Fashion Yesterday and Today

We live in a world surrounded by numerous things related to technology, the latest gadgets, or the latest fashion. Fashion today has made its significance felt in almost all sectors of life. The technique can be divided into two groups: One group follows fashion trends and adopts them, and the other group creates fashion and style statements for the others to follow. It can also be extended to another set of people who rarely have anything to do with fashion trends but follow their style to create their unique personality, adding one more style to the fashion world.

Fashion is not just about cosmetics and makeup or the hair-do. It is a sense of creating the charisma of looking good in anything you wear, and this magic is created with the right kind of accessories going along with the footwear and the clothes, making up a pleasant picture to view. Often, people who cannot afford expensive clothes look their best in their casual wear by presenting themselves in that manner of sophistication and creating an aura around them with the confidence of looking good.

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There are myriad forms of fashion, and trends keep changing with the seasons. From the early 60s and 70s to the present millennium, there has been an immense change in the forms, looks, and thoughts about fashion trends.

In India, much of fashion has been influenced by the Hindi Film Industry, popularly called Bollywood. The trends that have changed through time can be fairly seen in the movies made during the 60s and 70s and how they have evolved in various forms, bringing about a style that the general public can follow. People have aped the West from very early times, which was no exception. The clothes made in the ’60s and ’70s were influenced by Western countries and given a traditional touch. The Bell Bottoms, scarves, and hairstyles were prevalent in those days as an icon of style. Later, in the 80s and 90s, the Fashion world sizzled like never before. There was a craving by the people to look different, stylish, and modern, and this could be seen in their outlook towards their outfits, new styles of hair, makeup, accessories like purses, earrings, necklaces, matching footwear, etc.


In the yesteryears, fashion was constrained only to the actors in the film or those bold enough to carry themselves in the public that they were considered fashionable. Others just wooed them behind closed doors. Slowly, when times began changing, we could see the women showing off their styles in the traditional saree with an embroidered blouse and a different neck style. Then, we saw the saree being draped in various styles like the Bengali or Gujarati styles. The women were liberating their choice of freedom, and it could be seen in their appearances with high-heeled slippers, the handbags they carried,e way they held their sarees, or the hair and the makeup they wore. All these changes brought about the invention of churidhars and then the salwar kameez, and finally, the fashion of dresses was out in the open. Women accepted the fact that there was nothing wrong with looking good, and the men, of course, loved to see the attractive side of women and fantasized about the idea over their spouses.

The fashionistas very well took this change in the public’s attitude, and a huge market was created to meet the demands of the public. Today, fashion creates a new look with a distinct style for a particular person and keeps oneself updated with the latest trends seen in the market. This industry is popular for its glamour and the mixture of Indian tradition and culture put into the designer wear that the models showcase.

People love experimenting with different textures of materials used in outfits, so the designers give them a wide collection of dresses using all kinds of clothes. The traditional Khadi and silk combination creates waves in both men’s and women’s wear. Then we have the embroidery work in zardozi, Swarovski studded tops and lehangas, and multi-stoned work in bridal collection sarees, etc. The most sought-after materials like cotton, polyester, chiffon, and crush materials are used in varied iconoclastic designs and styles.

There is always hope for the designers that the youth want a change in fashion and are glad to keep up the trend with a fusion of Indian and Western mix of fashionable wear. Also, today’s youth are very practical in styling for a particular occasion. Be it a party, a marriage, or a casual look, they want the best, and they believe in looking the best. To achieve this, people go one step ahead in ensuring they have everything in their wardrobe for any occasion.

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