: of old, recognized, and enduring interest, importance, or quality : classic
: dating from the past : old
I did some googling and found the above definition of "vintage". The definition of vintage is pertaining to something "old". This definition is pretty broad, meaning something from the 90s could, by this definition, be considered vintage. In my opinion a vintage piece of clothing needs to be at least 20 years old, but that's just me...
: relating to, reviving, or being the styles and especially the fashions of the past : fashionably nostalgic or old-fashioned <a retro look>
|Vintage piece from Etsy|
Retro piece from H&M
I created a visual example of what I interpret both definitions to be. The vintage example is a dress I found on etsy; it is a 70s sheer sequin beaded dress. On the bottom is an H&M beaded dress from its website. The H&M dress has a retro look because of the beading and fabric. It is also possible that the vintage dress has a retro inspiration from the 1920's flapper dresses.
What do y'all think? What do you consider vintage? What about retro? Let us know below