A fashion trend timeline is a chronology of fashion styles. Typically, the fashion trend timeline shows the most popular styles and most iconic looks from a given time period and displays how they change over a given time period. The timeline is often segmented by decades, though this distinction depends on the creator.
Most notably, the '90s saw a shift towards minimalism after the materialistic '80s. Fashion strove to express individuality, which reflected in a decade-long decline in retail sales. Fashion rules relaxed, and clothing styles became more casual overall, including in the workplace. Silhouettes slimmed down and became more fitted. As the decade progressed, clothing became more understated.
Jesters wear motley clothing, or clothing partitioned into various bright colors. They wear tights or leggings with one leg a different color than the other and a "fool's hat," a hat with three points, each topped by a bell.
Some of the most popular clothing styles for women in the 1970s were bell bottoms, jumpsuits, mini skirts, maxi skirts, hot pants, tube tops and peasant tops. Clothing was made with a range of fabrics, prints and bright colors. Many women’s styles featured striking embellishments, such as sequins, embroidery and velvet.
Women wore fitted dresses, skirts and suits during the 1930s. The style was much more feminine than style of the 1920s, and it put more emphasis on the waistline.
There are various online shopping venues that cater to the nostalgia and love for the 1950s style of glamour and dress, including eShakti and ModCloth. There are vintage-inspired pieces for any size and budget.
During the time of the Renaissance, most women wore similar flowing styles, although lower class women couldn't afford many of the fabrics used by women in the upper classes. All outfits started with a loose fitting linen smock that was worn to protect outer clothing from sweat. At least one petticoat was also generally worn underneath a long skirt to make the gown fuller and keep the wearer warm.
In the Middle Ages, or Medieval Times, knights wore suits of armor with under clothing designed to protect the knight from the weight and chafing of the armor. When not engaging in battle, knights wore woolen tights with a linen shirt, linen underpants, a codpiece, a belted tunic, a cape and closed-toe shoes.
In the 1970s, men's fashion became more varied than it had been in a while. During the early part of the 1970s, everyday wear was still greatly influenced by fashions of the 1960s. Clothing such as bell-bottom pants and tie-dyed t-shirts were still all the rage but were mostly worn by younger men.
Traditional German clothing typically consists of a garment known as a dirndl for women and a separate garment known as lederhosen, or leather pants, for men. The dirndl and lederhosen have similar construction in the top half of the garment, with the major difference being that the dirndl's lower half is made up of a skirt, while lederhosen ends in a pair of short pants.
From parachute pants to jeans with ripped-out knees, teen fashions in the '80s were as diverse as the celebrities that inspired them. Madonna, Michael Jackson and other celebrities influenced the fashion world immensely, and teens did their best to emulate the styles of music and screen icons.
Scottish men do not wear skirts. People of Scottish heritage wear kilts as a symbol of pride for the clan to which they belong. Kilts are part of the national dress of Scotland.
The Dutch began to wear shoes made of wood because they could be made cheaply and could withstand laboring conditions. Wooden clogs were very useful for Dutch laborers, especially farmers and fishers, according to DutchWoodenShoes.net.
Archaeological evidence points to the likelihood that Neanderthals, who lived during the New Stone Age, circa 10,200 to 2000 BC, wore some kind of protective clothing made from animal skins. The specific animals used for their hides is unknown, but prehistoric humans were known to hunt many kinds of animal.
During the 1800s, women's fashion underwent several major changes. The beginning of the century saw empire gowns with narrow bodices and short sleeves, but these were abandoned with the introduction of stays and cinches. As waists narrowed, skirts and sleeves expanded to create an exaggerated hourglass shape, and petticoats added further bulk to skirts. During the '80s and '90s, jerseys and kilted skirts that displayed the body became fashionable.
Due to rudimentary sewing instruments and blunt needles, Roman dress was relatively simple; the most common garments included the toga, the tunic, the stola, the pallium coat and sandals. Roman dress and fashion changed constantly over the course of history. Social rank and occasion often dictated the appropriate choice of clothing.
Female fashions in the 1940s were influenced by World War II, and tailored suits, squared shoulders and mid-length skirts with narrow hips were fashionable. Clothing was utilitarian, with few frills or embellishments.
According to Like Totally 80s, people wore jelly sandals and neon clothing in the 1980s. GUESS jeans were also popular during the decade, along with leg warmers and shoulder pads.
The fashion of the 1950s was largely influenced by the Dior New Look, epitomized by small waist lines, calf-length skirts with pronounced hips and fitted jackets. This look represented a return to glamour after the utilitarian fashions of the 1940s.
In the 1920s, women raised their hemlines, bobbed their hair and wore cloche hats. This direction in fashion reflected American prosperity and changing attitudes towards women.
Historians believe that as a pharaoh, Cleopatra most likely wore leopard skins, linen clothing, a crown, jewelry and royal regalia. The classic image of a woman pharaoh with a false beard, however, is attributed to Hatshepsut, according to Jone Johnson Lewis for About.com.