What Did People Wear in the 1960s?


The fashion most prevalent in the 1960s consisted of wiggle dresses, silk coats, mini dresses, leather coats with sheepskin collars and belted dresses. The era is also known to have been one of the most fashion conscious periods in history.
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The 1960's began with crew cuts on men and bouffant hairstyles on women. Men's casual shirts were often plaid and buttoned down the front, while knee-length dresses were required wear for women in most public places.
By mid-decade, miniskirts or hot pants, often worn with go-go boots, were revealing legs, bodywear was revealing curves, and women's hair was either very short or long and lanky.
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In the 1960?s, women were popular for wearing shifts, Capri pants, culottes, baby-doll dresses and tie-dyed tops and mini dresses. Bell bottom pants and flared trousers were equally popular with women as with men during the 1960's fashion era. These were mostly accompanied by chiffon blouses, polo necked ribbed sweaters or tank tops. Swing coats and dyed fake fur were among the hot favourites! Turtlenecks marked their territory in men's wardrobe during this period. Other male fashion clothing items such as Nehru-collared shirts, Paisley Shirts, velvet trousers, high collared Regency jackets, mods and buffalo plaid shirts announced their arrival in the 1960's.
The first half of the Sixties resembled the Fifties. Conservative, ladylike, proper. No short skirts. Gloves for evening and social occasions. Petticoats and girdles. The dresses pleated or pencil skirts were easily worn in the 1950s.Women wore dresses or skirts for all but the most casual activity. Pants were for sport or play and never worn to school.
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