Finding the cultural value of south Korea. Korea fashion trends among women over years from 1960 to 2017

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1990, 2017 Korean Fashion Trends, Discuss the overall fashion cycle

Bell Bottom Jeans

Women were liberating themselves from the uncomfortable and matronly apparel of the fifties. Women wanted to wear affordable designs so the mini was exploded onto the sixties market. Then, women were proudly showing off not only their legs but their freedom as well.

False eyelashes

False eyelashes were popular among all the actresses because of strong make-up. They were made of natural hair so it was painful.


Swimsuit was not yet developed into a bikini during 1960s so it covered up almost all the body.

Red lipstick

Red lipstick was a major makeup among women in 1970s. By giving a 'point' in their lips by red, it made a brighter and vivid appearance.


High-waist short developed by a western culture and it was very common in 1970s. It was casual, comfortable and stylish to match with tops.


Hippies were very decorative and fancy to wear. 1970's women liked to wear a colorful and elaborated patterns of clothing.


Denim was a casual clothing for the women in early 1990's. More over, denim-brace gave a cute looking so it was a big hit for women.

Crop top

Crop top came from the idea of Bedlahs (Arabian costume which worn by a women). It was a clothes to appear women's belly.

Slip Dress

A slip dress is a women's dress which closely resembles an underslip. It was originally made of sheer element and lace but the pattern developed in 1990's. It gives a beautiful outfit to women.

Slip Dress

Slip Dress with less skin shown.

Skinny and Boots Cut jeans

Skinny and boots-cut jeans were a huge fashion trend in 2008 but still exists in 2017. Skinny jeans are pants that are tailored straight from waist to the ankle. It looks thinner and easy to match with other clothes. On the other hand, bootscut jeans are pants that are tailored straight from the waist to the knee and then slightly wider to the ankle. It came from the idea of bell bottom jeans in 1960s.

Black leather jacket

Black leather jacket came from the idea of military uniform in 1900s. It is a unisex jacket that Beatles made it popular.

Hawaiian shirt

Hawaiian shirt came from the idea of hippie. Their patterns are same and very fancy.

Crop Top

Fashion is art and you are the canvas. Fashion makes individuality

Red Lipstick

Tennis Skirts

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.


Skinny Jeans

High waist short and skinny are designed to wear above women's hip to make an optical illusion to be seen as a longer legs.


It was a 1960 cosmetic trend and repeated in 2017.


Palette-shadow was a popular cosmetic trend in 1990 because of various shadow color combined together. This trend repeated in 2016..


1990 slip-dress developed to a bustier in 2012. Bustier two-piece was a big hit in 2017.

High Waist

High-waist jeans in 1970 repeated in 2017. There are high-waist jeans for both short and skinny.

Wide Pants

Bell bottom jean in 1960 developed into a bootscut jean in 2008. Then finally it developed to a wide-pants in 2017.

Mini Skirt

It was a 1960 fashion trend and repeated in 2003. Through the idea of mini-skirt, tennisskirt pop out in 2012 market.


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