Most Millennials call themselves fashionable in 2021

Linley SandersSenior Data Journalist
April 21, 2021, 6:24 PM UTC

Despite an onslaught of attacks on Millennial fashion trends (think: skinny jeans and middle parts), the generation is keeping its head held high.

A YouGov poll of 2,349 Americans finds that Millennials (55%) are the most likely generation to call themselves very fashionable (20%) or somewhat fashionable (35%). The younger age group, Generation Z, is generally split on whether or not to call themselves fashionable: 46% say they are, while 40% say they are not. 

Older Americans appear to believe that they are not very fashionable, or not fashionable at all. About two in five Gen X’ers (38%) call themselves fashionable, while a majority of this generation say they are not (55%). Three in 10 Baby Boomers (29%) believe they should be considered fashionable, but two-thirds (67%) do not think this is the case. 

Related: Middle part vs side part: what is fashionable in each generation? 

Methodology: This YouGov poll of 2,349 US adults was conducted March 22 – 24, 2021. There were 306 adults from Generation Z (Born 1997 – 2012), 698 adults who are Millennials (Born 1981 – 1996), 515 adults from Generation X (Born 1965 – 1980), 711 adults who are Baby Boomers (Born 1946 – 1964), and 119 adults from The Silent Generation (Born 1928 – 1945) surveyed. The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all US adults (aged 18+).  

Image: Photo by Liza Summer from Pexels 

RealTime Research

The YouGov Omnibus is the perfect vehicle to quickly and cost-effectively find out people’s opinions, attitudes and behaviours. Omnibus is a shared cost, multi-client approach to survey research.
View all publications