This documentary explores the world of fashion, its history and development, and the phenomenon of fashion trends. While trends once were set by innovations of couturiers and fashion designers, today's fashions are just as likely to start on the streets. In this way, fashions reflect the current trend towards egalitarianism and simplicity. The film features segments on some of the developments unique to the twentieth century. These include "Making Waves: The Bikini"; "A Leg Up: Stockings"; "A Supporting Role: Corsets and Bras"; "Here Comes the Bride: The Wedding Dress"; "If the Shoe Fits: Shoes"; "A Head for Fashion:Hats"; "The Long and the Short of It: Hemlines"; "One Leg at a Time: Women and Trousers"; "Breaking the Rules: Sportswear"; "Out of the Rain: Raincoats"; "The Cat's Pajamas: Pajamas"; "Bib and Bonnet Beauties: Children"; and "Off the Cuff: Men's Fashions".