August 11, 2011

Fashionista Jane

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a girl in possession of a passion for fashion must be in want of an audience.... So Megan Wong started her blog in Pies & Prejudice, my favorite MDBC book thus far.  I'm going to take my own spin on that famed line.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a girl in possession of a passion for fashion (but hardly any talent for designing) must be in want of simply appreciation.
That sound good to y'all?  Well, this whole blog post is going to be about fashion through the decades.  Let's start with the 1900s....

Skirts were long, hats were popular, and puffed sleeves were in. (Anne of Green Gables, anyone?)

Moving onto the 1910s, the Grecian empire waist style was in, and skirts shortened a few inches.  Elegance was still top.  But that would all change in the 1920s...

Fashion changed majorly turning the Roaring Twenties.  Skirts shortened majorly, the flapper look was in (at least for young women), and the fashion world took a complete 180.

Alas, I have no good pictures for the '30s and '40s, but I can tell you this: during the 1930s, clothing became more practical again (after all, the Great Depression was running its course).  It stayed that way during the 1940s, one of the best fashion decades, IMO.  Skirts were knee-length and A-line style.  The shirts were gorgeous blouses.  And pumps were well-loved.

Now onto the 1950s...
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I must admit, the 1950s were pretty fabulous, too.  After all, belts and skirts.  What could be cooler???  This was also the decade of the poodle skirts.  But we shall not feature those, as I don't find them very...groovy.  Oh, wait.  I'm a decade ahead of myself with that word. xD

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Ignore Barbra Streisand's....interesting pose, LOL.  What I'm focusing on is the DRESS.  The 1960s were a time of crewneck shift-style dresses.  Never mind the hippies and their rad styles. ;) What else was "in" during the '60s?  Go-go boots and mini skirts.

Flared jeans, platform sandals, and a cowgirl blouse, oh my!  It looks like some trends go away and then return...

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Princess Diana would hopefully still be a style icon today...if she managed to give up the shoulder pads, LOL!  Shoulder pads were the rage in the 1980s, as were aerobic gear, loose tops, and tight bottoms.

The 1990s were such an "anything goes" decade that there's no single picture that could represent it all.  Casual clothing, continuation of the '80s' trends, revival of the hippie styles, etc., etc.

Once again, with the 2000s, almost everything was seen.  From miniskirts, Daisy Dukes, and ponchos, to skinny jeans, Converse, and Uggs.

So, what will happen this decade?  Only time will tell...I personally hope the styles of the 1940s and '50s will get a revival. ;)


  1. I love the book to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was wondering..... are you a kid? if you are you seem very friendly!

  2. I as well am a fan of that series! Great blog idea.


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