Time to time, fashion trends for men and women are constantly evolving. The 20’s, 50’s, 60’s and 80’s trends have made a comeback in the form of bold colors and striking cuts. Designers are more likely to be inspired by different eras in history and produce designs that are inspired by the fashion in these eras. Key trends from all eras will continue to inspire not only the designers, but also fashion-lovers. Here is a brief insight into how the fashion trends of the past eras inspire today’s look.




  • 20’s FASHION

‘The Roaring 20’s’ as it is known as an era of amazing fashion sense. You may see designers getting inspired from the 20’s fashion trends when they try to incorporate short, low-waist dresses and revealing styles in their collections. Moreover, trendy bright colored clothes, scarves and stockings with bold designs are the new in-thing this season which is again inspired from the 20’s fashion scene. Fringes and ruffles in muted and dark colors for women dresses and floral with beading for some glitz and glamor are still trending these days. The clothing labels during this period we usually non-existant or hand stitched.

  • 50’s FASHION

The 50’s was considered the most iconic fashion eras of the century. V necks and sleeveless shirts we see today are inspired by the 50s fashion trends. The 50’s introduced personalized styles for people and is known for its chic retro style and playful looks. A lot of today’s trendy looks are inspired by the 50s such as pencil skirts, cinched waists, polka dots on garments, and cropped sweaters and cardigans. Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe are two of the many fashion icons of that era who designers still take inspiration from. During this period is when it became more normal to start to see the mass produced woven labels and simple printed labels showing the brand names of the designer.

  • 80’s FASHION

Big shoulders, bright colors and statement styles are making a comeback today. Fashion in the 80’s was excessive. All that women adorn in the 80s would make a statement, from bold and bright colors to glamorous looks. The high-waisted jeans with ripped knees, and the heavy duty boots with studded leather jackets have revived the punk look of the 80s. Celebs are seen in neon colors and bold patterns. Fashion-lovers take Madonna and Whitney Houston as inspirational and iconic fashion figures of the era. By the 1980’s our clothing labels have become mainstream and normal to see. Leather patches, iconic woven logos and other trims have emerged and we can recognize a designer before even looking for the clothing label in the back. Screen printed logos have also started to appear.


This style is inspired by the hippies and free spirits of the 1960s and 1970s. You can see the Boho style referenced in today’s look when women adorn long and flowy layered dresses, tunics and wooded jewelry, jewelled or embellished flat sandals, fringed handbags, embroidered and embellished clothes with beads. The loose silhouettes, wide-legged pants, mesmerizing gowns and long dresses are still part of celebrities look to keep the Bohemian spirit alive.

To style yourself taking inspiration from the popular eras of the century, you may pick one or two elements that you love if you don’t want to go for a complete look makeover.

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