History of Fashion and Clothing

By Riley Rogers

1890's

-New day skirt (no bustle)

- Tight on hips, flared at bottom

-Levi 501 jeans

-Hourglass shape, sleeves, necklines higher

1900

-Trains on dresses

-Very little poof

-Chests emphasized, cape on necklines

-Show wrists

1910-1920

-Skirt hems rose to ankle

-Bat wing sleeves

-Full, high-waisted skirts, tiered

-Silk

-Corsetless dresses

-Navy Introduces T-Shirt

1920-1930

Flapper Era

-Decorative seaming

-Smoking fashionable

-Beading

-Headpieces

-Scandalous

-Women showed knees, V-necklines

-Breast binding

- Simplicity, unfitted

1930

-Less highwaisted

-Longer skirts

-Long in back, short in front

-Velvet

-Zippers, less hooks and buttons

-Costume jewelry

-Underwire in bras

1940-1950

-Board shorts (skimpy)

-Rosie the Riveter (idol)

-Simplicity

-War regulations (L-85)

-Women's slacks (Scandalous)

-Swimming suits

1950-1960

-Many skirt types, hourglass figured stayed

-Standard sizing (Survey 100,000 women)

-Housewife

-Code, Conformity, Consumerism

-Entertain and go to parties

-Dress for men

-Cocktail dresses

1960-1970

-More youthful (Babydoll)

-Colorful, psychedelic patterns

-Showing more skin than ever

-Greatly transitional

-Hippie

1970-1980

-Pant suits

-Maxi dress/skirts

-Jeans became everyday

-Denim everything

-Punk fashion (gritty, dangerous, offensive)

1980-1990

-Over the top

-Bright colors

-Powersuit (empowered women)

-Bedazzle, sequins, glitter

-Highly influenced by music

-Dance wear (leg warmers, sweatbands, leggings)

1990-2000

- Grunge fashion

-Clogs, knee high boots, jelly sandals, platform sneakers

-Casual

-Slip dresses

-Acid washed jeans

-Hip hop (baseball jackets, baggy jeans, tracksuits)

2000-2010

-Halter tops

-Cuffed jeans and heels

-Off the shoulder tops

-Silky things

-Asymmetrical skirts

-Cargo pants, camo pants, shiny pants

-Tomboy look

Current Day

-Birkenstock sandals

-High waisted jean shorts

-Crop tops

-Leggings

-Floral

-Athletic clothes (Nike)

-Sporadic

Future Expectations

-Clothes shorter

-Ways to make clothing cheaper, more efficient

-Trends will make come backs