Fashion Decades



During the 1960's fashion traditions had been broken. Go-go boots were in along with box-shaped PVC dresses. Mary Quant invented the mini-skirt and Jackie O made the "pillbox" hats the latest fad. Accessories were scene as extras and unnecessary in comparison to previous years. False eyelashes could be scene for miles and blinding tie-dye was all the rage. In the late 60's the hippie movement exploded into action. Bell bottoms, batik fabrics as well as paisley prints had caught the eye of many long haired, peace loving hippies. 

The first lady, Jackie O, brought the elegance from the 50's into the 60's with the pillbox hats. Women wore suits in pastels, with short boxy jackets and over-sized buttons. Simple geometric dresses, known as shifts, were also in style. During the evening full gowns were worn. For casual wear, Capri trousers were in style for women and teens, during the 60's stilettos made there first appearance.

Pale, beige and toned shades were out in the 60's men now wore blindingly brought suits. Ties were 5" thick with every color imaginable. Frill was scene as bold and creative, although blinding, still considered appealing to the eye. For casual wear, paid button down shirts with comfortable slacks were the way to go.

In 1964 women cut their hair into short, clean styles and wore much simpler dresses. In 1966 the space age had been replaced by the Edwardian style. Men went back to wearing double-breasted suits of velvet or stripped patterns, corduroy waist coats, shirts with frilled collars and their hair worn bellow their collar bone. Rolling Stones guitarest dubbed this style as the "dandified" era. 

Models such as Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Penelope Tree, Colleen Corby and Veruschka were inspiration to many fashion connoisseur in the 1960's. Lace collars, velvet mini-skirts and wide tent dresses had taken over the geometric style. It was all about LEG's Leg's leg's for this era, hemlines kept rising, by 1968 the were above mid-thigh. 

Peace, love and freedom. The 60's was a psychedelic era and the gateway to "no shame" fashion. False eyelashes, bell-bottom jeans, ponchos and braless women were everywhere. Men and women were in bright-bold prints. In the worlds of Paul McCartney, "Let is Be" 

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