Last week we gave you a look at the history of changing body shape and dress sizes. This week we've had a look at 100 years of fashion and the different styles both men and women went through. In their video, Mode shows the change in middle-class men and women's fashion in under three minutes...
Post WWI and the Edwardian era, men opted for a more military look and women chose a more sophisticated look with elongated silhouettes.
The twentites brought about the era of prohibition and jazz. Men were all about pinstripe suits, fedoras and sweaters. Women on the otherhand wanted freedom of the body with flapper dresses and shorter hemlines giving them the freedom to dance the night away.
With the arrival of Hollywood and the depression era styles varied. Women opted for softer looks with bias cuts and lower hemlines, whilst men wore sweater vests and straight wide leg trousers.
World War II brought about rationing and a shortage of materials. Military once again was a major influencer in both men and women. Women wore the convertible suit with padded shoulders and knee length skirts. Men kept it cool with the bomber jacket. The bikini also made it's debut.
Today is seems that anything can be worn, you just have to have the confidence to pull it off. A more casual look including our favourite nineties sports brands, such as Fila, Puma and Reebok have all made a comback for both men and women. On top of that on the hipster movement came about where you literally wear whatever the heck you want.
There's no longer a unified look for everyone. Style has become what an individual makes it.