Thank The 2010s For These Fashion Trends And Events

Fashion has always been a clear reflection of where a society is culturally. For instance, in the 1960s, there were many progressive social movements and trends. The decade saw women liberating themselves by burning their bras, and hippies wore outrageous clothing as a show of rebellion. Gender roles went out the window, and people were free to be themselves. Here, we show you the fashion trends and events that shaped the last decade. As we move into the next decade, you will see just how fashion in the 2010s reflected society’s continued cultural shifts.

Embracing Natural Body Shapes And Sizes

Ashley Graham walks the runway at the Dolce & Gabbana show
Jacopo Raule/Getty Images
Jacopo Raule/Getty Images

Society in America, and indeed around the world, is constantly weight-obsessed. There is a decades-old, billion-dollar diet industry that has preyed on people’s weight insecurities. Now, however, the tide is turning.

While obesity is definitely a public health crisis, there’s also a crisis of discrimination in everything from the airline industry to the medical profession. Heavy-set people are now pushing back, and there are entire stores that are devoted to fashion for plus-sized individuals, specifically women. Torrid and Lane Bryant do a roaring trade these days, and “fat” people are wearing the same (or better!) fashions as those with more “typical” body size.