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Youthful trends of the past 50 years

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Here's a look at some of the trends young people have made popular over the past five decades.

1950s

  • Poodle skirts
  • Peter pan collared shirts
  • Saddle Shoes
  • Cat's Eye glasses
  • Hawaiian shirts
  • Letterman jackets
  • White Tshirts
  • Blue Jeans (deep cuffs)
  • Beatniks (all black)
  • Circle skirts

1960s

  • Miniskirts
  • Go-go boots
  • Pill box hats
  • Hotpants
  • Shift dress
  • Baby doll dress
  • 3/4 length sleeves
  • Tie-dye
  • Nehru Jackets

1970s

  • Track suits
  • Mood rings
  • Earth shoes
  • Bell-bottoms
  • Platform shoes
  • Leisure suits
  • Disco/glam rock
  • Printed nylon or polyester shirts
  • Corduroy

1980s

  • Polo shirts
  • Designer jeans
  • Flashdance: leg-warmers, ripped sweatshirts
  • Parachute pants
  • Acid-wash jeans
  • Big shoulder pads
  • Punk

1990s

  • Grunge
  • Long, straight hair parted down the middle
  • Power bead bracelets
  • Pashminas
  • Tattoos
  • Ghetto fabulous
  • Minimalistic designs

 

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