A Patriotic Day at the Beach
Here we see some vintage swimsuit designs that you may be more familiar with. While women were still strongly encouraged to cover up as much of their bodies as possible, they were still able to let some of their skin bask in the sunshine.
The popular swimsuits of this time often consisted of a top and matching pair of shorts or skorts and sometimes even included a belt.
Here are two more swimsuit designs that you’re probably already familiar with. Stripes were all the rage when it came to bathing suits at this time, and while the picture is in black and white, they usually came in a range of bright colors.
Red was a particular favorite and was generally easier to produce. Even at the beach, these ladies have their hair up – modesty above all else, after all.
Women’s Swim Team of Australia
Women participating in professional swimming wore swimsuits that were a little different from those available to the public, though modesty was certainly still the name of the game.
These suits were usually one-piece costumes that covered up a bikini set underneath. Judging by this picture, they weren’t the most comfortable things in the world to swim in.
Ready, Set, Swim!
Hair was, and still is, a big part of the fashion of the past, and most women wanted to ensure that their hair always looked as good and healthy as possible.
Saltwater can be pretty damaging to your hair, especially if you swim in the sea regularly, so to combat this, many ladies opted to wear swimming caps to protect their locks. Maybe not the most fashionable accessory these days, but back then, they were all the rage.
Buster Keaton and Girls
This picture showcases the variety that was present throughout women’s fashion of yesteryear, even when it came to something as simple as a swimsuit. Here we can see that, while the garments were often quite simple, they featured elements that made them ‘fashionable.’
Like belts, for instance, or being separated into two pieces that exposed some of the midriffs. Others were more simple, resembling a dress more than a swimsuit.
Enjoying the Pool
This photo serves as a great representation of how fluid fashion used to be. In those days, the designs for men’s and women’s swimsuits were often quite similar since men were expected to be just as modest and respectable as women.
So, they often wore one-piece swimsuits, similar to those worn by the ladies, that covered most of their bodies. However, they do look a little more comfortable.
The Tiller Girls Performing
One thing you may have noticed about the swimsuits worn these days that differs from those worn today is… the shoes! Shoes were considered an integral part of any swimming outfit, as they were designed to protect your feet.
In this image, we see the Tiller Girls all performing a routine in their swimsuits. Of course, each one is wearing a stylish pair of shoes and socks to complete the look.
Fashion for All Ages
Taken in 1895, this picture showcases the dramatic shift that fashion took at the start of the 20th century. Before then, women were expected to wear ‘swimming dresses’ to the seaside to preserve their modesty as much as possible
Almost every inch of skin was covered, so no tans for these ladies! Men were also expected to cover up quite a bit, though short-sleeve shorts were permitted.
Kids Being Kids
While the clothing required to be worn to the beach may not have been fun, that didn’t stop kids from having fun. These young people still knew how to enjoy themselves on the beach, even if their clothes were a little uncomfortable.
Sun hats were gaining more popularity. We can also see that the sleeves became a little shorter – both for ladies and gentlemen.
A Little Makeup at Manhattan Beach
For a very long time, makeup was considered a crucial aspect of any woman’s outfit – no respectable lady would leave the house without at least applying some rouge to her cheeks. Thankfully, things are different these days. Makeup has become an optional accessory rather than an essential step in getting ready.
The ladies in this picture (taken around 1930) can be seen touching up their faces while knee-deep in the waters of Manhattan.
Drying Off After a Day at the Beach
There’s probably no better feeling than finishing up a day at the beach and drying yourself off. Your body is tired, your mind is exhausted, and all you want to do is go home and sleep.
Often, you’re left with a feeling of joy after basking in the sun for a few hours. Humans have enjoyed this tradition for hundreds of years. The English girls in this photo, which was taken around 1910, are proof of that.
Drip-Drying on the Pier
We’ve all done it. We’ve all forgotten to bring our towels to the beach or the pool; when that happens, you have no choice but to let yourself air dry. It’s not the most pleasant sensation in the world, but we do what needs to be done.
These men from 1920 prove that humans have been forgetful for centuries, opting to drip-dry on the pier after a day of swimming. Their swimsuits are robe-like and protect their modesty and bodies from the sun.
Ready to Dive In
Here we have another picture from 1895 of a woman who seems to be getting ready to dive into the water. Her swimsuit is made up of a swimming dress, once again, meant to cover up her body while also flattering her body type as much as possible.
She also has a beret on for good measure, protecting her hair from the sun. Stockings were, once again, a must to complete any swimsuit, as a lady couldn’t be seen showing too much skin in public!
An Australian Sunbather
Western fashion was quite a global phenomenon during the 20s-90s. Here we can see an Australian woman catching some rays in a swimsuit heavily inspired by the swimsuits worn by American women at the time.
She’s completed her look with a pair of sandals, and that’s about it! We can start to see how clothing would begin to focus less on modesty and more on aesthetics and comfort.
Together in the Californian Surf
Not all women wanted to wear swimming caps to protect their hair. After all, not all women would get their hair wet when they went to the beach anyway.
So, some opted to put their hair into an updo and decorate it with a bow, usually in a color matching or complementing their swimsuit. These girls decided to go the extra mile and coordinate their beach outfits. Now that’s true friendship!
A French Family on the Rocks
Men’s swimsuit fashion was just as diverse as women’s, featuring a range of patterns, colors, and styles. A good portion of this variety is represented by this French family, who had their photo snapped around 1920.
This picture shows a striped two-piece, a simple one-piece suit, and a comfortable jumper. They’re all wearing hats as well, more to protect their skin from the sun than to preserve the quality of their hair.
Sun Hat Showcase
We’ve already discussed sun hats a couple of times, but this picture captures just how popular they were back in the day. Sunhats were considered crucial for protecting one’s skin from harmful UV rays from the sun. But they were also often a key fashion accessory that women used to complete their outfits.
In this incredible display of vintage swimsuit fashion, these ladies are seen boasting their unique sun hats, each complementing their outfits perfectly!
Leapfrog on the Pier
Go to any beach on a busy day, and you’ll no doubt find at least two people playing a game of leapfrog. It’s a classic activity that’s been used to pass the time for years. This photo from 1935 is proof of that. Aside from the perfectly-timed antics, these ladies are doing a fantastic job of showcasing the swimsuit fashions of the time.
Their looks are complete with a modest pair of heels that look like they can’t have been too comfortable to wear while walking around on the sand.
A Row of Beauty Contestants
Thankfully, times have changed since this photograph was snapped in 1935. These beauty contestants are weighing themselves in – being thin in those days was considered the key to being beautiful.
Since then, we’ve drastically improved our perceptions of beauty, though we still have a long way to go. Once again, these ladies are all wearing a pair of heels, as was customary with all outfits back then.
Splashing in Massachusetts With Mom
If there was ever a vintage swimsuit photo that made us want to visit the beach immediately, it’s this one. Seeing the joy on this mother’s face as she enjoys some aquatic fun with her family is enough to make you want to dive into their nearest ocean.
Mom and daughter are wearing two hair accessories that were quite common for women of the time, while the son is letting his locks loose in the water.
Bicycle for Two on the Beach
There are plenty of ways to enjoy yourself when you’re at the beach that doesn’t involve getting soaked in saltwater. One of them is going for a bike ride. And what better way to enjoy a bike ride than with a friend?
These ladies decided to mosey their way around the beach on their bicycle for two, opting to bring a set of parasols with them to protect themselves from the sun. Fun!
A Beach Covered in Ice
This photo, taken around 1920, shows a group of friends enjoying some time on the frozen beach in Washington D.C., near the 14th Street Bridge. They prove that it doesn’t always have to be hot and sunny for you to enjoy some time at the beach.
In fact, even when it’s a day of frosty weather, the beach can be fun if you aren’t afraid to get a little cold. The woman holding the large chunk of ice is showcasing a less-common swimsuit, which is a full-length unitard.
Fossilizing a Friend on Coney Island
Burying your friend in the sand – or being buried in the sand – is a rite of passage when it comes to spending time on the beach. It’s one of those activities that you just have to do while you’re there, or else you haven’t fully experienced the seaside!
This girl is completely covering her friend in the sand while she rests. We can’t imagine the other girl woke up feeling very comfortable, with sand all over her body.
Strike a Pose
These three ladies are posing for a Mack Sennet film in this photograph, which was taken in 1927. They’ve all donned their best swimwear, complete with a stylish pair of shoes.
Of course, since they’re on the set of a film, they’re all wearing full faces of makeup, which probably wasn’t the most comfortable experience in the hot sun! But, back then, beauty was pain, and they certainly looked very beautiful.
Swimming at Margate
Here we can see some swimwear fashion designed for children. In the case of small children, comfort was prioritized when creating garments, though aesthetics were still considered.
The two young girls pictured here can be seen wearing typical children’s swimwear, which was usually a one-piece jumper with a ribbon at the waist to keep it secure. Of course, they’re wearing sun hats to avoid a nasty sunburn.
Young Flappers in Heels
These young women are showcasing typical beach fashion in this photograph, which was taken in 1923. But they’re also showing off some of the hairstyles that were popular at the time.
Women who wanted short hair often opted for a trim bob, while longer hair was generally put into a neat, groomed-up hairdo to keep it out of the face. Medium-length hair was also kept out of the face and was usually curled to make it more fashionable.
Bathing Coat, Anyone?
As modesty was still quite an important part of women’s fashion, many ladies opted to cover up their bathing suits using bathing coats. These were always fashionable and sometimes made using silk.
Most bathing coats featured full capes and long sleeves and were typically worn to the beach, only to be taken off at the water’s edge. Once a woman was out of the water, the coat would be donned again.
An Elegant Display
After years of having clothing piled on in the water, women traded their longer swimsuits for more form-fitting ones that featured shorter skirts. Of course, these swimsuits couldn’t be too revealing, or a lady could suffer some serious consequences.
In fact, Annette Kellerman, a record-breaking Australian swimmer, was arrested on a Boston beach for indecent exposure because she had been wearing a knee-length swimsuit. Yikes!
Showing More Skin
Swimsuits started to become more practical as the years went on and, as a result, also showed off more of a woman’s body. Deep boat necks, or V-necks as we know them, became all the rage, and the armholes in swimsuits became larger and larger.
Swimsuits also came in brighter colors, featuring pretty accessories like belts. Swim caps were still commonly worn, and they were even fitted with chin straps to help them stay secure.
Rules and Regulations
While modesty was very slowly being phased out, women still had to be very careful to ensure that their swimsuits weren’t too revealing or short. Beaches had very particular regulations that strongly encouraged modesty.
There were even special deputies or police officers on some beaches who’d patrol. Some would use a measuring tape to measure certain parts of a woman’s outfit, such as the distance between her knees and suit.
Throughout the 20s and 30s, men wore swimsuits generally made up of a one-piece outfit resembling a tank top attached to shorts. Their design was very simple, commonly covered in thick, horizontal stripes.
Color options were fairly limited, with most men’s swimsuits coming in colors like blue and white or red and tan. Not that they were complaining, of course – the men of these decades were far less concerned with fashion.
A Boat Ride for Four
In the 30s, women’s swimsuits began to resemble one-piece men’s swimsuits. They had higher cuts in the legs and showed off more of the woman’s back than they had in the past.
We also started to see thin straps during this time, making them look more similar to the swimsuits worn on beaches today. The ladies on this boat wore suits that were made of lighter, more comfortable materials that had more flexibility to them.
A Swimming Dress
In the 40s, the one-piece women’s swimsuit would undergo another change, now resembling a short, form-fitting dress with thin straps and a V-neck. The top looked like a standard bra, while the skirt was long enough to cover a woman’s hips, backside, and upper thighs.
You’ll also see a lot of halter tops during this decade, as it was one of the most popular swimsuit designs. This woman shows it off perfectly!
The Bikini Takes Off
Louis Read, a French designer, is credited for creating a daring two-piece swimsuit that would later be known as the first bikini, back in 1946. It slightly revealed a woman’s midsection and was made of shorts and a halter top.
Bandeau tops with halter straps were quite popular in this decade as well. And these slightly revealing looks became quite popular in America during the 30s and 40s. To boost troop morale, perhaps?
The 40s were when men’s swimming briefs became popular. They were generally high in the waist and were cut quite short. Often made from wool, Spandex blend fabrics were used to make swimming briefs as well.
It was also during this decade that men’s swimming trunks, which were slightly longer and looser than briefs, became quite popular. However, they didn’t usually have fun prints as briefs did.
It’s Time for Color
Finally! A photograph that’s in color! While the one and two-piece suits still looked similar to the suits that were popular during the 40s, the materials that were used to create them were constantly changing in the 50s.
Elastic and nylon were often used to make the suits stretchier, which also allowed the suits to dry faster. Prints became more exciting, and swimsuits became another avenue for women to express their fashion sense.
Form-Fitting Grows in Popularity
During the 60s, bikinis became smaller and tighter, and even the more modest one-piece suits became more revealing. In the middle of this decade, low-cut swimsuit bottoms were all the rage, and bikinis were still constantly growing in popularity.
These swimsuits were generally made using Nylon or Lycra, which made them tighter and more fitting to the body. They were similar to what we see today.
Good Riddance, Modesty
By the 70s, swimsuits were more revealing than they had ever been, allowing women and men to get tanned on the beach.
String bikinis, thongs, sheer suits, and cut-out swimsuits became wildly popular throughout this decade. It was a time of colorful swimsuits, as well.
Patterns, Patterns, Patterns
Women’s swimsuits were commonly covered in colorful patterns throughout this decade, and more excitingly, so were men’s swimsuits.
The swimsuits worn by men were usually at a length that’s still popular today. Although back in the 70s, they were sometimes accented by fashionable belts. Let’s bring that back!
The Bold 80s
It should be no surprise that the 80s were bold in aesthetics. Loud animal prints and bright neon colors were trendy during this time. Plus, swimsuits started to feature scooped, low necklines with higher leg cuts.
This style was a far cry from some of the earlier decades. But it’s fascinating to see how swimsuits have evolved over the years! All we can say is that we don’t hate it!
A Dip in Boston, 1919
During the time that this photo was taken, showing too much skin in any public space would’ve been considered improper and rude, which is why most of the swimmers at this beach are wearing fairly full-coverage swimsuits.
As you can see, the ladies are even wearing swimsuits that resemble dresses! At those times, clothing and fashion trends were at the forefront – just like today!
Ready to Fish
This vintage dame takes sun protection to a whole new level with this incredible sun hat, which seems to be larger than her torso.
But, it’s got a practical purpose – she’s about to set off on her own private fishing trip, and if you know anything about fishing, you know just how important it is to protect yourself from the sun. With that massive sun hat, she should have no problem avoiding a harsh sunburn!
Digging for Treasure
This photo, which was taken in 1915, is an excellent showcase of how intricate women’s fashion was at the time, even when it came to something so simple as a swimsuit. Here we see two young ladies wearing one-piece swimsuit dresses, with a pair of shorts and stockings underneath for maximum modesty.
Shoes, of course, were a must, and we can only imagine how uncomfortable things would get when those shoes got wet.
Beauty Bathing Contest
Beauty was always the name of the game, no matter the occasion, and the beach was certainly no different. Here we see a group of young women lined up to participate in a swimsuit-based beauty contest!
They’ve all donned their best batching attire, complete with hats and shoes for most. The designs here favored form over function, and we can’t imagine that these swimsuits would be very comfortable to actually swim in.
Whether you’re going through your attic or scouring through a flea market, there are some items that can take you back to a different time. Here are some times people have come across something vintage and couldn’t help but reminisce about the good ol’ days.
A big thing in the ’80s and ’90s was having voluminous yet silky-smooth hair — even after getting out of the pool. Seeing this bottle definitely brings back memories. Although we would have to say that ‘no more tangles’ wasn’t really 100% accurate, it’s still a memory that a lot of us share.
Just Lucky I Guess
Kids in the ’80s and ’90s loved going to the grocery store with their parents because, in the end, there was a chance that they could end up with a little treat. At the end of the cashier counter, there were always these fun, little machines.
Seeing one of these, especially this particular one, probably brings many nostalgic memories back to those kids that are now full-grown adults.
Spin it Around
Most kids love to do arts and crafts projects, but not all of them have the same kind of talent. We’re sure that’s why the spirograph was created — so that those without the talent could feel like they had a little bit.
It was a fun project, and when we see this box, it brings about a lot of memories of hours spent trying to figure out how to get the parts to move the right way so you could create unique and abstract designs.
The passing of time has buried many great treasures away under both the ocean and the land. This is why so many people love playing with those metal detectors because you never know what you’re going to find.
This person found a Roman coin from centuries ago while scanning the fields of France. Undoubtedly, this find made them think about what life was like under the reign of Emperor Constantine I.
Going through old photo albums or boxes of photos can sometimes bring up a lot of questions about our parents and relatives. Sometimes this even gives us an insight into what life was like for them when they were our age.
This person found a picture of her mom with the very handsome Clint Eastwood. There’s no denying the fact that her mom seemed to be a little smitten by the touch of the iconic celebrity.
A lot of people like to collect old, vintage books or purchase yearbooks secondhand. Some of these buyers have even found some pretty remarkable things in them — from annotations to bookmarks and even some pretty personal photos.
These two seem to be having a good time in one of those photo booths, and it kind of brings you back to a simpler time… long before your phone was your camera too.
Grandma Had Some Skill
It’s amazing what you find out about your grandparents after they’ve passed. Going through their stuff and finding remarkable treasures like old pictures, trinkets, and even artwork can bring you closer to them.
This picture shows that this woman’s great-grandmother was very talented when it came to painting, and that probably made her feel a little nostalgic for the time she spent with her.
Many people enjoy metal detecting as a hobby. Combing over beaches and forests trying to find trinkets and treasures that were lost long ago, these people sometimes come across some pretty nostalgic pieces.
This person found a silver pendant from over 200 years ago. With the script and the design, we’re sure it allowed them to imagine what life was like way back when…
A wedding is the perfect place to let loose and have a good time. These kinds of occasions make for great memories that everyone — from the happy couple to their family and friends — can look back on for years to come.
This person found a photo that proves this very sentiment. These two seem to be having a great time, but we’re sure that they did not feel quite as enthusiastic the next morning.
All Eyes on You
If you’ve ever met a celebrity that you’re absolutely enthralled with, then you’ll probably understand why this girl was so enamored. Finding a picture of someone in your life looking so fangirlish might bring you back to that very moment.
Times may have been simpler, but crushes on celebrities were still the same. We don’t know about you, but we can definitely see why grandma had a little twinkle in her eye when she looked at young Johnny Cash.
Sometimes, when you look at your grandparents, it’s hard to believe they were ever your age. They’ve lived a life full of ups and downs, and by the time you come into the picture, they’ve changed greatly.
So, going back through old images can help you really see that they were more like you than you thought. This girl got a great gift from her grandfather that did just that.
What a Duo!
There comes a time in a person’s life where they just have to move on, and sometimes when they do this, they leave things behind. Unfortunately, sometimes those things are items that probably were pretty precious to them at one point or another.
This person found some old home slides in a house, and we’re sure these people — whoever they are — miss these memories greatly. But we’re also certain that this person was genuinely interested in their find, and even felt a wave of nostalgia for the ’70s as they looked through the slides.
Lock it Away
There are a lot of traditions that have gone by the wayside over the centuries. Finding an example of one of these traditions can be very nostalgic. Why did they do this? Why did we stop doing this?
For instance, keeping a lock of the hair attached to a card to remind you of when someone passed away. This may seem morbid, but it’s also beautiful, and this person found a great example of that when they purchased an antique book.
We all know the saying — ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’ This next post is a shining example of that very sentiment. Being able to look back at old photos of decades gone by brings on a sense of nostalgia because you start to build stories about the people in those images.
These two seem very happy as they sit outside together, enjoying a picnic. Doesn’t it just make you wonder what the person behind the camera said to them before snapping this shot?
Gone are the days where you have to go to a film lab to get your photos developed. So, sometimes people forget that they even have old cameras lying around. It seems like this person’s grandma did just that.
Taking the camera and getting it developed allowed this person to have a glimpse into the life of her parents and grandparents, and that definitely brings about a wave of nostalgia.
Weddings can be so much fun. Oftentimes, when we think about our parents or even grandparents and their wedding, we tend to assume that everything was so very straight-laced.
But this person, upon looking at their grandparent’s wedding album, found a great photo that shows just how quirky her grandparents actually were. We bet as she paged through the album, she began to wonder about what their wedding was like — from the music that was played to the dinner that was served — all as a wave of nostalgia hit her.
Making a Memory
Sometimes, there doesn’t even have to be people in a photo for you to feel a sense of nostalgia. You can get hit with that feeling just by finding an item or a picture of an item.
Take, for instance, this old sewing machine. Just looking at it makes you feel nostalgic for the olden days, when things were made by hand and not mass-produced by machines.
In the Palm of Your Hand
Sometimes, when you get older, you find that it’s necessary to go through boxes and boxes of all your old stuff. When you do this, eventually, you will come across something that just strikes you to the point that you’re instantly transported to the past.
Take this little Polly Pocket toy, for example. This particular Snapchat user found it in their old toy box. We’re sure that this took them for a trip down memory lane.
There are just some things that immediately make you think of the past. It can be food or even songs, but sometimes it’s also cartoons. Finding something that you used to treasure when you were a kid because it was branded with your favorite Saturday morning cartoon characters is definitely nostalgic.
Looking at this wallet brings back many fond memories, we are sure, and it’s actually in pretty good condition as well!
Lots of families enjoy weekly game nights. Those families that do often have a closet full of games that they build up over time. That’s why, sometimes, when you’re cleaning out the gaming closet, you may come across some games that bring back certain memories.
This family found an old educational flashcard game when they were going through their closet of games. We wonder if he started playing the game just to see if he really is smarter than a fourth-grader.
3D movies went out of fad for quite a while, but over the last two decades, they’ve made a big comeback — though it’s not quite the same because you now get plastic glasses instead of the good old-fashioned paper ones.
In any event, when this person was going through and found 3D glasses from a movie they went to years and years ago, we’re sure it was quite the blast from the past.
Nowadays, you’re no further from your phone than your pocket, which can be handy and also very irritating. Old school phones were hooked to the wall and took quite a lot of time to dial.
The old rotary phones are hard to find nowadays and so, when this person pulled it out of a junk box in their closet, it probably took them back to a simpler time.
For some reason, many of us just can’t seem to let go of old electronics. That’s why you’ll find gadgets that you haven’t used in decades hidden in closets and stuck in the back of drawers. If you’re anything like this person, that means you have an old iPod lying around.
How nostalgic does this make you feel? We indeed used to load everything from music to videos on there so that we’d never find ourselves bored during a flight or road trip of sorts. We still do this but in other ways.
Remember when you used to make mixtapes? You used to wait for a song to come on the radio so you could record it to make the most perfect mixtape. Most of us did this, and so this cassette tape is nostalgic in a lot of different ways.
Not only because it’s a mixed tape with music from that particular era, but also because it’s a cassette tape in and of itself — which kids nowadays have no idea about! Feel old yet?
Disgusting But Collectible
Trends and fads sometimes are strange. There’s no telling what will take off and what won’t, but one thing is for sure — some things are unexpectedly popular. Garbage Pail Kids may be one of these very products.
Pulling out a wad of these unopened packages may have you pining for your childhood, especially if you’ve ripped open a packet to chew on that chalky bubble gum that you used to love oh so much.
Knowledge in a Box
Back in the ’80s and ’90s, one of the smartest things that a parent could do was invest in a National Geographic box or a product like it. In these boxes, you got tons of information and fun little activities that would teach you about whatever the topic of the package was.
We’re sure that when this person pulled this out of their garage, they were absolutely floored. Do you think that they dug through it like a little kid immediately after finding it? We would!
Keep it Sharp
Nowadays, most kids take notes using laptops and/or tablets. And if they do take handwritten notes, they usually use mechanical pencils or pens. Gone are the days that you had to go to the corner of the classroom to use the manual pencil sharpener, or even to your teacher’s desk to use the automatic sharpener.
So, when you see something like this, you get a little nostalgic for those days. Remember when you used to try to get your pencil perfectly sharp for those fill-in-the-bubble tests?
Rockin’ it Old School
Long before there were CDs and cassette tapes, you either had to go with the radio, a record player, or an 8-track player when you wanted to listen to music. Finding a car with this system isn’t very common anymore.
So, when you do come across an 8-track player, and you actually have memories of playing those tracks, you’re definitely going to feel a heightened level of nostalgia.
Gaming has become not only a common pastime but also a way that many people make money. Many collect consoles, and of course, one of the most prized has to be an old-school Atari.
So, when you’re going through all your old stuff, and you come across a mint condition Atari, not only should you be excited because you might be able to make some money off of it — but also because the memories will begin flooding back.
How Ya Feeling?
Figuring out how somebody is feeling in the present moment is a challenge for a lot of people. Taking the time to really dive into a person’s mood and make sure you’re interacting with them accordingly can save you a lot of headaches.
For those that couldn’t do this in the ’70s, they could always rely on the mood ring. Looking at this round color-changing ring has got to bring back a little bit of nostalgia for those who owned one.
Hooping Is Fun
There’s nothing like going through old photos to bring up a wave of nostalgia. When you do go through these albums, you’ll find memories of not only your own but also of family members that have long since passed.
We’re sure the person that found this image sat for hours listening to stories about the hula-hooping little girl.
Look at That Detail
There are a lot of things that can take you down memory lane — from things you find in your attic to stuff you see on the streets. Maybe one of the biggest things to send you into a wave of nostalgia is our old-school chrome detailed cars.
Whenever you see this, even if you weren’t alive during the height of their popularity, it definitely makes you think about how simple life seemed at that point in history.
Going Back to the Beginning
Over the years, the image of McDonald’s has changed greatly. So, anytime you find an old picture, you’re about to get hit with a bit of nostalgia. This is especially true when you see an image from a time that Micky D hamburgers were just 15 cents.
Looking at that price, we can understand why it became such a popular destination for families looking to avoid having to cook dinners.
Saturday Nights Alright
Going to the movies is a fun outing for the entire family. Getting together, grabbing some popcorn and drinks, and enjoying an action-packed movie has changed a lot over the past century.
That’s why catching a glimpse of an image like this while rifling through a box of pictures might just end up causing you a bit of nostalgia. Man, we wish there were more drive-in movie theaters around today!
Five and Diner
Old photos, no matter who you are, elicit some form of nostalgia simply because you can only imagine what life was like back then. Finding an image of an old diner from the ’50s definitely has the imagination reeling.
These kids all seem to be having a great time, and why not? This was the place to be on Friday nights. Just look at those smiles. Can’t you imagine just hanging out with all your friends from school and laughing about the day’s events?
Cuff Them Up
Trends and fads come, and they go. Oftentimes, things that were in fashion come back in style much later, but it’s always fun to look back and see them in their initial run. There’s no way you can’t look at this girl’s bobbysocks and feel a bit reminscent of your own childhood.
Nowadays, socks are made to be low cut so no one can see them but back then, this was a sign of fashion that everyone wanted to show off!
Switch it Up
Nowadays, you can have 50,000 things hooked up to your television all through HDMI cords and other cables. But, back in the day, you had to have this little box. This was to ensure that you would be able to switch between your antenna, your TV, and your game console.
Perhaps there are people that still use this device, but there’s no denying that it causes a sense of nostalgia. So, it goes without saying that finding this in a box hidden underneath a bunch of stuff will definitely bring about some pretty epic memories.
Salad Is Queen
Sometimes there’s nothing like having a good salad with your burger. Nowadays when you order, it comes pre-made, and it’s in a little plastic container. But, you used to be able to create your own salad at the salad bar.
This old image of someone enjoying their time building their salad at Burger King definitely brings back nostalgia. Sure — salad bars can still be found but not at fast-food joints!