History Of Fashion

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  • -950 BCE

    Egyptian Men

    Egyptian men wore Shenti and it was made out of Loincloth.
  • -950 BCE

    Egyptian Women

    Egyptian women wore the kalasiris, which is a linen gown.
  • 1250

    Men in the 1200-1300

    The men wore tunic was one of the stylistic features of classic businessmen.
  • 1250

    Women in the 1200-1300

    In the 1200-1300 the women wore the hennin, it was like a cone hat that resembles the spires of the cathedral spire.
  • 1450

    Men in the 1400-1500

    Men wore codpiece, which is a decorative triangular piece of cloth/fabric attached at the groin.
  • 1450

    Women in the 1400-1500

    Women in this time period used pregnancy pillows when "looking pregnant" was fashionable
  • Women in the 1600

    French courtiers influence the time which was a fashion that said "I don't have to work for a living.
  • Men in the 1600

    In denmark the short jacket and breeches were the style of the day.
  • Men in 1700

    The justaucorps for men was the forerunner of today's suitcoats. the spencer was a short jacket without tails.
  • Women in the 1700

    A drastic extension in the 1700s of women having hair piled like a mountain, and the hoop to extend their hips.
  • Men in the 1800

    The well-dressed man of the 19th century England was called a Dandy.
  • Women in the 1800

    The women wore large bell-shaped skirts supported by crinoline.
  • Men in the 1900

    The gentlemen in this time period was a three-piece suit. The suit was relatively non constricting with a sack coat.
  • Women in the 1900

    The S-shaped cure with softer shoulders, less restrictive corsets, and the bustle, never returned.
  • Women in the 1910

    The hemline was so narrow that women could only take very tiny steps.
  • Men in the 1910

    French designer Paul poiret broke the new rule of freedom by designing the hobble skirt.
  • Women in the 1920

    The thinking women was a collage educated and considered herself to be the opposite of the flapper.
  • Men in the 1920

    Often wore oxford bags extremely wide trousers often reaching 25 inches at the knee and cuffed at the bottom.
  • Women in the 1930

    Attention to actresses offstage clothing probably reached its fever pitch with the ensembles.
  • Men in the 1930

    Depression babies had layettes sewn from sugar sacks while school children often wore underwear embelished with the trade marks.
  • Women in the 1940

    A new look was created that gave women an softer more finimen look and curve this look was stylish.
  • Men in the 1940

    Men wore colors reflecting the time; khaki and other muted colors.
  • women in the 1960

    In the early 1960s women wore trade mark pill box hat and three quarter sleeves.
  • Men in the 1960

    A major fashion break through of the late 1960s was the tailored pants suit. It was seen everywhere.
  • Period:
    1,000 BCE
    -1 BCE


    Clothing for Egyptian men and women wore long dress like clothes, and linen of many colors and patterns.
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    Men and women in this timespan wore dress like clothes, and cone like hats.
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    Fashion in this time period was influenced by the high class society. The European kings and queens. The surcoat was also a big part of fashion in this time as well.
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    The puritan costumes were very simple. When religious values are ascendant.
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    The drastic visual display of their dress was a spectacle which far outweighed the proportions of a man.
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    The high society had rich fashions, while the common people dressed simply. It was an era of romance and hours.
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    Life began to move faster with the new inventions. For example, the telephone, automobile, electric light, etc.
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    Men and women both wore dust coats to protect their clothing when driving or riding in cars.
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    Life began to move ahead and fast. The silhouette at this time was straight up and down or tubular.
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    The depression brought about the classic styles in suits and dresses, clothing that would last a long time.Hand me downs became fashionable.
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    World war 2 affected fashion for women and men directly in this period. L85 was a law which restricted the manufacture of clothing.
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    Some fashion history writers have called this era the "greatest masquerde