The future fashion Predictions from 1893 you aren’t wearing

the strand magazine

In the January of 1893, The Strand magazine ran a story predicting the fashion trends for the next century called “Future Dictates of Fashion”. Let’s take a look to see if they hit the mark…

1900-1920s

The Prediction

1900-1920s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1900s

The Reality

Source: Superpupsays

1920s

The Prediction

1920s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1920s

The Reality

Source: TheCamerasLying

1930s

The Prediction

1930s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1930s

The Reality

Sleek and chic, not frump and Bo Peep.

Source: Retrowaste

1940s

The Prediction

1940s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1940s

The Reality

Source: VintageHandbook

If the prediction tells us anything it is that war was inevitable. Someone somewhere would’ve started one in protest over the inhumane Gaga-esque cone head hairstyles and curly-toed pixie shoes. 

1950s

The Prediction

1950s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1950s

The Reality

Source: Irrohplaceable

1960s

The Prediction

1960s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1960s

The Reality

Source: mintagevintage

1970s

The Prediction

1970s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1970s

 

The Reality

Source: Fashionthroughthedecades

Source: retrowaste

1980s

The Prediction

1980s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1980s

The Reality

Source: rad80sfashion

The 80s were such a horrible dark and unholy place for fashion, the prediction would’ve been a blessing.

1990s

The Prediction

1990s

Source: Buzzfeed

Did they get it right?

1990s

The Reality

Source: JosiesJuice

To be fair, it was a grand effort on behalf of The Strand magazine. How could anyone ever predict the coming of Adam Ant and and Shell suits? How could we even begin to predict what we will be wearing in 100 years time? If the likes of Rihanna are basically naked now and this is acceptable then what does the future of fashion hold in store for us…

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