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Favourite fashion decade(s) - what's yours?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Dec 31, 2015.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    I love the tailored look of the 40's
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    and the skirts and necklines of the 50's
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    and the long floaty hippy skirts and ridiculously wide-legged bell-bottoms
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  2. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    i love that 40's one on the right. someone make it for me!
    80's, in black.
     
  3. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    I love 20s shapes
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    But my personal favourite that I actually wore was.
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    I think if I was young now I'd be into steampunk, I love the theatrical side of dressing.
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  4. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    gosh, @RedQuilt. i think you have my boots.
     
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  5. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Ditto!
     
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  6. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

  7. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    you've definitely got my hair...
     
  8. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    We are women of similarly impeccable taste :)
     
  9. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    *high five* or, more gothly, a knowing slight smile and nod
     
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  10. ValentinoRossi

    ValentinoRossi Star commenter

    1950s style is probably my favourite, especially the dresses with circle skirts and petticoats (love the one you've posted, monica).

    But I've got pretty eclectic tastes!
     
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  11. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    All those decades have lovely style elements - it's hard to pick just one. I love the early 20th century style - opera coats, velvet, kimonos, etc, but it's not that practical for today's world.

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    Beautiful to look at though. A lot of 70s fashion was heavily influenced by early 20th C design - Art Deco, Art Nouveau for example.

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    I also like a nice tailored look, so I love anything like that from any of the decades. The 40s, 50s and 60s did it very well.
     
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  12. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    On a recent trip to France I bought a large pile of journals dating between 1923 and 1936, and I've been selling individual advert pages from them at vintage fairs. People like to frame them and they've been going very well. Scanning through them page by page I've become increasingly impressed by the whole art deco design style. What a radical departure that was from the flowy flowery art nouveau thing that preceded it.

    On the basis of that I'd have to say design-wise I prefer the mid 1920s - 30s for sheer style and elegance in both male and female clothing. I also like the optimism reflected in 1950s clothing styles - you get a lot of women dressing the part at vintage fairs, and the 1950s era fans always look good in it.
     
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  13. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    it is something that suits more people than some era's fashions, yes.
    i suppose it depends. haute couture or high street practical? I love McQueen and Westwood, but they don't suit my life!
     
  14. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    The 1960s for me. It seems every woman looked elegant in a sweet sort of way. The beehive hairstyles were so cool but probably not that good for the actual hair. Love the white knee-high boots with mini skirt look, too.
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  15. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

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    How joyous is this picture?
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  16. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

  17. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    Marianne Faithfull - Mick Jagger tried to cultivate a wild and decadent image, but compared to her he was just a nice middle-class boy from Dartford.

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  18. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

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    Just for the freedom of not having to cover up! That was revolutionary.
     
  19. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    This look did me proud for many years, through punk/new wave and goth (a mother who wouldn't throw good clothes away) I was a bit miffed when Grease came out but hey ho.
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  20. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    My tastes have had to become a bit more ....elastic...
     

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