There are many clothing styles to choose from and options have only grown more varied in the history. Clothing choices may vary depending on your style or the occasion. Culture can also affect clothing styles. Find out here several interesting types and styles, which may include historical fashions and modern choices.

Different Clothing Styles


Formal Style

Formal style refers to clothes that are suited to formal events like formal dinner, debutante cotillion, dance or wedding. For the Western formal style, the clothes are characterized by black and white clothes. This style had spread to several other countries. In men, the formal style is tailcoat, formal trouser, waistcoat, bow tie, stiff-fronted shirt, cufflinks and black shoes. In women, the formal styles are evening gowns, ball gowns and wedding dress. Take a look at some stunning celebrities' formal style on red carpet or stage, including Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, Lupita Nyong'o, Jared Leto, Leonardo Di Caprio...


Casual Style

One of the most common clothing styles is casual style. Casual style puts emphasis on personal expression and comfort. Casual style is often considered as informal or can be described as suited in everyday use. Jeans and T-shirt have been described as the most casual. In 1980’s Madonna had influenced casual style as she introduced jewelry, cosmetics and lace to casual wear. Today, Vanessa Hudgens, Miranda Kerr and Ashley Tisdale show us how to wear a casual style. Yeah, they all put shirts around their waists. This is casual enough!


Trendy Style

Trendy style refers to the latest and up to date fashion. You can say that you have a trendy style when you only wear clothes that are considered “what’s in”. Celebrity fashions, fashion designers and fashion magazines often influence trendy styles. A trendy style means popular prints, colors and styles both in accessories and in clothes. Handbags, jewelry and shoes also play an important part in the wardrobe. Here are Taylor Swift, Victoria Beckham and Emma Stone's eye-catching street styles!


Retro Style

Retro style pertains to new things that focused on the characteristics of the past. The retro style ranges from fashion, which feature the clothes from 1940 to 1990. The clothing of retro style includes accessories and garments that are often worn in an exaggerated way. Examples of retro style are leather handbags from the 50’s, bell-bottom jeans, big sunglasses, funky jackets and poodle skirts. Chiffon scarves, small neckties and skinny jeans are also included in retro style. Look at January Jones and Scarlett Johansson's fashionable retro style.


Sporty Style

Sporty style is considered as the main contribution of America in the history of fashion design. Sporty style is a clothing design that specifically designed for participants that join in sporting pursuits. To have a sporty style, men can wear jackets and loose pants. For women, light colored pencil skirts, sleek tops and bomber jackets are great to show your sporty style. Likewise, a tailored blazer, tennis style skirt with cool sneakers is great for sporty style. Let's learn how to wear the coolest sporty style from Rihanna and Jennifer! 


Beach Style

List of clothing styles are not complete without beach style. Every girl should have denim shorts. Denim shorts are timeless and can be very sexy while walking on the beach. In the swimwear, there are many neon print swimsuits, which can be attractive, however, do not go out to beach without sexy swimwear. Black swimwear is still a good choice because you can match it with any cover up. For cover up, opt for sheer floral prints and stripped versions are good.


Futuristic Style

Futurism had started in the Italian modernist movement and the writings of Filippo Tommaso Marinneti. Futurism was characterized as the opposite express to the dress code of the 90’s. Movement, dynamism and speed are the focus of futuristic style. Space age collections, which reflected enthusiasm for space exploration is the theme for futuristic style. The looks of the clothes are sleek with minimalist clothing, which has geometric shapes. Designers of futuristic style also introduce plastics, fabrics and metals in the clothes to have futurist effect. Although a little exaggerated, the futuristic styles of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Lady gaga are still so perfect on them!

How to Choose Your Own Clothing Styles


Ask Your Friends About Where They Bought Their Wardrobe

You can ask your friends about an outfit that you like and ask them where they bought the clothes. You can also observe what relatives, family, friends, celebrities are wearing. Then, ask yourself what clothing style that you would like to try and even add to your own personal style.


List All Your Personal Tastes

Find out what are your interests and personality as well as your likes and dislikes. By now, you may know if you like country or rock music, pencil skirts, but do you really know all your tastes and how does it affect your personal style? It is best to create a list and jot all the unique tastes and interest that you may want to express.


Think the Clothing Style that Will Reflect You

After knowing your personal tastes, you may have the idea about what you want to be. But remember, make sure that you have a personality based on your preference and not just on what you think is cool. After knowing your personality, you can search online to see the clothes that may reflect your personality.


Check Your Closet

Check your closet and see which type of available clothes suit your clothing style. You may already have some clothes that appear Bohemian or some jeans that are great for vintage style. Checking your closet may help you save little money. Remember, you do not have to splurge on new clothing but if you need to go shopping and want to spend less money, try to visit a thrift shop.


Be Confident

Begin showing your new style by wearing your new clothes. As you wear a new style, make sure that you exude confidence. Be confident even if it can be hard in the beginning to make new outfits especially if your clothing style is very unique. However, the sooner you wear new outfits, the sooner you will have your own clothing style. Life is too short to wear boring clothes! Let's move!


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