Throughout some of musics biggest decades clear fashion trends have been seen, helping to solidify a decades place in history.
The 1970’s gave birth to numerous new fashion ideas that have stayed prevalent from the times in which they were trendy to our modern day. From the ever recognizable ‘hippie’ stylings which included bell bottoms and fringe to ‘disco’ inspired pantsuits, the 1970’s became a key decade for fashion. Believe it or not, modern day youth still uses these looks for inspiration. I myself even gravitate some days toward flared jeans and tucked in blouses (as seen in the picture below—photo courtesy of Google) to create a more ‘vintage’ look—because after all, ‘vintage’ is ‘in.’
Portrayal of these styles have also been show in popular culture. From shows like That 70’s Show and Vinyl, to movies like Almost Famous and Dazed And Confused—they were all created to help replicate the 1970’s. The famous doll company, American Girl even created a doll inspired by the 1970’s—dressing her in blue bell bottoms and a white, flowy top.
The 1980’s—a whole new decade that of course brought a whole new wave of fashion. I tend to identify with this decade the most as 1980’s glam rock without a doubt has my heart. Although inspirations from the 1970’s were still existent with high waisted jeans and baseball tees; with the emergence of harder rock came the dawn of leather, leather, and more leather. Of course, the 80’s also had it’s fair share of styles that we wouldn’t mind forgetting: including matching sweaters, sweatbands, sweatsuits, and of course the infamous multi-colored handprints adorned on a tee shirt dress.
In the 1980’s, spandex also came alive. Worn by musicians and actors alike, seeing these items worn by celebrities only made fans want to wear these pieces. These styles were also seen in entertainment of the time including movies by famous director John Hughes such as The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles as well as sitcoms like Full House.
Eventually society grew out of neon and skin tight everything, and moved on to what is now known as 90’s fashion. Grunge was of course big at the time, and bands like Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, and Pearl Jam helped set the tone for the decade. Flannels became ‘in’, as well as the ever so typical black leggings with an oversized sweater ‘look.’ 90’s fashion varied far and wide, and included a multitude of different popular styles.
Take the movie ‘Clueless’ for example. Released in 1995, the movie showcases some of the time accurate style of the 1990’s. Although the main character Cher is portrayed as a wealthy teen, her style showcases some of the iconic attire of the decade—plaid, knee high socks, hats, and headbands.
What decade are you? And always remember that our iconic BATTERSKULL tees will fit into your closet no matter what decade you admire—you can tuck our menacing tees into your bellbottom jeans, wear them with your favorite pair of leather pants, or with your favorite leggings.
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