Japan is an amazing country. It’s full of amazing traditions, amazing food, amazing cars and amazing sights. But, just like pretty much every country out there, Japan’s clothing trends came and went throughout the past 90 years. Here we’re going to be taking a look at a gallery of fashion trends in Japan, randomly scattered in decades from the 1920s all the way to the present day, as seen on 9gag.
For example, the 2000s were the era when women used a lot of non-makeup related beauty enhancers, like contacts to make their pupils seem bigger, hair extensions and fake lashes.
They started using their indigenous makeup again, while at the same time reversing the years spent chasing western trends.
The era of Bubble Economy, when they finally eschewed thinning eyebrows.
Late 80s to early 90s
Career-oriented women were chasing a more feminine look, eye makeup received more natural colors while lipsticks became brighter.
Late 90s to the early 2000s
Dying your hair brown was huge back in those days, and this was the time of some massive Japanese fashion fragmentation,
It blended traditional Japanese and western aesthetics, meaning fine eyebrows with a pronounced downward drop, heavy eyeshadow on the bottom eyelids and quite a bit of lipstick for pronounced lips.
More overseas beauty trends were carried over, with more pronounced eyebrows commonly seen on screen actresses at the time.
Squared eyebrows became the norm as the country set about rebuilding itself
This is the time when women began to break from tradition and began to show interest in color palettes other than the indigenous colors of black, red and white. Pale lipstick and double-folded eyelid effect makeup took off, because Japanese women longed to emulate the look of western fashion models instead of actresses.
The Vietnam War and environmental crisis was evident in the eyeshadow colors and sharp eyebrows.
Borrowing heavily from the 80s, it’s proof that nothing can go out of trend that quickly.
Which one of these was your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!