What People Were Wearing the Year You Were Born

Let's embark on a 100-year street style journey, shall we?

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Ah, throwback fashion—is there anything better? Actually, yes: When that throwback fashion reminds you exactly where you came from. Here, click through 100 years of street style, find the year you were born, and cringe/laugh/reminisce. You're welcome.

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1916

This lovely Victorian lady would never get lost in a crowd with *this* hat.

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1917

Can we just agree that if Beyoncé lived 100 years ago, this would definitely be a part of her wardrobe?

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1918

The great-grandmother of the midi skirt makes its appearance in 1918, with the must- have accessory of the season: the pointy black umbrella.

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1919

Nobody would be spotted at high tea without an umbrella, a wide-brimmed hat, or white gloves. Preferably, all three.

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1920

For 1920, this thoroughly modern look is basically the 2004 equivalent of the Mean Girls miniskirt.

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1921

Photographic evidence that the roaring '20s were the epitome of elegance.

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1922

The woven skirt is a standout piece, but it looks even more chic coupled with the gloves that may or may not have inspired Lady Gaga's 2015 Oscar look.

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1923

There's no such thing as too much fur, clearly.

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1924

The fur hula hoop trend continues to grace the streets in 1924.

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1925

These youthful ladies hit the town, modeling some flapper costume inspiration: beads, hats, and skirts your squad will be copying next Halloween.

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1926

The bold bows, along with sassy pointy-toed pumps, tie these looks together.

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1927

Between the sophisticated sun hats and the lace detailing on the skirts, 1927 is the year of garden-party chic.

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1928

A pleated knee-length skirt can easily be paired with a Taylor Swift-approved bob and bold lip combo.

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1929

Flowy pattern play and oversized floppy hats are the name of the game.

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1930

Here we see the (slightly more modest) lacy ancestor of the red carpet naked dress.

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1931

These washerwomen expertly coordinate their on-trend looks, slaying those neck shawls along the way.

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1932

Whoa, wait a minute...is that a pantsuit she's rocking? With the cinched belt detail, this is an impressively contemporary look for 1932.

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1933

Structured, embellished shoulders complete these delicate looks, which might get you in the mood for a spot of tea and scones, TBH.

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1934

This houndstooth ensemble just screams "step into my office."

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1935

Throwing on a long fur coat and coordinating hat was clearly the move back in 1935.

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1936

These sunbathing beauties show off beach glamour in its original form.

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1937

Animal-inspired, bold-patterned coats aren't going anywhere in this decade.

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1938

Accessories clearly take the reign here—just see: the pom pom beret, fitted blazer, and heeled loafers. And we're happy to report that cute dogs are still a trend.

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1939

A-line skirts quickly replace the pencil skirt suit, giving the legs just a bit of breathing room.

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1940

Stripes: making backyard lounging stylish since 1940.

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1941

Fur rules once again, pictured here with coordinated accessories: a boxy bag and an elegant pointed hat.

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1942

The USA creates fireworks in the fashion world in 1942, inspiring bursts of patriotic touches.

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1943

A walk in the park requires a dash of springy florals, no matter what Miranda Priestly would say.

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1944

Ruffles are absolutely everything in this look, and wedges give it a modern feel.

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1945

These skirt-suited ladies are literally on their way to rule the city.

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1946

Schoolgirl-inspired fashions capture the best of both worlds at the time—pants and skirts, and never without a cardigan.

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1948

The return of the pleated skirt, with ankle-strap heels to boot.

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1949

Behold, a distant relative of harem pants! The first-ever bubble hem hits the scene in 1949.

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1950

Shoulder pads make their fashion debut with this coat and skirt set. And of course, more leopard print.

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1951

Printed wrap dresses accessorized with embellished hats and white sandals dominate the summer street style in 1951.

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1952

Skirt suits still steal the moment in 1952, updated with a chunky beaded necklace and shoulder bag.

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1953

These impeccably dressed ladies take the teeniest, tiniest bags with them on a stroll.

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1954

The skirt suit is slowly evolving with the addition of a cape, an early source of style inspiration for the countless celebs who wear capes.

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1955

Baskets are not just for Easter anymore. They happen to be the go-to accessory of 1955.

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1956

Coats get longer and bags finally get bigger in 1956. Holiday shopping has never looked so fab.

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1957

A fun silk neck scarf and a matching skirt-and-jacket combo is just what any modern woman needs to get her through the day.

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1958

The veiled hat: allows literal shade to be thrown any time, anywhere.

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1959

Automatic shade: the sequel. This look is just proof that tossing on a trench and black sunnies is the way to make sass happen.

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1960

This woman is also trying to figure out how she'll walk in the longest, pointiest shoes you have ever seen in your life. Podiatrists everywhere are thankful that trend didn't last long.

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<p>Silky trapeze silhouettes are the newest trend to blow up in 1961. </p>
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1961

Silky trapeze silhouettes are the newest trend to blow up in 1961.

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1962

Just casually sitting on a car in a plaid skirt and scarf set, NBD.

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<p>That hat though. And finally, a bag that is big enough to *actually*<em> </em>hold things!</p>
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1963

That hat though. And finally, a bag that is big enough to *actually* hold things!

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1964

The art of the trapeze coat swings back in action in 1964, with a classy updo to match.

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