Thursday, July 8, 2010

A Look At Women's Fashion In The Early 1960's

Gallery of 1960's Women's Fashion
The Era Of Jacqueline Kennedy

Influenced by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, women in the sixties adored the Pill Box hat and dressed quite
elegantly even during the day. At the beginning of the decade, ladies looked very similar to gals of the 50s.

The Shirtwaist Dress

The shirtwaist dress was popular beginning the era in solid colors, stripes and plaid and then moving into exciting florals.
"Mini-Dresses" Came Later In The Decade

Eventually, British designers would influence fashion and Mary Quant's "Mini - ski
rt" was in style.

Not Till Later Came The A-Line Mini Dresses
A-line "Mini" dresses and sleeveless shifts with bright large flowers
in tropical and neon colors were popular later in the decade.

1963 Simplicity Patterns

But in these photos taken from a 1963 Simplicity Pattern book, the hemlines are still very conservative. Gals wore matching handbags and shoes along with coordinated hats and gloves. Simple beads or Pearls were also worn.

In the 1960's I could wear these dresses as well as mini dresses. Now as a baby boomer...I'll stick to outfits that cover the leg!

Photos are from the collection at
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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