Fashion in the 1960s

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  • The "boufant" look

    The "boufant" look
    During this year:1960, women began wearing a dress known as the "bouffant" look. This dress was where the top part was tight, and the skirt of the dress puffs out.
  • The beehive

    The beehive
    During this year the popular hairstyle became known as: the beehive. Where people teased their hair and piled it onto their head. This was a big hit. Women also began wearing pants at around this time.
  • The beatnik

    The beatnik
    Also known as the beat look, this was a time of black everything. This look included black berets, black slacks that were tight on women and dark glasses. Women also wore dark eye makeup. Men wore sandals.
  • The Beatles

    The Beatles
    Cardin designed the Beatles suits which became popular for men. The suit had a single breasted collarless jacket and slim pants.
  • The bikini

    The bikini
    The bikini came into fashion after being featured in a film called: Beach Party.
  • Mary Quant

    Mary Quant
    Mary Quant started her own label, and designed mini skirts, coloured tights, and wet look vinyl fashions.
  • The space age!

    The space age!
    Space age clothing starts to become popular. Different materials were used such as discs of metal or plastic linked together with wire. Leather is also used. Metallic or neon colors were used as the main colous on the clothing.
  • Mens hairstyles

    Mens hairstyles
    Men began wearing haircuts like: the pompadour and flattop. Then later in the year men began wearing sideburns.
  • Bright clothing

    Bright clothing
    Bright clothing is now a hit. Colors (acid colors) are brighter and bolder. Men begin to dress "fancy".
  • Ethnic fashion

    Ethnic fashion
    Ethnic fashions begins to spread. The ethnic look is clothing picked up from other cultures.
  • The "Hippie" look

    The "Hippie" look
    Skirts begin to lengthen out, along with hair. The "Hippie look" is now popular. The women wore long floor length dresses and skirts called maxies. Men continued to grow their hair longer. Hippies decorated everything, including painting their bodies.
  • The afro

    The afro
    African-American hairstyles for men and women including the afro were introduced at this time.