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View Poll Results: What was the worst decade for fashion?
1920s 2 1.41%
1930s 2 1.41%
1940s 4 2.82%
1950s 5 3.52%
1960s 5 3.52%
1970s 46 32.39%
1980s 39 27.46%
1990s 15 10.56%
2000s 24 16.90%
Voters: 142. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 05-29-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago W Suburbs
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I think the problem for those who have trouble choosing between the 70s and 80s is that the bad decade spanned both. I think the early 70s were fine, and the very late 80s began to settle back down. For about 10 years beginning in maybe 1976 (around the start of disco), styles got very big and very bright. Big hair, big shoulders, funny baggy pants and lots of gold lamé.

 
Old 05-29-2014, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Being born and brought up in southern India, I didn't know anything about American fashion till 2010. I am so sorry for this .

However, from my knowledge of fashion in India was very odd looking in the late 90's. The traditional to modern shift did not mix well at all in the beginning. Its all the fanfare towards wearing western clothes that led to some very cocky outfits. Women there simply did not know how to match stuff the right way when exposed to such clothes . Over the years it has been refined into more elegant outfits though.

Last edited by Adi from the Brunswicks; 05-29-2014 at 01:53 PM..
 
Old 05-29-2014, 01:47 PM
 
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I need to, respectfully, disagree. I was born in 1971. The 80's were about excess and designer clothes, even freakin perfume was designer. God help you if you did not have designer jeans or had "the nerve" to wear the same pair of pants, twice, in a 5 day school week!!!
Oh yeah, parachute pants , Chic jeans .. Drakar colonge ... wonderful times !
 
Old 05-29-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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I think the problem for those who have trouble choosing between the 70s and 80s is that the bad decade spanned both. I think the early 70s were fine, and the very late 80s began to settle back down. For about 10 years beginning in maybe 1976 (around the start of disco), styles got very big and very bright. Big hair, big shoulders, funny baggy pants and lots of gold lamé.
Fashion in the 80s was pretty cool and basic, even from the beginning of the decade. Most people in the mainstream were NOT walking around wearing the stereotypical fashion that nowadays is associated with "80s fashion". Most people wore typical clothes that can still be found today: blue jeans, t-shirts, button-down shirts, polo shirts, jean jackets, beige "khakis", sneakers, top siders, etc. It was mainly the young folk (elementary school thru college) who followed the major trends. Look at the movies from the 80s and you'll see that the average person wore basic/standard clothing.

The entirety of the 70s was tacky as hell. In the early 70s you had men wearing long thick sideburns (imagine how ridiculous that would look today!). Women wore high-heel shoes that had SQUARE heels. And even in 1970 and 1971 people were already wearing bell bottoms.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Montana
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70's and 80's have beautiful fashion. I think the 30's are the worst, they are boring and forgettable. The 20's had the best fashion of all.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Oceania
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The entirety of the 70s was tacky as hell. In the early 70s you had men wearing long thick sideburns (imagine how ridiculous that would look today!). Women wore high-heel shoes that had SQUARE heels. And even in 1970 and 1971 people were already wearing bell bottoms.

I lived during the 70s and graduated in 76. Everyone - and I mean everyone - dressed exactly as you describe. It was the 70s, how else where we to dress?

The real shocker was "even in 1970 and 1971 people were already wearing bell bottoms."
I don't even know what this is supossed to mean. If sounds like people were deciding to end their lives - death by bell bottoms.
BTW - bells were far more comfortable than straight legged Levis, they were just plain jeans. I remember having T-shirts and other choices, a million kinds of shoes and many other articles of clothing that can be bought brand new off a rack in most big apartment stores. You can still get square heels.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: interior Alaska
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Late 80s and early 90s. So painful.



 
Old 05-29-2014, 06:31 PM
 
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Late 80s and early 90s. So painful.


Not once (other than on tv) did i ever see anyone dress like that in the 80s or 90s.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Leisure suits, afro's, gold chains, shirts open to the belly, the whole disco scene.
 
Old 05-29-2014, 06:45 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I'm going to go with 2005-present. I agree with whoever said upthread that it looks like modern clothes just don't fit right, and that the fabrics are cheap and chintzy.
That's because they are cheap and chintzy...and nearly all foreign-made.
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