Fashion Through the Decades 1900-1990

Dec 9, 2015 by Sarah (Day Styles)

Fashion has changed a lot in the past 100 years. Check out these vintage styles through the decades. Let us know in the comments what we should bring back, and what we should leave in the past!

1900-1910

In this particular decade, skirts (for both daytime and nighttime wear) were longer at the back, forming a train and the slim at the hip thanks to smocking and the fullness started below the knee. Lace, buttons, ruffles and small tucks in the fabric provided decoration. The bodice included a very high neckline, and the chest was undefined, usually with lots of fabric so as to not accentuate the bust. Sleeves were normally tight until the elbow and flared out to the wrist. It was a different time that's for sure!

1910-1920


Constantly Alice

World War I took the blame for the next fashion evolution, having a skirt that rose above (oh my) the ankle. Bodices were taken in at a higher waist, and skirts were normally tiered. Bat-wing sleeves, over-drapes and flying panel skirts were also extremely popular in this decade. The 1910s was also when asymmetrical designs first appeared, and they were used for bodices and skirts. “Downtown Abbey” isn’t too bad when it comes to showing the fashion of the time and new styles.

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