Have you ever wondered why you have more in common with your parents' or even grandparents' fashion tastes than those of your peers? Take this quiz to find out which fashion era you fit into.
The 1940s saw women's fashion change from pure function to a true feminine art form. Ladies accessorized with hats and different hairstyles, creating unique but distinctive looks for this pivotal decade. Peplum -- an additional section of fabric that appears below the waistline -- also helped to influence this decade's signature styles.
In the 1950s, women almost never went anywhere without looking their best. Pedal pushers -- figure-hugging pants worn with feminine flats -- became popular with younger ladies who wanted to be casual yet tailored.
The 1970s had many trends that most people would rather forget, but funky collared shirts still remain a staple today.
The 1970s offered a wide range of fashion choices for women. A variety of skirt lengths, patterns and mix-and-match ensembles were all chic in this decade.
"Rebel Without a Cause" set off a frenzy in the 1950s for many reasons. Donning T-shirts in public -- instead of underneath overshirts -- was arguably the most dramatic and lasting fashion statement of the 20th century, and it all started with Dean's iconic movie.
The 1960s brought a newfound independence for women, with bold fashion statements to go along with it. Showing more skin, along with big hair and accessories, spoke to ladies who weren't afraid of speaking out.
Bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam created emotional music that spoke to adolescents everywhere in the 1990s. Clothing trends bucked the status quo during this decade. Vintage and used clothing, ripped jeans and the overall grungy look snubbed many other fashion statements of the time.
Suits were considered casual outfits during second decade of the 20th century. Instead of looking suave, it would be said that you were "dandy," a common slang word at the time that meant one was both stylish and cool.
The Roaring '20s was a time of excess and risque clothing. Flapper dresses offered a shorter hemline, beading and bare arms. Cloches -- close-fitting hats -- were also all the rage.
War rationing made for a gloomy start to 1940s fashion, but the influence of the Hawaiian islands made it to American shores. Designers learned how to overcome drab styling by introducing bold, tropical patterns.
Hobble skirts were popular in the 1910s. As you can probably tell from the title, these skirts made it almost impossible to walk.
For men, the 1980s embraced a ridiculous amount of over-the-top looks. (Neon tight pants and pastel suits anyone?) However, some '80s trends did stick and are still fashionable today, such as khakis and polo shirts.
The first decade of the new millennium included a hodgepodge of fashion trends from years past, including maxi dresses, wedge sandals, oversized shades and perhaps the decade's most enduring trend, skinny jeans.
The Great Depression limited women's spending, but it didn't stop designers from finding ways to enhance ladies' clothing. Small changes such as accent fabrics and varying hemlines kept garments interesting and varied.
Knickers, as they were called, were trouser like shorts that came in various lengths and were popular with college students in the 1920s, leading the way to the first baggy pants craze.
The fashions of the 1980s were oversized, overdone and garish. While many of the trends from this infamous decade have seen a recent resurgence in popularity, thankfully, over-the-top is still, well, over-the-top. So if you're wondering if you should add a few more accessories to an already overdone ensemble, unless you find a time machine, the answer is no.
All a hipster needs is a two-day beard, a pair of skinny jeans, high tops and the latest Apple product to feel cool. Though the hipster's style can be traced back to the early 2000s, it's a trend that doesn't seem to be going anywhere.
Maybe the overdone '80s were too much for fashion designers. The '90s brought tailored, feminine looks to women's fashion, along with a love for designer brands and names.
The Great Depression was a dark time, but clothing managed to evolve and stay stylish. In the 1930s, luxury suits were worn by those who could afford them, and they included high-waisted pants held up by suspenders.
Fashion for men in the 1970s was not limited to leisure suits and polyester. Some trends, such as the Nehru jacket, have never become overwhelmingly popular, but have nonetheless remained a dependable and respected fashion staple.