We can admire ladies in old photos forever. Even their everyday clothes emphasized their elegance and personality. The outfits our mothers and grandmothers wore were so refined, they could easily overshadow the expensive creations of today’s fashion designers.

At Enlighten, we looked at vintage photos from Internet users with great interest, and we are convinced that the fashion of the past was especially charming.

“These 3 classy ladies are my great-aunts and my grandmother strutting their stuff in Brooklyn.”

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“This is my grandmother in Miami, 1962. I never got to meet her, but I hope as her namesake, I’m as cool as her.”

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“Paris, on the left is my grandmother in 1947. On the right is me in 2014.”

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  • People were way classier back then. Airforceallday / Imgur

“My great-great-grandmother, circa 1915”

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“My grandfather and grandmother dressed up for a Halloween party, circa 1948. By the way, the dress was handmade by my great-grandmother.”

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  • They look like movie stars. groovyinutah / Reddit

“Going through old photos, I discovered my grandmother was an original hipster.”

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“I knew my grandmother as an old woman. Looking through these old photos, I remember she had a whole lifetime before I even existed.”

“Here’s my grandmother, 1949. Her neighbor handmade her wedding dress for $40. And my mom wore the dress again for her wedding in 1983!”

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“My grandmother, circa the 1910s”

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“My grandmother was a cheerleader in high school. She is the third from the left.”

thatonechickfromdallas / Imgur

“My great-great-grandmother, circa 1899”

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“My Swiss grandmother in the 1940s”

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“My mother, my grandmother, and me, all dressed for Easter. It was in the 1960s.”

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“This is my 17-year-old mom in 1962. 5 years later, she was a hippie.”

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“My grandmother as a teen in NYC in the 1920s.”

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“Nothing stops my grandmother! Here she is during the ending stages of tuberculosis recovery. She went on to live another 63 years.”

LeeAnnLongsocks / Imgur

“My grandmother on her wedding day, the 1950s”

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“My grandmother at age 28”

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“A photo of my grandmother taken on her honeymoon in 1899”

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“My mother (right) and aunt in their Easter dresses before church, 1965”

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Which outfits that once belonged to your mother or grandmother seem cooler to you than trendy clothes? Share their photos in the comments below.

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