Keep warm and cozy with a classic retro vintage sweater (vintage jumper) or button-up vintage cardigan for women. Between the 1900s and the 1960s, vintage sweaters / knitwear changed from plain chunky cable knit cardigans and shawl collar pullovers to thinner and shorter crop sweaters and knit tops. Handmade or machine made, plain or wintry Fair Isle sweater prints were fashionable from the early ’30s to ’40s mid-century while the later ’50s and ’60s sweaters were typically embellished twin sets with beads, applique, and embroidery.
The retro sweater of the ’60s and ’70s loved bold mod designs, new textures like bouclé, an oversized fit and longer hip lengths. The 80s saw the “ugly sweater” revolution feature bold, abstract, landscape, and geometric designs. The 90s revived the argyle sweater and sweater vest trend. Learn more about the history of 1900-1930s sweaters and 1940s to 1970s sweaters.
Any of these cute new vintage sweaters or retro sweaters will add a touch of classic fashion to your winter wardrobe. Consider wearing vintage style sweaters with plaid skirts, high waisted trousers, or layering them over dresses this winter. For the retro sweater look, all you need is to pair them with jeans and a warm retro coat.