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Q. Hello! These are some ideas about fashion. Can you check them? Thank you!

Fashion has always been part of our lives, it defines a person and gives identity. You can also tell the personality or the character of someone just by the clothe.

Fashion has been changing for example in the 60s the fashion icon was Twiggy and it was the time of the mini skirt and which was very controversial. The only thing that made the mini skirt acceptable was the introduction of the pantyhose. Women also used to wear sweaters and flatboots.

Then we have the 70s, represented by punk fashion. This style born as an anarchic and aggressive movement. It was cheap clothe and it used to represent the poor and rebel part of society. Self mutilation and body piercings were the hit. The most important thing for punks was the hair.

Fashion in the 80s was influenced by television and series like Dallas and Dinasty. Suits, t-shirts, a lot of make up and jewellry were the accesories that people used to wear. In the 80s the bigger the better especially in hair styles. Strong colors like blue, pink, red and green were trendy. Blouses were base on romantic looks. And of course we cannot forget the shoulder pads.

The 90s was synonim of blue jeans, t-shirts and jackets. It was the time of the grunge were some people wore old t-shirts and dirty jeans. Others try dress like pop stars using colors like black and pink. The new accesory was the mobile phone.

And now fashion in 2010 is represented by different styles. Most people especially teenagers follow some bands and try to dress like them. There are many urban tribus now that create different styles.

Fashion is part of our culture. And we know that culture evolves so does fashion. We all have our particular style but I think the most important thing is be comfortable and feel confident with the clothe that you wear.

A. Unless you're in the UK, I'd disagree with "70s, represented by punk fashion" (punk style did not go mainstream in the US; very few adopted the look).

In the USA, it was bell bottom pants, lots of denim, lots of muted brown/earth tones (suntan was the #1 shade of pantyhose in the 70's). Very little black, no bright colors (except sky blue), wide lapels, collars, and neck ties. Platform dressy sandals, espadrilles, zippered ankle boots.

From the mini-skirt of the early 70's came the ultra backlash: "Maxi" - coats, skirts, and dresses that went all the way down to the ankle. While flesh toned sheer pantyhose ruled leg wear, one could also spot opaque navy blue tights (no other color of tights but navy, unless you were a little girl).

Think disco fashion - shiny silky shirts with dark but bold abstract designs printed on them. Lycra moved from hosiery to ladies pants (Sasson pants advertised "Lycra adds moving comfort"). Clogs for guys and gals, and platform and higher heels for all. Look up "Halston". He was the best most representative fashion designer in the 1970's.

1980's - Don't forget "BIG HAIR" and crimped (crimping iron) hair styles. Also in the early 80's, bright, very bright colors appeared in sheer pantyhose (yes, pantyhose, not the thicker opaque tights). Never before (and not since) had grown women worn such bright colors on their legs for professional and dressy occasions. The pallete of available colors was remarkable. A lady could easily match her pantyhose to her outfit monochromatically. These colors, once only for little girls and brave artistic types went trully mainstream. As the decade wore on, the variety of colors shrunk, the remaining colors became darker and muted, and flesh tones returned into the mix.

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