Evolution of Fashion
Popular fashion and clothing styles are constantly changing. Fashion is full of trends that are popular one minute and complenty out the next. Over the last two centuries fashion has experienced considerable changes. Fashion has always been and will always be a hot topic. People spend millions upon millions of dollars every year to have the next best fashion craze. In this essay I will be explaining how fashion contributes to our culture as a whole and how it affects future generations.
Looking back at the fashion in the late 1800’s our generation wonders “How could they wear that?” The Victorian age is known for the heavy dresses, tight bodices, and ruffles. Fashion ...view middle of the document...
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In the early 20th century womens fashion began to change radically. Women realised that not only did they want to control their own life, but that they were capable of it. This was shown in the upcoming fashions trends.Women began to wear lower cut tops and dress styles to display the curve of the hips. The skirts began to shorten revealing the ankle which was very risky at the time. In 1920s women began to liberate themselves even farer from the restrictive clothes from the past. Beginning to wear more comfortable clothes like pants and shorter skirts. Some were not yet comfortable with the more relaxing fads, so they kept to some of the popular fashions of the past. As the 1930’s and 40’s rolled along the hems of the dresses were cut to the knee, and clothing became even more fitting. Women began to express their need for freedom in more ways than fashion. With this idea growing women's liberation was born. Changing the way they dress was the first way the women could break from their confines. After woman's liberation short hairstyles begun to become popular. Women were wearing and doing just about anything they pleased which morphed into our modern fashion today.
The early 1900s fashion for men didn’t change much. The men still wore stiff collared shirts, with trousers. Anything else such as t-shirts or work wear were not considered appropriate attire. It wasn't until the 1930’s that mens fashion began to change. The suit became more casual with larger shoulder pads and blazers became popular during the warmer months. After a while colored short sleeves became acceptable on the weekend or on the beach. It wasn't until the 70’s that tennis shoes, jeans, and t-shirts became the norm.