Trends you Didn’t Know Came from Black Culture

There are so many current and past trends that have gained a lot of hype in the media over the years, but do you know where they come from? A lot of fashion in history has been stolen from Black communities by Western culture. It is vital to support Black-owned businesses and creators, as well as to understand the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. Fashion should not be less desirable when it comes from a Black creator versus a White one. Here are some trends you might not have known come from Black culture:

 

Hoop Earrings

Black girl magic photo Photo by Leighann Blackwood from Unsplash

Lettuce Hem

Hip-Hop

women in front of led lights Photo by Spencer Imbrock from Unslpash

Camouflage print

Bra tops

 Black vernacular English and “Black Twitter”

Athleisure 

You are more than allowed to follow these cute trends! Black culture has had an incredible influence on current fashion. Just remember where your style is coming from ;)

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