Granted, this was in the s, when the exuberant proliferation of styles and embracing of the home-made and the alternative of s fashion seemed like an embarrassment to the more streamlined and colour matched fashions that followed. Contemporary commentators complained that s styles had no direction and they were too proliferate. French couture no longer handed down diktats of what we should be wearing and, in fact, started to imitate street style. And street style was great, it was inventive, it was comfortable, it was practical for women, it was glamorous, it was home-made, it was whatever you wanted it to be, not what society, a few French couturiers, or a fashion magazine said it should be. This mean that glittery disco queens with outrageous makeup and massive hair stood alongside working women in tailored suits with minimal makeup, gender neutral clothing truly broke ground with women wearing trousers and jeans as a mainstream fashion, there were hippies, there were retro and ethnic styles, there were romantic and peasant styles and finally punk came snarling along and spat at the lot of it. High fashion came only from France, and if you could not buy from a couturier then you copied the style and colour, with magazines and fashion plates to guide society as to what one should be wearing where and when.
Vintage Photos of Ladies Stepping Out from the Driver’s Seat
Whoever deserves credit, it goes without saying, the world owes her a debt of gratitude. Short shorts had been worn informally since the s, generally for sports activities. As the seventies wore on, hotpants gradually grew out of favor, but equally high hemmed running shorts and dolphin shorts as well as Daisy Dukes filled the short-shorts void.
Every decade produces its beautiful gem for people to cherish. The s is still the year of unique hairstyle trends for women of all ages. If you are a child of the 80s, then you should be aware of what this means.