1960 Fashion Trends – How to adapt 60s clothes to your personal style
1960 is one of the most interesting and versatile periods when it comes to fashion.
This fashionable decade had a big influence over the main trends that came after and what we see today as the fashion industry.
The mini skirt invented by Mary Quant really revolutionized the street style scene. Women started to gain independence in the eyes of the society and they made a statement wearing short skirts and big eyelashes.
Lesley Lawson, known as Twiggy was a fashion icon in the mid 60’s. She wore colorful shift dresses and psychedelic prints. Her big eyes and fake eyelashes remained an iconic image in fashion to this day.
a) Shift Dresses
The shift dresses were very popular back then. Even today, they are real statement pieces. Color blocking prints, bold shades and rounded collars were the main features.
When it came to more intricate designs they used pleats for volume and texture mix.
c) Flared skirts and jeans
Flared midi skirts with pleats and buttoned down shirts were a great option for a high class look.
Talking about jeans, flared and bell-bottom cuts were the ultimate style statements. They provided women with longer legs and a slimmer figure; all of that, just from picking the right pair of pants.
Dark colors with a high waist are back in fashion and if you don’t own a pair yet, it’s probably the best time to go get yours.
d) 60s Accessories
Round sunglasses, with colored lenses really rocked summer parties, but let’s not forget about the statement cat eyes that are very popular today.
Wide frames in bold colors and even dotted prints were some of the most fashionable pieces back in the 60s.
Jewelry and accessories in general, were colorful and bold. Big round earrings, huge bangles and necklaces made of plexi or more subtle designs with natural pearls for more elegant outfits.
Pillbox hats and fascinators used to complete almost all the elegant looks.
When it comes to shoes, there were two different directions; pointy colorful flats with thin laces or high heels.
Wooden wedges and block heels were also very hip back in the 60s. You can pair them today with shift dresses or with jeans, white shirts and big round glasses for a cool casual party.
It was probably the decade of PVC. From coats, dresses to shoes and accessories, everything was made of colorful, metallic PVC.
PVC was a unique fabric back then that made fashion a lot more playful and fun. From transparent textures to opaque, layering different textures and unique geometric designs, PVC left a very bold mark in the history of fashion.