Did you know that you might be able to tell when a movie was made by the costumes? Contemporary movies, set in the time the film was made, tend to use generic fashions so they don't become outdated quickly. Movies set in the past can pinpoint the fashions of the time, so they are more "retro-trendy" to specify the era. That's just one of many new things we'll learn about the art of movie costuming in this video.
What a character wears can explain what we need to know about them without a word being said. Jack Nugent from Now You See It explains how costuming adds so much to a movie, or a particular scene, without us realizing it. -via Tastefully Offensive