I have wondered about this for a while but haven't been able to come across any answers so hopefully someone here might have some insight. Does anyone know if there were groups of women in the past who intentionally wore "vintage" fashion in the way we do? Like Victorians wearing Regency styles, or something similar. I'm rather curious about when women started trying to recreate the style of the past in an everyday sense (not just for costume parties or because they were too poor to afford newer clothing). I've heard of Teddy girls wearing Edwardian clothes, although they seemed to put their own spin on it rather then faithfully reproducing the styles of the past. There are also a lot of historical influences in fashion over the years (1970's does 1930's for example). But when did the habit of dressing "vintage" really begin? Is it a more modern thing (and by modern I mean in the last 50 years or so) or are there any historical examples of the same phenomenon?