Fashion Through the Ages

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Looking back at the clothing styles of the 1980s and the 2000s, each decade had a different personality. The 1980s was a very unique decade and one that brings back many memories to most of the older generations. Just ask Mrs. Leone how fabulous the 1980s were! The ‘80s was a time of choice and fun colors that worked with everything because matching wasn’t as important as making a statement. The arrival of the year 2000 altered the way people dressed, the music they listened to, and the all around look when compared to1980s style. When comparing fashion, the 2000s were generally called the “mash-up” decade and had many differences to the ‘80s. As history progresses, it is easy to identify the fashion trends from the past. Below are different examples of fashion trends from each decade.

Women

The Age of Creativity

1980s

The “Mash-Up” Decade

2000s

Clothes

Chunky swscreen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-10-09-pmeaters, oversized off the shoulder tops, loose-fitting parachute pants, figure hugging crop tops, minidenim skirts, Spandex with leggings or legwarmers, and acid washed jeans were all popular.

Clothes

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-10-18-pmDenim mini skirts and jackets, halter tops, low rise jeans, capri pants, tunic dresses with a thin belt at the waist, sweater dresses, and long button-down shirts were in fashion for the time.

Accessories

Brightly colored glasses, several chunky bangles, big hoop earrings, multiple ear piercings, big belts, L.L Bean boots, fanny packs, and Birkenstocks were used to make outfits pop.screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-10-29-pm

Accessories

Alex and Ani bracelets, silver jewelry, thin belts, ballet flats, L.L Bean boots, and Birkenstocks were subtle ways people showed their style

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Hair/Makeup

Hair often permed to achieve high volume, bold eyeshadow, heavy foundation, and bright screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-10-47-pmlipstick stuck with ‘80s theme of making a statement.

Hair/Makeup

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-10-56-pmLonger hair, bobs, more conservative makeup, and more neutral colors toned down the look in the 2000s.

Men

The Age of Creativity

1980s

The “Mash-Up” Decade

2000s

Clothes

Loose and comfortable fabrics, activewear, sweatpants, sweatshirts, Members Only jackets, baggy parachute pants, and acid washed jeans were the norm for men.screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-18-26-pm

Clothes

Sweatshirts, boot cut jeans, Nike sweatshirts, polos, sweatpants, skinny jeans, shorts, khaki or colored shorts, cargo pants, and shorts were a hit.screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-18-36-pm

screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-18-43-pmAccessories

Reebok sneakers, Timberland boots, and fanny packs were a hit.

Accessories

Baseball caps, Timberland boots, high tops, and Nike sneakers stuck out in the mash-up decade.screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-18-49-pm

Hair

Used gel to slick back sides (messy on top), longer hair on the top. Don’t forget the the mullets and frizzy glam rock hair.screen-shot-2016-12-05-at-2-19-12-pm

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Gelled hair, buzz cuts, much shorter and conservative styles were in fashion.

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