Change in Dress Models from Past to Present

Article published at: Dec 31, 2023 Article author: Eadam Dijital
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A number of changes have occurred in every field from past to present. One of these areas is, of course, fashion. Clothing styles are guided by fashion. Clothing style can be shaped according to fashion. From past to present, people have felt the need to dress. The clothing style of each civilization may differ. Clothing styles have also changed with living conditions. Clothes with thin structure and texture were preferred to protect from the heat. To protect against the cold, thicker, cold-proof clothes suitable for winter conditions are chosen.

The Rise of Fashion in the 20th Century

People's preferences have begun to shape fashion, which is always changing. There have been changes and innovations in clothing options. As the 20th century began, innovations began. Dresses were generally of a tight, tight, form-fitting style. They achieved this tightness by using corsets. Women preferred dress models that would reveal their body lines. New styles were beginning to emerge while adhering to the past. Every woman had a tendency to realize her own style and show her own style accordingly. There was narrowing, shortening and differentiation in dresses over the years. While clothing styles have changed, the materials used have also changed. Natural materials were chosen for the clothes.

​10s Fashion

In the early 1900s, a narrowing began in the foothills. Long skirt lengths have also started to become shorter. In the early 10s, dresses consisted of two pieces. Two-piece dresses have made it easier for women to make combinations. Due to the continuation of World War I, women preferred more functional clothes when choosing clothes. Dress models , which were two-piece in daily wear, were used as one-piece in evening wear. In the early years, evening dresses reached very long lengths, but after a few years, they increased to ankle length. Due to the impact of World War I, kadis also turned to formal dresses. There has been innovation in dresses.

​20s Fashion

Dance genres came to the fore in the 1920s. With the trend towards dance, preferences have changed in this direction. Fringes and tassels were used on dresses. Long and swinging accessories started to be used. Compared to the war period, women began to keep up with fashion in the 1920s. Evening dresses and stylish, flashy dresses have gained popularity in these years. These types of dress models are quite exaggerated. There is magnificence in accessories and dresses as well as in dresses. In the 1920s, sparkling and sparkling were seen in wedding dresses. Hair accessories were used to complete the wedding dresses. In dresses, models that fit around the hips rather than being tight at the waist were preferred. In other words, magnificence and ostentation are always at the forefront in this period.

​30s Fashion

In the 1930s, models that highlighted women's body lines emerged. Rather than being shorter, skirt lengths are below the knee. Waist lines started to be used again in dresses. Waist lines have narrowed. Unlike the 1920s, simplicity began to emerge in the 1930s. Dresses that are far from ostentatious are among the preferences of women. Off-shoulder dresses, dresses that show a slim waist, and dress models with full skirts are very prominent. Daily dress models are generally single color dresses. With the impact of World War II, military colors began to be preferred. In these years, back neckline has started to be used more than leg neckline. Even in daily dresses, low-cut and slits are prominent. As for skirts, skirts that fit around the hips are preferred.

​40s Fashion

In the 1940s, World War II also affected clothing. During the war, more comfortable, simple and practical clothes were preferred. The economy was also affected during the war. Fabrics have become scarce. For this reason , dress models are narrower. At the same time, skirt lengths are below the knee. Women generally started to dress in the same style. There were certain dresses in women's closets. Padding was used in dresses to highlight the shoulders. Hair accessories were used in the hair. They were dressed in accordance with the conditions of the period.

​50s Fashion

With the end of the war in the 1950s, freedom in clothing began to emerge. Women have started to prefer elegant and comfortable clothes. It is seen that dress lengths have become longer in these years. In terms of cleavage, cleavage draws attention in these years. Tight, thin-waisted dresses that reveal body lines and dress models that reveal hips are at the forefront. Women started to wear hats as accessories. Slits began to be used in skirts to make walking easier. Corsets have come to the fore again in these years to reveal body lines in the dresses worn. Patterns began to appear on clothes. Polka dot was the most popular pattern.

​60s Fashion

The 1960s had a completely liberal approach, unlike the past. With the development of technology, ready-made clothing has begun to show its effectiveness. 60s fashion dress models made ready-to-wear popular. There were patterned dresses in the 60s, just like in the 50s. Patterns with large flowers were used as patterns. Short dress models began to be used in the 60s. Single colors have given way to multicolored clothes. Fluffy skirts were used in dresses.

​70s Fashion

In the 1970s, femininity was at the forefront. Mini dresses and feminine clothes that highlighted the body were preferred. With the freedom given by the period, women were comfortable in choosing their clothes. Clothing compatible with nature was at the forefront. Earth colors, brown and green colors, which are the colors of nature, were among the trends. Flashy, large earrings were used. Expensive fabrics began to be produced in the 1970s. Dress models made of satin and velvet shiny fabrics have become preferred. Large patterned, plaid and floral patterns began to be used. Wedding dresses in the 1970s were influenced by the current era. Long-sleeved wedding dresses are generally preferred. Rather than fluffy wedding dresses, simple wedding dresses without a flare were used. Lace wedding dresses have come to the fore as a model. Shirt dresses were also used in these years. A low-cut back was used as a decollete.

​80s Fashion

The 1980s are the most extreme period so far. Rather than harmony and balance, the clothes are more complicated. In the 1980s, clothes became more colorful. This is how people revealed themselves and their styles. Evening dresses in these years are colorful and covered with beads. Wedding dresses in the 1980s were also influenced by the current years. Magnificent, exaggerated lace wedding dresses came to the fore.

​90s Fashion


The 1990s left behind the exaggeration of the 80s and began to simplify. Comfortable clothes have become preferred. In the 90s, colorful clothes were used again. But the colors are not as exaggerated and bright as the 80s. Floral patterned short dress models are among the popular dresses these years. The skirt lengths of dresses were generally short in these years.

​2000s and beyond

2000s fashion

In the 2000s, colors from urban life began to be used. The popularity of hip hop songs in the 2000s also affected clothing styles. Loose clothes were generally preferred. In the early 2000s, the plaid pattern became popular and began to be used. Also in the 2000s, short, body-hugging dress models began to be preferred. Thick belts were used as accessories for dresses. Brightly colored dress models were used in the 2010s. In addition to neon colors, there has been a trend towards pastel tones. Also in the 2000s, two-piece dresses were used. In the following years, long skirts and powder colors began to be used. Low-cuts and slits became popular again in these years. Sometimes, clothing styles were formed by being influenced by old times. People continued their lives by dressing more freely, freely and fashionably.