Denim trends 2017

Denim has been extremly popular from it’s beginning. The most common denim is indigo denim. Nowaadays there are lot of stuff made of denim but the trend actually started from denim jeans. Often the term “jeans” refers to a particular style of pants, called “blue jeans,” which were invented by Jacob W. Davis in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. in 1871. This “denim jeans” trend was followed up with denim skirt trend. A denim skirt, sometimes referred to as a ‘jeans skirt’. It is a skirt made of denim, the same material as blue jeans. In the 1960s, hippies first came up with the idea of recycling old denim jeans into long denim skirts.



-Rihanna in denim skirt

Denim skirts were first introduced in mainstream fashion lines in the 1970s, and since then have grown in popularity. 1983, denim miniskirts,with a pencil skirt silhouette, became a popular fashion. They were initially in darker blues too. The trend lasted through the mid-1980s, until the late 1980s when knit miniskirts became dominant.



-Bella Thorne in denim bell-botoom

In 1813, one of the first recorded descriptions of sailors’ uniforms noted that the men on the frigates United States and Macedonia were wearing “glazed canvas hats with stiff brims, decked with streamers of ribbon, blue jackets buttoned loosely over waistcoats, and blue trousers with bell bottoms.” In the 1960s, bell-bottoms became fashionable for both men and women in Europe and North America. In 1996, women’s bell-bottoms were reintroduced to the mainstream public, under the name “boot-cut”



-Shay Mitchell in denim ripped jeans

Ripped jeans were popular in the late 1980s during the hard rock/heavy metal era and in the 1990s and 2000s during the grunge era.  The punk culture also have been known to be fans of fabrics with various blemishes. In the early 2010s, ripped jeans came back in style but were sometimes introduced as Distressed.


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