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No Dressing Inspiration? Take a look at the fashion trends of the last century

As you may find out, sometimes, fashion is a circle! If you don’t know what to wear in the next month or have no inspiration in dressing, how about looking at the fashion style that popular among the last century? Today, let’s talk about the popular dressing styles in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Come and join us to find inspiration for your summer outfit!

As you may find out, sometimes, fashion is a circle! There are some elements and single items that have returned to the public’s vision every few years. If you don’t know what to wear in the next month or have no inspiration in dressing, how about looking at the fashion style that popular among the last century? Some of these styles are even more fashionable than current popular dress styles. Take the following street shot of the 1960s as an example. Purple, Mary Jane, and chains, aren’t these all popular trends?

What’s more, this point is more apparent every summer because summer is entirely a show of retro, with various square collars, wrap skirts, straw bags, and so on. Today, let’s talk about the dressing style in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Come and join us to find inspiration for your summer outfit!

The 1960s:

Speaking of the dressing style in the 1960s, the first lady of the United States at that time, Jacqueline Kennedy, can be one of the representatives. Jacqueline loves to wear half-skirt suits, especially knitted suits, or over-the-knee dresses, and paired with pearl necklaces, gloves, and hats to reflect her elegance and decentness.

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This kind of outfit is so classic that we can see tribute and imitation in many movies and TV shows. The most obvious is the Beth Ann in the 60s in Why Women Kill, almost every set has a Jacqueline style.

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Another representative that cannot be ignored is the mini skirt designed by Mary Quant. This mini skirt is very eye-catching because of the length of this skirt above the knee. Ladies look more lively after wearing this. Mary Quant’s design can also be regarded as a symbol of the liberation of women. 

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The 1970s:

The 70s can be seen as an era of cultural collision, with the development of Hippie culture and new disco wave, people’s thoughts and behaviors become more open and diverse. Using this influence, the use and combination of texture and pattern of clothes have become more and more complicated. Have a quick look at David Bowie’s outfit. Although it was designed for the stage, the complexity of the pattern is fantastic. 

In addition, there is a famous wrap dress worn by Diane von Furstenberg. The new pattern design made the dress more fashionable and made it became a symbol of the ’70s. This skirt sold 5 million pieces in 1976. Moreover, Diane was defined as the most marketable designer since Coco Chanel by Business Week at the time because of this skirt. 

In addition to the texture, the color applications of the clothes have become bold and vibrant. Designers are not only obsessed with the use of large color blocks, but also began to try sophisticated color matching of multiple colors.

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Tie-dye design is also derived, allowing colors to be mixed according to irregular designs to form a musical texture. Canadian musician Joni Mitchell wore this type of dress during the performance, which is also officially pushing this design to the trend. 

The 1980s:

Since the 1980s, women’s status has genuinely liberated. More and more women have assumed a leading position in the workplace. So, they need a dressing style that makes them look tough, durable, like a commander.

Undoubtedly, shoulder pads are one of the suitable choices to meet this need. There are two types of shoulder pads. One is to highlight the outline of the clothes by adding sponges at the shoulder positions.

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The other one is puffy sleeves, which use the fluffiness to support the contours of the shoulders. Princess Diana is one of the puffy sleeve lovers. Since she entered the public’s field of vision, she frequently wore clothes with puffy sleeves. 

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It’s worth mentioning that Hip-Hop became one of the mainstream musical trends in the 1980s. Its main dressing characteristics are baggy, loose, boyfriend style. Because of the rise of Hip-Hop, this dressing style has been brought into daily life, so loose coats or wide-legged jeans are basically everywhere.


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