The differences of mens and womens fashion throughout the 20th and the 21st centuries, and how the womens developed faster and greater
Created by 09kwieland on May 26, 2008
Last updated: 03/03/10 at 08:10 PM
From the 1980's up until today fashion has changed a little but has represented the same social aspect. Clothing today is very different than it was in the early 20th century. Clothing now represents each individual person; it gives a person their and shows who they really are. Clothing helps people express who they are as a person. There are many different of clothing in today’s society, there is not one set that every person lives by, there are many different types that are used to represent the person the way they want to be seen. Each individual has their own or a mix of that is portrayed and not criticized in today’s society. Through the years fashion has changed greatly from very conservative and covering dresses, to wearing just about anything you could imagine, all this would not have been possible without the help of the changing society.
During this time period women’s clothing became more free and flowing. The way women dressed was up to them and there was no set uniform for the way women were to dress as it had been in previous decades. Pheasant skirts, jeans with holes, rips and drawings on them, and tie dye, were worn to represent the freedom that the women had during this time. The era had a "do what you please" feel to it, which was mirrored in the clothing worn. Clothes were often mismatched to show this freedom and this independency that women had gained during this period. The womens clothes were drastically changed from the 1950's, the "perfect" image was dropped and the free flowing image was gained
During the 1950's women’s clothing became more feminine. “Flowy” dresses and the semi fitted look were very popular. Everything from pleats to hair needed to be perfect during this time. Women wanted to show off their curves, while still being very conservative. the dresses usually came just above or just below the knee. Women wore belts with their dresses to emphasize their waste and show their feminine figures.
During this time period, women’s clothing became shorter, and there was now a difference between day and evening clothing. women were in the work place helping out while their husbands , brothers and fathers fought in the war, so the women would have work clothes or day clothes, then by night they would have an evening dress. A major shock during this time period was that some of the evening dresses had backless dresses which were a major change to the way women dresses considering in the decade before it was a big deal to shoe your ankles. Due to the shortage of material during the war, clothing became shorter and more revealing than it had ever been for women before. The changes would continue on throughout the next few decades.
during this period of time, clothing of women changed from extremely conservative, to a little rebellious, with dresses and skirts that came above the ankles, and shirts that were a little more revealing. the previous dresses with long trains and that covered every inch of skin had been extracted, and these new dresses that exposed more skin and showed how rebellious the women had become. Women's rights had changed which lead to this drastic change in the type of clothing worn. this was just the beginning to an evolution of changing for the men, "T-Shirt" became an official word in the American English Dictionary