Articles on 1960s Fashion

Granny and Glassless
Granny and Glassless were two short-lived fads of the 1960s for the eyes...
Hairstyles Worn in the Sixties
Hair, what's a woman to do without it? Why is hair important to a woman, and even to some men?...
Handbags For Men
Before the late '60s, the only men who used to carry handbags, in a sense, were natives of New Guinea (and a few other indigenous groups), mailmen, doctors, photographers, medieval couriers, and Truman Capote...
Mary Quant - Fashion Designer
Mary Quant was one of the most famous fashion designers of the 1960s; her best-known creation was the mini-skirt...
My Sweet Jacket
Inanimate objects do take on a sentimental glow of nostalgic yearning sometimes...
PANTSUITS ("CITY PANTS") AND ST. LAURENT
In 1968, the trouser or pantsuit, after tentative efforts over the previous seasons to secure a foothold in fashion, appeared to be gaining ground at last...
THE FLIP
One of the 1960s' signature hairdos has endured over several decades. "The Flip" was hip and initially favored by younger women-shoulder-length hair was backcombed slightly at the top and then curled out at the ends...
The Thin Craze of the 1960s
Clothes that would have never been accepted prior to the 1960's were popular, like the mini-skirt and form-fitting dresses and skirts. Another fad or style that became popular in the 1960's was being thin, especially for females...
The Whirl-skirted Glamour Dress
Growing up as a small-town teenager in the 1960's, there wasn't a lot a girl could do – especially a blocky, geeky one with pink eyeglasses and no social life...
VIDAL SASSOON
Probably the most influential hair stylist of the 1960s was Vidal Sassoon. His creations included the Asymmetric 5-point, the Geometric, the Wash-and-Wear Perm, the Nancy Kwan...
The Beehive Hairdo
The beehive was no ordinary `do' – it was a way of life, and it demanded complete and utter commitment...
The Afro
During the late sixties, fashions changed with the times, reflecting the independence and identity of a young generation determined to break free from their parents' values and mores...
These Boots Were Made for Stalking: The Quest for the Elusive Go-Go Boot
It was 1966, and everyone in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn "and perhaps the whole world" had go-go boots but me...
60s Fashions: How Childhood Poverty Became a Look
Why would fashion-conscious teenagers and young women want to take on the unhealthy gauntness of an undernourished street urchin?...
I'm Too Hip To Have Sixties Hair
I wake up, look in the mirror and see Ruth Buzzi as Gladys with the rolled down stockings in Laugh In or the Church Lady from SNL and believe me that is not special...

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