Military – this word can be found in almost every fashion magazine. But what exactly do we know about it? What is the military style? It is so vehemently promoted by High Fashion and begins its history from the beginning of the last century. Let’s figure it out together with Simply Be!

Necessity is the Engine of Progress

As is often the case in the history of fashion, sometimes the lack of an alternative turns into the most necessary necessity. Indeed, it was out of necessity that the universally recognized and world-wide popular style of clothing – the military style – arose. It is unlikely that the soldiers could even think that their tunics, overcoats, caps and massive boots would become elements of a new style – military. By the way, women’s clothing – from dresses to jeans can be bought at Simply Be.

Now for our generation, paramilitary clothing is incredibly popular. It looks extremely stylish and, moreover, extremely comfortable. But it was not always so. The attitude to the aforementioned style changed quite often and only after the fashion shows of Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton in the 80s of the last century. It was it that approved the existence of the military style in High Fashion.

A few more interesting facts that you did not even know:

The military style was formed in 2 stages:

  • the first – during the First World War and until the 60s of the 20th century;
  • the second stage is after the 80s, during the time of the pacifists.
  • Military haute couture was the complete opposite of street style, which was actively developed against the backdrop of hippies, pacifists and the Vietnam War.
  • Modern military is only a remote version of the clothing of the military era.
  • Often at fashion shows, only military style attributes were used to convey the message of militarized, strict femininity.

By the way, on the Simply Be website, you can order clothes specifically for creating such an image.

Therefore, it is worth clarifying an interesting question: how to recognize (or create) a military style? There is a little cheat sheet for this:

  • Rigid, straight shoulder line
  •  Outerwear for sailors and infantrymen: pea jackets, overcoats, tunics
  • Camouflage prints
  • Pants cut: breeches, wide camouflage pants, trousers with stripes
  • Hats – caps, berets
  • Characteristic details – stylized patches, lapels, laces, metal buttons, turn-down collars, chevrons, fringe trim.

Such a variety of attributes and details soon led to the formation of many varieties of currents. It is customary to single out such categories as: youth military, formalist direction and the so-called high-military.

Youth Movement. It appeared in America in the 60s, as a special form – an expression of protest against the Vietnam War. Shown in menswear. This look involves camouflage, massive shoes with lacing. By the way, she finds admirers among the girls.

Formalist Direction. It originated in the rather calm 80s, when designers introduced the fashion for camouflage colors of shoes, clothes, and, of course, accessories.

High-Military. Represented by the modern trend. It can be identified only by slight hints of military images. It uses indirect camouflage colors, a variety of accessories, combinations with wardrobe items of other styles.

In the Simply Be online store you can find all the necessary clothes to create such a look.

Girls have long made most of the men’s wardrobe their own. This is reflected in modern trends in military style. Moreover, it is very to the face of a modern woman. And to expand your collection of clothes for new looks, visit the Simply Be website and order the items you need!


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