A Brief Timeline of Historic Fashion Innovations

Kirstin Fawcett

It’s easy to take everyday outfit staples like miniskirts, little black dresses, and jeans for granted, but they weren't always part of the sartorial landscape. The Mode.com video above offers a crash course in clothing history, reminding us that these garments were considered revolutionary when they were first introduced to the public less than a century ago. Watch the visual timeline of American style to see when your favorite wardrobe staple (or style movement) first hit the scene.

[h/t Elle]

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