20100337_SA look at trends that’ve come and gone – and come again!

Suddenly, everywhere you look, trends from the 70’s to the 90’s are back again. Flared jeans, blousy tops, choker necklaces, and flannel shirts. But this isn’t the first time styles have been recycled. Read on to see more.


The 90’s weren’t the first to bring about garments made for both sexes. In fact, as far back as ancient Rome and Greece, everyone was pretty much wearing togas. Fast forward to the Middle Ages, and shapeless shifts were de rigueur for both men and women. It was only at the start of the Renaissance that a wider divide opened between genders in terms of fashion.

Getting’ leggy

Think leggings are so very now? Nuh-uh: people were showing off their gams as far back as the 13th century. They went well with those shapeless tunics everyone seemed to enjoy wearing so much.

Like peas n’ carrots

Pea coats are often considered a staple of our wardrobes now, but that’s because they actually started enjoying a bit of a Renaissance themselves in the early 90’s. And before that, they could be found on almost everyone who endured winter in the late 40’s and early 50’s.