Fashion Trends of the Past (1950s-1970s)

21 Oct

Fashion Trends of the Past (1950s-1970s)

Past fashion plays a role in the fashion of today. You can see many similarities between the fashion of the past and the present. Let’s explore fashion of 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

1960s Fashion

1950s fashion

The 1950’s was a decade of glamorous clothes, femininity, and European haute couture.

One of the 50’s fashion trends is the chemise dress. Chemise dress is a dress cut straight at the sides and left unfitted at the waist, in the manner of the undergarment known as a chemise.

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Brightly colored clothes and accessories became fashionable in the 1950s and the bikini was developed.

Beach Models

See dresses similar to 1950s’ at Blushing Boutique.

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1960s Fashion

1960s fashion

The 1960s was a decade that broke many fashion traditions.

Mary Quant popularized the mini-skirt, and Jackie Kennedy got women everywhere wearing pillbox hats.

1960s mini skirts 1960s pillbox hat

Women worn false eyelashes throughout the 1960s, and their hairstyles were a variety of lengths and styles, though most of them were very large.

Designers were producing clothing more suitable for young adults, which led to an increase in interest and sales of fashion to teenagers.

See tunics that are similar to 1960s’ at Blushing Boutique.

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1970s Fashion

1970s fashion

The 1970s fashion began with a continuation of mini-skirts, and then moved on to bell-bottoms, and the androgynous hippie look from 1960s.

By the early 1970s it was difficult for many people to decide what was in style and what was not. People wore anything that they wanted.

The most famous silhouette of the mid and late 1970s for both sexes was that of tight on top and loose on bottom.

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The 1970s also saw the birth of the indifferent, anti-conformist approach to fashion, which consisted of sweaters, t-shirts, jeans and sneakers.

1970s jeans 1970s sweater

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