Fashion

1960's

The beginning

Jacqueline Kennedy, one of the fashion icon legends, made many of the styles seen in the beginning very popular. Some of those styles were pillbox hats, pastel suits with short boxy jackets and over-sized buttons, and simple geometric dresses or shifts. Also, for formal attire, full-skirted gowns were worn with low necklines and close-fitting waists. Capri trousers were the main choice for woman's casual wear. Another fashion trend were the stiletto heels, they complimented the elegance attire very well.

Mens wear

For men suits were bright and colorful instead of the pale, vintage shades like the previous decade. Men's styles had frills and cravats, wide ties with crazy prints, stripes and patterns, leather boots and collarless jackets.
1960's Fashion

1960s fashion

Mary Quant’s mini-shirt changed everything in the 1960s fashion. This mid-decade mini was a must-have. Following the mini-skirt is the mini-dress with an sleeveless shift. Another style during this decade came in “1964, when French designer Andre Courreges introduced the ‘space look’, with trouser suits, white boots, goggles, and box-shaped dresses whose skirts soared three inches above the knee.”

Hippie style

Towards the end of this decade the hippie style became very popular, it was influenced by the Vietnam war. Men and women both wore the following, “frayed bell-bottomed jeans, tie-dyed shirts, work shirts, and headbands and sandals. At times, women would go barefoot, and some went bra-less. Some other hippie-styles were fringed buckskin vests, flowing caftans, Mexican peasant blouses, gypsy-style skirts, scarves, bangles, and Indian prints. For the conservative hippie style, there were the ‘lounging’ or ‘hostess’ pajamas, which consisted of a tunic top over floor-length culottes, and were usually made of polyester or chiffon.”

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