2000 TO 2010
Women’s wear… Over the top. Dresses that swathe the figure and short skirts with built-in belted waists creating a trapezoid look. Knitwear played a large roll and developed extremely comfortable, and youthful, dresses and skirts. Accessories began to play a leading role; the handbag acquired a dominant position in reflecting the overall look.
Men’s wear… Trousers regained importance no matter whether wide or tight, work clothes or not, all had pockets, patches and decorative elements hung here and there – so much so that one wonders how anyone could possibly wear them. Tight trousers with pockets cut straight across were the dominant trend. Suit proportion tended to revert to the classical look and winged lapels gained ground as the double breast jackets tried to make a comeback.