The cycle of fashion hits again…

We all know that what comes around in fashion always comes back. Thinking about that we look to a current trend the Maxi Skirt/Dress. It was a popular favorite with the hippies who liked the length and ethnic prints. Highly popularized in the 1970’s it became a high fashion thanks to Yves Saint Laurent. Now looking back in the history of costume. Although the lengths of skirts and dresses have changed rapidly over the history of costume. A example of that is the traditional Assyrian garb,

Assyrian Clothing

Assyrian Clothing

Also looking toward the Victorian era as a good example.

Victorian Floor Length Dress

Victorian Floor Length Dress

During the late 1960’s and the 1970’s the maxi dress/skirt was in it’s prime. I found some vintage Maxi Dresses. They are varied in size, shape and fabrication. The dresses reflect the spirit of the 1970’s. The influence of the hippies. Also the influence of the disco halls. There is also the high fashion influence too. Many designers embraced this style of dress and made it their own.

Vintage Maxi Dress

Vintage Maxi Dress

Betsey Johnson Dress

Betsey Johnson Dress

Jack Bryan Dress

Jack Bryan Dress

Now looking at today’s fashion. The Maxi Dress is back for the summer with a vengeance. The 1970’s are back in fashion. We have seen these styles bloom over at the fashion shows. Not only for summer but the winter is also seeing a lot of 1970’s influences. The looks for the Maxi Dresses today have many fabrics and patterns.

Vince Womens

Vince Womens

Elie Tahari

Elie Tahari

A great force in popularizing the Maxi Dress have been the celebrities seen wearing them in tabloid photos. I think that celebrities will always have a great influence on fashion. Their influence will continue to help shape the fashion cycle as it goes on.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson

Milla Jovoich

Milla Jovoich

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http://www.vintage70sclothing.com/Dresses/70smaxidress01.htm

www.Bloomingdales.com

http://www.fashion-era.com/ancient_costume/assyrian_clothing_pictures_assur.htm

www.getlippy.com

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One response to “The cycle of fashion hits again…

  1. Truly amazing design of maxi dresses… Love them!!

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