Fashion Trends of the Decade


Graham Wells

The fashion world has changed wildly throughout history, and as we come to the end of the 2010 decade, here are some of the most popular styles and accessories from each year: 

2010 – Retro Sunglasses

One of the most defining trends of the decade is tiny sunglasses—those Matrix-inspired ones spotted on celebs from Bella Hadid to Rihanna. Cool as they are, they’re not easy to pull off, and they will undoubtedly become associated with a thing of the past

2011 – Skull print clothing

Skull print clothing had a brief time in the fashion world, and while it has still remained important to some fashion styles, it has moved out of the spotlight of the general public.

2012 – Wedge sneakers

Marc Jacobs was credited by celebrities for helping bring wedge sneakers back into popularity, and the fashion world quickly followed.

2013 – Dresses with cutouts

The women’s fashion world once again made an addition to the different styles of dresses, with bold and creative cutouts from designers catching everyone’s eye.

2014 – Crop tops

Crop tops mainly took precedence among women’s apparel, and from celebrity designers to huge retail stores, crop tops became a staple of women’s fashion.

2015 – Neutral-toned clothing

Kanye West’s first launch of Yeezy apparel featured mostly neutral-toned clothing and he is seen as starting the fashion movement surrounding distressed clothing in neutral shades.

2016 – Off the shoulder dresses

According to Seventeen magazine, there was a 238% increase in demand for off the shoulder dresses during the year.

2017 – Patterned suits

2018 – Monochromatic outfits

Monochromatic outfits, in which people blend shades of one color, was popular among both men and women, regardless of the occasion. 

2019 – Baggy clothes

While baggy clothing wasn’t “new” to the fashion world, significant figures such as Billie Eilish and Kanye West helped propel baggy clothes into popularity.

The start of a new decade will surely introduce new styles in the fashion world, or revive popular styles from the past.