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A Brief History Of Fashion And Styles

Aug 26, 2008
It's interesting to see how fashion has come over the years. In many respects, each decade has brought an entirely new generation of clothing styles and what is accepted for both male and females to wear. Starting with the early 1900's to the present, there has been quite a few changes in how fashion was and is now perceived.

The 1920's were an important stage for women, who saw a fashion revolution with the "flapper" style of clothing. This type of clothing made women more bold, daring, and the "flapper" look overall was associated with the energetic "go getter" types that were emerging as equals to men. Women also enjoyed becoming more socially adept by drinking and smoking in public without shame.

After World War II, the United States was just getting out of a horrible depression. Even after the effects of the depression and war, women and men had to dress conservatively to ensure there were enough materials for war efforts. Women often wore basic and durable clothing, as they were the ones running the factories while the men went to war.

While war was again striking the United States, the fashion industry again shifted. Only instead of being conservative, the next generation of adults and teens instead opted for comfort. Loose clothes and a generally carefree lifestyle defined what the 1960's would go down into history as, despite most associating this hippy movement with the 1970's.

A few decades later we come to the 1990's, where fashion has become a mixture of several styles. While there will always be those who value retro styles, the 1990's brought a mix of many different types of fashion and combined them. Different sects or cliques easily form as a result of one's taste in fashion. One thing that was always popular was bright colors and usage of pastels in clothing, along with blue jeans and tennis shoes to match.

As it stands today, fashion has become a melting pot of hundreds of different styles combine into one. There are the sophisticated business dresses that come from the 1980's, the pastels that we remember the 1990's by, and even the "flapper" styles that were popular almost a century ago. As it would look to be, it seems fashion is only going to continue to mix and match its way into a rather diverse and exciting field.

Final Thoughts

Art, music, and politics have vastly affected fashion over the past decades. It'll be an interesting topic to view as we sit back and relax through another century of styles, fashion statements, and hopefully the next new fashion that will redefine our era.
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