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  • Sleeve Style
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    Costume of men and women in the 16th century is said to have gone through three different phases. The styles differed quite noticeably from one phase to the next. However, the general dates that these phases took place are not the same for men and women. For men, the earliest phase was a transition from medieval styles to the styles of the Renaissance. Following this period, the German influence was prominently seen in men's fashion. Spanish influences were strong in the final phase. Between 150...
  • Baggy Jeans And Bright Shirts
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    It is quite evident as you walk around the streets of almost any city or town in America that the line between what was once considered the black style of dress and the white styles has become less and less evident. This is especially true with the younger kids in junior high and high school. The baggy pants and shirts with labels and bright colors that were once reserved for the inner city black and Latino kids, are now being worn by whites in wealthy suburban neighborhoods. I lived in a wealth...
  • High School Students Dress
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    Dressing Appropriately In high school, there were the preps, the skaters, and the burnouts, just to name a few. These groups were not only distinguished by the way they acted, but they were also differentiated by the way they dressed. By looking at a particular student in high school, one could probably infer the clique he / she belonged to. So if a person had on big, baggy pants with a oversized T-shirt that had a Etnies logo on it, one could conclude that person to be a skater and if a person ...
  • Fashion For Peasant Style Dresses And Hats
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    The Eighteenth Century During the 18th century, Louis XV became the King of France at age 5. A new style, Rococo, was introduced which created a more slender and delicate appearance with an asymmetrical balance. Also, during this period of time France was involved in many wars which caused the country to go into debt. Louis XV died in 1774 who was known to be the most hated king. His grandson, Louis XVI became king. At the age of 14, he married an Austrian princess, Marie Antoinette, who did not...
  • Bopper And Greaser Girls
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    Greasers, at the same time dubbed Boppers, and were the ultimate rebels. They tried to behave as thus they were teenagers raised in broken, dysfunctional homes. They formed gangs in order to substitute the family that many of them lacked. Inspired by Marlon Brands biker style in the 1951 film The Wild One, their significant style became leather and denim. Leather was not a mere fashion statement, it protected them from knife wounds and falls from their motorcycles. Greasers and Boppers wore slim...
  • Mid Calf Dresses
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    Here is an outline of the varying factors that influenced what was fashionable and what people wore in the 1930's. Political and social influences: World happenings: the Wall Street crash had a huge direct affect on what people wore in the 1930's. Following this, even though it was in America it caused the way of dressing in Australia to become more conservative but feminine as it used to be before the roaring 20's. Hemlines dropped to mid-calf for day wear and full length for evening. The waist...

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