1960’s Fashion

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In the 1960’s big hair was very fashionable, so was loads of make-up, basically as exaggerated as you could get. Though they only wore over the top make-up at night, in the day it was all about smokey eyes, long lashes and subltle lips. This though was the 'pre-hippie' 60's. When the decade became hippyish make-up wasn't as involved, though hair definately was.
external image hair60.gifFor the women big hair with volume was very popular.
external image 51546_b~Elvis-Presley-Posters.jpgFor the guys it was styles inspired by people like elvis and the beatles.external image 142040__beatles_l.jpg

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Lots of the styles were being carried on from the fifties, such as the pencil skirt with pleats so that they could dance the 'twist' which was a craze in the 60's. The miniskirt was also popular, created by Mary Quant who got the idea from 1964 designs by Courrèges. The mini skirt was especially popular in london and soon got known as the chealsea look. Soon after mini skirts had begun to be fashionable tights were introduced so even if people were ashamed of their legs, they could still follow the trend. Patterned tights were worn the most, fishnets were briefly stylish and sparkly spandex was big in the christmas period.

Stilettos were huge in the 60's for many reasons, one of which was because they added a good few inches to your height and legs! external image remix_2.jpgThe kitten heel was a cute, not so difficult to walk in alternative, Pointed toes gave way to chisel shaped toes in 1961 and to an almond toe in 1963. Flat boots were becoming increasingly popular aswell, teamed with a short dress. The boots gradually, as time and fashion went by got higher up the leg untill they reached the knee.
The mini skirt was not always the most practical thing to wear and jeans were sometimes too casual, so formal trousers came out, worn with either a matching jacket or tunics, plus you could wear the same sort of style for evening wear too just made out of a slinkeir material. Of course the flares were popular too, the bigger the flares on your jeans the better. Low rise jeans (or hipsters) were considered very low yet they were much higher than the low rise jeans of today.