A Look at Fashion From the Past Decade

As 2009 is near, it’s time to appear back and see what defined the last decade in phrases of favor. If you checked out a picture taken in the ’60s, ’70s, or ’80s,  specific garb patterns thatned that time. Whether it became large hair and shoulder pads, mod mini attire, or bell bottoms, it is simple to pinpoint a well-known time that that photograph came from. If someone from 20 years into the future saw a picture of someone taken from 2000 to 2009, may the equal be stated? The past ten years have not added any new patterns; however, they take factors from the beyond and date them as substitutes.


Dark denim was all the rage, particularly at the start of the decade; by the middle of the last decade, seeing light denim had become rare. We noticed the upward push of designer denim brands costing masses of bucks. 7 For All Mankind became one of the first on the scene; however, soon after, we noticed other brands like Citizens of Humanity, Joe’s, True Religion, and Rock & Republic. Low waist Boot Cut and Flared jeans had been anywhere. These jeans allowed them to cover the tops of shoes and shoes. As the decade progressed, denim jeans have become skinnier during the legs and seen in blacks and grays. Jeans had been regularly adorned with studs and zippers and different adornments. The style has evolved to tuck your denim inside of shoes, and we began to look at the waist of pants coming up better. In reality, we noticed the cores of denim developing very high; the excessive waist look became quite famous for a while.


Musical Influences

Both Hip Hop and Pop Punk songs influenced how we dressed. With Hip Hop, high-quality baggy pants and hooded sweatshirts have become popular in addition to matching jean jackets, jeans, and tune fits. Phat Farm footwear and garb became tremendously famous within the mid-2000s. The puffy coat became extremely popular. We see those jackets around, with the Northface being the most popular. The saggy jeans look (though nowhere near as messy as in hip-hop) was also a Pop Punk Look staple. The Punk look paired the jeans with normal to small-size shirts, wristbands, and trucker hats. As the last decade advanced, the Pop Punk look became an Emo appearance. In the overdue 2000s, the androgynous look of thin black pants with a small shirt and hooded sweatshirt, formidable makeup such as eyeliner and darkish nail polish for males and females, and Converse, Vans, or DC footwear on theft. It became regularly hard to explain the distinction between teenage boys and girls.

Military Influences

After 9/11, 2001, there was a huge resurgence of patriotism. Camouflage and load pants were very famous. The top fashion homes gave a twist to camouflage appearance with distinctive colors and gildings. Both ladies and men wore cargo pants made in color, starting from the same old khaki to different nontraditional colors like blue, green, and purple.

Boho-Chic Fashion

By 2003, the Boho-Chic appearance turned into quite mainstream. Sienna Miller became one of the first celebrities to be seen carrying this appearance; however, both Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are associated with it. The appearance was a bit contradictory because the look made it seem like you had been sporting self-made cheaper garb, while in truth, the clothes had been produced via several of the most steeply-priced designers. Women wore unfastened becoming shirts, skirts, and dresses with uneven hemlines. Often, the necklines have been huge, allowing them to fall off the shoulder. Big floppy hats and oversized sunshades were worn with them as nicely.

Juicy Couture

While first seen worn by Madonna in 1996, it changed into this past decade, taking the Juicy Couture look to the subsequent stage. In 2004, the velour tracksuit became visible and worn everywhere. The signature look of these tracksuits becomes low-driving drawstring pants with small shape-fitting zip-up sweatshirts in colorful colors.


In 2005, leggings were again in fashion, even though they did not grow to be seen completely for every other two years while American Apparel started generating them. In the beginning, Leggings had been easy in colors like black and gray; however, the dyes and substances have become bolder and brighter over the years.

Dresses and Skirts

While they by no means disappeared absolutely, the early part of the last decade did now not have many adjustments to the beyond styles. In 2004, first-rate quick-shape mini denim skirts, often decorated with ruffles, became very famous among the teenage set. The skirts had been a chunk longer for older girls in their 20s and 30s and often had wrinkles properly. In phrases of dresses, the maximum has been spaghetti strap or strapless and form becoming, or thicker straps with ruffles. Both skirts and clothes frequently had uneven hemlines. At the quiet of the decade, many skirts were excessively waisted.

Ugg Boots

Since the Nineteen Twenties, within the ’60s, Ugg boots have been worn mainly in Australia and New Zealand, but in America as properly, by way of the surf tradition. They were suitable boots to place on after an early morning in the ocean because of their sheep lining. In the overdue 1990s, many Hollywood stars have strolled down the streets sporting these boots. By 2000, all of America embraced or grew to become their nostril at these boots. While no longer the most elegant, those boots stored feet warm in the winter and funky in the summer because of their sheepskin lining. At first, there were simple and fundamental styles; however, as time improved, they became extra fashionable, including zippers, patterns, brighter colorings, and special materials. By the decade’s end, the two most famous patterns were argyle and ankle height with button closure.


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