2The Earliest ClothingMade from natural resources as protection from weatherAnimal skins and hairplantsgrassestree bark
3Fashions of Early Civilizations Ancient Egypt Made from lightweight linen and cotton which made them suitable for the hot climateMENKnee-length skirts tied in the frontSleeved shirt-like garment completed their outfitsWOMENLong, straight dresses that tied behind the neck or at the shoulder.
4The Evolution of Fashion Many years ago, fashion changed very slowlyPeople often wore the same styles their entire lifeSometimes even generation to generation
6During WWI, more women worked in shops, offices and factories, so more practical clothing developed.Looser garments, such as sweaters and middy blouses with sailor collars, became popular.
71920s Flapper Dresses Straight and short Adorned with fringe or flouncesWorn with long string beads
81930sMENUnchanged in this same period. Both single-and double-breasted suits were popular.WOMENBecame active in sports which encouraged wide trousers and above-the-knee shorts to participateEvening gowns were long and formfitting
91940sBoth women and women wore tailored suits with broad, padded shoulders.During WWII, a shortage of fabric occurred because so many textiles were used for military uniforms and equipment.
11With the fashion industry closed down by the war in Europe, the designers turned to the military for inspiration.The “bomber jacket” was based on the Air Corps flying coat made of leather with knit wrist cuffs to keep out the wind.This woman was married in a suit quickly for her husband to be shipped out.
121940sWomen’s skirts became slimmer and shorter due to fabric rationing.Nylon stockings were almost impossible to get, so women wore cotton stockingsSlacks and jumpsuits became the standard work clothes for women as they replaced men in factories
13Fashion and War Restrictions Stockings were expensive and usually not available!
141947- “The New Look” Softer, more feminine look Stylish, elegant and reflected the opposite of wartime restrictionsHemlines fell to just above the ankleSkirts were incredibly fullThe shoulder pad was taken out to eliminate the squared, manly look
151950s Dior introduced the A-line silhouette for women Full skirts were worn with crinolines and paired with sweater sets.Pants were rolled up or cropped for casual wear.
161950sMen’s fashions featured the gray flannel business suit--- single-breasted and loosely fitted, with narrow lapels and natural shoulders.Worn with a button-down oxford with a narrow tie (Ivy League look)Dress shirts were now pale blue and yellow not just white anymore.
171950sThe T-shirt came out from under the dress shirt influenced by James DeanThe former undershirt was now worn on its own with blue jeansLeather jackets were popularYoung women wore a man’s shirt over a pair of cuffed jeans with saddle shoes or white bucks.
201960sThe influence of fashion designers declined and cultural events such as the Beatles, Woodstock,and rock concerts.First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy became an important fashion leader for women, popularizing the Chanel suit and pillbox hat.
211960s Many young men started wearing colorful fabrics and jewelry Men wore multi-colored, striped or check shirts with their business suitsJacket lapels widened and pants were flared or bell-bottomed.Men grew long side-burns, mustaches, or beards to go with longer hair lengths.
221960sWomen’s fashion focused on the miniskirt, which kept rising throughout the decadePantyhose were introduced and boots became the “in” accessory.African Americans rediscovered tradtional African garments made of kent cloth. Afro hair styles and cornrow braids were widely worn by both men and women.
231970s Mid- and maxi-length skirts were introduced. Women wore more and more pant suits- which gained acceptance for all occasionsThe unisex look was very popularMen and women wore the same styles in the same fabrics and colors.
241970s Men wore the polyester pant suit to work Bright floral shirts were worn without tiesThe shirt collar rolled over the jacket collar for a casual lookJeans became fashionableT-shirt had slogans printed on the frontHiphugger pants were worn
251980s Broad, padded shoulders Skirt lengths ranged from short to long Designer jeans became a status symbolWarm-up suits were worn for jogging and for street-wearThe standard outfit for yougn people consisted for jeans, a shirt or sweater and athletic shoes.
261980sStyles were influenced by Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, and Michael Jackson
271990sBaggy pants to tight leggings; from oversized shirts to skinny tops. No longer did one style dominate.Styles from the past decades re-emerged in the middle 1990s. Consumers were attracted to fitted jackets from the 1950s, sheath dresses from the 1960s and wrap dresses and hiphugger pants from the 1970s.
281990sCasual business attire created a new clothing category for men-- allowing khakis and no ties