Gleaner 180 - Fashion Flashback
Fashion over the decades - The Gleaner has been on top of all the happenings at home and abroad for 180 years. Things have changed a lot over that time and perhaps nothing demonstrates that more than fashion. Here's a look at the way fashion changed over many of the decades in which The Gleaner has been operating.
1900s - In the early 1900s, ladies wore high necks with undefined bodices.
1910s - Closer to the 1910s, sleeves had a double effect. Evening dresses were more daring, worn off the shoulder or sleeveless.
1920s - The Flapper Era. Hemlines climbed way above the ankles, reaching as far
as the knees. Dresses with dropped waists also became very
1930s - Focus
was placed on shoulders, with the introduction of smaller shoulder
pads. The waistline also returned to the usual
1940s - Dresses became less extravagant,
with slim waists, narrow hips and a rounded
1950s - It
became an expectation of women to wear hats outside the house. Later in
the 1950s, women were focused on impressing men with structural
garments that showed their bodies.
1960s - Conservative
dresses/suits were cut above the knees. Dresses also became more
1970s - The era of
'flower power'/hippie fashion. It was all about bright and bold colours
with flamboyant designs; nothing was too
1980s - Fashion
was depicted in popular TV shows with padded shoulders and big
1990s - Fashion reflected disco,
with shiny fabrics trimmed with lace and sequins.
2000s - Suits
reflected emerging women in the
workplace. Women dressed to show power and
- fell into the slim-fit era. Skinny pants and bright-coloured dresses
Smith (1900-1950), Sue Divinitti
Williams, Shanae Bennette, Kerry-Ann
Hepburn, Kimberley Ferguson, Drucilla
Costumes, Art and Craft Supplies, 2E Camp
Road, Kingston 5
Shot on location at Colbeck Castle, Port Royal, managed by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust.