Fashion trends kept evolving from one time period to another hence when 1980s era came once again the fashion trends changed. In terms of women clothing, long skirts and dresses were back in fashion. The dresses now had more serious designs and patterns as compared to late 1960s and 1970s. 1980s was a time period when number of working women increased significantly and hence business suits became the common trend. The business suits included straight skirts and tops with wide shoulders. 1980s was the time period when music and movie celebrities had a great impact on fashion trends and clothing styles (Birtwistle & Moore, 2007). Some of the celebrities were Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Molly Ringwald.
In case of men clothing, in 1980s casual and polo T-shirts came into fashion. For business purpose formal shirts, blazers and sweaters were in trend. This was the time when for both men and women large tops and shirts were in fashion. This was the time when pump shoes with high and thin heels were prevalent. But among working women even flats shoes were prevailing.
In 1990s again the fashion trend took an evolution. Now less became more i.e. the length of skirts and dresses minimized during this period. The dresses even became provocative in late 90s. But still for some of them it was difficult to except such changes and hence long denim skirts and loose dresses were also in trend. 1990s was the period when commercialization of the costumes was more i.e. people preferred dresses with brand names so as to uphold trendiness and prestige (Okonkwo, 2007). This is a trend which continues even today. As mentioned earlier 1990s was the time period when women dresses became provocative and hence crop tops and halter tops were also in trend and mostly liked by young generation girls.
1990s was the time period when casual appearances were liked by all in terms of shoes and hence leather shoes were liked by most of the people. There were different types of shoes for functions and parties and for full day works. Even for shoes, brands played a significant role and people mostly preferred branded shoes. The prominent brands were Reebok, Nike or Adidas.