How rampant copying hurts us all

Fashion trends in the 2010s differ greatly and are characterised more by alternative streams influenced by grunge.

The 2010s have thus far been defined by a revival of austerity-era period pieces, hipster and alternative fashions, 1980s-inspired neon colors, from 2012 to 2017, unisex early 1990s style elements influenced by grunge and skater fashions.

In the early 2010s (2010-2012), many mid- and late 2000s fashions remained popular in Europe, the United States, South America, Australia and East Asia, especially the indie pop look which largely drew upon elements of 1970s garage rock, the 1960s counterculture, and contemporary alternative fashion.

The early 2010s saw many recycled fashions from the 1950s, 1970s and 1980s as designers from stores like Topshop replicated original vintage clothing. In the United States, it was popular to wear Gucci, Chanel, or Versace designer clothing, and neon colors such as pink, green, teal, black, purple, magenta and yellow.

Popular tops for American, British and Australian women aged 20–50 included tunics, 1980s style baseball jackets, oversized cardigans, western shirts, 2fer and layered shirts and tees, dresses and shirts worn with belts, Perfecto motorcycle jackets customized with studs, floral camisoles worn with matching boyshorts, and sundresses. European women wear sparkly dresses, baggy one-size-fits-all Empire line skirts, blouses and dresses, and lace, figure-hugging white organza maxi dresses inspired by Pippa Middleton.

From 2010 to 2013 many late 2000s fashion trends remained popular in Europe, the United States, East Asia, Israel, and South America, especially acid wash skinny jeans, «trouser-dresses», romper suits, preppy pastel colored skinny jeans, metallic dresses, and capri pants cropped at the ankle. Possibly due to the poor economy in the early years, the midi skirt and the maxi skirt were the most common skirt and dress styles, with the hemline standards being the longest they had been since The Great Depression.