Vintage jackets from the 70s
Tailored slim fit jackets were popular in the 70s due to the „dress for success“ movement and more and more women entering the working world. As they had to stand up to men, their clothes were often inspired by menswear. The jackets were short and shapely or long and slim-fit. In the late 70s jackets with shoulder pads were introduced.
Vintage jackets from the 80s
At the beginning of the 80s minimalism had a brief comeback. Velvet blazers and trench coats were popular jackets, often paired with flowing dresses or high waisted trousers. Also working women wore blazers — with skirts or pants and blouses.
But soon 80s styles started to become more colourful and a little crazier. Due to the aerobics trend people wore spandex cycling shorts and leggings and of course track suit tops or windbreakers. They were often made of parachute shell (a very light and carefree material) and were worn with matching track pants.
Fashion icons like Madonna influenced the so-called „street urchin“ look. She wore gloves and fishnet stockings, mini skirts and cropped bolero jackets. Preferably in black.
And yes, finally it was time for shoulder pads as we know them today from the 80s. TV-shows like Dynasty and Dallas made big shoulders popular. Not only for blazers and sack coats but also for silk bomber jackets, leather jackets and others.
And last but not least there were a lot of denim jackets: especially classic, short ones were worn repeatedly but also acid wash was highly requested.
Vintage jackets from the 90s
Classics like black leather jackets and denim jackets were super popular throughout the 90s. But also track suit tops and nylon jackets were still a thing. A highly liked brand was Kappa.
With the rise of Grunge, oversized men’s jackets started to get big. They were often dark, with patches and pins or patterned flannel shirts (or rather flannel jackets). Also military looks like bomber jackets rose in popularity due to designers like Raf Simons and stars like Natalie Portman and Tom Cruise.
Our favourite jackets for women:
- Winter Jackets
- Leather Jackets
- Denim Jackets
- Silk Jackets