009297, About Fashions

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    Mayans fashion

    In general the children were naked, and men wore loincloths, adding tunics or shirts, and cloaks in colder weather. The dress of the women was more variable. Mayans women wore skirts or without a scarf tied to cover their breast. None of cloths was cut to fit the body. Any holes were needed for the head were left during the weaving process, and cloth was ready to wear straight off the loom, a weaving device.
  • Jan 1, 700

    Greeks Fashion

    Clothing in ancient Greece was loose fitting, unlike the tight-fitting outfits worn by those people the Greeks considered barbarians. Both men and women typically wore sleeveless tunics. The women’s tunics were usually ankle length, while the men’s were shorter. For the common person, the colour of cloth was plain. Those with the financial resources had their clothing dyed in various colours. During the winter, a heavy wool cloak was worn for warmth. Greeks went barefoot or wore sandals outside
  • Victorian fashion

    In the 1840s and 1850s, women's gowns developed narrow and sloping shoulders, low and pointed waists, and bell-shaped skirts. Corsets, a knee-length chemise, and layers of flounced petticoats were worn under the gowns. By the 1850s the number of petticoats was reduced and the crinoline was worn the size of the skirts expanded. Day dresses had a solid bodice and evening gowns had a very low neckline and were worn off the shoulder with sheer shawls and opera-length gloves. During the 1840s, men wo
  • 1900s fashion

    In first decade of the 1900s, fashionable women needed morning dresses, afternoon dresses, evening gowns, and simpler dresses that were less occasion-specific. Social rituals, especially the custom of formal visiting, dictated the use of each of these dresses, or gowns, as the fancier garments were called. Women also wore suits, with shirtwaists (blouses), and had sporting clothes for their more active pursuits like skating, cycling, and tennis. The suits were coordinated jackets and long skirts
  • Edwardian fashion

    The upper classes embraced leisure sports, which resulted in rapid developments in fashion, as more mobile and flexible clothing styles were needed. During the Edwardian era women wore a very tight corset, or bodice, and dressed in long skirts. The Edwardian era was the last time women wore corsets in everyday life. According to Arthur Marwick the most striking change of all the developments that occurred during the Great War was the modification in women's dress, "for, however far politicians w
  • 1910s fashion

    Between 1910 and 1920, fashion began to loosen up. French designers like Paul Poiret encouraged the trend after 1907 by designing women’s clothes for an uncorseted figure. Their clothes were softer in line and followed a woman’s body rather than forcing the body to conform to clothing as previous designers had done.
  • 1920s fashion

    Clothing changed with women’s changing roles in modern society, particularly with the idea of freedom for women. Although society matrons of a certain age continued to wear conservative dresses, forward-looking and younger women now made sportswear into the greatest change in post-war fashion. The tubular dresses of the ’Teens had evolved into a similar silhouette that now sported shorter skirts with pleats, gathers, or slits to allow motion to rule women’s fashion for the first time in history.
  • 1930s fashion

    In the 1930s, the straight chemise, so popular throughout the Twenties, was belted once again, and lengthened. It began to hug the body and ripple with its movements. Dresses were cut on the bias so that they clung to and moved with the body. These designs required very lightweight fabrics such as crepes and lighter satins–very elegant fabrics indeed
  • Egyptians fashion

    In ancient Egypt costume was of fairly simple construction and material and was most suitable to the climate. Linen, a resilient textile made of long strands from flax fibre, was a prized material for the Egyptians and it is through Egyptian records dating from 4000 B.C.E that we know of the first linen industry there. The linen garments that dressed the upper classes of the Egyptian society were fine and durable in their weave and perfect for the arid and warm climate. They were simple garments
  • 1940s fashion

    Fashion had its place, even in wartime. In France, most couture houses kept going until the German army occupied Paris. Some couturiers then closed down, while others changed location. Mainbocher, an American, went back to New York City and reestablished his house there. Elsa Schiaparelli came to New York during the war but reopened her house in Paris in 1945. Edward Molyneux went back to London. Many houses, however, felt that keeping their employees working in Paris would safeguard them from f
  • Romans fashion

    Roman men generally wore two garments, the tunica and the toga. The tunica was a short woollen under garment with short sleeves. By contrast, to wear a long tunic with long sleeves was considered effeminate and was generally avoided by society as a whole. It was originally worn mainly by the working class plebes, freedmen and slaves, though its function as an undergarment for any class of people is attested.
  • 1950s fashion

    1950s fashion, like all fashion, reflected the fears and aspirations of its time. Two decades of deprivation and struggle were relieved by the threat of global nuclear war. Wartime restrictions and rations were removed, disappearing for most by the mid-1950s; in America, and parts of Europe, a new prosperity blossomed out of the ashes.
  • 1960s fashion

    Long hair for both genders, and more facial hair for men than was common at the time. Many white people associated with the American Civil Rights Movement and the 1960s counterculture, especially those with curly or "nappy" hair, wore their hair in afros in earnest imitation of African-Americans. Brightly colored clothing; unusual styles, such as bell-bottom pants, tie-dyed garments, dashikis, peasant blouses; and non-Western inspired clothing with Native American, African and Latin American
  • 1970s fashion

    70s fashion began where the 60s left off. Mini skirts were popular and the flower power influence was everywhere. 60s' trends first adopted by the beautiful people filtered into mainstream wear. Trousers were flared and shirts had big collars. For men, the kipper tie was soon standard wear with a suit.
  • 1980s fashion

    In the 1980s, fashion was influenced by the western economic boom. Youth culture stopped hogging the scene as the teenage market lost impetus. The dominant market was getting older and was also financially secure. Demographics changed the face of society. People were living longer and seemed to act younger at the same time. Old industries died, while new technologies developed and boomed.
  • 1990s fashion

    In the 90’s, fashion went casual. People got tired of production and entered a time of relaxation. The demands of the modern era led people to feel lazier, perhaps, at the moment of doing other things like dressing up. For this reason 1990 fashion is very characteristic, and we can identify the 90’s so clearly. However, 1990 fashion was based on variety and not on a specific long-lasting trend.