40 Amazing Photos Showing Wonderful Fashions From the 1960s

Fashion of the 1960s featured a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time. Around the middle of the decade, fashions arising from small pockets of young people in a few urban centers received large amounts of media publicity, and began to heavily influence both the haute couture of elite designers and the mass-market manufacturers. Examples include the mini skirt, culottes, go-go boots, and more experimental fashions, less often seen on the street, such as curved PVC dresses and other PVC clothes.

Mary Quant popularized the mini skirt, and Jackie Kennedy introduced the pillbox hat; both became extremely popular. False eyelashes were worn by women throughout the 1960s. Hairstyles were a variety of lengths and styles. Psychedelic prints, neon colors, and mismatched patterns were in style.

In the early-to-mid 1960s, London “Modernists” known as Mods influenced male fashion in Britain. Designers were producing clothing more suitable for young adults, which led to an increase in interest and sales. In the late 1960s, the hippie movement also exerted a strong influence on women’s clothing styles, including bell-bottom jeans, tie-dye and batik fabrics, as well as paisley prints. (Wikipedia)

Norma Collier, one of 1960’s Best-Dressed College Girls, standing in front of the Guggenheim building, holding flowers, wearing wool flannel suit, white linen over-blouse, by Junior Sophisticates, pins by Cadoro, bag by Lona, gloves by Aris
Cheryl Tiegs in overdone makeup and teased hair, wearing a red and blue scarf around her neck
Model wearing beige double-breasted coat with oversized button-flap pockets over white ribbed turtleneck, by Originala with Calderon belt and Adler socks; Hair by Hugh Harrison
Model, actress Goldie Hawn wears a short, shirt-dress in brown crushed velvet by Weber Originals, chokers by Mimi di N, hairpieces by Goldilocks, glittery tights by Round-the-Clock
Model, sitting on brightly colored step of circular stair, wearing two-piece linen-weave silk dress by Sloat, hat by Mr. John Boutique, pigskin pumps by Margaret Jerrold, green plastic hoop earrings by Scaasi and ring by Brani
Carla Marier holding a bouquet of flowers and wearing belted jacket with matching skirt by Rosecrest, straw roller by John Frederics Charmer, Wear-Right gloves and Tiffany gold jewelry
Two models pose on a plexiglass throne by Quassar; model at back wears a fitted mini dress with pendant top, stripes at waist; model at bottom wears a fitted pink mini dress; both by Lil
Model standing in field of horses wearing a pink suede cowboy shirt with rhinestone buttons and a long buckskin evening skirt, both by Anne Klein for Mallory. Pave earrings by K.J.L, chiffon scarf by Echo, suede shoes by Capezio.

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