How did these become fashion fads?

Have you ever stopped and questioned how some of the things we do and wear got in style?

Here are a few fashion fads that might have made our ancestors squirm:
  • Ripped jeans
  • Tattoos
  • Nose and naval rings
  • Short shorts
  • Dying our hair non-traditional colors (pink, purple, etc.)
I suppose many people might cite the 1970s as a time when many of these fads came into being. 

Nonetheless, the world as we know it is becoming more and more liberal. People feel at ease wearing less, if not more outlandish, clothing these days. What's more, what would have been considered taboo when our parents were growing up -- like men wearing tattoos or earrings on both ears -- is now regarded as trendy. 

How do you suppose scantily-clad women in 2015 would have been perceived in the 1980s or early 1990s? Back then, they might have been mistaken for prostitutes.

Then there are young men wearing jeans so loose and baggy that their underpants come into view. Who wants to be seeing that? Certainly not me!

It's interesting to consider how fashion has evolved with each passing decade. It makes you wonder what will be considered cool and stylish in, say, 2030!

What do you think about these fashion trends? Do you identify with any? Do you find any of them to be inappropriate?

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