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30 Iconic Fall Fashion Trends Through the Years

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Over-the-knee boots

Remember Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman” wearing over the knee boots? They were very popular when the movie came out in 1990. But they don’t look good only when paired with short skirts, but also with jeans, long skirts, as well as dress coats.

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Wide-legged pants

The wide-legged pants were popular in the ’70s and are making a comeback with a fresh new look. The today version is a little shorter — just above the ankle — and is often paired with sneakers.

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The jumpsuit, a lightweight alternative to a dress, was a popular item in the 1970s that is making a comeback. The roominess of the jumpsuit, which often featured huge sleeves, lends itself to a diverse palette of colors.

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Suspenders, also called braces or snaps, are a substitute for belts. For many men, the only time they wear suspenders is with a tuxedo. Suspenders once had a fairly utilitarian role, but today they are considered a fashion statement and are worn with panache.

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While it’s true that denim never really went away, particular styles popular in the ’90s — when all-denim outfits flourished — are coming back. Modern versions of the cropped jacket are more box-shaped than their ’90s predecessors.

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