It’s no secret that fashions of the past circle back into trends today. We have taken a look at fashion through the decades, from the 60s until now, observing how fashion timelines have changed throughout history.
The 1960s was the start of many current fashion trends. Having experienced the Vietnam War and with the rise of people protesting civil and feminist rights, the youth of the time were rebelling and seeking freedom. With this movement came self expression within clothing. Trends such as mini skirts, babydoll dresses, knee high boots and bold prints were high in popularity. Musical festivals such as Woodstock began in the 60s, which saw the beginning of boho style that became the hippie trend that was discovered throughout the 70s.
The 1970s is seen as one of, if not the most iconic decade in the history of fashion. Women’s and men’s fashion saw flared pant suits, jumpsuits, fur coats and big sunglasses. The disco era was also at its peak in the 70s, where sequinned jumpsuits, platform shoes and big hair were the epitome of ‘cool’. Icons like Cher, David Bowie and Elton John were at the forefront of eclectic, bold styles that many are still inspired by today.
The 1980s was a time of fluro, bold colours, aerobic athleisure, leg warmers and shoulder pads meeting messy hair, acid wash jeans and punk style leather jackets. This was a pivotal time in fashion where people were dressing to express themselves and their identity. Musicians to the likes of Madonna and Pat Benetar were style icons of the time.
In the final decade of the twentieth century, fashion became the antithesis of the neon, bold trends of the 80s and moved towards a more minimalist, laid back style. Denim overalls, plaid shirts and sets, baseball caps, logo clothing and v-hip swimsuits all held their place in the wardrobes of this time. Elements of the 90s, like the silk slip dresses with spaghetti straps, have become timeless pieces that are still worn and loved today!
The beginning of the 21st century saw mass technological advancements which influenced fashion design. The naughties took the laid back attire approach from the 90s fashion trends and went to a new level of comfy chic. Matching tracksuits, ugg boots and wearing low rise jeans (even on the red carpet) were all popular trends seen in the 2000s on celebs to the likes of Paris Hilton, Jessica Alba and Britney Spears.
Band tees, athleisure, chunky sneakers, high waist jeans, androgynous fashion and tiny glasses are some of the trends that flourished in the past 10 years. One of the most profound things to happen to the fashion industry in the last decade would have to be the rise of sustainability and ethics in fashion, as demanded by consumers. At Apéro, we are always striving to improve our sustainable and ethical practices. You can read more about how we give back here.