The 1960s introduced a number of many new trends to people of all ages and sex. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions by following many social and entertainment aspects. Fashion for the 1960s didn't start out with bright and colorful clothing. Most of the clothing was dully designed, and then small boutiques opened. These boutiques began selling cheap and colorful clothing for younger people. During the 60’s, the women started wearing miniskirts, leather boots and fake eyelashes while the men wore Paisley shirts, velvet trousers and high collared jackets. Men also wore their hair long
During 1960 through 1962, the bouffant look (a dress where the top part is tight and the skirt of the dress puffs out) was continued out from the 1950s. The beehive was a popular hairstyle where people would tease their hair and pile it high on top of their head. It was referred to as the beehive because it resembled an actual beehive. Another popular look during this time was the beatnik. This look included black berets, black pants, and dark glasses. Women wore float shoes and dark eye makeup, while men wore sandals.
In the early to mid-1960s, the London Modernists (known as the Mods) were improving and defining new fashion for young British men while the trends for both sexes changed much more than ever before in the history of fashion and would continue throughout the decade. Designers were producing clothing more appealing and suitable for young people, which lead to a rise in interests and sales.
Fashions in the early years of the 1960s reflected the elegance of the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. Other than the pillbox hat, women wore suits, usually in pastel colors, with short boxy jackets, and over-sized buttons. Simple, shape dresses (geometric), known as shifts, were also in style. For evening wear, full-skirted evening gowns were worn; these sometimes had a close-fitting waist. For casual wear, Capri trousers... [continues]
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