Fashion history is the history of people. People have loved clothing fashion for thousands of years. From the early days of Egypt to the day clothes have become the expression of who we are. Throughout history, drawings, documents and other archaeological finds have also revealed fashion worn by people in various ancient civilizations.
The Greeks were wearing clothes in different styles from their eastern neighbors. Both women and men were usually wearing thick woolen long dresses.
The ancient Egyptians were typically dressed in light cotton clothing; Women were wearing long, ready-made clothes. With the Romans becoming dominant over time, the Romans began to be known as the most important example of style and fashion at the same time.
With the beginning of migration to Europe towards the north, the styles changed. Women used more material to keep them warm and men used armor or plain clothes.
Since there was no way or material to produce new clothes for those who migrated to America, clothes were ordered and sent to the ocean by ships; Men were wearing suits with leggings, and women were always wearing long clothes and wearing hats at their heads. Forms continued to transfer from voluminous dresses into soft, frequent, high-waisted dresses.
Godey's Lady's Book was the most fashionable voice of the 1800's. In the following period they praised French fashion and became very popular in the United States. After 1700 stylists returned to the more voluminous skirt. The synthetic paints allowed the clothes to be painted in various colors. This opened the door to new, brighter styles. Up to this point, all the clothes were made specially, but Abba Gould Woolson started to create ready-to-wear fashion, where the clothes would be produced in bulk and sold to the masses.
At the beginning of the century, women's skirts became thinner and shorter. Men's trousers slowly went from knee to ankle length. Between World Wars, women's fashion often turned into shorter skirts just below the knee. In men, Levi's jeans have become increasingly popular.
The sixties and seventies are great transitional periods in fashion. Women wearing trousers has seen more and more accepted. The clothes became shorter and looser. 80's brought great fashion trends and different hairstyles for both men and women.
As time went by from the twentieth century to the twenty-first, fashion continued to change every year, and today still changing.