What was fashionable in the year you were born

The new is the well-forgotten old. Fashion is cyclical, so don’t throw away your grandmother’s dress or mother’s shoes. Perhaps they will become relevant again in the next season.

Trends of modern style are sometimes accessible only to an expert, but everyone will be interested in what item or accessory was in each woman’s closet in the year of his birth.

60s: experiment period

This decade went down in history as a struggle of opposites: a restrained style gravitating to the retro 1930s. The trend was supported by films and television.

The period of the emergence of youth fashion. Its capital was London, which offered bold collections of avant-garde designers. Boys and girls wanted more freedom and independence: in music, in clothes, hairstyles and hobbies. Model Twiggy is the new standard of beauty on the catwalk. A thin teenage girl with a boyish figure becomes a symbol of the 60s. She appears in many magazines in spectacular mini and children's dresses with high waist and large contrasting drawings.


  1. Artificial: synthetic fabrics, vinyl, patent leather, plastic.
  2. Non-standard: wire, aluminum, paper. Futurism style.
  3. Decorations: sequins, bold drawings.

The end of the decade was marked by a military style and olive color (khaki). Camouflage clothing, however, was softened by the bright colors of red and pink. And also a bold mini.


  • Plastic jewelry;
  • Bright beads;
  • Glasses covering half the face.

REFERENCE. In makeup: light skin, at the beginning of the decade bright lips of juicy red shades, later pale, almost merging with the tone of the face. Emphasis on the eyes, arrows and very lush eyelashes with an abundance of mascara. Shadows of two options: gray and white and color.

1960. Dresses and men's suits without a collar and lapels.

1961. Stable low heel, square toe of shoes.

1962. Long coats with narrow sleeves in bright colors.

1963. Dresses and tops without sleeves, nylon and nylon scarves.

1964. Wide ribbons and bows decorating loose hair or tail.

1965. Large geometric ornaments and prints. The colors are bright yellow, red. A contrasting combination of white and black.

1966. Paintings on clothes in the style of pop art, a lot of sewn appliqués (artist Andy Warhol). Haircuts with clear contours in women.

1967. Mini dresses and skirts, combined with patent leather boots.

1968. Women's capri pants.

1969. Dresses made of knitted fabrics. Trapeze silhouette.

70s: vibrant fashion

Fashion in this decade is eclectic. Many choose the direction that they like, and combine clothes into sets as they wish. The motto of the era: "Everything is possible!".

Over 10 years, many styles have changed:

  • Hippie;
  • Eclecticism;
  • Disco
  • Punk;
  • Glam rock.

INFO: One of the main symbol of this time is jeans; they were worn by both men and women. By the end of the decade, sneakers are becoming a favorite shoe.

Simple forms, many moved from the past decade, but there have been changes in length, there were midi and maxi options. At sunset, decades, the patterns decreased in size, the colors became much softer. The priority is black, white and gray, shades of denim.

REFERENCE. Synthetic materials are relevant: polyester, krimplen and dacron. Hippies are faithful to natural fabrics: wool, silk and cotton.

1970. A tight-fitting coat with a belt of pastel shades (as in Jacqueline Kennedy). Plain or multi-colored knitted poncho.

1971. Short shorts with high boots with a zipper or lace-up. Greek style sandals. Striped suit, wide-brimmed hat and long loose hair like Yoko Ono.

1972. Men's trouser suits for women (Bianca Jagger).

1973. Pants flared from the hip or knee, jeans, overalls. Knitted vests mini and maxi-length, knitted turtlenecks.

1974. A variety of tunics stitched and knitted. Feminine looks: ruffles and ruffles in girls.

1975. Shoes on the platform are well suited to mini and maxi.

1976. Knee-length skirts, dress-shirts, blouses with ruffles and fabric bows. High heel shoes.

1977. Scarves and scarves on the neck. The pattern is a cell and stripes, sometimes with the addition of lurex.

1978. Men's shirts, vests, straight skirts on women. Dark silk business dress. Flat shoes.

1979. broad shoulders and fitted silhouette. Skinny jeans, boots made of genuine leather. 80s: creative era

The main feature of the era is excessiveness in everything: in clothes, makeup, hair. Too voluminous cut or, conversely, tight mini. A collage of old and new, large and small, publicly available and offered to the elite.

In some styles of women's clothing there was a brief return to retro. The beginning of the 80s is expressed in restrained colors, which already in the middle of the decade are replaced by bright, neon and flashy. Legislators of youth fashion are: David Bowie, Madonna, duet ModernTalking.

INFORMATION. The image of the 80s can be characterized by 3 words: bright, eccentric and catchy.

The basis of the decade were such styles as:

  1. Sexuality.
  2. The cult of a fit healthy body (sports).
  3. Romance.
  4. Business.
  5. Youth subcultures (hip-hop, gothic, preppy).

REFERENCE. It is the 80th that we owe to the massive use of lycra in clothes and leggings included in the wardrobe.

1980. Shiny outfits made of artificial fabrics, complete with the same shoes or high heel sandals. Cozy velvet and velveteen.

1981. Joint swimsuits and high leggings with multi-colored stripes. Cropped trousers - Bermuda.

1982. Lace collars and velvet dresses (Princess Diana). Women's Business suit.

1983. Clothing with polka dots. Enlarged shoulders, a thin waist, emphasized by a wide belt of a contrasting color, a hat with wide brim.

1984. Sweaters, lowered on one shoulder. Hair ornaments for hair bands and headbands, the main haircut is pixie, it is worn by both women and men.

1985. Large sports and leather jackets.

1986. Layered skirts, open shoulders. Long coat made of woolen fabric.

1987. Maxi-length clothing with buttons, mischievous fluffy mini-skirts.

1988. Costumes with a skirt of bright colors, combined with white socks and sneakers. Feminine fluffy balloon dresses.

1989. The abundance of large jewelry. Gloves and berets of black color in one ensemble with bright dresses, blouses and jackets. Prints imitating the skins of wild animals.

90s: urban style and more

The main direction of this period is the expression of self, self. This was cultivated by Hugo and Calvin Klein. Unisex still ruled in urban fashion. Clothing should have been comfortable: T-shirts, wide jeans, loose fit or flared trousers, sneakers or flat shoes.

One of the most trendy jeans. From it sew not only trousers and jackets, but also skirts, sundresses, overalls and dresses. Leading firms of this time: Levis and Montana.

INFORMATION. Again, custom-made clothing has become relevant. The profession of image maker is becoming popular.

Several prevailing styles in the 90s:

  • Grunge style (founder Kurt Cobain).

Stockings with holes, clothes made of genuine and artificial leather, rough massive shoes with thick soles, baggy sweaters and trousers. Makeup with emphasis on the lips or eyes down. Sometimes the lack of decorative cosmetics.

IMPORTANT. One of the symbols of the era is a metal zipper, which acts not only as a clasp, but also as a decorative element. It became popular thanks to the collections of Vivienne Westwood.

  • Minimalism;
  • Rave and neon;
  • Sporty style;
  • Ethno.

REFERENCE. Non-standard materials are again relevant: pressed leather, plastic. Opponents of the use of natural furs and skins advocated the active introduction of artificial fabrics, as well as unpainted linen and hemp.

At the same time, the opposite was attended by pretense and deliberate theatricality. The figure, skin color, tan became another component of the images, the designers made piercing and tattoos fashionable. Tom Ford shows off lingerie as part of the look.

Supermodels are no longer faceless girls, but stars of the first magnitude, the whole world knows them as trendsetters of style and image. This is Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer.

Accessories are large, bright - jewelry, various chains, badges or buttons as a decoration for jackets, bags or hats.

1990. Light blouses and dark trousers, complemented by bright accessories and jewelry.

1991. Men's style costumes. Big jackets. Small earrings rings, natural makeup.

1992. Denim jackets, short shorts.

1993. Romantic dresses, jackets and pantyhose with arrows (Courtney Love).

1994. Torn jeans and checkered shirts.

1995. Simplicity of cut and concise black and white gamma. Volumetric jackets are still relevant, t-shirts are two sizes larger.

1996. Baseball caps and berets, as well as small sunglasses.

1997. Short tops with wide baggy pants on the girls. Fur bags.

1998. Brilliant make-up, T-shirts on the straps exposing a tanned body.

1999. Embroidery, appliques on jeans. Dresses with open back.

2000s: everything that is available and cheap

Fashion at the beginning of the 21st century is characterized by such a word as - glamor. Many girls and women stopped chasing fashion trends. They began to independently think through the images and put on different things, sometimes even unsuitable for each other. For example, a fur vest with a light silk dress or an evening top decorated with sequins paired with sweatpants.

During this period, it is difficult to identify any particular style. However, the trendsetters were representatives of popular music.

REFERENCE. Thanks to the previous two decades, the body is still in shape, which is on display. Actual mini, this also applies to skirts and tops.

There were a lot of annoying blunders at this time:

  • a skirt over trousers or leggings;
  • very low fit of trousers;
  • ultra short mini;
  • shiny breeches;
  • overly low-necked tops;
  • shoes with sharp toes;
  • Dwarf doggies as an accessory.

INFORMATION. Another feature of the appearance of this period is corsets made of satin or denim. As well as peeking underwear. This was not suitable for every type of figure.

And also affordable clothes from large chain stores have become popular. Many fashionistas were preoccupied with famous brands. Some even wore large jewelry or buckle belts in the shape of the Chanel DG logo and so on.

2000. Pants on hips with short T-shirts. Tanning.

2001. Massive earrings with large diameter rings like those of Jennifer Lopez.

2002. A wide belt, often almost equal to a miniskirt.

2003. Cap like Britney Spears, in an ensemble with jeans and pointed boots.

2004. Low rise in jeans, cargo pants.

2005. Long floor skirts with large prints and lots of ruffles.

2006. Fur vests. Long knitted or lace scarves

2007. Large sunglasses.

2008. Dresses with a fringe.

2009. Bodycon Bandage Dress

2010. Ugg boots as casual and evening shoes.

Thanks to this list, you can trace the main fashion trends and find things popular in the period from 1960 to 2010.