Pants were worn at work, at home or out to the movies. This late 90s-style bob cut featured a center, side, or zig-zag parting, as opposed to the thick bangs of the early s. Even for formal settings, elaborate dresses were inappropriate.
Oscar de la Renta Plaid Designers everywhere focused on the jacket as the key to contemporary dressing. For the sophisticated woman, there were long, gently curved jackets from major de signers, such as Giorgio Armani and Karl Lagerfeld of Chanel, as well as less expensive versions without designer labels.
A standard way for women to dress for the office was to wear one of these longer jackets over a skirt that stopped short of the knees. But all kinds of combinations were possible, such as jackets with trousers, leggings, or tights.
Jackets with shorts also gained acceptance in some areas for more formal daytime wear, as women wore shorts to offices during the hot summer weather.
For women whose lives did not require formal dressing, including most students, T-shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants, and jeans were the rule. Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, and other major designers introduced special jeans collections to appeal to these women and to those who dressed informally during the weekend.
The special weekend-wear category was not limited to basic blue jeans. Designers offered white and black jeans, stone washed, and beige styles. Cutoffs and jackets to match appeared in stores, as did overalls and skirts, both short and long.
Skirt length moved into fashion consciousness again. Since , short skirts were considered the standard, though many women wore their hems at midcalf. Designers everywhere in the fashion world introduced some longer styles into their collections.
The consensus among fashion leaders was that long and short hemlines could coexist. Many designers claimed that they already did. They were shown at his Paris debut in March. Fashion leadership still remained in the hands of ready-to-wear designers in But the couture, or made-to-order branch of the fashion industry, based in Paris, showed renewed vigor. Designers such as Lagerfeld at Chanel, with his denim and motorcycle jackets, and Claude Montana, who introduced space age looks at the House of Lanvin, revitalized couture fashion during the year.
But all the couture houses also had ready-to-wear collections that were less expensive than made-to-order clothes. Fashion in was so subdued that the most popular color was black. One other major change was the lengthening hemline. The two exceptions being Isaac Mizrahi and Marc Jacobs, who were widely accepted into the fashion world in The pants resembled the early s styles, with flaring boot cuts.
Pants were worn at work, at home or out to the movies. Animal prints were in high demand in Many women decided not to buy fur coats unless they were made of synthetic materials. Prints suggesting tigers, giraffes and leopards turned up in everything from t-shirts to shoes to purses to dresses.
Casual weekend fashions were emphasized in collections by Calvin Klein and Donna Karan. These collections included denim separates, long and short skirts, sweaters and pants. Yves Saint Laurent celebrated his 30th year in the fashion industry. Adolfo quietly passed his 25th anniversary without fanfare. Valentino hosted his retrospective show to New York City in September, exhibiting clothes of his design that spanned 30 years. For example, top designers had successfully reintroduced the long skirt in , but in a significant segment of the fashion-conscious public rejected the long skirt.
Women frequently chose short skirts or pants instead. It was in that the fashion world began to lose touch with what women actually wanted to wear. The extravagance and polish of fashion shows approached the best Broadway production. Some designers introduced styles as diverse as ancient Greece and Victorian England, but these clothes were unsuited to the electronic age. Teenagers everywhere were seen growing long hair and wearing tattered flannel shirts a la Pearl Jam and Nirvana.
Parents everywhere shook their heads in disbelief, thinking they had successfully shook the sloppy s style. The ball cap was a popular accessory in The bill was typically bent modestly and the bill rested above the hairline. Big, fat cotton t-shirts had completely replaced the skinny, tight blended t-shirts. In , 80s t-shirts were not ironic, just out of style. Green canvas, military style jackets were commonly seen, and Nike Air Jordans were the tennis shoe of choice.
Kurt Cobain and the grunge style. Marc Jacobs developed a grunge collection. Gianni Versace did too, but women found themselves hard pressed to pay designer prices for what they thought resembled second-hand clothes. While grunge remained popular with the younger crowd in , women over 30 were unimpressed. By the end of , women were wearing high heels and dresses made of satin, metallic or other high shine fabrics. Feathers and fringe, beads and sequins adorned clothes that hugged the body.
Comfort persisted in the clothes women wore in their downtime. Tights made of spandex, t-shirts and loose sweaters dominated the weekend.
Women still found the suit to be the most useful way to dress for the increasingly faster-paced modern world. Giorgio Armani figured out ways to tailor clothes that both men and women loved. As Yves Saint Lauren found out, using real fur was an invitation for passionate protests from animal rights activists. During his first visit to the U. Women ignored the supposed hemline of the times and interchanged short and long skirts when they felt like it.
Women were less interested in provocative clothing, trading in sheer fabrics and tall heels for comfort and freedom. Some women looking to enhance their curves, however, were quite fond of the push-up bra. The American fashion buying public had all but lost interest in high fashion. Designers spent millions on lavish shows, parading supermodels around in fashions that no common woman would be able to afford, let alone wear.
To the average woman, fashion shows became something of an amusing novelty and not really something to be taken seriously. Expensive labels gave way to practical ones like The Gap. Almost every designer that made a profit focused on lower-priced styles. Geoffrey Beene made lower-priced styles for men and women that were sold in shopping malls. And although sportswear had been around for 50 years, designers like Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Ralph Lauren were still finding ways to put a new twist on an old plot.
High and High sided ponytails continued through most of the decade, especially when playing sports and at the gym. Usually these were worn with a hair tie instead of a scrunchie. Bangs remained big throughout the decade, especially the "mall bangs" poofy style associated with the early s. From until the early s they got smaller and somewhat flatter and less poofy and laid closer to the forehead. In the late s, the Bob cut was well-desired, popularized and rejuvenated by Victoria Beckham of the Spice Girls.
This late 90s-style bob cut featured a center, side, or zig-zag parting, as opposed to the thick bangs of the early s. The Farrah Fawcett hairstyle made a comeback in , with highlights going hand-in-hand with this revival. The s generally saw the continued popularity of longer hair on men. In the early s, curtained hair , mullets , and ponytails were popular. Other trends included flattops , hi-top fades , and cornrows. In the mid s, men's hairstyle trends went in several different directions.
Younger men who were more amenable had adopted the Caesar cut ,  either natural or dyed. More rebellious young men went for longer, unkempt "grunge" hair,  often with a center parting. The curtained hairstyle was at its peak in popularity, and sideburns went out of style.
By it was considered unstylish and unattractive for men and boys to have longer hair. As a result, short hair completely took over. From onwards, aside from curtained hair which was popular throughout the decade , spiky hair ,  bleached hair,  crew cuts , and variants of the quiff became popular among younger men. Dark haired men dyed their spikes blonde or added wavy blonde streaks, a trend which continued into the early s decade. Variants of the surfer hair was popular among rock musicians during that time period.
For African-American men, the cornrows popularized by former NBA player Allen Iverson and buzz cut were a popular trend that continued into the early s. For teenage boys longer hair was popular in the early to mids, including collar-length curtained hair , Long, unkempt grunge hair , blond surfer hair popular among some Britpop fans, and dreadlocks. During the mids, the much-ridiculed bowl cut became a fad among skaters, while hip-hop fans wore a variant of the flattop known as the hi-top fade.
In the late s, hair was usually buzzed very short for an athletic look, although a few grunge fans grew their hair long in reaction to this. For teenage girls and younger children, hair was worn long with heavily teased bangs called "mall bangs" which were long fringes covering the forehead. Alice bands , headbands and scrunchies of various styles and colors especially red, navy blue polka dot, plaid and neon were popular with girls throughout the early and mid s, and they frequently wore them with twin pigtails , or high or high side ponytails and bangs.
Also hair pulled to the side over one shoulder sometimes in a braid was seen. Many times in combination with bangs. Bangs and ponytail hair style remained popular with girls throughout the s and the s. Bangs are now less poofy and like "mall bangs" and lay closer to the forehead. It is not uncommon to still see scrunchies but many times ponytails are seen are with hair ties and bows instead.
Women's makeup in the early s primarily consisted of dark red lipstick and neutral eyes. Both styles of makeup continued into ,  but went out of style the next year. The trends in makeup shifted in the mid s. In , nude shades became desirable and women had a broader color palette in brown. Another makeup trend that emerged was matte lipsticks, with deep shades of red and dark wine colors worn as part of night makeup.
Gothic makeup had broken into the mainstream, having been made up of vamp lipstick or even black lipstick , heavy mascara and eyeliner, often purple-tinted eye shadow or else very dark blue , and extremely pale foundation. The Gothic makeup remained relevant in the later years of the decade. By , glittery, sparkling makeup had come into style. Blue-frosted eye shadow remained a staple of late s makeup, although silver was ideal look. Dark eyeliner was considered bodacious.
Pale, shiny lips became desirable, as lip gloss largely replaced lipstick. Grunge clothing, popular from — Kurt Cobain , Woman wearing a black evening gown Linda George , The catsuit became a trend in the late s.
Normally made of latex , PVC , or spandex , it was often worn with high-heeled boots. Dancers at America's Snoqualmie Moondance Festival in The German electronic rock duo Das Ich , Their aspect shows the influence of the goth look which returned in the s.
African-American teenager with Hitop fade, popular in the early s. Crop tops , popular from — Asia Carrera , Slap bracelet worn by young girls in the earlys. Baseball jacket was popular among hip-hop fans in the mids. Bomber jacket with orange lining, popular from the mid-late s.
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