The Never-Ending Cycle of Change in Fashion 

Shirmara Willis, Reporter

If nothing else is ever recycled, fashion will be. From the sky-high platforms of the ’70s to the high-waisted bikinis of the ’40s, we see plenty of the popular looks of decades past serving as inspiration for designers today.  

Mom Jeans: 

Denim has been around for what feels like forever, but “mom jeans” specifically are having a moment that keeps on getting bigger and better. Mom jeans were popular and in style in the late ‘80s and ‘00s. Mom jeans are known to have a high waist cut that’s usually created with a relaxed fit that isn’t too tight or overly baggy. Eventually over the years, people outgrew mom jeans, and they went out of fashion. But now, mom jeans are back popping like never before. They’re worn by people of all types of different aspects such as, people with children and people without, people of all body types, people who are well known, celebrities, and just normal people. The point is, mom jeans have really made a great comeback in today’s time, they are currently trending and can be worn by anyone.  


The brightly colored, hole-speckled rubber clogs of early- to mid-2000s fame have made an incredible quarantine comeback into the world of fashion. With the help of Gen Z and Justin Bieber, Crocs encountered a fourth revenue spike from $407 to $410 million. Yes, you read it right, $410 million!  

From the sky-high platforms of the 1970s to the high-waisted bikinis from the ’40s, we take a look back at some of the best-loved looks of the past. Mom jeans and crocs are only two trends amongst many that have made a comeback.