Fashion InfomationHow s Fashion Trends Stand Out in History

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The material was used to make skirts, dresses and jackets and rather than as an accent piece, the entire garment was made from Ultrasuede. While the material was soft and looked new even after washing, dont be fooled by the tricky technology. The polyester dress is the cousin to the Ultrasuede garment and considering both are man made and mass produced, considered cheap materials in comparison to other s on the vintage market.

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Sewing your own clothes was still protocol for many women. Sewing patterns embraced the s relaxed looks as inspiration Long, flowing dresses with empire waists that covered the entire body. A womans body was a canvas for ethereal glam that was romantic and relaxed, versus the fitted, silhouette defining s of the s and s shion.

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Belgiumborn Diane married Italian Prince Egon von Furstenberg in , orcing three and a half years later in . She began working in the New York shion industry in , having said to press in past interviews The minute I knew I was about to be Egons wife, I decided to have a career. I wanted to be someone of my own, and not just a plain little girl who got married beyond her desserts.

The laidback lifes of the hippie movement inspired the birth of the leisure suit, boho dressing and preference for allnatural materials in the s. However, the allnatural aesthetic was rejected by the nightlife loving disco fiends who wore synthetic materials like polyester and Ultrasuede to shimmy and shake on the dance floor.

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The glam rock and punk s of the era represented the rebellious of the s. The LGBT and feminist movements embraced androgyny amongst both es. Men wore platforms and dresses to the discotheque. Even the most professional men were encouraged to primp as much as their ladies. Thanks to Yves Saint Laurents anti Dior look for the long and lean female, suits, trousers and Annie Hall looks were accepted in the female dress code.

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The first article written about disco music was published inRolling Stonemagazine in , and soon after a discoonly music station debuted on New York radio.

A mans leisure suit was more leisurely for the following reasons. The material was often synthetic like polyester and could be easily thrown into the wash versus dry cleaning after wearing. Jackets were buttonup shirt s and worn without ties. Because the suits were made from synthetic materials, they were also much lighter and could stretch with the body.

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The jumpsuit took on a more glam in the s. Made from chiffon and often in bright s and with graceful palazzo pants and attached capes, the jumpsuit was an alternative to the maxi dress that when worn with platform heels, would make for a killer ensemble and entrance to any party thenornow.

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Essentially, the casual, laidback super casual vibes of the happy hippies were adopted by the professional yuppies of the s. Formality was rejected in vor of easy breezy s by day and for the flashy, shionforward s, the decadent disco s for night.

Many of these leotards had the classic snap crotch that has become amusingly mous in the vintage shion world. The snaps made it easy for a lady to use the restroom, without having to take the entire leotard off and over her head!

Pants were lower than the typical suit for further comfort and the jacket collar, lapels and chest pockets were overd to make up for the lack of tie.

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Danskin took note of this trend and in their advertising campaigns, began stating that Danskins are not just for dancing. Thus, the trend of wearing leotards as bodysuits began. Women wore them with pants and skirts, usually with a jacket/blazer on top if the they were more conservative and the leotard was cut tight and made from spandex materials.

Buttonup necks, illusion necklines and butterfly or angel sleeves on dresses cut either without a waist or a higherfitting empire waist were quintessential elements of Edwardian s . Sometimes prairie elements were added, like ruffled tiers or corset ties, as popularized by designer Gunne Sax.

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The disco era was born and with it, a night scene reserved for liberal selfexpression, glamour and ntasy. According to Diana Monkowski ofThe Ultimate History Project, Discos are nothing if not a ntasy world, where you can change your identity by changing your costume.

The rebellion didnt last for long. Fashion companies began producing their s in mini, midi and maxi lengths to satisfy every womans hemlength desire.

While designer s shion focused on the future like Andre Courreges Moon Girl collection that represented American space exploration the s was a nostalgic era that looked to the past for shion inspiration.

From mature plaid minis to the eyecatching brights of dyed suede or patchwork s, there was a marvelous mini for every woman by .

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Some leotards werent made from spandex and actually had long sleeves or even a collared neck. These were less workoutinclined s that could be worn as leotard shirts since they were tucked in without having to physically do so.

From TraceyThis is of my mom holding me in , looking amazing in a mini just weeks after I was born. She passed away at the age of from cancer and we lost our dear dad in October last year.

Most trends ofs clothingdrew inspiration either from the Edwardian, s or s eras. While the miniskirt was still popular at the onset of the era, the hemline fell to midi and maxi lengths by . The pubescent mod look was out, replaced with glamour that resembled the feminine red carpet s of s and s starlets.

Still, the disco era birthed a unique rejection of its own. Because synthetics were accepted as the material du jour, a movement for natural fibers and natural shion emerged. Wooden heels, fur fringe vests and gauzy cotton dresses became earthfriendly attire. Handknitting sweaters, macrame bags and crocheting dresses and tops became popular past times and natural shion crafts.

Styles were bold, ful and free. Gender roles were challenged, shion expectations broken and an affection for wearing bonafide vintage shion or vintageinspired s began.

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It was first designed by Jerry Rosenbgarten in , who took inspiration from the nonconventional s of the s shion hippie generation to produce this ethos of laidback dressing for the more businessinclined professional s male. It never quite made it the boardroom though, rather adopted on the disco dance floors as classic male uniform for doing the boogiewoogie.

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s shionrejected formality in vor of function. This trend for casual dressing is what arguably laid the foundation for s, s and s dressing. The return to everyday formal wear, except in the work place or at high profile events, has yet to return. We have the s to thank for chic, classic comfort thats versatile for the working girl on the go.

In , shion industry magazineWomens Wear Dailydeclared it The Year of the Midi. Influences from the Victorian and s eras inspired designers to drop the hemline back to a longer, more romantic stateoflength.

According to the Vintage Fashion Guild,Ultrasuedeis a trademarked bric dating from , Ultrasuede is a nonwoven bric resembling suede. It is made of polyester, nonfibrous urethane and synthetic resins. It is created in a process involving needle punching microfibers into a feltlike ground.

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The s took the counterculture of the s and made it mainstream. This is why so much of the styling you see with s clothing resembles the hippie movement of the s.

The Edwardian era was lace, layers, length and when worn the right way downrightlust!This is why s designers took such inspiration from the Edwardian period for their feminine, floorlength frocks.

All women were wearing it then, rather than the s Pretty Young Things who readily adopted it as a form of shion rebellion when first introduced.

The wrap dress was inspired by seeing former President Nixons daughter Julie Nixon Eisenhower wearing a wrap blouse with a wrap skirt. Diane used this as her motivation to combine the two into one wrap piece.

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The s woman defined her own way. She wore the most wild looks and makeup by night but by day, she could be dressed like a man or perhaps, channeling the peacelovementality of the late s in a ditzy print floralmaxi dressor decorative pair of denim bell bottoms.

The miniskirt, made popular thanks to designer Mary Quant in in London, was still in full rage at the beginning of the decade.

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However, the miniskirt had become so popular that there were protests against the midi! According toThe Vintage RambleA protest signed by customers of the SangerHarris store in Dallas reads We object strongly to being suppressed into buying the midi exclusively. We like looking feminine and intend staying that way, even if it means shopping elsewhere.

The tight, uallyinspired clothing of the s disco era represented womens desires to express their uality through their clothing. The feminist movement, while not unified in this belief, inspired women to embrace exhibitionism of their bodies as a way to declare ual freedom, strength and control.

The mens leisure suit inspired a similar among women. Women wore brightly ed matching pants and jackets or long tunic tops made from synthetic materials. The s were particularly amusing to see when a husbandwife or boyfriendgirlfriend couple wore their leisure suits together!

The wrap dress was different from anything that had appeared in shion before, fusing the casual housewife cotton frocks of the past eras most noly the ss with the modern appeal of a dress that could be worn from morning to night without the hassle of getting dressedup. The became a symbol for female empowerment because they were so easy to wear, practical and functional for women of all body s and s.

What a good read! So interesting and the photos just bring it to life even more! ! I absolutely love the section on the punk rock movement.

British s designers like Ossie Clark were inspired by the s they found and rockstars like Mick Jagger were known to sport authentic Edwardian attire for photo shoots and on stage.

The jumpsuit was not born in the s but actually in Great Britain during thes World War IIyears. Women kept them nearby in the event air raid alarms went off and they needed to throw something functional on in the middle of the night and jump into a protective bomb shelter. The s name is even more appropriate considering it was also worn by parachuters when jumping out of a plane.

Ultrasuede is still used today on just about anything, from clothing to interior decorating and car upholstery or as a protective covering for electronic equipment.

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In , a documentary called Ultrasuede about legendary s designer Halston had me at the Tribeca Film Festival. He was one of the leading pioneers of the bric and memorable names of glamorous s disco shion.

The s was the birth of the athletic body. For the first time, women were actually encouraged to exercise! The sports industry for women was born and with it, s that were intended to be worn for high performance activity.

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The punk trend of the s was first born in London. Great Britain was suffering hard financial times, and so the youth of the country rebelled against the government with a very DIY, antieslishment look. It was intended to be aggressive and frightening, as to demonstrate that these punks were totally independent and without need of control or guidance from anyone.

Denim was nothing new to the s. The d for denim began in the s when pop stars like Elvis Presley and movie stars like James Dean began sporting them on stage and in films, influencing their teenager ns to want a pair of their own. Before the s, denim was associated with workwear only.

The jumpsuit in the s became a  shion staple for a few reasons. The had already entered the shion consciousness in the late s as hosting wear, or s that a woman would wear when she was hosting guests at her home and in need of something a bit more comforle to properly perform her duties. The jumpsuit was also worn as lounge wear for when a women was simply relaxing around the home almost like todays robe and slippers combo.

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Designers Vivienne Westwood and Zandra Rhodes are remembered best as punkinfluenced designers of the s, and Betsey Johnson of the s followed in her footsteps. The s punk look was distinctly different from the s one and because of the unique influences between the US and UK.

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We all remember Elvis Presley donning his iconic jumpsuits throughout the s. The was popular for both es during the era, both worn leisurely and on the disco dance floor.

But the punk music movement was equally as influential on the shion scene  and for women, punk was another chapter in androgynouswear that was meant to shock and confuse the admirer. Women combined masculine and feminine elements in their look, such was wearing a sweet Lolita dress with vintage lace up combat boots originally worn by a soldier in World War II.

If the shion was flashy, it was perfect for the discotheque. Shimmery polyester brics like gold lame were worn accentuated with skyhigh platforms and sparkling jewelry that reflected the glimmer of the disco ball above. These attentiongrabbing s helped a girl to stand out on the dance floor and attract an interested dance partner.

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Thes leisure suitwas a popular for men that influenced womens shion as well. It was introduced to the shion world in by Lee Jeans their name for it was LEEsure as a casual suit for business attire.

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The s punk rock counterculture spirit is still alive and well with a few new twists added in. Our new counterculture isnt afraid to take s hippie, punk rock, Victorian and a dash of new rainbow rave and mix it all together with the weight of the artistic and historical significance of the pieces adding depth to everyday wear.

Yves Saint Laurent can be thanked for popularizing the trouser pant for women. Highwaisted pants, as inspired by the similars of the s, were part of Laurents collections in the s.

Designer Diane Von Furstenberg invented the jersey knit wrap dress in . By , the fresh had become mainstream, selling nearly million versions of the now iconic . She toldNew York Magazinein , I would see , dresses walking down one block. All sorts of different women. It felt very good. Young and old, and t and thin, and poor and rich.

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The best part about the leisure suit were the s! Pastels, plaids and geometric designs were the preferred designs. Men didnt shy away from wearing Easter lilac, creamsicle orange and wedding whites. Shiny, equally loud patterned shirts were worn with leisure suits. Lets just say the potential for clashing was high!

Gender roles were being challenged in the s, thanks to feminism, shion and the explosion of the LGBT rights movement. As as it may seem, the trouser pant represents more than just a flattering fit.

According to the Vintage Fashion Guild, the Edwardian trend descended from Great Britain. The stalls of mous London markets like Portobello and Camden Market were filled with then vintage Edwardian clothing.

The variations of the punk look are plentiful, mostly because this personal became something uniquely defined by its wearer. However, the intent was to shock, confuse and even frighten anyone who witnessed the look firsthand. Style value became shock value with s punk shions.

YSL made clothing that was tailored to lean out a womans figure away from possessing curves. It became his design voice and his s androgynous collections are arguably the precursors to the s power suit.

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The movement for denim continued in the s with the counterculture hippie movement and by the s, was a mainstream garment that every man and woman had in their wardrobe. You couldntnotgo to a concert without wearing a pair of denim bell bottoms! In , Levis won a prestigious Coty Fashion award for its influence with denim, thereby eslishing denim within the world of highshion acceptance.

So there you have it Ultrasuede is actually just a swanky name for a polyester blend that according to Wikipedia, was invented in by scientist Dr. Toyohiko Hikota ofToray. It was the first microfiber blend of its time and like other synthetic materials in the s, it became all the rage and especially so when designer Halston adopted it as a vored bric for his collections.

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From FawnThis picture is from . My handsome Poppie in the dapper suit, who passed away a couple years ago. My sweet Grandma in the purple dress. My beautiful Aunt in the brown dolly dress, who passed away in at the age of when a drunk driver crashed into the car she was riding in. I love my mily

Danskin was the leading dancewear company in the s, producing leotards for its dancers, ice skaters and gymnast customers. But with sports and hyperualized disco shion trend, some women began voring tightlyfitting clothes with more sporty qualities.

Most importantly, being an extension of s hippie shion, the s birthed freedom of self expression. According to s shion expert AnneLise Francois, in the s, people wore clothes that stood out in order to fit in.

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When Laurent debuted his Le Smoking Jacket in , it set the stage for an era that vored masculine tailoring and feminine strength. No more were dainty lips, inch waists and petite figures of the giddy feminine.

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s ands shionwere eras for the lady. This was the woman whose dress was tailored to fit and accentuate her hourglass shape. She wore matching hats, bags and shoes. Her hair was coiffed and permed, and she never left the house without a red lip and rouged cheeks.

Earth tones browns, beiges, light purples, dark greens were used as the way for one piece, often in patchwork prints that felt homespun and handmade.  Small, delicate florals were preferred over larger florals, as inspired by the ditzy prints of feedsack dresses ins shion. The Eastern influences of ethnic attire popularized kimonos, caftans and hosting gowns that resembled s from Morocco, India and Asian countries.

Much like Christian Dior did with his Corelle New Look line in which emphad a womans hourglass shape and itty bitty waist, YSL  shook up the shion world when he designed clothes for the androgynous shape of a long, lean woman. In a way, his masculine tailoring was the anti Dior of the s.

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The Edwardianinspired s s were so popular that even a brand called Young Edwardian was born. It was like a vintage reproduction company today, except it took turnofthecentury influences to create modern s pieces.

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Her ad campaign said Feel like a woman wear a dress! which is amusing considering this was the most relaxed dress to appear on the market ever. DVF sold as many as , dresses a week once she exploded on the scene.

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And change their costumes women certainly did! The party dresses of the s and s took a backseat when dancing the Hustle became a trend. Off the shoulder bodygrazing jumpsuits, flowing kneelength Grecian dresses and hotpants were conventional disco s in the s.

Denim in the s was marketed for its fit function.s denim adssay that their pair is the best fitting or the most y, depicting a man holding a womans tush in a pair of jeans. The idea that denim as a flattering option of casualwear was as prominent in the s as we see in marketing today.

The s popularity lasted only a few years until it was replaced by the power suit of the s, but is remembered as being one of the most representative and amusing trends of the s that represented the eras hatred for formality.

From AnnMy mom was so stylish! I especially love that coat. She regrets ever getting rid of it and so do I!

s shion trends represent the rebellion against the old guard that began with the hippie movement of the s.

The difference between ss denim and that of the s was that denim became highshion attire, decorated with natural, earthinspired embroidery, multied stitching and other eyecatching embellishments. Overthetop was characteristic of s , so it comes as no surprise that denim couldnt just simply be blue for some of its wearers.

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The adoption of spandex invented in during the s created comforlyfitting bodyskimming jumpsuits and dresses that fit any or waistline. Lycra was another popular material used. Both materials helped disco dancers to move and groove without restriction.Fashion InfomationHow s Fashion Trends Stand Out in History

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