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Tuesday, August 10th 2010

1:46 PM

Guess the Year

One of my favorite ways to spend a few free minutes is to escape into a great vintage fashion magazine.  Seems like I always learn something new, or make a new discovery, or am reminded of something I'd forgotten.

This carefully edited shot is from the cover of a vintage Mademoiselle.  But I'm not telling the year.  Any of you brave readers willing to give it a guess?

I'll reveal the complete cover, and the date later on this week.

23 Additional Thoughts.

Posted by thespectrum:

Ha, I knew it was a trick question... I bet TheVintageVortex has the same magazine!
Friday, August 13th 2010 @ 1:06 PM

Posted by Lizzie:

Actually, Vintage Vortex got it, sharp eyed girl that she is!
Friday, August 13th 2010 @ 10:08 AM

Posted by Vintage Baubles:

I haven't peeked yet at the answer, but just for kicks, I'll take a guess first. I guess 1964. Looks like the beginnings of mod to me.
Friday, August 13th 2010 @ 9:56 AM

Posted by Catwalk Creative Vintage:

Drat! I'm going for late 60's mainly because of the A-line shape. Put us out of our misery please! ;)
Friday, August 13th 2010 @ 1:58 AM

Posted by Joules:

You mean nobody guessed correctly? Staying tuned. My mom says 1960, because she made me a skirt that year.
Thursday, August 12th 2010 @ 12:24 PM

Posted by Lizzie:

Good answers. The real answer is coming up tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 11th 2010 @ 4:45 PM

Posted by Karen/Small Earth Vintage:

I am sure I'll be wrong (and without looking at any other answers): 1966. *going back to read the other comments now*
Wednesday, August 11th 2010 @ 7:43 AM

Posted by Joules:

I will also say 1971.
Wednesday, August 11th 2010 @ 7:09 AM

Posted by Laura:

Wednesday, August 11th 2010 @ 5:34 AM

Posted by Colleen Ropert:

Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 9:40 PM

Posted by Mary Henderson:

those knee socks and the a-line say early to mid 70s to me also. and since the skirt's hem is still close to the knee, more early than mid ~ so 1971.
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 8:55 PM

Posted by Nicole Jenkins:

I'm another one who's thinking mid '70s so I'm going to say 1975.
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 8:37 PM

Posted by Cherri @smartypantalons:

August 1976 or 1977
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 7:32 PM

Posted by Barbara:

Great guesses so far, and this is tricky. For some reason, I see late 1960's to early 1970's. But for the record, I am going to declare it is 1966, just cuz! 1966 it is!
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 7:15 PM

Posted by Grace:

1977. A year that no fashion made sense.
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 6:50 PM

Posted by Em:

Fun--I am not sure but will go later rather than earlier (60s). My guess is 1970.
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 5:56 PM

Posted by vireya:

I think early 70s - maybe 72?
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 5:54 PM

Posted by Mod Betty / RetroRoadmap.com:

I'm throwing a wildcard and saying 1972, just 'cuz!
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 4:49 PM

Posted by KeLLy Ann:

1967!! only the greatest year evah!!
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 4:24 PM

Posted by TheVintageVortex:

My guess is 1954....:)
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 4:09 PM

Posted by Linn Alber:

I'm guessing 1964.
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 4:06 PM

Posted by Jonathan:

My first impulse is to go with early/mid 60s but I think this is a trick question! I suspect this is wartime 40s sports skirt of some type... but I am more than prepared to be completely wrong.
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 3:46 PM

Posted by Mary Jane Enros:

I'm going to guess 1965
Tuesday, August 10th 2010 @ 3:38 PM