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30 Iconic Fall Fashion Trends Through the Years

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Wide shoulder pads

Wide shoulder pads were very popular in the 1980s. The most iconic image of this fashion trend is perhaps that of Joan Collins’ “Dynasty” character Alexis Carrington. Such strong-shouldered dresses used to be called “power dresses.”

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Velour tracksuits

In the early 2000s it looked like everyone owned a velour tracksuit. Many versions had the word “Juicy” encrusted with rhinestones. The pants at the time were always low rise, but more recent versions are not.

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Pillbox hats

The little pillbox hats Jackie Kennedy wore in the 1960s were not expensive designer hats. The most famous pillbox hat in history is perhaps the one she was wearing as part of the pink Chanel suit when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

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Miniskirts technically go back to ancient Egyptian times when female acrobats wore them, according to unearthed frescos. But miniskirts, as we know them today, became the mode in the mid-1960s, as supermodel Twiggy became the face of the miniskirt look.

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Pinstripe suits

Pinstripe suits used to mark the wearer as a financier or power broker. Because they were associated with power, the New York Yankees adopted the pinstripes. Today, celebs such as actor-singer Donald Glover and boxer Conor McGregor have reclaimed the pinstripes.

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