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Old 01-16-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Is fashion really represenative of major changes? Although styles change, we are really just throwing off the prevailing conformity and replacing it with a different conformity. Everyone dressing one way, and then another, isn't overthrowing conformity.
Yes, fashion USE to be a representation of major change, but it isn't really more due to the later part of the 60's where one could do his/her own thing (which of course ended up usually looking a lot like other people!) and has since made women less slaves to the fashion houses. But by conformity, I meant more in how we think and act.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Yes, fashion USE to be a representation of major change, but it isn't really more due to the later part of the 60's where one could do his/her own thing (which of course ended up usually looking a lot like other people!) and has since made women less slaves to the fashion houses. But by conformity, I meant more in how we think and act.
Fashion here hasn't charged for like the past 10 years. All those teenage girls still wear those short denim shorts and white tank tops.
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Old 01-16-2012, 11:09 PM
 
Location: Earth
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1910-20 was a decade of considerable change, arguably much more than the '60s.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Amarillo
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Default Decades of change

Most all the decades had lots of changes. I think technology has had a huge impact on our last decade...the 2000's. Of course, I was hatched in 1969, so I don't recall much of that decade. The 70's were rather tame, I would say. Disco came out of the 70's and faded, along with studio 54. The 80's seemed to roll along with steady, yet not rapid progression. Lot's of changes in the 90's...seems like that's when technology really kicked in. I'm sure there are many other decades that had incredible change, but I wasn't there to see it. I bet the 1920's and 30's were fairly unstable, with the depression and prohibition.

Just my 2 cents.
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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One could probably choose any decade at random, and piece together a set of selected criteria that could be used to defend any premise about that decade.

But the fact is that human flux accelerates, and every decade advances more than the previous decade. This law would prevail generally, with a few exceptions allowed for cataclysmic events, such as World War Two, the Great Plague, the Discovery of America, events that would cause a lurch or a stumble. But absent such an event, more changes can be expected in any decade than in any prior decade.

There was no such lurch event in the 60s. By the way, decades of human civilization do not necessarily begin and end with years arbitrarily enumerated to end with zero. 1984 to 1993 was also a decade, as much so as 1960-1969 was. And there is nothing magical about the factor of ten, in subdividing history. The intervals of 8 years, or 15, or 34, would work just as well to describe segments of the flow of time.

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Old 01-17-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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Fashion here hasn't charged for like the past 10 years. All those teenage girls still wear those short denim shorts and white tank tops.
Well girls seem to wear dresses and skirts more than they did 10 years ago.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:28 PM
 
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Well girls seem to wear dresses and skirts more than they did 10 years ago.
Dresses, maybe, skirts no for some reason.
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Old 01-18-2012, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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There have been several TV ads in the past year or two that have reconfirmed and reemphasized how incredibly sexy women look in dresses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_v0OT4uw4-w

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Old 01-18-2012, 06:39 PM
 
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There have been several TV ads in the past year or two that have reconfirmed and reemphasized how incredibly sexy women look in dresses.


Is the T-Mobile Girl Hot Or Just Stupid? - YouTube
She looks like Liv Tyler. Slightly on the thin, storkish side but I wouldn't turn her down.
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Old 01-21-2012, 10:07 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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From a social standpoint, I agree that the 1960s were a huge change. It's like a person that started off an evening clean and proper and then got COMPLETELY wasted after a long night at a party. :-)

However, I think the 1940s were the defining decade of the 20th century. The whole world turned upside down and history changed forever after that. We still live in that world, basically.
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