Fashion trends seen through Google searches

Posted to Maps  |  Tags: , ,  |  Nathan Yau

Fashion trends, such as skinny jeans and Palazzo pants, can spike and fall quickly year over year, and it can be tough to keep up. Maybe trends in Google searches for specific fashions can help. Hiroko Tabuchi and Josh Katz for the New York Times mapped a handful of fashion searches over time so you can see some of the regional changes.

The above is the view for Tulle skirts (kind of like a ballerina skirt). The trend starts out spotty in various regions across the country and then seems to hit a tipping point around September 2014.

This is based on Google’s recent trends report, but unfortunately the data is in-house, so we don’t get to play.

Disclaimer: I know nothing about fashion, unless you count the hoodie, t-shirt, and jeans mix-and-match game, in which case I’m an expert. However, I am told this does not count.

Favorites

The Most Unisex Names in US History

Moving on from the most trendy names in US history, let’s look at the most unisex ones. Some names have …

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.

The Changing American Diet

See what we ate on an average day, for the past several decades.

Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

For various occupations, the difference between the person who makes the most and the one who makes the least can be significant.