In the fashion world, every decade has had its own styles of popular fashion trends. While many have changed overtime, some of the ensembles have become wardrobe staples that’ve lasted throughout time. From baggy jeans to boho bags and fanny packs, let’s say many of these high-demand items are here to stay. Let’s go through the fashion timeline.
Long A-line skirts were worn by women of all ages. This conservative style of clothing were made by fashion designers to help women showcase their independence and classy looks. If you go back in time to the 40’s, you’ll certainly see women wearing various styles with distinctive patterns of these trendy skirts. Let’s not forget the padded shoulder dresses and tops, which were the ideal looks during that era.
In the 50’s, women wanted to exude the more feminine nature of styles. New trends in this era brought out the cute and girly poodle skirts. They were the perfect school-girl looks that came in lots of vibrant, bright colors. If you were a fifties girl, you would’ve loved sporting these skirts to school along with the classic buttoned-down blouses.
In the 60’s, women wanted to explore more clothing options with bright colors. This introduced the famous color block clothing. It involved mixing and matching vibrant colors of clothes and putting them together to create a statement piece. From colorful styles of dresses and skirts to cute mini skirts, you couldn’t go wrong with a stylish bright ensemble during this time period.
With the onset of the hippie trends came the bell bottom outfits. These styles of pants were worn by women and men alike. Every free-spirited person in the 70’s had at least one pair of bell bottom pants. Well, you can also say that bell bottoms came back in style years later. I can remember when they were popular in the early 2000s. In addition to the bell bottoms, everyone sported the platform shoes as well as the high-waist jeans.
The 80’s fashion trends were all about making statements and being bold with it. From spandex pants to ripped jeans, you couldn’t go wrong with these stylish staples. Also, the spandex pants have definitely come back in style, and they’re also fashion trends right now. You’ll find women wearing fitted spandex leggings everywhere in the current era, from gyms to malls and grocery stores. Let’s not forget the 80’s leg warmers in a variety of neon colors. On another note, I cannot forget to mention the big hair in the 80’s. Hairspray was the product that everyone needed to shape and mold their hair.
90’s fashion trends were all about sporting the cool kid look. If your attire helped you look like the popular kid at school, well, you were definitely wearing the most fashionable looks of the 90s. From dark shaded sunglasses to bomber jackets, men and women loved to walk in fashionably late and attract attention from everyone with these trendy looks. Additionally, women loved to wear baggy joggers with sports bras, which were the ideal look of street dancers during this era.
Knowing the history of fashion trends is important to understanding where many of our current styles originated from. What’s popular then may be in style now. It can be exciting to go back in time and look through all of the ensembles that people sported in the earlier eras.