WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF VINTAGE-INSPIRED JEWELRY? Well, that depends on what era of fashion you feel like channeling today:

  • 40’s Era Fashion Jewelry: Rose gold-toned jewelry is a timeless staple of 1940s women’s fashion jewelry. Stud earrings, flowers and floral patterns fashioned from multi-colored gemstones were all the rage during this era. The timeless allure of charm bracelets also became popular during this iconic fashion era.

  • 50’s Era Fashion Jewelry: Rockabilly style began influencing fashion in the 1950’s, and this is the era when playful, oversized lucite and acrylic earrings and necklaces first made their debut! Layered pearl necklaces, cuff bracelets,  and chunky statement necklaces became fashion must-haves. 

  • 60’s Era Fashion Jewelry: In the 1960’s, all manners of oversized earrings that dangle became mainstream! In fact, oversized hoop earrings, dangling earrings, drop earrings, and statement necklaces became such a fashion phenomenon that it influenced women’s haircuts to get shorter and shorter to better showcase bold necklaces and earrings. Colorblock earrings, hoop earrings in bold colors, hippy-inspired dangling daisy earrings, black and white necklaces and earrings, and chunky bangles boasting geometric shapes, mod designs, and quirky pop art were everything in the 1960s, and that’s not all! The 60’s was also when animal-themed jewelry was really cemented in fashion history. Fox jewelry, leopard jewelry, and cat and dog-themed jewelry have been making us smile ever since.

  • 70’s Era Fashion Jewelry: Neon jewelry, tassel jewelry, chokers, and long layered necklaces can be traced back to the 1970s fashion era. Rainbow themed jewelry was everywhere, and lariat necklaces, beaded necklaces and earrings, and wooden jewelry were all the rage. Glittering chunky necklaces and earrings rivaled the disco ball on every dance floor and boho jewelry first hit the scene.

  • 80’s Era Fashion Jewelry: Bold and flashy neon jewelry reached new heights in the 1980’s, and mixed metal jewelry became popular. Hoop earrings of all shapes, sizes, and colors filled jewelry boxes to the brim. Jewelry with stars and multi-strand beaded necklaces became celebrity favorites. (Think Madonna and Cyndi Lauper) Because the 80’s marks an era when women really began to take their rightful place in professional industries, oversized gold and silver necklaces paired with stylish pantsuits became a shining symbol of feminine financial independence.

  • 90’s Era Fashion Jewelry: Chokers became the must-have statement necklace of the 90’s, and cute stud earrings, asymmetrical earrings, and little motif earrings with smiley faces, ying-yangs, hearts, animals, stars, and flowers filled the accessory boutiques at every mall. Puka shell jewelry was all the rage along with beaded necklaces, quirky pendant necklaces, and chunky statement necklaces.

Whatever era in fashion you seek to inspire, we're here to support you with cute jewelry to compliment your fabulous style sensibilities. 


Women’s vintage fashion for our ModCloth community is about variety and creative expression! ModCloth loves representing the perfect fit for every woman, especially in vintage-inspired styles that go above and beyond the status quo. ModCloth makes it fun and easy to express yourself in sizes ranging XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 1X, 2X, 3X, and 4X. 

Yes, we have all our favorite essential clothing basics that include relaxed-fit tees, leggings, tunics, cardigans, and stretchy denim jeans. ModCloth also has you covered with workwear essentials like sophisticated blazers, trousers, dresses, and button-up tops, but here’s how ModCloth goes beyond basic to showcase your retro-chic sensibilities:

 So how do you feel like expressing yourself today? Are you feeling a bit kawaii? Cottagecore? Boho-chic? Feeling your goth streak? Or maybe you just want to wear something that lets everyone know how much you love your cat. Whatever you want in vintage-inspired women’s clothing, ModCloth is with you all the way. Come explore our latest women’s clothing collection now! 


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