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19 vintage photos that show what street style has looked like over the years

Published by Business Insider on Thu, 14 Mar 2019


Street style is always changing and sometimes it can reflect the views and current conflicts in society.In the late 1940s, women's street style featured a lot of A-line dresses and an emphasis on creating the appearance of an hourglass-shaped silhouette.White boots were quite trendy in the 1960s and platform shoes were popular in the 1970s.Trends come and go with the seasons, and keeping up with them means something different every year. And one of the best ways to gauge what was fashionable during a certain time period is to take note of what people were actually wearing on the streets during their day-to-day lives.From corsets to miniskirts, here are 19 vintage photos that show what street style has looked like throughout the years. In the 1910s, streetwear for men could be considered quite formal by today's standards.Dark, three-piece suits with hats or caps were a standard outfit for men in the 1910s.During this decade, women commonly dressed in more conservative fashions, wearing long skirts and tops with high necklines. Women typically wore waist-cinching corsets underneath their dresses, too.In the 1920s, loose-fitting dresses were rising in popularity.By 1922, women's fashion had largely ditched the cinched waists and corsets of the early 1900s. During this time, dresses featuring dropped waistlines, straight silhouettes, and loose fabrics helped women achieve a "garonne" or "boyish" look that was very popular.In the '20s, women typically paired these flowy dresses with low-heeled pumps or T-strap shoes. To complete their look, they sometimes wore their hair in short, curled styles.Tailored dresses were popular in the 1930s.In the 1930s, simple and feminine silhouettes were quite popular. During this decade, many women wore dresses that had belted waists, large collars, and hemlines down to one's calves or ankles. These dresses were typically made using fabrics in simple colors or subtle prints.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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