Vintage Fashion

Iconic Women in Fashion


From the glamorous flapper girls to classic, curvy pin-ups, vintage fashion was all about liberation, trying new things, and making your mark in the process. After the First World War, women’s style reflected the first feelings of freedom after a long period of oppression.

Corsets were removed, skirts were shortened, and thanks to one of the ladies on this list – Coco Chanel – pants for women were introduced for the very first time. Art deco motifs, sultry velvet, satin fabrics, and pearl embellishments have all had their place in time as women like Josephine Baker, Clara Bow, and several others on our list of iconic women in fashion made their mark on the ever-evolving fashion industry.

We’ve swooned over and lusted after the women on this list, and because of this, they’ve been named as some of our most notable women from past to present.

Dita Von Teese


Marilyn Monroe


Coco Chanel


Josephine Baker


Clara Bow


Audrey Hepburn


Bettie Page


Jane Birkin


Brigitte Bardot


Sophia Loren

Headshot of Sophia Loren, Italian actress, looking glamorous, wearing a shoulderless dress and a diamond necklace and diamond earrings in a studio portrait, against a white background, circa 1950. (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Rita Hayworth


Pattie Boyd


It was hard to narrow down this list – who are your favorites? We would absolutely love to hear them! Let us know by leaving us a comment below, dolls! x


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