bottoms, and pajama shorts.
  • Hard-to-find options for vintage-inspired coats, jumpsuits, overalls, swing skirts, sleepwear, outerwear, and swimwear.
  • 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. 
  • Elegant dresses for special occasions including stunning wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, cocktail dresses, and evening gowns that are full of unique, vintage-inspired detailing. 

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! 

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