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30 Iconic Fall Fashion Trends Through the Years

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Bourgeois dressing

The inspiration for bourgeois dressing can be traced back to the 1970s in Paris. Flaring knee-length skirts or culottes, wool capes, blouses, boots, and silk scarves, were the trademarks of the style. Bourgeois style has been making a comeback on 2019 fall runways of some major fashion houses such as Gucci and Givenchy.

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Wool midi skirts

The midi skirt is quite the versatile item, and it has been rising in popularity over the last few years. Depending on the design and material, it fits any season. Wool will keep you warm while looking chic in the fall and winter seasons. Beige and black prints are classic for fall, but you can go for unexpected and bolder and brighter hues and patterns, too.

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Trench coats

The trench coat has been popular for more than a century, even though its roots go back to 1823, when it was used as weatherproof outerwear by both civilians and the military. In World War I, soldiers in trenches found that their long, thick woolen coats got too heavy in the rain and mud. The coat was replaced with a shorter, lighter version — the trench coat — and soon became common among civilians too.

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Big belts

Belted evening gowns, belted coats, belted jackets, and belted dresses — they are becoming popular again. Big belts were popular in the early 2000s. Celebrities such as Kim Kardashian were often spotted accessorizing with them.

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Boiler suits

Activists and leftist intellectuals were wearing boiler suits or coveralls in the 1920s. Part of their appeal is comfort — they have a no frills design and a loose cut. They made it into women’s fashion in the ’40s at the outbreak of World War II, when women started doing men’s jobs.

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