Decades of Fashion: 1900 to the present

Last Updated on April 14, 2022 by Ellen Christian

I’ve always be interested in fashion. I used to love watching television programs that were historical in nature because I could check out all the beautiful dresses they wore one hundred years ago. As much as I love my jeans and t-shirts, they just cannot compare to the gorgeous evening wear from the 1900s.  Even today’s evening gowns pale in comparison. I love watching how the styles have changed from then till now.

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If you love fashion as much as I do, Decades of Fashion: From 1900 to the present is a book you’ll want to read. It’s a pictorial look at fashions from 1901 through the current day.  Each photograph has a brief description of what the woman was wearing, the time period it’s from, and when it might be worn. Fashions include everything you can imagine including dresses, fans, shoes, hats, jewelry, bags, swim suits, and jackets.  You’ll see the average middle class woman as well as titled women and even royalty.

Decades of Fashion: 1900 to the present is so much more than a look at fashion. You see women engaged in every day tasks from driving cars to playing golf.  You see poses from actresses as well as photographs taken in real life situations like walking through the park to women working at jobs.

Some of the photographs come from Europe and some from the United States so it really gives you an interesting perspective on fashion. It’s really neat to see some of the fashions go in and out of style.  Although the book focuses on women’s fashion, there are a few photographs with men and children that let you see what those styles were like as well.  A truly fascinating look into the history of fashion!

10 thoughts on “Decades of Fashion: 1900 to the present”

  1. I love so many of the fashions in the last century – particularly the 1900’s, the 1940s and the 1960s!

    Plus it would be great to laugh my way through the 80’s and 90’s…

    Thanks for sharing this review.

  2. Sounds like a neat book. Wish I had time to read all of the amazing books out there. This one just might make it to my to read pile though. I was a history major in College.


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