In ancient times, most clothes for teenagers were cool and breezy. White was a popular color for most clothes which were also very loose. As time passed on, this trend went out of style and teenagers wore the same confining garb as adults. In the seventeen hundreds, for example, teenage girls wore the same large hoop skirts with padded belt buckles as adult ladies. After a while, the younger girls rebelled against these clothes. Some were even burned as witches for this.
Later in the seventeen hundreds and early eighteen hundreds, dresses were worn long and cool. Men wore tight pants with overcoats. Teenage boys opposed this and started wearing loose, baggy pants. In the ninteen twenties, skirts were finally cut above the knee. This seemed to liberate women by showing their legs.
The nineteen fifties was a very famous time in America becuase of it's fashion style. Most teenagers chose role models like James Dean or Elvis Presly to look and dress like. Poodle skirts became popular with the teenage girls. Tight jeans with tucked in white tee-shirts were popluar with the teenage boys. In the sixties, the "Hippie" look was created. Bell bottoms were inroduced and became very popular along with tye-dyed shirts and long hair.
In the seventies there was the ever popular disco music and polyester. Teenagers wanted to look and act like stars such as John Travolta. In the eighties, teens just seemed to more or less shun fashion that any adult would wear. Hair became wild and ear piercing popular.
Without the teenage influence on fashion, many clothes that people wear today would have no inspiration and many of the modern clothing companies would not exist. Indeed, the past has played a major role in the fashion of today and most likely that of the future.
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