Saturday, March 22, 2014

Historical Fashion How-To ~ 1960's

   Wow, we've already made it to the 1960's! This sixth decade of fashion that we've explored together is probably the most vibrant and varied we've seen thus far. If all you can think of are hippie clothes, scroll down and you'll see why I like this era! Also....I have finally decided to show my face! *gasp*

 Surprise!

1960's


  



   The 1960's was a time of revolution and unrest. Subcultures, youth movements, and social reform defined the decade. With the changing times came new fashions. Upper class socialites, Mods, and Hippies all had their own distinctive look. What people wore was a reflection of how they viewed life in general.
   A girl from the Mod culture might wear a brightly colored A-line dress and jacket with tall boots. Housewives could spend the day in floral dresses with boat necklines, then hold a dinner parties in sheath dresses and pearls. Society ladies might attend a formal event in full-skirted gowns with empire waists. Later in the era, a hippie girl could be seen wearing an ethnically inspired tunic with bell bottoms and bare feet. As I said, this was the era of variety!


   Not being into hippie styles and miniskirts myself, I chose modest and classy outfits that still have a definite sixties look. The first is comprised of my new A-line skirt, a turtleneck, and tall, streamlined boots. In resemblance to the era, I wore bright punchy colors and opaque tights. I wore my hair long and (fairly) straight with a scarf-like headband to accessorize. It was also fun to do 60's inspired makeup!

   Long coats as outerwear were all the rage in the 60's, so I planned this outfit around my streamlined brown coat. My ruffly white shirt reminded me of the era, while my straight denim made a timeless base. Again I wore my tall boots, this time with bright tights underneath.

 


  Above you see my black sheath dress, which is a dead ringer for 60's garments! It looked perfect with the A-line plaid jacket that Mom and I recently got. Simple brown heels, a string of pearls, and a teased updo completed the look. Later, I exchanged the jacket and heels for a shrug and red wedges - black dresses are so versatile!

  There you have it, ladies! I hope you had a pleasant time looking at my little blast from the past. Have a beautiful and blessed weekend! :)

"For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. "
~Jeremiah 29:11

10 comments:

  1. Eeek! This might actually be my favorite post! :D Maybe because we can see your face now? but I love it! the outfits are super cute and classy and I love your "surprise!" picture at the top ;D yay! (no, I'm not just choir high, I'm genuinely enthusiastic about this >.O)

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    1. Hee hee, thank you so much! Glad you like it. :D

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  2. Fabulous Paige! It was amazing to see your face- beautiful! :)
    You did a great job with each outfit! They scream 60's!

    Cassie

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comments Cassie! :) This was a fun post to do.

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  3. It's so exciting to see your face! You are beautiful!
    The 1960's isn't my favorite era, but the outfits you put together are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Laura!! :)
      I'm so glad I got the new skirt! It was perfect for this post.

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  4. I know this is going to sound really weird, but yay! We can finally see your gorgeous eyes! You are so beautiful...And, of course, I loved all the outfits! Just like Cassie said, screams 60's! =)

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    1. Thank you Ashley! I think that's sweet, not wierd. :)

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  5. What a beautiful face you have! ;) I so enjoyed seeing these outfits and all of them are so cute and modest! Love the black dress and jacket and your hair looks great in that up-do!
    In Christ,
    ~Sarah~
    http://allthingsvintage-sc.blogspot.com/

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    1. Aw, thanks Sarah! I'm glad you liked the outfits! :)

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