Can you guess what decade these vintage spring fashion ads are from?

Can you dig these hip threads?


The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, spring is finally here! No more sweaters and coats — it's time for colorful dresses, green bellbottoms, and neckties with bugs on them! At least, according to these vintage ads.

We've collected spring fashions from the 1950s through the '80s.

Can you tell which decade each ad is from?

  1. These colorful outfits are from the...
     Image: Aldens
  2. These Care Bear clothes must be from the...
    Image: Dobie
  3. What decade are these green outfits from?
     Image: Levi's
  4. Can you tell when this ad came out?
     Image: Riegel
  5. This fun fashion is from the...
     Image: K-Mart
  6. Is this a clothing ad or an album cover? Either way, it's from the...
     Image: H.I.S.
  7. This sportswear is from the...
     Image: Sears
  8. These bomb threads are from the...
  9. Nothing says baseball like a... polo shirt? This ad is from the...
     Image: Hanes
  10. Can you tell when this ad is from?
     Image: McGregor
  11. This groovy ad is from the...
     Image: Galey & Lord
  12. Nothing says spring like bugs on your tie! This ad is from the...
     Image: Manhattan

Can you guess what decade these vintage spring fashion ads are from?

Your Result...

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JewelersGranddaughter 36 months ago
Oddly enough, when I was in high school from 1970 to 1975 - no I didn't fail a grade - back then the concept of middle schools hadn't yet caught up with all of the educational system in southeastern Virginia, and high schools in some cities began with 8th grade, and finished at 12th grade! So, 5 year high schools were still a "thing" back then.

But, lots of things changed in 1970 and '71 - that was the last year for 5 year high schools then, and the one I went to had been around since at least the 20's, and instead of just taking the 8th grade out, and adding it to the nearest new middle school, leaving the high school with 4 years or even three, they just eliminated it completely! It was the end of an era for Virginia sports too!

Also, 1970 was the very first year that they changed the dress codes and allowed GIRLS to actually wear PANTS👖to school!! No jeans! But dress pants, pant suits, things like that. Jeans came along in a couple more years though! Bell bottoms, here we come!!

Anyway, I think the point I was going to make, was in all those 5 years - and I went to enormous schools - my graduating class in 1975 was well over 600 students, and that's just for the Seniors! 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓 The sophomores were about 1,000 and the Juniors numbered around 800 or so - but the whole time I was in school, I never saw anyone else wear, (or wore myself) any of that garish, gruesome, neon nastiness they showed in those ads! And we ran the gamut from the poorest inner city schools, to the upscale upper middle class schools with every modern amenity. I went to all of them in 5 years! (We moved a lot!) In 7th to 10th grade, I went to a different school each year. Three schools before that for grade school. Then for the last two years, I actually stayed in the same school 2 years in a row! Very strange feeling that was!

But, for such a cross section of East Coast education, it just didn't really get into the gaudy, garish patterns and colors they showed here. I think they found the most eye-blinding colors and styles they could get, and assumed those represented the decade! I have to disagree! I was there, and saw it in innumerable ways, and wore the stuff myself, and it sure didn't look like the things they showed here!/
JewelersGranddaughter 36 months ago
I've got 12 "correct answers" in green, with checkmarks, but the score says I only got 11 out of 12!🤔What's up with that?
Anyway, this could be challenging, but the language of the questions make it so you should get all the 70's questions right! Anything described as "groovy" or as "bomb threads" is a dead giveaway!!😎
Lacey 37 months ago
10/12 I did far better than I should have.
Dajj 38 months ago
5/12 ouch! I’m just happy to wear my exciting Duluth workwear! LOL !!
stagebandman 38 months ago
Realizing that Black people were not allowed in any ads before the 70s helps...unfortunately.
Muleskinner 38 months ago
6/12. I was always one decade off. 🥵
CouchPotato987 38 months ago
A few of the ads from the 50’s and 60’s looked a lot a like. They were hard to tell the difference, especially the bug ties ad.
Greg 38 months ago
12/12 If the colors hurt your eyes & cause a gag reflex it's the 70s.
JERRY6 38 months ago
11 of 12 no slack , but i cheated my wife gave me the answers , i would not no 1870 from 1970 in fashion
ScoobyDoo169 38 months ago
I did pretty good, I got a 10/12. I wish fashions from back then would come back. I like all the groovy, bright, happy neon colors. A lot of people don't like that much color in outfits or really anything anymore but I like to pop and stand out.
vinman63 38 months ago
I’ll take June Cleaver and her pearls any day.
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