Fancy Dress Through The Decades

Fancy Dress Through The Decades

Posted in The World of Smiffys Fancy Dress by Smiffy's on January 09th 2017
If you’re attending a fancy dress party with a decade theme, you’re going to need a fantastic fancy dress costume. Whether the party is roaring ‘20s, swinging ‘60s or naughty ‘90s, you can find a great costume for a fancy dress party from Smiffy's Fancy Dress Shop.

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Fancy Dress Through The Decades

If you’re attending a decade themed fancy dress party, or if you’re attending a party without a theme and you’re interested in a fancy dress costume that is inspired by a decade in history, Smiffy's Fancy Dress Shop has a great selection of costumes to choose from.

The Roaring ‘20s. For many, the ‘20s are most famous for the prohibition period in the USA. If you’re attending a party with a speakeasy theme, we have a great selection of flapper dresses and gangster suits to choose from. 

However, even though this decade is largely known for gangsters such as Al Capone, this was also the decade when the famous character Mickey Mouse first appeared in a cartoon known as “Steamboat Willie”.

The Flying ‘40s. 
The ‘40s are largely remembered as the time of the Second World War. It can be a very popular choice for fancy dress parties with lots of ‘40s dances and music to enjoy. 

So, if you’re searching for costumes, we have lots of great wartime themed costumes to browse such as officers, home guard, WW2 Sweetheart, WW2 Land Girl and many more to choose from. 

The Fabulous ‘50s. 
In the ‘50s lots of attention was drawn to a new style of music, Rock-N-Roll. With artists such as Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and many more, this new style of music was very popular. 

So if you’re a fan of the ‘50s time period or you’re attending a 1950s themed party, check out the various costumes available from Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop today.

The Swinging ‘60s . 
This decade is remembered by many for numerous different reasons. Firstly the Beatles; who are regarded by many as perhaps one of the great musical acts in history. Also, the ‘60s is well known for the rise of ‘free-spirited individuals’, also known by many as ‘hippies’. 

We have a great selection of ‘60s inspired fancy dress costumes for men, ladies and even children, so browse the collection online or visit us in store in Liverpool or Chester.

The Disco ‘70s . 
If you’re attending a disco themed fancy dress party, you’ll need a great ‘70s themed costume and Smiffys Fancy Dress Shop has a fantastic selection to choose from.

With disco shirts, flared trousers, disco suit costumes and more to choose from, men and ladies will be spoiled for choice.

The Electric ‘80s . 
Arguably one of the biggest cultural events in the 1980s was the changes to the music industry as a result of the popularity of music videos.

Pop acts such as Michael Jackson and Duran Duran were very popular; becoming icons of the decade. However, many other styles of music also became popular such as new wave, synthpop and house. The ‘80s was also a great decade for heavy metal and glam metal, with bands such as Metallica, Bon Jovi and Guns N’ Roses.

Such a varied and exciting decade brings lots of wonderful fancy dress options. If a glam metal costume sounds like an awesome costume idea, perhaps some Zebra Print Trousers and an Inflatable Guitar would interest you. However, if you’re more a fan of the New Romantic scene, perhaps you will be interested in an ‘80s New Romantic Costume. 

The Naughty ‘90s. 
Like the previous decade, the ‘90s was famous for a lot of music; arguably one of the biggest global pop acts of the decade was the Spice Girls. However, other genres and styles of music also became popular, such as alternative rock, grunge and electronic dance music.

However arguably one of the biggest musical styles of the decade was the boy band and the girl group. With groups such as the previously mentioned Spice Girls and other groups such as Take That, boy bands and girl groups were indeed very popular.

However, this decade isn’t just known for music, it’s also known for videogames and television shows. With popular shows such as Baywatch and videogames such as Super Mario 64, there’s lots of inspiration for fancy dress costumes.

So, if you’re searching for a fancy dress costume in the style of this iconic decade, don’t worry; Smiffy's Fancy Dress Shop has a fantastic selection to choose from such as a Ladies Baywatch Swimsuit Costume or a Where's Wally Kit.


Fancy Dress Throughout The Decades, Visit Smiffy's Fancy Dress Shop

If you’re attending a fancy dress party with a theme of a previous decade, you can find a great selection of fancy dress costumes from the wonderful online fancy dress store, Smiffy's Fancy Dress Shop. However, if you would prefer to do your fancy dress costume shopping in person, you can browse our selection in store by visiting us in Liverpool.

Do You Have Any Questions? Need Some Help?

If you’re interested in the numerous fancy dress costumes available from Smiffy's Fancy Dress Shop but you would like more information, don’t worry; our friendly and dedicated team is here to help. We have been trading for over ten years and have an unrivalled 30 years of industry experience.

 If you cannot find the costume you’re looking for, we can use our expertise and our links within the party industry to try and source it for you. So get in touch with our friendly team today and discuss your fancy dress needs.


Get In Touch With The Smiffy's Fancy Dress Shop Team

If you would like more information, or if you have any questions that you would like to ask our team, please feel free to get in touch with us. Our friendly and dedicated team will be happy to help.

You can get in touch by email, by phone or by visiting us in person in either our shop based in Bridge Street Row in Chester or our shop in Liverpool.


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  • You can call, 0151 709 9449. Our opening hours are, 9.30 – 5.30 Monday to Saturday, 11.00 – 4.30 on Sundays.
  • Or visit us in store at, 56 Bold Street Liverpool L1 4EA 
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