Just like we recycle clothes, fashion also has a great habit of taking the trends of yesterday and making the looks of today. Whatever's come before can always be repurposed and developed, whether it be 70s flares or 80's shoulder pads. Here we take a look at which iconic outfits are still making their impact felt today!
Puff sleeves have been popular since the Victorian era but we most commonly associate them with the powerful and glamorous looks of the 80s and 90s- think Alexis Carrington Colby from Dynasty. In more recent years, we've come to recognise the elevating and transformative effect of the puff sleeve: how it can add drama and elegance to your outfit. After popping up more and more on the runway and the high street, puff sleeves are here to stay!
Flares were invented in the 19th century but began to gain popularity in the 1960s. However, their most popular period was the 70s as the iconic designer Mary Quant began including flares in her collection and celebrities flocked to wear them. Passion for flares didn't end in the 70s and they're still the comfy but stylish choice that we love to relax/party in. Flared trousers have increasingly been popping up and with their versatility, it's no wonder.
The iconic miniskirt was born in the 60s and it's been a fashion staple ever since, although each decade has had its own unique spin on it, from 80's PVC to 90's tartan. This year the mini has been making a return to fashion weeks and it's easy to see why: the skirt can be worn in so many different prints with tops, blazers and shirts.