Fashion Comebacks: A Look Through the Decades

History always repeats itself. We fight the same battles, remake the same movies, and even wear the same clothes.

Fashion is always changing, but certain styles manage to push their way through to new people in future decades. Trend-setters may  make some changes to them, but the concept of the pieces we wear today are far from original.

It may surprise you to see how much of your wardrobe was inspired by the styles of other decades!

 

60s 

Fringe was trending in the 1960s. The style concept at this time was most likely influenced by the dresses of flappers from the 1920s and the clothing of the Native Americans, who wore their fringe in thin leather strips. Unlike in the 1960s, fringed clothing today is usually made of a cheaper cotton material and is most often seen on the bottom of tank tops and cardigans.

fringe

To find out more about the history of fringe, read here! : http://www.beyondretro.com/en/blog/2013/04/25/a-brief-history-of-fringe-benefits/

70s 

One notable style that has returned in the past few years is high-waisted jeans. This style originated in the 40s, but reached its peak of popularity in the 70s. During the disco decade, high waisted jeans flared at the bottom, unlike today, where almost all women wear high waisted skinny jeans.

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We’ve modified the style to fit in with the tight, form fitting trend that has taken over the 2010s, but similarities can definitely be seen between the high waisted pants of then and now.

80s 

Acid washed jeans and denim jackets were huge in the mid 80s. Now the style has resurrected itself. Acid wash is seen on any kind of denim material from skirts to vests. This rough, worn out look pairs nicely with plaid shirts and combat boots.

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( 1st Photo provided by: http://stopwiththetops.blogspot.com/2013/05/jean-jackets.html)

( 2nd Photo on right provided by: http://heijastuspinta.blogspot.com/)

Find out more about acid wash: http://www.liketotally80s.com/2006/10/acid-washed-jeans/

 

90s 

The 90s have acted as one of the biggest fashion influences as of recently. So many styles that were popular during this time, when many of us were only children, are making a comeback.

 

402349_2600161321077_708324399_n Overalls are one of the biggest comebacks from the 90s. We wore these as kids, and 10 years ago, we would have associated them with famers. Yet, in 2014, they are hitting runways and even seen on celebrities. If worn correctly, overalls can actually be very stylish. To avoid that farmer look, I would suggest either buying overalls as shorts or buy them to be form fitting to your legs. Baggy ones may appear sloppy.

 

To read more about the overall trend, click here!: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/fashion/denim-overalls-making-comeback-chic-fashion-options-article-1.1719684

plaid

 

Grunge styles have also gone through a revival phase.This trend, associated with heavy metal from the 90s, has been adapted to fit a variety of styles, from rocker to girlie girl. Plaid, a major grunge pattern, is used not only for loose fitting button ups, but also for dresses and skirts.

 

Plaid pairs nicely with Doc Martens, another trending piece that was big in the 90s. Although basic black Docs work well with almost any casual outfit, the company now makes them in lighter colors and even in floral patterns. Punks aren’t the only ones who can make Doc Martens work.

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It’s unbelievable how styles go through a continuous cycle of in-fashion and out-of-fashion. We wouldn’t dare wear the clothes we wore 10 years ago, yet here we are, wearing the same styles that our parents, maybe even grandparents, wore. We better start saving our clothes now… who knows if our kids might be wearing the same pieces one day?

 

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