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UPDATE! Congratulations to “sigridjakob” and “lrm” who won each their copy of “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook”!! We will be back soon with another fun giveaway. Thank you all for your participation!

Are you a fan of the 1970s bell bottom pants, the elegance and decadence of the 1920s or are you more of a Audrey Hepburn kind of gal? Tell us what your favorite decade of style is and why for a chance to win a copy of our very own sewing handbook, “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook”!

Comment on the blog for your chance to win a copy of “The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook."

“The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook” is a comprehensive guide to DIY sewing, from novice to beginner, and is sure to be a wonderful addition to your sewing library.

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To win this fun and creative book, please answer the following question, in the comments below: What is your favorite decade of style and why?

*NOTE: In the comment, also please state your full name!

We are loving all the comments on your favorite decade of style so we have decided to throw another copy of the book in and extend the deadline with another day!

The deadline for submissions now is Saturday, April 7th at 10 p.m. (EST).

Good Luck!



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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.32 PMby bluewillow

    I love so many of the styles it is hard to choose, but I have become a girl who likes to wear comfortable pants and soft blouses. I see myself as a Katharine Hepburn-type.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.30 PMby alasse

    For more wearable clothes definitely the 50s, the silhouette is so very flattering and feminine (and quite suits me, I like to think). And the era I find most aesthetically pleasing would be the Victorian era, it’s called “La Belle Epoque” for a reason :) But I wouldn’t want to wear a corset in day to day life ;) - Sarah Silbermann

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.27 PMby Rosemarysclothes

    I love the 60’s British MOD look. It is so, simple and bold. When i wear this look i always feel so confidant, would love to be rocking the MOD look in the 60’s.

    I also really love 30’s-40’s knit wear. My mum has loads of knitting books from this era, the clothes are so elegant. Back then they used to knit jumpers with 2ply wool and used tiny knitting needles, so the clothes they made must have taken an awful lot of time to knit. But they must have been proud with the finished results. I don’t have the patience to spend that long knitting a garment. Ill stick to my DK and Aran wools. Rosemary Carsberg

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.18 PMby rltejkl

    1910’s the ladies still wore corsets but their attitudes about life outside of the home had changed so much. The clothing was still very feminine but not quite as much of it. Also during the war years they really stepped out on their own and the clothing started to show it.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.12 PMby glassknuclezz

    I love 1960’s fashion. Everything was experimental and coloful and beautiful but still it was elegant.- Emily Mikesell

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.11 PMby jennahabes

    I’m was born in the 80s and love all the classic styles that happened before then… anything timeless. Jenna Habermeyer

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.06 PMby suzeb

    Though I don’t dress like it, I love 1920s art deco glam, beaded dresses…. when I saw the American Woman exhibit at the Met a couple years back, I was blown away by the beautiful details in that era’s most glamourous dresses.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 07.00 PMby alicewang

    The 50s is my favourite decade, as 50s fashion was elegant and classic, which accentuates the beautiful femininity. The full skirts, petticoats, peplums and stiletto heels, whatever your body shape, you are guaranteed to find something from that era which you will look and feel fabulous in. I also love the bright colours that were bravely used in that decade – they simply make loud and confident statements.

    That is a reason why the 50s style just keeps making come backs to the fashion world and it looks like 2012 spring/summer seasons are packed with 50s inspired pieces. — Xinyue Wang

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.59 PMby swampcrone

    Late 40s to early 60s.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.57 PMby jan i

    In the past, you are the favorite magazine of my mother and now you as well for me and my two daughters

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.55 PMby Carolyn Stock

    I love the 40s and 50s styles that have been brought back today. So, I am not sure what the falls under, Modern or Vintage? I like that patterns are bringing back some of the more hands on techniques that give the more tailored look to handmade clothes. I love the styles from the 40s and 50s because they are feminine and had a broad range of looks for all body types.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.50 PMby destineedesiree

    This probably will not count, but hey, it is worth a try… …Well, I seem to be torn between two decades. So, in this case, when say ‘decade’, I mean ‘a period of 10’ years. And that period lies between 1925 & 1935 (10 years, right? :P ) I think this was a period of Poetic beauty. Just think of how the fabric fell fluidly, and flowed seamlessly from the female figure –like visual enjambment.

    Effortless beauty. Grace, charm and elegance. Modesty and sophistication.

    So, yeah, It was a very visually poetic era, if that makes any sense. And, I always think to myself, if it were ever possible to take any beautiful bias cut evening dress from this period of time, and somehow transform it into a poem, it would be so perfect to read and to hear.

    Destinee-Desirée Hull :)

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.49 PMby jennygolightly

    I’m an Audrey Hepburn-kinda gal, early 60s. I love that look!

    I’m Jennifer Rossi, btw!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.48 PMby boppygreen

    Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O.; definitely the early 60s with a nod to the glamour days of Hollywood. Any decade that shows the beautiful feminine form and tailored looks for men.——Bethany Ball

    Why are you requiring my full name here? It’s available to BurdaStyle through my account.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.44 PMby janene

    I’m joining the 1950s gang! Clothes were so beautifully fitted and feminine back then. I’d have to half starve myself to suit anything from the 20s, as elegant as that period was. And although the forites is a close second to the 50s, I still think the 50s is a tad more sexy! I love that there was an option of an uber full skirt or a slim figure hugging one. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen anyone of any shape looking anything but gorgeous from that era. And it was also a time when underwear was as important as overwear! So it’s so totally the 50s for me!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.43 PMby vangoghmango

    Definitely the 60s. I love the mod styles, especially. —Erin Casey

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.40 PMby guerillaembroidery

    My fave decade would have to be the 40s for male clothing (they just looked so smart!), and the lovely silhouettes and beautiful fabrics for the female clothing. Mind you, I also LOVE the crazy colour and patterns of the 80s. My name is Sarah Terry. Thanks!!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.39 PMby kathhhhhy

    Definitely not the early 1990s. Yikes! I am inspired most by mid-century fashion design of the twentieth century.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.39 PMby Sharon Franklin

    I love the 40’s and 50’s because its flattering and sexy without revealing too much skin

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.29 PMby jan i

    In the past, you are the favorite magazine of my mother and now you as well for me and my two daughters

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.27 PMby gabila

    Gabrielle Azucena: The 1950’s definitely, with a toe in the late forties and and wink to the early sixties. Why? Because I’m a curvy girl, the clothing of the day is very flattering to my shape. It feels as though it embraces the female form (no matter what it is) it is a great look on most everyone.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.27 PMby GypsyThread

    The late 40’s into the 50’s is one of my favorite fashion eras. Such a flattering, feminine designs were created. Fashion houses and icons became household names. Couture and design exploded into fabulousness! ~ Carey Cherivtch

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.27 PMby senouna

    The best decade for me is the 60’s; the last decade before mass production. I like the well-concerned details then, and the change of style from “old and elegant” to “modern and handsome” during that decade. Chie Sato

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.24 PMby Annie Vallières

    I love the early to mid-sixties because of the vibrant colors and the sharp cuts. Annie Vallieres

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.23 PMby margylee

    I like the 2000’s. As we move forward in time, the more we incorporate all the best of past decades.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.22 PMby Julie Mari Wiig

    I love the 50’s godess silhouette because it’s so feminine and sexy! :) - Julie Mari Wiig

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.19 PMby kisses

    I love the1970s kind of fashion it is the era aimed at “pleasing yourself” or the “anything goes” . I am so much like that decade that I really don’t follow the trends. My fashion are always different with a whimsical approach that will catches people eye, more towards the vintage look. From it is vintage with a modern twist I see myself wearing it. Daina McFarlane

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.17 PMby nublun

    Every decade has it’s charm, but if I had to choose one, it would definitely be the 20s. The charm of loose fitted dresses, the pearls, embroidery …… ahhhhh. Not to mention the wavy hairdos. Before I started to sew 2 years ago I made my mother sew me a flapper dress for a friends birthday and thought it was the only time I would wear it. But since then I have wore it number of times in different occasions, and even lent it to friends. Now planning to sew some embroidered 20s style beauty myself. So in my opinion the 1920s elegance has not faded away even almost a century later. Maris F.

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.16 PMby Claire Cooper

    I love the 1920s. There’s just something about the simple elegance of the styling. Some of the decorative techniques are stunning. I have yet to make a 1920s dress. Must be one thing to do this year. To be honest there are styles from every decade that I like and those that should be reconciled to the trash forever!

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    Apr 6, 2012, 06.05 PMby laglov

    I love the 50’s. Balenciaga…Dior…Givenchy…sigh.

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