CAIRO – 24 July 2017: During Egypt's 1950's, clothes were a lot less conservative. Women could flaunt short skirts and bikinis on the beach. Based on several vintage advertisements and photographs, dresses at the time tended to brightly colored, and were either loosely flowing or tightly form-fitting.
From the 1950s to the 1970s it was a golden age of fashion and style in Egypt. Back in the 50's, there was no internet and no globalization, yet Egyptians were still quite open to international fashion industries and styles. After 50's cinema settled into Egypt, the Egyptian's sense of style grew more varied and daring.
Unfortunately by the 1990s Egyptians who had moved to the Gulf for work came back with more conservative ideologies, with more women taking up the hijab and niqab. Women began to move away from fashion.
Woman modelling beach wear- wikimedia commons
However, 2011 saw something of a revival after the social media revolution of January 25, 2011, fashion began to evolve back to Egypt, thanks to the help of several stylists and designers; Kojak, Okhten, Temraza and many more. These designers took social media by storm with their new styles and designs, which allowed Egypt to get back into the fashion industry.
Though Egypt has succeeded in regaining a sense of style, it still remains to be seen if it can ever reach its golden ages again.