52 Vintage Photos That Will Make You Wish We Dressed Like We Used To

Back in the day, fashion was different. Women wore tailored ensembles with thoughtful accessories, and men wore suits like they meant it. An outfit was more than just the clothing you wore for the day. It was a statement. Oh, and everyone--really, everyone--wore hats.

Two men at a tattoo parlor in the 1920s.

Two men at a tattoo parlor in the 1920s.
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Two ladies at the beach in the late 1920s/early 1930s.

Two ladies at the beach in the late 1920s/early 1930s.
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A woman named Florette on Monte Carlo Beach, 1953.

A woman named Florette on Monte Carlo Beach, 1953.
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A couple models in nautical-inspired clothing, 1940s.

A couple models in nautical-inspired clothing, 1940s.
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A figure-skating man in New York City in 1937.

A figure-skating man in New York City in 1937.
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A group of men getting ice cream in England in 1971.

A group of men getting ice cream in England in 1971.
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A couple on Michigan Avenue in Chicago in 1975.

A couple on Michigan Avenue in Chicago in 1975.
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A crowd of shoppers in London in 1908.

A crowd of shoppers in London in 1908.
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Three boys on the street in Jamaica.

Three boys on the street in Jamaica.
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Bettie Page, 1950s.

Bettie Page, 1950s.
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A girl in Harlem, New York City, in the 1940s.

A girl in Harlem, New York City, in the 1940s.
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A woman goes to the beach in California, 1950s.

A woman goes to the beach in California, 1950s.
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Katherine Hepburn in the film "Bringing Up Baby," 1938.

Katherine Hepburn in the film
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Brigitte Bardot in 1950.

Brigitte Bardot in 1950.
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Two girls walk down the street in Cape Town, South Africa in 1965.

Two girls walk down the street in Cape Town, South Africa in 1965.
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Paul Newman in Venice, Italy, 1963

Paul Newman in Venice, Italy, 1963
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Three "moga" (modern) girls in Kageyama Koyo, Japan in 1928.

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James Brown in 1967.

James Brown in 1967.
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A woman in Accra, Ghana in 1972.

A woman in Accra, Ghana in 1972.
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A model in London in the 1960s.

A model in London in the 1960s.
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Cary Grant in the 1950s.

Cary Grant in the 1950s.
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Two men in the 1940s.

Two men in the 1940s.
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Three men in Jamaica in the 1950s.

Three men in Jamaica in the 1950s.
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Toshiro Mifune in Venice, 1960

Toshiro Mifune in Venice, 1960
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Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 film "Two for the Road."

Audrey Hepburn in the 1967 film
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Marlon Brando looking perfect.

Marlon Brando looking perfect.
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Trudy Marshall, Jeanne Crain, Gale Robbins, June Haver and Mary Anderson in 1944.

Trudy Marshall, Jeanne Crain, Gale Robbins, June Haver and Mary Anderson in 1944.
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Clint Eastwood, Olive Sturgess, Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954.

Clint Eastwood, Olive Sturgess, Dani Crayne in San Francisco, 1954.
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One fabulous speedo with a leopard on it.

One fabulous speedo with a leopard on it.
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Four women on the beach in the 1950s.

Four women on the beach in the 1950s.
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Natalie Wood looking amazing.

Natalie Wood looking amazing.
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A group of kids go to the prom in the 1960s.

A group of kids go to the prom in the 1960s.
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Roy Halston Frowick, 1960

Roy Halston Frowick, 1960
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Models stand in line at Roosevelt Raceway, 1958.

Models stand in line at Roosevelt Raceway, 1958.
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A group of kids in Chicago, 1941

A group of kids in Chicago, 1941
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Erlin Ibreck in London, England, 1966

Erlin Ibreck in London, England, 1966
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A group of Irish farmers at a pub, 1963.

A group of Irish farmers at a pub, 1963.
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A perfectly accessorized Grace Kelly.

A perfectly accessorized Grace Kelly.
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Freddie Mercury riding Darth Vader in 1980.

Freddie Mercury riding Darth Vader in 1980.
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A boy in Boston, 1968.

A boy in Boston, 1968.
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James Garner in 1959.

James Garner in 1959.
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Two women at an event in Tehran, Iran in the 1960s.

Two women at an event in Tehran, Iran in the 1960s.
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A model wears an ensemble by Balenciaga for Vogue in 1963

A model wears an ensemble by Balenciaga for Vogue in 1963
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Audrey Hepburn, 1962

Audrey Hepburn, 1962
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A girl models in New York City in 1956.

A girl models in New York City in 1956.
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Anna May Wong, 1930s.

Anna May Wong, 1930s.
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A couple dances at a Be-Bop cellar in Paris, France in 1951.

A couple dances at a Be-Bop cellar in Paris, France in 1951.
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A model wanders Disneyland in 1961.

A model wanders Disneyland in 1961.
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A model in Paris in the 1950s.

A model in Paris in the 1950s.
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Londoners walking Carnaby Street in London, 1966.

Londoners walking Carnaby Street in London, 1966.
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Models show off tennis gear for a 1954 issue of Vogue.

Models show off tennis gear for a 1954 issue of Vogue.
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Grace Kelly at the Princely Palace of Monaco in 1962.

Grace Kelly at the Princely Palace of Monaco in 1962.
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If these photos don't make you want to put on a tailored suit and a hat, nothing will.