“Latest Fashion Trends is an ever evolving way of expressing who you are and how you feel today.” -Civilian Style
Without a doubt, there are the latest fashion trends that have made their mark in history. These trends have either been immortalized in the form of their modernized versions of today or have been unluckily regarded as Halloween costumes for a particular era. Regardless of what they may be, they have certainly helped shape fashion the way it is today. There may be some styles in fashion that are considered groundbreaking and innovative–albeit a bit circuitous, but these are the methods that have contributed their fair share in the evolution of fashion. For a certain time and age, the two-piece bikini may have dominated the sartorial racks of a particular era, and likewise, the pencil skirt was all the rage at another. This is just a manifestation of the fact that some of these trends do stay, and some have faded. In this article, we are going to enumerate four of the biggest trends that have withstood the tests of time.
1.) Menswear in the forties
Though the forties saw a scarcity in the production of clothes (owing to the rationing of fabrics and wartime shortages in particular items such as silk and furs), there were still styles that were more pronounced than the rest. Before the likes of wholesale dnine reserve made waves in the fashion industry, masculine trousers and shirts were all the rage in this era. It is all thanks to Katherine Hepburn for effortlessly looking feminine and beautiful even while sporting this male-dominated wear. A modern update of this look is to mix in girly stuff with traditional masculine trousers or boyfriend jeans such as cocktail rings and shapely blouses. It is certainly a style that achieves a glamorous effect without being too stuffy.
2.) Little black dress in the thirties
The 1930s was a time wherein the flapper look of the twenties was given a more sophisticated look. Fashion was also a bit more conservative than it was a decade prior, but that did not stop the era from having one of the most iconic fashion pieces to date. The little black dress made its formal debut in 1926 when Coco Chanel wore it. Black which was previously a color associated with people in mourning or reserved for individuals in the clergy became an instant hit. However, it was not until the thirties that women embraced the genius behind a simple dress that is not only affordable but would never go out of style.
3.) Platform shoes in the seventies
When it comes to adding a little height and improving our postures, we all have the seventies to thank for. The platform shoes were initially introduced in the forties but the style latched on in the seventies when even men were sporting them to discotheques. Today, the modernized pair of platform shoes has lost that decade’s clunky design and chunkiness and was instead replaced with something sleeker and more sophisticated. Nevertheless, it still achieves what it has set out to do which is to make the wearer taller and stand out.
4.) Minis in the sixties
Considered as somewhat of a refreshing break from the mold, the sixties saw the innovation of the shorter-than-ever miniskirt which is the epitome of the era’s rebellious spirit. It instantly became a hit among young women and became a closet staple of some. Today, this is one of the remnants of the fashion in the past that have still found home in our wardrobe. Though fashion pundits have rather been ambivalent as to how short or long a miniskirt’s hemline should be, without a doubt, the sartorial item has become a classic.