Fashion of the 1910's was characterized by fluid, soft silhouettes, big hats, and short hair. Dress length came up from the floor to above the ankle. Often times, women wore a tunic over long skirt. Skirts were widest at the hips and became narrow at the ankle. (Limited original patterns, but I can source lots more in reproductions. Your choices will be limitless.)
The sleek profiles and low waists so classic for the period. The 1920's Fashion trends were the shorter, low-waisted dresses and revealing styles worn by the Flappers, the 'bobbed' hairstyles, cloche hats, the casual, haphazard fashion of a mixture of brightly colored clothes, scarves and stockings with bold, striking Art Deco geometric designs of the era.
Hollywood glamour the 1930s is such a gorgeous period for dresses. Smart suits and elegant lines. Midi length bias-cut dresses, puff sleeves, belted waists and large yokes or collars. Old Hollywood evening gowns – backless, sleeveless, long bias-cut dresses. High waisted sailor pants and wide leg beach pajamas. Casual sports clothes — skirt-like shorts, striped knit shirts.
The 1940s were defined by a clean and slim silhouette with a somewhat military feel. Jackets, blouses, sweaters, and skirts were short and close-fitting, all unadorned and with the requisite sharp shoulder pads. Long sleeves were out, dresses were casual, and pants and 'playsuits' became everyday attire.
1960s fashion was bi-polar in just about every way. The early sixties were more reminiscent of the 1950s — conservative and restrained; certainly more classic in style and design. The late 1960s were the exact opposite. Bright, swirling colors. Psychedelic, tie-dye shirts and long hair and beards were commonplace. Woman wore unbelievably short skirts and men wore tunics and capes.
Full swing into the crazy 70s decade! Popular styles included bell bottom pants, frayed jeans, midi skirts, maxi dresses, Tie dye, peasant blouses, and ponchos. Accessories that will help pull together your early '70s Hippie outfits are chokers, headbands, scarves, and jewelry made of wood, stones, feathers, and beads.