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Vintage is an umbrella term used to refer to aesthetics which evoke a certain period (or mixture of periods) from the past. This page contains a brief overview of the last 120 years in aesthetics and some suggestions for more specific aesthetics which evoke each one.

Visuals

The visuals for the vintage aesthetic depend on which decade is being portrayed; but the most common decades for the vintage aesthetic are the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. This being said, common visual motifs of vintage are:

  • VHS tapes
  • Polaroid cameras/photos
  • Vinyl discs
  • CDs
  • Movie theaters in the 70s/80s
  • Cassette tapes
  • Walkman music players
  • Grainy overlay
  • Ford Thunderbird

Fashion

  • Graphic t-shirts with bands from pre-2000s
  • Various kinds of jeans (ex. medium wash, embroidered, flare, high-waisted)
  • High-top vans
  • Capri pants
  • Sunglasses
  • Glasses with thicker frames
  • Natural makeup
  • Dresses (usually midi-dresses or tea-dresses)

Related Aesthetics By Decade

1890s

1900s

1910s

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

1970s

1980s

1990s

2000s

Best remembered in online circles for the Y2K aesthetic.

Media

Movies

  • The Great Gatsby (2013) -1920s Vintage
  • Star Wars (1977) -1970s Vintage
  • Jaws (1975) -1970s Vintage
  • The Shining (1980) -1980s Vintage

TV Shows

  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) -1990s-2000s Vintage
  • The Twilight Zone (1959) -1950s-1960s Vintage

Books

  • The Great Gatsby (1925) -1920s Vintage
  • The Shining (1977) -1970s Vintage

Resources

External links to help get a better understanding of this aesthetic.

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Playlists

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