For a lot of us, the 50s and 60s are synonymous with awful fashion taste and tackiness. Fashion has evolved since then, but reminiscing with these old photos will have you grabbing for your leggings and high waisted pants.

These 19 black and white photos from the 50s and 60s prove that they had impeccable taste and class. Wether they were rich or poor, the women of this time had style before couture was even a thing.

1. Distinguished with her cup of tea

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2. Headed to a meeting!

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3. I’m terribly thirsty…

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4. At the time, no one had anything to say about these ladies’ shorts – what a difference a few decades makes!

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5. Afternoon beauty in Vélib

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6. Reading break

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7. Another reading break!

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8. Intoxicating class

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9. The timeless one piece bathing suit

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10. A true beauty

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11. Fashion show?

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12. They’re magnificent!

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13. Umbrellas are fashion accessories, too

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14. Overalls!

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15. I read, so what?

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16. A serious meeting

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17. A little brunch in the garden

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18. What a look!

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19. After the brunette, comes the blonde!

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