How Fashion Evolved Fashion and the wheels of history

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Historically, it was associated with high fashion, but could take on different meanings under different circumstances. Ballerinas and the royalty in the late 19th century commonly wore certain types of chokers.

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The coolest thing about fashion is how often it changes. The new trends we indulge in today are actually blasts of styles and trends from the pasts. Today, we indulge 3 of such evolving  fashion statements.

Distressed Jeans: We proudly rip, fade, bleach and patch jeans to get distressed jeans just to meet new fashion needs. Back then, distressed denim was radical, extreme, and a blatant response to authority and the status quo. Today the obsession with distressed denim is in all stores and on the runway.

The way you choose to customize your distressed jeans however, is a reflection of what is happening in your life. It’s safe to say denim just got personal.

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The Choker Necklace: In recent times, the choker necklaces have become one sort after fashion trend. A choker is a close-fitting necklace worn around the neck. The choker necklace has roots spanning all over the world; its history stretches back generations before the 90’s.

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Historically, it was associated with high fashion, but could take on different meanings under different circumstances. Ballerinas and the royalty in the late 19th century commonly wore certain types of chokers.

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However, at that same time, a plain, thin, red or black ribbon choker had ties to prostitution and lesbianism. Recently, this particular piece of jewellery has been steadily regaining popularity.

Braids: One of the biggest trends coming back is braids. Braids are a part of the tribal customs in Africa. The braid patterns signify the tribe and help to identify the member of the tribe.

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The cultural significance and roots of braiding can be traced back to 2630 B.C with kings of the 3rd and 4th Dynasty of African kingdoms wearing braids. They came back in about a year ago and are not going anywhere anytime soon.

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