Dresscodes in the 1970s and 80s: From an Old Eyeview

Fashion is cyclical, so it's quite predictable that some things we were hiding back of the ward robe Can become the most stylish items of the year . African old school dressing is unique and vibrant due to the history of the land ,it was highly influence by the European's in the 1960 90s as at that time it was common to wear mid length skirt and hats . women paid much attention to the hairstyles as well .old school dressing may evoke in our imagination the vintage clothing that our grandparents use to wear . But have you noticed that old school wear often becomes trending here is the finest Nigeria old school dressing for both men and women.source


The 70s added some diversity and extravagance into the clothing and women wore platform shoes and stiletto shoes, also hiding some accessories. During the 80s the colors and the sizes became the center of attention it was wide spread to see ladies in maxi and mini skirts with huge jewelry in pairs the influence of the European of cultural heritage in major ethnic groups in Nigeria. Source

The 90s shifted the clothing style to another direction the American oversize clothes shorts and skirt are sewn together,mini skirts Capri trousers, these are the main association with that time. Back in the days ,men love to draw attention to their looks .in the fashion of 1960s for a male it was all about colors . Men use to wear bright printed tight shirt with some buttons opened and boot cut legged jeans.the main accent of fashion as at that time. Afro haircut old school dressing style in Nigeria and other countries in Africa was always about colors.And men especially enjoyed the fashion because they go on jump suit and vibrant shoes. And also the famous perms and Jerry curls that both men and women to do while the women in the 80s also love to wear long skirt and accessories men kept pace . They had baggy clothes, bell buttons and afro old school dressing for the yorubas we have oleku ,bubu, agbada,aso oke etc this style of dressing was it's peak in the 1960s and worn only by married women.its highlight was that women tied a fabric above their knees, making a dress the sleeve was left short. Oleku is still fashionable today with ladies wearing it to their special occasion.source

I conclude by saying that dress code evolves from one generation to another and what is fashionable today becomes an Old school dress code to the future generations.