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Fashion of the s featured a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time. Around the middle of the decade, fashions arising from small pockets of young people in a few urban centres received large amounts of media publicity, and began to heavily influence both the haute couture of elite designers and the mass-market manufacturers.
Examples include the mini skirtculottesgo-go bootsand more experimental fashions, less often seen on the street, such as curved bad-shaped PVC Black Satin Leather Patent - Archaic Women - The Hit Sixties and other PVC clothes. Mary Quant popularised the mini skirt, and Jackie Kennedy introduced the pillbox hat ;  both became extremely popular.
False eyelashes were worn by women throughout the s. Hairstyles were a variety of lengths and styles. In the early-to-mid s, London "Modernists" September In The Rain - Various - Swingende Københavnerliv Vol. 2 as Mods influenced male fashion in Britain. American fashions in the early years of the decade reflected the elegance of the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy.
In addition to tailored skirts, women wore stiletto heel shoes and suits with short boxy jackets, and oversized buttons. Simple, geometric dresses, known as shifts, were also in style.
For casual wear, capri Phil Lynott, John Sykes - The Three Musketeers Live In Goteborg 29/07/1983 were the fashion for women and girls.
The bikininamed after the nuclear test site on Bikini AtollFall In - Tiefschwarz - Fall In / Keep On invented in France in but struggled to gain acceptance in the mass-market during the s, especially in America. The breakthrough came inafter rather large versions featured in the surprise hit teen Black Satin Leather Patent - Archaic Women - The Hit Sixties Beach Partywhich launched the Beach party film genre.
The s were an age of fashion innovation for women. The early s gave birth to drainpipe jeans and capri pantswhich were worn by Audrey Hepburn. Traditionally, trousers had been viewed by western society as masculine, but by the early s, it had become acceptable Black Satin Leather Patent - Archaic Women - The Hit Sixties women to wear them everyday.
These included Levi Strauss jeans, which had previously been considered blue collar wear, and "stretch" drainpipe jeans with elastane. Mid-thigh cut trousers, also known as shorts, evolved around By adapting men's style and wearing trousers, women voiced their equality to men. Space age fashion first appeared in the late s, and developed further in the s.
Designers often emphasized the energy and technology advancements of the Cold War era in their work. The space age look was defined by boxy shapes, thigh length hemlines and bold accessories. Synthetic material was also popular with space age fashion designers. After the Second World War, fabrics like nylon, corfam, orlon, terylene, lurex and spandex were promoted as cheap, easy to dry, and wrinkle-free. The synthetic fabrics of the s allowed space age fashion designers to design garments with bold shapes and a plastic texture.
For daytime outerwear, short plastic raincoats, colourful swing coats and dyed fake-furs were popular for young women. Inthe Nehru jacket arrived on the fashion scene, and was worn by both sexes. Suits were very diverse in color but were, for the first time ever, fitted and very slim.
Waistlines for women were left unmarked and Black Satin Leather Patent - Archaic Women - The Hit Sixties were getting shorter and shorter. Footwear for women included low-heeled sandals and kitten-heeled pumps, as well as the trendy white go-go boots.
Shoes, boots, and handbags were often made of patent leather or vinyl. These were known as "Beatle boots" and were widely copied by young men in Britain. The "space look" he introduced in the spring of included trouser suits, goggles, box-shaped dresses with high skirts, and go-go boots.
Go-go boots eventually became a staple of go-go girl fashion in the sixties. Other influential space age designers include Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne.
Italian-born Pierre Cardin  was best known for his helmets, short tunics, and goggles. The miniskirt changed fashion forever. The definition of a miniskirt is a skirt with a hemline that is generally between 6 and 7 inches above the knees. Early references to the miniskirt from Until Its Time For You To Go (Remake) (Unedited Alternate Master) - Elvis Presley - Unedited Master Wyoming newspaper The Billings Gazette Black Satin Leather Patent - Archaic Women - The Hit Sixtiesdescribed the miniskirt as a controversial item that was produced in Mexico City.
Mary Quant and Andre Courreges both contributed to the invention of the miniskirt during the s. Mary QuantA British designer, was one of the pioneers of the miniskirt during She named the skirt after her favorite car, the Mini Cooper. Quant introduced her design in the mids at her London boutique, Bazaar. She has said: " We wanted to increase the availability of fun for everyone. We felt that expensive things were almost immoral and the New Look was totally irrelevant to us.
Andre Courreges was a French fashion designer who also began experimenting with hemlines in the early s. He started to show space-age dresses that hit above the knee in late His designs were more structured and sophisticated than Quant's design. His clothes represented a couture version of the " Youthquake " street style and heralded the arrival of the "moon girl" look.
As teen culture became stronger, the term " Youthquake " came to mean the power of young people. This was unprecedented before the s. Before World War IIteenagers dressed and acted Black Satin Leather Patent - Archaic Women - The Hit Sixties their parents.
Many settled down and began raising families when they were young, normally right after high school. They were often expected to work and assist their families financially. Therefore, youth culture begins to develop only Black Satin Leather Patent - Archaic Women - The Hit Sixties World War II, when the advancement of many technologies and stricter child labor laws became mainstream. Teenagers during this period had more time to enjoy their youth, and the freedom to create their own culture separate from their parents.
Teens soon began establishing their own identities and communities, with their own views and ideas, breaking away from the traditions of their parents. The miniskirt and the "little girl" look that accompanied it reflect a revolutionary shift in the way people dress.
Instead of younger generations dressing like adults, they Senegal - Bran Van 3000 - Discosis inspired by childlike dress. Second-wave feminism made the Moma Yεnsrε Onyame - The Youngsters Band* - Dee Owo Bi Bere popular. Women had entered the professional workforce in larger numbers during World War II and many women soon found they craved a career and life outside the home.
During the mid 60s, Mod girls wore very very short miniskirtstall, brightly colored go-go bootsmonochromatic geometric print patterns such as houndstoothand tight fitted, sleeveless tunics. Flared trousers and bell bottoms appeared in as an alternative to capri pantsand led the way to the hippie period introduced in the s. Bell bottoms were usually worn with chiffon blouses, polo-necked ribbed sweaters or tops that bared the midriff.
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This style was also popular in the early s. Velvet mini dresses with lace-collars and matching cuffs, wide tent dresses and culottes pushed aside the geometric shift. False eyelashes were in vogue, as was pale lipstick. Hemlines kept rising, and by they had reached well above mid-thigh.
These were known as "micro-minis". This was when the "angel dress" first made its appearance on the fashion scene. A micro-mini dress with a flared skirt and long, wide trumpet sleeves, it was usually worn with patterned tights, and was often made of crocheted lace, velvet, chiffon or sometimes cotton with a psychedelic print.
The cowled-neck "monk dress" was another religion-inspired alternative; the cowl could be pulled up to be worn over the head.
For evening wear, skimpy chiffon baby-doll dresses with spaghetti-straps were popular, as well as the "cocktail dress", which was a close-fitting sheath, usually covered in lace with matching long sleeves. Famous celebrities associated with marketing the miniskirt included: Twiggy ; model Jean Shrimptonwho attended an event in the Melbourne Cup Carnival in Australia wearing a miniskirt in ; Goldie Hawnwho appeared on Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In with her mini skirt in ; and Jackie Kennedywho wore a short white pleated Valentino dress when she married Aristotle Onassis in This book acted as a guide for women of any marital status to take control of their own lives financially as well as emotionally.
With the high success of this book, a pathway was set for media to also encourage this behavior. Betty Friedan also wrote The Feminine Mystique the following year, giving insight into the suburban female experience, further igniting women's push for a more independent lifestyle.
Fashion photography in the s represented a new feminine ideal for women and young girls: the Single Girl. The Single Girl represented 'movement'. She was young, single, active, and economically self-sufficient. To represent this new Single Girl feminine ideal, many s photographers photographed models outside—often having them walk or run in fashion shoots. Models in the s also promoted sports wear, which reflected the modern fascination with speed and the quickening pace of the s urban life.
Although the Single Girl was economically, socially and emotionally self-sufficient, the ideal body form was difficult for many to achieve. Therefore, women were constrained by diet restrictions that seemed to contradict the image of the empowered s Single Girl.
The Working Girl motif represented another shift for the modern, fashionable woman. Unlike earlier periods, characterized by formal evening gowns and the European look, the s Working Girl popularized day wear and "working clothing". New ready to wear lines replaced individualized formal couture fashion. The Working Girl created an image of a new, independent woman who has control over her body. There was a new emphasis on ready-to-wear and personal style.
As the s was an era of exponential innovation, there was appreciation for something new rather than that of quality. The Single Girl was the true depiction of the societal and commercial obsession with the adolescent look.
The female body has forever been a sign of culturally constructed ideals. The "Dolly Girl" was another archetype for young females in the s.
She emerged in the mid-sixties, and her defining characteristic is the iconic miniskirt. Clothes were worn tight fitting, sometimes even purchased from a children's section. Dresses were often embellished with lace, ribbons, and other frills; the look was topped off with light colored tights. Crocheted clothing also took off within this specific style.