FASHION THROUGHOUT THE DECADES

1890-1920 Haute Couture

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Early 90s was marked by rise of haute couture in Paris. The Parisian designs were donned by the upper class women who set tone for rest of the world. The corsets and full skirts with hats were popular in this era. The fashion which was adopted found its way through magazines to the world about what was going on and what is being worn. But with the end of First World War, the attention was withdrawn from fashion.

1920-1929 Roaring 20s

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With the war taking over, masculinity was mostly retained in clothing as women wore comfortable clothes with shapeless fits, loose clothes and flattened busts. The 20s are marked by “Flappers” which did not fully emerge until 1926. Flappers mostly wore short hair with short shift dress. This style was comfortably followed by the people as it was easy to make shift dresses at home.

1930-1940 Great Depression and World War I

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In this era, movies became a media of catching up with the fashion trends. Another war was expected seemingly close and fashion was taken over by more of military style with square shoulders. Uniforms became public wear. There was large scale production of clothes and hence started ready-to-wear fashion.

1950s-The Postwar Era
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The designers back then, after the war period was over introduced fitted jackets, slim skirts and full calf length dresses. This made sure that women dressed femininely which was well longed by them. Teenagers for the first time became a force in the fashion market because of a huge influence of movies on them. Fabric like acrylic and synthetic found its popularity as they required less maintenance and even affordable.

1960s-Flower Power

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The youth ran this era and it was undoubtedly a colorful decade. British adopted the trend of black leather jackets and America’s answer was “hippie movement”. The youth in America wore bell bottom jeans and tie-dyed shirts. Men mostly were inspired by Beatles.

1970s-Saturday Night Fever

1970s-Saturday Night Fever

Fashion became global phenomena as now travel became easier which meant not only people travelled freely but with them, the fashion too took a tour. There was “disco dance” craze and clothes which shone under the disco lights were much preferred by people. Late seventies was taken over by the rise of ‘punk’.

1980s- Material Girls

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This era can be well described as dominated by ‘Materialism’ as the western economy witnessed an economic boom. People became brand conscious and use of credit cards made shopping even easier and encouraged spending. Creation of MTV revolutionized the music industry and with it the fashion too. Musicians through their videos made style statements and hence influenced the fashion too.

1990s –Minimalism

1990s _Minimalism

Fashion became more laidback and comfortable. As contrasted to the 80s style defined with color pallets, 90s was more about the color black and neutral colors. Fashion industry bloomed the most in United States. Grunge, an alternative rock subculture spawned a style of skuffy dressing.

2000s-Back to the future

2000s-Back to the future

The 2000s made us realize that fashion trends are cyclical. The old trends which cycled back is given a futuristic touch and carried by people. The boot cut and flared jeans, for instance are a futuristic version of bell bottom jeans. The vintage clothing still finds its place in the market. The boho and hippie look also made a comeback thanks to the TV media and the influence.

Bold is beautiful

Remember that girl next door? Don’t traumatize others by being just a boring simple girl whom everybody misses out to notice. Rather be a virtue to girl power by being bold.

Turn your Lips into bomb:

Bold is beautiful

Lips express a lot about you even without letting your tongue make a move. So why not dress up your pout with bold colours as that of sexy red, juicy orange or bright fuchsia. Don’t act reticent by applying those natural and lighter shades rather gravitate into darker colours and leave your lips super pigmented. What you further need is a lipstick that is creamy, hydrating and has a little bit of shine. There is a misconception of applying a matching lip liner as that of lipstick. Please don’t do that sin while choosing these shades rather define your lips with the liner matching you lips. If you have thin lips then choose brighter shades instead the darker ones. Keep the rest of make-up minimal with the gaudy pout so that you don’t end up looking like a clown. Soft lids and bright lips are always a winner.

In your Eyes only:

The Eye liner

Bid adieu to using only black eye liner. Experimentation is fun and don’t hesitate in using the turquoise blue, aqua green or the colour you have been drooling in. They look so pretty and flattering making make-up cool and easy. You just need to select the right colour which compliments your eye colour. If you want a steady control you can choose a pencil liner over liquid or gel ones. To avoid looking kiddish with the coloured liners, your liner should be intact with the lash line and should be cleanly applied. Further complete this look by applying a subdued lip colour and look gorgeous even at daytime. 

Dramatic Eye shadow

Bold is beautiful

For getting that celebrity look, what your make-up bag must have is a bright eye shadow. So girls step out of the comfort zone and try purple, pink, green, peach and other vibrant colours and pop up your lid. Complement this look with the matching blush and highlight your eyes further with black liner and mascara.

The Rock star Girl look

Bold is beautiful

The hypnotizing eyes along with unfearing bright red lip colour can be killer. Be audacious and try the cat eye look by stretching your eye liner towards the outer corner of the eye making a cone. You can apply a thick line of glossy black eye liner or a fine line doing the job, these moderately bold eyes are ready to go with anywhere. Just be cautious that the liner hugs tightly with the lash line and there is no skin peeping in between.

Smokey seductive eyes are very much in vogue so go on smudge kohl eye liner on your lashes and also on the bottom line and further oomph the effect by picking fuchsia pink Popsicle for lips.

So go on girls be chic and cheerful and don’t let anyone overlook you.

Dresses that make you look slimmer


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Dress defines the personality of a person; it helps create the first impression. So wearing the right dress at the right occasion is very important. A perfect dress is the one which compliments your body and makes you look smart and confident.

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Black colour is one such colour that hides all the excess body fat with ease. Black is never out of fashion and a low black dress can never go wrong. A black dress is a must have in every women’s wardrobe. It makes you look thinner and attractive.

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If a person wants to look slim without having to go on a dieting spree than wearing an over sized crop top over a palazzo, or a skirt will skilfully hide extra ounces of our body. It will give an airy feel and look. It will not just make you look slimmer and fabulous but is also comfortable.
Wearing prints needs skill. Right kind of prints and stripes are great in masking the weight of the body. A printed top matched with another printed shorts or short skirt is the safest bet to look slimmer.
A top which is fitted on the top and swingy on the bottom help vanishing extra weight on our belly and waistline. It could also be termed a balloon top and could be worn with a jeans or formal bottoms. It is best suited as a casual wear.

look slimmer

A midi-length skirt teamed up with a loose shirt is a good way to make a statement. Geometric patterns on the skirt, bright colours add beauty to it and also hide weight.
To hide that extra ounces on your hands that makes them look muscular, a person can option for elbow length tops that are tailored to make arms look slim. But during summers if you want to go for sleeve less then design it craftily. Instead of sleeve less opt for kaftan sleeves which have extra cloth looking like a sleeve and hiding your arm muscles but are very airy and the material does not stick to your hand like a proper sleeve.    
Another trick to be hailed as a saviour for hiding our weight and making us look slim is the technique of colour blocking. In such a technique the dark colours like black are used in making that part of the dress that falls on waistline or upper arm muscle or on chest and the rest of the dress are made in soft colours. This is not just classy but beautiful. A smart way to hide the area that often make us look embarrassing and at the same time makes up for a beautiful, eye pleasing dress.