10 Ways Fashion Has Changed Through Decades


[tps_header]Hello world, today I will be writing about how fashion has changed through different decades. Fashion changes from year to year and people love to keep up with the latest trends. Women love to experiment and this is the reason that brought about all the revolutionary changes in the fashion industry.

From corsets to maxi’s, dungarees to mini’s women have tried it all. The concept of having “A perfect body” has also changed throughout the years. Women back then were not concerned with their body shape. Natural way was the right way, whereas today everyone is going for the zero figure. How can we forget about the hairstyles, accessories, shoes and makeup? I personally love the makeup and hair back then, and when people say history repeats itself they don’t lie. Fashion history also repeats itself, let’s get into the details to prove that:[/tps_header]

  • [tps_title]EARLY 1900’s[/tps_title]


This period was also known as “The rise of haute couture”. Skirts brushed on the floor, often with a train, even for day dresses was the general fashion style for women in this period. The fashionable silhouette in the early 1900’s was that of a confident woman, with full low chest and curvy hips. If they had the look they were not afraid of flaunting it.

A fashionable woman in this era needed a gown/dress for all occasions. Breakfast, lunch, tea, dinner, party and what not. The dresses were made in a tight fitted corset to show off her torso. These dresses took a long time to be ready. After a final fitting the designer had to add layers of cloth, laces, broaches, etc., to make it perfect.

Huge hats were worn by women that included feathers and flowers. They generally went for hair buns and topped it off with beautiful big hats. The more formal the occasion the bigger the hat.

There were shoes for every occasion; slippers with straps, pearls, boots, etc., the shoes generally had medium height heels.

By the end of the decade the most fashionable skirts cleared the floor and reached the ankle, the hats became smaller, beginning a trend that lasted up to the Great War.

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Shivali Dewan

Shivali Dewan is a freelance makeup artist from Ludhiana, Punjab. Loves to pin down her thoughts on different topics.
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