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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%
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:28 AM
 
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I'm not sure if I can pick a clear winner, because each decade has their strengths and weaknesses. Today isn't too bad, but I actually think straight hair isn't as attractive as wavier or even slightly curly hair (depending on the women of course), which is why I like the hairstyles of say the 70s, or the early half of the 20th century. I like the classic styles of the 50s. I think the fashion for women in the 50s-60s in general was so classy, and not as obsessed with being 'sexy' like today. So overall I will go with the 1940s-1950s going by fashion icons like movie stars, models, other famous ladies.

Worst have to say would be the 80s. Not a fan of women having haircuts like David Bowie or extreme frizziness with the help of hairspray lol. The clothing.etc was just too far out.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:50 AM
 
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I think as a guy my favorite for women's fashion was the 60s. I also love men's fashion from that time as well. The general principals of fashion in that era are what I consider "classic."
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:20 AM
 
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60's, hands down for me.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Call me crazy, but I like the 70s. No doubt it had its fashion disasters, but I think it had a more natural beauty than the 40s/50s/60s Mad Men glamour but without the crunchy stinky hippie vibe of the 60s. Clothes were fitted but not like the restrictive girdles and corsets of the previous decades and the popular colors were more natural, earth tones.

There's a lot I'm happy to leave behind, but I think it also brought a time of natural femininity that other decades didn't.

Admittedly, I'd probably like it a whole lot less if I had lived through it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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The fashions of the 1920s are absolutely the most stylish to me.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The fashions of the 1920s are absolutely the most stylish to me.
Oh those flapper gals of morally questionable character... You beat me to it. Reps for you
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:38 PM
 
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Surprised the 50s are dominating, but then again it was the era of such style icons as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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The late Victorian through the early Edwardian period ... from the 1870's through about 1910.

Women wore the most gorgeous long dresses ... trimmed with lace and ribbons, bows, tassels, feathers. In the Victorian times women's dresses often had bustles and long trains edged with pleated ruffles and embroidered with velvet piping and hand sewn beadwork. Nothing today compares.

The Edwardian period women wore slender long frocks and dress suits, often with "leg-o-mutton" sleeves. They wore enormous hats with silk flowers and feathers ... this was the era of the "Titanic" and "My Fair Lady."
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:44 PM
 
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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.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:56 PM
 
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I chose the 50's (even though I was not born yet). I prefer the silhouette of that decade- small waist, bigger top/hips, that many of the clothing styles from that era would emphasize. In my mind, that is the most feminine look, and that is why I like it.

I don't care for the dropped waist 1920's style - I think this makes women look boxy and lacking in curves.
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