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A Sign of Times 1960’s

2019-03-29

A Sign of Times 1960’s

TV shows like Mad  Men made 1960s fashion popular . Most mainstream fashions today are also heavily inspired by the 1960s.  Knee length swing dresses, shift dresses, mod colorblock dresses, wiggle dresses, mini skirts, crop pants and flare jeans are back in style for women.  For men, it is skinny suits and ties, stingy brim hats and monk strap shoes that create the hipster look. Here is a cool video on the 60’s: Watch this video on The Scene. And here goes a small summary:   1960’S OVERALL MOOD “Youth Quake”The loss of innocenceTime of action, violence, protest, rebellion, drug experimentation and countercultureNew sexual...

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A Sign of Times 1950’s

2019-03-22

A Sign of Times 1950’s

1950s style clothing is timeless. Cool cats and hipsters made the 1950s decade iconic for the youthful freedoms and fun sense of style. Fifties fashion goes beyond poodle skirts and saddle shoes and teenagers were not the only ones setting clothing trends. 1950s housewives played a role in defining the ultra-feminine style we love to wear today.   I really love the 50's fashion ; I hope this article will spark joy in you to make some amazing outfits: Watch this video on The Scene. And of course I also have a little summary:    1950’S OVERALL MOOD Conformity White Picket Fences...

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A Sign of Times 1940’s

2019-03-15

A Sign of Times 1940’s

The 1940s were a decade many countries around the world will never forget. With the second world war (WW2) and clothing rationing, the war time pride of fashion on a budget became the norm. 1940s fashion for men and women experienced deep changes but also created some of the most flattering designs of the 20th century.  Here is a cool video of the 1940’s: Watch this video on The Scene. 1940’S OVERALL MOOD Wartime preoccupation Grave Strong nationalism Common cause philosophy POLITICAL & HISTORICAL EVENTS World War II Paris falls to the Germans (Fashion Houses close) Shortage of materials, priority...

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A Sign of Times 1930's

2019-03-08

A Sign of Times 1930's

Hello Everyone, Today's topic is the 1930’s “What did women wear in the 1930s?” The fashion of the thirties is usually overshadowed by the great depression, but the 1930s were full of glamour and style. The fashion industry underwent many changes during this decade in response to the severe economic hardships of the time. Factory-made garments (what we now refer to as “ready-to-wear”) became popular because clothing could be mass produced for far less than made-to-order custom garments. The insurgence of ready-to-wear fueled the buy at home catalog market. Here is a cool video of what it was like in...

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A Sign of Times 1920’S

2019-03-01

A Sign of Times 1920’S

Have you ever had the curiosity to learn more about what women used to wear in the past? I will be writing a couple of posts on the different eras.  I hope you enjoy! Each type of clothing in a 1920's closet had a certain set of guidelines as to when they were to be worn. What were the “rules” for morning dress, afternoon dress, and evenings? What about going to school or working? 1920s House Dresses Street Wear, Outing Clothes Vogue prepared a special on the different eras , here is the 1920s: Watch this video on The Scene....

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