By: Jennifer Lancheros
Being on the Glamour top 10 fashion trends of the past decade, boots and miniskirts were clothes that every girl loved to wear in the first decade of the 2000’s.
Along with miniskirts and boots, leggings were also a huge hit. In fact, middle school and high school aged girls often included all of these fads into one single outfit. Miniskirts and leggings were first made popular in the 80’s but in the 2000’s, “leggings were paired with extremely short skirts such as the micro mini which barely covered the buttocks of the person wearing it.” (voices.yahoo)
Fashion of the first decade of the 2000’s was known as the “mash-up” decade, according to speakfashion. Why is this, you may ask, “Because it is the first decade that didn’t have a certain style. In the early 2000s, designers recycled already existing high-end fashion styles from the past decades, where, later on, designers began to adopt a more colorful, feminine, excessive, and ‘anti-modern’ look.” (Speak-fashion) Fashion began to look at previous times and pull different styles to make them well known again.
This was one of the first decades that showed how much fashion changes, and how quickly that change can happen. Because media was blooming over this time, with MySpace and the beginning of Facebook, young girls had easier access to continually look up their celebrity idols to see their hairstyle and outfits. There were also different websites where they could “try on” different hairstyles and outfits to see how they would look in what was trending. Celebrities, such as Jessica Simpson and Pamela Anderson, were well known for setting the ugg boot trend, (Popeater) which was actually “first made popular in the 1970s by surfers and have seen resurgence in popularity among teens and adults during the last decade.” Interesting enough, “Growing up in Los Angeles, Uggs didn’t really do much when it came to practicality,” (Gurl) but even so, many stars wore them often, and set a trend that lasted for years.
This decade did start the trend of tight-forming bottoms, also known as leggings. Since then, leggings have continually been used in today’s culture, along with yoga pants, which are worn more on a daily basis than for strictly working out. Wearing leggings does distract those of the opposite sex, and should be spoken about with the youth so that they know the type of message they are sending with the clothes that they are wearing. Putting on some yoga pants or leggings may not seem like a big deal, considering most girls wear them because of how comfortable they are, but it can be just as distracting as a low cut shirt or wearing a shirt with someone’s midriff showing. Culture sees this as something that can be looked past, but as Christians, we should be respectful of our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. What may be in style, may not be the most considerate.