The most notable trends in the fashion industry began at least a century ago. However, we’ll start with the roaring 20s and the so-called flapper ensembles.
Anyone who has any recollection of photos from the period at all will recognize them as “the look” back then. And it’s no surprise that was the case: they were a breath of fresh air with their relaxed drop waists and feathered accessories, giving some much-needed reprieve from the bone-breaking corsets that preceded them.
Named after the island, on which American nuclear tests were carried out, the two-piece swimsuit appeared in the 1940s and eventually replaced one-piece swimsuits among the general public for good. It wasn’t until the 70s, however, that the bikini became really popular.
Just a few years later, Christian Dior debuted the “New Look” design with its structured bust, tiny waist and huge layered skirt. It was almost as remarkable as the miniskirt of the 60s.
This is a 70s invention that never really went away either. They were a memorable disco trend, along with Lurex halter tops and bell-bottoms.
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Teens embraced floral prints and baggy trousers in the 90s, and they’re a grab at vintage stores to this day.
A decade later, tracksuits were all the rage. This comfy, yet sleek outfit was popularized by Jennifer Lopez and Britney Spears among others.
What are people wearing today? Skinny jeans came into their own in the 2010s, and they don’t seem to be going anywhere. Apart from that, there’s athletic leisure, which takes up where tracksuits left off a decade ago. Today, young people can walk around in T-shirts, sneakers, and sweatshirts all day and still look elegant.
Will this look last? We don’t know, but we hope so!