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View Poll Results: Which decade?
00s/10s 5 5.62%
90s 3 3.37%
80s 3 3.37%
70s 8 8.99%
60s 9 10.11%
50s 23 25.84%
40s 18 20.22%
30s 4 4.49%
20s 7 7.87%
10s 4 4.49%
00s or before 5 5.62%
Voters: 89. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-18-2013, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Florida
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The 1950s. Women dressed ugly in the 70s-90s though.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I like the fashions of the 30s; slightly less daring than the fashions of the 20s, but very feminine with gauzy fabrics and fluttery sleeves.
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Old 01-18-2013, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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The fashions of the 1920s are absolutely the most stylish to me.
I agree with this 100%.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Bellingham, WA
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I like the fashions of the 30s; slightly less daring than the fashions of the 20s, but very feminine with gauzy fabrics and fluttery sleeves.
I agree. And the 1920s would be a close second place for me.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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How about anything BUT the `80s. Born in the `60s and I think I appreciate most styles...but looking at pics of me and my friends in the `80s are the most embarrassing! Whether we were sporting "preppy" or "new wave" we just don't look all that attractive. And OMG, the bows! Our prom dresses were hideous (covered in bows). Early `80s we used ribbons in our collars, which were buttoned all the way up. We used entire cans of hairspray for one night out. It was a fun decade, but unless you were Madonna, extremely straight laced.

Not to mention huge shoulder pads in women's jackets and mullet style haircuts for both sexes
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:34 PM
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Location: Cushing OK
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I love the Victorian style, so beautiful and elegant. This is why I am part of a fashion called Lolita (has nothing to do with the book), it's a Japanese street fashion and is inspired by Victorian styled clothing.
This is beautiful. Is this an adaptation of Victorian minus corsets?

I had on my 'nightbird' outfit after a convention, a turn of the century black chocheted double brested coat, with shiny metal buttons and an unintended 'train', knee high black laced boots and black pants and a simple black sleveless tank, sort of gothic but not quite, and wore it home. We stopped in Walmart, and it was cool how everyone noticed but it looked good.

If not for the 'train' I'd use it for a coat, but that's where I discovered that crocheting doesn't always shrink back when you dry it after it stretches.
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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The 1910s (think Downton Abbey) great hats, high button shoes, simple elegance, with the 2000s minimalism as a runner-up
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:45 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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How about anything BUT the `80s. Born in the `60s and I think I appreciate most styles...but looking at pics of me and my friends in the `80s are the most embarrassing! Whether we were sporting "preppy" or "new wave" we just don't look all that attractive. And OMG, the bows! Our prom dresses were hideous (covered in bows). Early `80s we used ribbons in our collars, which were buttoned all the way up. We used entire cans of hairspray for one night out. It was a fun decade, but unless you were Madonna, extremely straight laced.
Yeah, the 80's were awful! Only good thing about the 80's was the "50's revival" trend where you had some return of 50's styles and even some 40's.

I had a hard time choosing, but I chose 40's. Sexy in an understated way, wonderful lines that highlighted the feminine form, and practical in terms of heel heights and skirt lengths.

I love 50's styles but in some ways I think the New Look with the huge skirts is a little more "girlish" than womanly, I don't know, just my opinion.

I would have loved to live in the time of hoop skirts and petticoats, but not in the South! Too hot!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Not to mention huge shoulder pads in women's jackets and mullet style haircuts for both sexes
Oh yes! My mother always said she liked the shoulder pads because they made her feel taller (she was tiny), but those haircuts!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Not to mention huge shoulder pads in women's jackets
I loved my shoulder pads! I wish they'd come back in style. For women with disproportionately large hips, they are a godsend. I don't want to look like a linebacker, but a little more balance would be nice.

Nix on the poodle permed hairdos I wore back then, though.

I also liked the colors of the 80s: the bright neon prints, and the pastels ... although not at the same time. I was in my 20s and had a real day job and was trying to act mature (), so I didn't go in much for the ruffled anklets with pumps, floofy blouses, or any of that girly nonsense, but I still liked to liven up the office with a lime green blazer or a hot pink and white houndstooth pencil skirt now and again ... although not at the same time!
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