From the very start, fashion has been the primary topic of discussion amoung ladies. Once it starts, the end goes missing. Fashion has made itself a component, important for survival – more of a necessity. Day-by-day, fashion is shaped in a way to provide the fashion-lovers with something different, and better than the past trend. No matter how weird or odd the trend seems at first, after a while it becomes something carried by every other person. With passing decades, fashion has varied in many ways. Here’s how it changed over time:
In 1920s: Leaving the restricting clothes in past, skirts and trousers were introduced to women, to give them a more comfortable and relaxing thing to wear. Loose silk dresses with delicate embroideries were a choice. Hats and headwear of different kinds, and beautiful variations, became a vital part of fashion in this decade. Coats were preferred in subdued colors, and with large buttons on them.
In 1930s: This time was lucky for fur and floral patterns. Shorter hair, close to the head, were in, and with an elegant makeup. Shoulder pads were widely used. Hats lost their popularity to some extent. Velvet was used in many dresses.
In 1940s: The time for brighter colored dress, and all possible animal skins. Gloves were a must.
In 1950s: Waistline was a perfectly followed trend. Also “sack dresses” were used by many. In this time, people were more concerned about their freedom when it came to fashion choices.
In 1960s: Bright swirling colors became a choice again. Skirts got shorter. Longer hair was preferred. It was the time when people started revealing more skin.
In 1970s: The trend of brighter colors was carried in this time too, and more than ever. Women loved tight fitting pants, low cut pants, and high cut boots. Polyester material got introduced into fashion.
In 1980s: 80s was a very different time. It was when designers put an end to some of the past trends, whereas some of them were carried further with amendments. Colors fell in subdued category. High waistline was seen everywhere. Dressing like “tennis player” was considered good.
In 1990s: 90s brought back the trend of colors, along with grungy look. Dresses were made with loose fitting. Mullets, big T-shirts, extra-long shorts, were common. Some fashions were inspired by hip hop artists.
In 2000s: Here the list starts – frosted lip gloss, sweatbands, streaky hair highlights, cardigans, shutter shades, trucker hats, lace-up jeans, popcorn shirts – the list can still go long. There were many inventions in this time. Jeans was used a lot. Front hair flick was in for girls.
In 2010s: Bring the generation with the hottest of collection, and the most attractive look, is the aim of designers in 2010s, borrowing ideas from trends of past decades. Skinny Jeans got introduced, spreading its popularity even in gents’ clothes. The use of sequins to enhance the look of formal wear became common. Menswear inspired clothes also made a good place in market.
Trends changed, one after the other came, improving the styling for women. Every decade has its own look, but ideas keep circulating, and every time it comes with a better change and appearance. Fashion will never get old for women.
Article written by Aakanksha Katihar