Common T-Shirt Trends of Today
The purpose of the ubiquitous T-shirt has changed ever since it was invented and used in the late 1800s. During this era, the T-shirt was a slip-on undergarment worn by workers of various industries. During the Great Depression, this piece of clothing became the common garment for farmers and ranchers. It finally achieved the status of a fashionable, stand-alone outerwear when it was worn by the popular movie icon Marlon Brando in his movie "A Streetcar Named Desire." Today, T-shirts remain a true statement of fashion and is worn by everyone, from youngsters to grandmothers, even by Hollywood's famous entertainers and celebrities! In addition to being a medium for advertising, people have decorated and worn shirts in many creative ways to express themselves and create trends.
One of the most common trends is the introduction of hip-hop fashion. Here, in addition to baggy pants and oversized silver jewellery, hip-hoppers wear oversized T-shirts that extend down to the knees. An offshoot of this trend is a style called layering wherein a person wears a long-sleeved T-shirt. Then he dons a short-sleeved outer layer of a different colour. Bodybuilders have also made their own T-shirt fashion. They wear body-fit clothing, shirts that are cropped at the waist, and variations such as the tank top or scoop neck to better expose their rippling muscles in muscle beaches. They are also fond of wearing V neck shirts that bare their chest and collarbones. Another U-shirt trend is to sew decorative patches all over the shirt. Finally, the use of environmentally friendly shirts that are made of organic cotton and even fibres from recycled plastic bottles that are fused with hemp is becoming increasingly popular. Despite the characteristics of the material, they are quite comfortable when worn.