Our guide to vintage fashion will help you put together the most authentic period costume shoots!
Period costumes from the mid-20th century are some of the most frequently-searched subjects on the Arcangel website. We’ve put together this visual guide to fashions through the decades, together with some external references, so that you can style your models with just the right period look!
Teenage Style – Mods, rockers & beatniks
Hippie / Boho
Many generic images do not require you to apply any keywords at all, as our keyworders will add these for you. But, omitting these specific keywords will seriously affect the salability of an image, in many cases it will make the image unsalable, as it simply won’t be found in relevant searches.
You’ve set up a shoot with models dressed in 70s costumes, have a hair and make-up artist. Spent a considerable amount of money and effort on this shoot, artworked and uploaded to our site. One thing you forgot to add… the keyword “70s“.
We receive many retro images without any period attached to them. Our keyworders are not historians and will have no idea what to apply. So please, apply the time period with the Quick Edit Tool. Here is a link with information about how to use the Arcangel Quick edit Tool.