"Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening" - Coco Chanel
The fashion of the 1960s is used even today, as this decade was marked as the time when there were major social changes, and was dominated solely by the youth. These were the years after the World Wars, when the baby boomers were the youth, and demanded to have their own fashion styles, and set trends their way. Because of the huge fashion saga, designers in the 1960s too responded more liberally, and had a daring approach to styling, which showed in their designing ways. This transformation was a warning to the earlier eras, that the youth of the 1960s would not be dominated by traditional obligations of what had to be worn, when, and by whom.
The 1960s' Women Wore
Fashion, in this era, underwent many changes in clothes for women. Along with color changes to styles, to hairdos, to footwear, everything was different. The gowns made way for mini as well as long skirts and close-fitting dresses. The hippies believed in dressing only for necessity and not luxury. They wore bell-bottomed jeans, long skirts, loose-fitting or tie-dyed shirts, sandals, and headbands.
In the early '60s, the elegance of these clothes was flaunted by the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. Women wore suits with short boxy jackets and over-sized buttons. Women also showed off their sexy toned bodies with A-line mini dresses with sleeveless patterns, and wore them with knee-length boots, swanky goggles, and beaded accessories. Cocktail dresses, stilettos, and go-go boots, were also very popular.
The 1960s' Men Wore
Some very famous collar styles in the 1960s were the turtle necks, which were mainly paired with checked and striped blazers and vests. The Nehru jacket also gained popularity, which was inspired by the Indian Prime Minister - Jawaharlal Nehru, and was a favorite among 'The Beatles' and other '60s' celebrities. Pleated trousers and sweaters were famous too.
Plaid prints for Men and Women