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A Brief Timeline of Historic Fashion Innovations

Kirstin Fawcett
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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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