Out of the Vault: women’s fashion

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Photo by The Crimson of 1970

“Out of the Vault” is a new series where we will show you glimpses of Transy history in comparison to present-day Transy campus. This week we’ll be looking back at women’s fashion from 50 and 100 years ago in comparison to current campus fashion. If you have any topic suggestions that you would like to see from Transy history, please email us at rambler@transy.edu.


Throughout history, women have always used fashion as a form of self-expression. Though as many college women have experienced, as the curriculum gets harder and the semester progresses, your individual fashion style may not always stay the same on a day-to-day basis. And as fashion trends change, so does college campus attire.

Without surprise, the women’s fashion of the 1920s and 70s reflect their fashion trends beautifully, but modern trends have taken inspiration from so many places. As can be seen in the photos, a revival of 90s fashion has been loved in young adult fashion along with the more sophisticated and minimalist attire of business wear. Though college campuses across the nation would not be what they are without athleisure (a coined term to describe comfortable, casual clothing that can be worn both for exercise and everyday wear). Leggings, trendy running shoes, and cozy sweatshirts have taken campuses by storm! Click on the slideshow below for a look at how women’s fashion has evolved at Transy! To check out more photos of Transy history, stop by the library to look at past Transy yearbooks and stay tuned for the rest of the series!

Virginia Slade. The Crimson, 1920.
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