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Old 06-30-2014, 05:17 PM
 
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I agree, that for the most part, fashions haven't changed very rapidly in the past 20 years. I have clothes in my closet from 5-10 years ago that I can still recycle in outfits easily. I seem to remember when I was growing up though, there was a huge difference between what peope wore in 1977 versus 1982, even. Or late 80s and early 90s.

I wonder what changed in the 90s?

I've noticed lately within the past 2 years or so, that a more polished, refined look has become more popular, based on what I see people wearing on the street. With the exception of teenagers, they aren't dressing much better than they have since the 90s... still all raggedy and punk and hip hop.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:12 PM
 
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I can't believe how long the ultra-baggy pants fad has lasted (it's been about 20 years now!!), and the shaved-head look. I'm not a fan of either one.
I have been teaching high school for ten years now. For at least 5 of them, baggy pants have no longer been "in", and the ultra-baggy long than that.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:20 PM
 
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Eh, I think fashions are changing at the same rate as when I was a teen in the late 80s/early 90s. Look at Clueless, and Mean Girls, already the clothes are obviously not what kids today are wearing, and mean girls was only 10 years ago. From Mean Girls to now; the low waisted shorts are now high waisted, mini skirts have been replaced by maxi dresses, high heels are now flats or wedges, and so on.

What hasn't changed as much is hairstyles.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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when cher showed her belly button in the early 70's on tv, it was quite a big deal



but every night all the men would come around....and lay their money down....
Cher? Long before Cher, Barabra Eden was showing her navel in the tv show 'I Dream of Jeannie".
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:47 PM
 
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In the 60s and 70s things were happening and it was a more exciting time to be alive. Fashion tends to reflects what's happening in society. In the late 60s, times were good, music was changing fast, men landed on the moon--and the clothing really went wild. Mini skirts, long hair on men and women, bell bottoms. I remember reading that when times are good, skirts get short. When times are bad (the Depression in the '30s) skirts get long.

The last decade or two haven't exactly been exciting and optimistic and forward looking. We're tending to look back at the past and that's reflected in the interest in vintage clothing and classic styles. Nothing much is happening these days that inspires us to change our style.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:48 PM
 
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As for the hairstyle changes from the early 60's to early 70's, the biggest difference came from the invention of the blow dryer. Before that, it was roller sets and bonnet dryers and plenty of hairspray.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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Cher? Long before Cher, Barabra Eden was showing her navel in the tv show 'I Dream of Jeannie".
Apparently not. It appears Jeannie was strictly forbidden from showing her belly button.


Barbara Eden on the "Jeannie" belly button controversy - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG - YouTube
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