For women dramatic changes in dress style were seen during 1914-1920 including the invention of the first bra. During WWll clothing was strictly controlled as materials were scarce, they were designed to be hard-wearing & functional. During this time women's attitude was 'make do & mend'. It was followed in 1947 by the 'New Look' which was inspired by Christian Dior. In contrast Chanel reopened her fashion house & began producing boxy classic suits. The mini skirt is synonymous with the 1960s however, it was not worn until 1966. The 1970s saw the 'hippy' movement & all things flower power. While the 1980s saw padded shoulders & disco divas.

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