New PDF release: Fabulous Fashions of the 1960s

By Felicia Lowenstein Niven

In the Sixties, a few girls cherished to teach off in miniskirts and go-go boots. Others hottest the extra conservative glance of First woman Jaqueline Kennedy who donned neutral-colored two-piece fits and pillbox hats. ladies had sky-high hairstyles just like the beehive or perhaps down-to-earth, lengthy, directly hair. African americans mixed conventional African fabric with glossy types and fought for civil rights. A warfare raged on in Vietnam whereas the Beatles invaded the United States. examine the models, fads, popular culture icons, and global occasions of the Sixties.

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Most ordinary people did not wear these fashions, but they loved to talk about them! Going Psychedelic Image Credit: Everett Collection American actress and singer Leslie Uggams lights up the TV screen in this psychedelic dress! The word psychedelic comes from the Greek word psyche. It refers to the mind. In fashion, it has come to mean bright colors and patterns. There was plenty of that in the sixties. Sometimes the colors were so bright that they glowed. Neon blues, greens, and purples were used by designer Emilio Pucci, who liked to design in those colors.

It wasn’t long before suits were made in brighter colors, and in stripes and patterns. Men paired them with colorful shirts and ties. And if they did not want to wear a tie, they could wear a sports jacket with a turtleneck. Near the end of the sixties, styles for men became really fancy. Men wore wider, more colorful ties than ever before. They also wore ascots, or neck scarves. They chose shirts in bold patterns and fluorescent colors. These patterns and colors were not just on their shirts.

Geometric—Describes such shapes as rectangles, squares, and circles. hippie—A rebellious person who rejects conventional society, is antiwar, and usually has long hair. leisure—Relaxation. miniskirt—A short skirt that ends above the knee. pageboy—A hairstyle in which the hair is cut just below the ears and then curled under or, in the case of the pageboy flip, flipped out. trend—The general direction in which things are heading. vinyl—A type of plastic. vivid—Intensely bright. Further Reading Image Credit: Shutterstock Books Connikie, Yvonne.

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