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History Of Women's Fashion

Aug 17, 2007
Women's fashion has changed a lot over the centuries, in olden days women weren't allowed even to show an ankle, that all changed in the 1920's and 30's, when they started wearing calf length dresses and skirts, then in the 1960's along came the mini skirt, in the 1970's the hot pants. This day and age it's anything goes.

More and more women are wearing jeans and trousers, at one time it was completely unheard of, but in these days of equality anything counts.

There are different fashions for different occasions, there's formal, casual, smart but casual, sporty and maternity wear.

Formal is for cocktail parties, dinner parties especially if it's a black tie function, casual could be jeans and t shirt, smart but casual, skirt or trousers with a blouse or jumper, sporty could be tracksuit, or jogging bottoms mainly used by women doing housework or taking the dog for a walk. Maternity wear has got better, there's a bit more to choose from, once it used to be trousers and baggy tops, now you can get some smart dresses as well.

A lot of women still have problems finding clothes to fit; a lot of High Street Stores tend to go for the slimmer woman. Mail order catalogues do a wide range, from petite to size 36, there are even catalogues for the ladies over 50. Even supermarkets are doing a wide range of women's fashion.

There are a lot of fashion designers, a lot of women go for designer labels at very high prices, but these days with the cost of living and V.A.T. a lot of women are also settling for unbranded items, at half the price from the likes of Asda and Tesco, and they will still be wearing them in a years time, unlike the little designer number in the back of someone's wardrobe, who got it home and decided they didn't like it, but couldn't be bothered to take it back to the shop.

Every woman should have at least one black dress in her wardrobe.

A lot of women when they buy clothes also buy shoes and handbags to match, these will go with many other outfits, but no a lot of women have more shoes and handbags than clothes.

The most popular designers seem to be Gucci, Gaultier, Versace, Joop Tommy Hilfiger; a lot of these designers have also put their names to perfumes and other items.
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