How fashion changed over the years
The term “fashion” is a funny one. It can be used to describe anything from the way your clothes fit, to what hairstyle you should wear, or even how you carry yourself in public. (Though some would argue that last example isn’t fashion at all.) But what does it mean to talk about the history of fashion? Does it mean looking back at the trends of each decade? Or maybe it’s about examining how our ideas about beauty have evolved over time? And how do those changing ideas affect our clothing choices and wardrobes? For this article we’ll take a look at just that—and more!
A lot of people think the 1920s were a time of loose morals, but that wasn’t the case.
You might think that the 1920s were a time of loose morals and sexual freedom, but that wasn’t actually the case. Instead, it was a time of social change where women began wearing shorter skirts and more revealing clothing. They smoked in public and danced with men in public–even drinking!
Women weren’t the only ones who had new freedoms: Men started wearing shorter suits with no ties or hats (they had been required by law until then), which allowed them to move around more easily while still looking stylishly dressed.
In the 1930s and 1940s, women wore very structured styles.
In the 1930s and 1940s, women wore very structured styles. They wore corsets and girdles to keep their bodies in shape. Women also wore hats, gloves and stockings as part of their everyday outfits. Many dresses had long skirts that covered the legs so they wouldn’t be seen by others if you were sitting down at a restaurant or somewhere else public.
The dresses were fitted around the bust and waist area but had lots of material around these areas so you couldn’t see through them when someone stood up from sitting down or walked away from us (our body parts).
During the 1950s and 1960s, there was a lot of experimentation with fashion.
In the 1950s and 1960s, there was a lot of experimentation with fashion. This was a time of social change, when people were rebelling against the status quo and trying to express their individuality.
- The 1950s saw the beginning of what we now call “streetwear”: clothes that you can wear on the street, as opposed to being formal or dressy (think jeans). The rise of this trend coincided with another major development in fashion–the increase in women’s rights during this period. It became fashionable for women to wear pantsuits without needing a special reason like work or sports.
- In addition to these changes, there were also some new trends starting during this period: high heels became popular again after being worn out by World War II soldiers; bellbottoms became popular because they were easy for women who wanted to show off their legs but didn’t want short skirts; long hair was also very common among both men and women at this time because it allowed them freedom from having short hair styles required by military service during wartime periods such as WWII (1939-1945).
Since then, there has been less dramatic change in fashion than ever before.
Since then, there has been less dramatic change in fashion than ever before. This is because we have become more comfortable with ourselves and our bodies and don’t feel the need to constantly update our look like previous generations did.
We also have access to a wider range of clothes that are much cheaper than they were in past decades, so it’s easier for everyone to express themselves through their clothes rather than just trying to keep up with what other people are wearing.
The result is a much subtler approach to fashion: clothing doesn’t need as much workmanship anymore because its main purpose isn’t just visual appeal but also personal expression; we don’t need bold colors or outrageous patterns because those things no longer define our success as individuals (or at least not as much).
Fashion is always changing, but not as dramatically as it used to be.
Fashion is always changing, but not as dramatically as it used to be. In the past, new styles would come out every season or so and people would follow along with them. Nowadays, trends are much slower to arrive and take hold–they may even take years before they become popular enough to catch on with most people.
In this way fashion has become more conservative over time; fewer people are willing to make bold choices when it comes to their clothing choices (at least in public).
Fashion is always changing, but not as dramatically as it used to be. The 1920s were a time of loose morals, but that wasn’t the case in other decades. In fact, there has been less dramatic change in fashion than ever before since then.