The fashion of the People's Republic of Poland delights with its diversity. How Poles dressed at that time

What was the fashion of the People's Republic of Poland like?

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homogeneous. Each subsequent decade brought something new, although due to limited access, many Poles simply went about what they had in their wardrobe. Interestingly, many elements of clothing characteristic of the communist period are coming back into favor today.

Fashion PRL

Many people associate the times of the PRL as those in which practically everything was missing. It was difficult to find both food products and even clothes or shoes. Poles could not afford what they needed, having to be content with what was available – of course, you had to stand out, hoping that you would be able to get anything.

If someone had the material at their disposal, it was possible to use the services of seamstresses, which was quite a popular solution at that time. Some people remade their clothes on their own, and the younger siblings wore clothes from their older siblings. This made the fashion of the PRL period extremely diverse.

This is how Poles dressed in the People's Republic of Poland

In the 1950s, the so-called bikinis. Their clothing was extravagant. It was then that people started wearing colorful socks, ties and short shorts. Women opted for colorful blouses and skirts.

 The fashion of the Polish People's Republic delights with diversity. How Poles dressed at that time

A decade later, mini-dresses began to appear. The dominant cut in the case of dresses was the A-shape. Sleeves, if they appeared in dresses, were 3/4 long. The next decade brought a lot of madness in fashion.

 The fashion of the Polish People's Republic delights with diversity. How Poles dressed at that time

They began shiny fabrics, bell-type trousers, floral patterns appear. Women were allowed to wear pants, which was previously not very welcome. The streets were dominated by jeans, both for the lower and the upper garments. Women in the 1980s wore wide blouses and narrow bottoms. On top of that, it was a permanent hit.

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