60s Fashion Trends

60s fashion trends
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  • A fad, sometimes called a trend, meme or a craze, is any form of behavior that develops among a large population and is collectively followed with enthusiasm for some period, generally as a result of the behavior's being perceived as novel in some way.Kornblum (2007), p. 213.
  • Gradual changes in fashion styles
  • It is the direction in which fashion is moving.
  • 60S is the large ribosomal subunit in eukaryotes. It corresponds to 50S in prokaryotes.
  • The 60s decade ran from January 1, 60, to December 31, 69. It was the seventh decade in the Anno Domini/Common Era, if the nine-year period from 1 AD to 9 AD is considered as a "decade".
  • File:1960s decade montage.png|From left, clockwise: A soldier lies on the ground during the Vietnam War; The arrival of The Beatles in the U.S.
60s fashion trends - Knitting it
Knitting it Old School: 43 Vintage-Inspired Patterns
Knitting it Old School: 43 Vintage-Inspired Patterns
43 patterns inspired by the '40s, '50s, '60s, and '70s
Knitters love all things vintage-but it's not as easy as picking up an old pattern from decades past. Oftentimes, they use obsolete yarns, aren't sized for today's body shapes, and are written differently than current pattern instructions.
Now, retro-minded crafters get the best of both worlds in this unique collection. Drawing from the fashion trends of the '40s through the '70s, Knitting it Old School offers a bold new twist on vintage-inspired knitting patterns.
Vintage patterns feature newly created designs that flatter today's figure and use contemporary yarns
Fun, wearable patterns that echo styles of days gone by
Four bonus sewing patterns to whip up complimentary vintage-themed accessories
With a balance of classic and kitsch, wardrobe basics and saucy specials, Knitting it Old School is a breath of fresh air for knitters who love "old" but want to be "new."
Sample Patterns from Knitting it Old School

Sailor Sweater
"Rudies" Sweater

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The Overtaking of Patterns, Plaids, and Bell Bottoms
The Overtaking of Patterns, Plaids, and Bell Bottoms
Photo on the Left: Personal Photograph of the Marcus Eubanks' Family (my mother, grandparents and uncle, 1969). Photo on the Right: American Decades: 1960-1969. 1995. Edited by Richard Layman. New York: Gale Research International Limited, 159. (Photographer: Unknown.) The above picture demonstrates two major arrivals of the decade, the all-over pattern, particularly that of plaid and the pants and pants suit for women. The latter had become one of the biggest fashion revolutions of the decade for women. It did not make its appearance till the latter part of the decade. Although this was not the first time for pants to ever be seen on a woman, fashion designers were now making pants into something that could be worn out on the town or to special occasions rather than just in the home or to attend sporting events, as they had been in the prior decades. However, their arrival was no longer a simple household or sports attire but an everyday state and standard of dress which brought its own opposition. It took years of opposition from country clubs, fine restaurants, and other establishments before women were finally able to free themselves from the requirement of having to wear skirts. (American Decades: 1960-1969 1995). Other than the fashion designers’ change in production and the women’s determination, there were a few other factors that lead to the emergence of pants. One of which was the hippie movement. With their unique ideals on fashion through anti- fashion, they sought to go against norms, one of which was the distinguishing between the gender roles of the past. “Along with the conventional view of clothing quality, traditional notions of gender distinct clothing were to be discarded” (American Decades: 1960-1969 1995). Another thing was the simple sexual crisscrossing of the decade itself. With the feminist movement promoting so equality and rejection of past norm of oppressing of the past, it is no wonder, that this some how spilled over into fashion. What better exemplifies a woman’s social equality than in her mere appearance alone? As one author said, “the costumes we wear, reflects the costumes by which we live” (Winick 1968). With a push for all this, should not the woman have naturally desired rights to open opportunities when it came to her dress, rather than the sometimes uncomfortable, regulations of norms of the past (Winick)? Other theories arose also as to why this movement to ambisexuality in clothes. Life itself was becoming more and more that way. Roles in the family, recreational activities, and work, were now seeing a similar change. The 60’s saw a whole new generation of more male like woman, with their “precocity and aggressiveness once associated with boys” (Winick 1968). With some authors of the time like Charles Winick, theories that this depolarization began as early as WWI, “which provided an urgent occasion for the re-evaluation of social roles, Rosie the Riveter, in slacks became a national heroine. At the same time, many of the 14,000,000 men in uniform, who had a limited number of outlets for their money, began to buy fragrance containing colognes, hair preparation, and after shave lotion” (Winick 1968). He further explains in his writing about why these men may have bought such things, they type of men that bought them, and the circumstances in which they did, such as the military boyfriend bringing home perfume for the girl so both of them could share. He concludes, “With men smelling so sweet, it is no wonder that the constitutionality of New York State statute prohibiting men from wearing a woman’s clothes was challenged in 1964 for the first time” (Winick). In essence his somewhat negative view and theorizing on what was happening in the world around him, demonstrates that the emergence of pants was the combination of many things, from the shift of the focus in fashion to a more comfortableness, to hippie ideals, women’s push forward in equality, and especially according to this one author, the reversal of not only the man’s roles but that of the woman too (Winick 1968). In essence, we may think that we have simply the woman to thank for our ability to wear pants, but in some sense, we have the men’s fashion to thank too. It was a reversal in the standard for both gender roles that lead to a slightly more equal playing field for that time, whether it was through the man’s ability to wear a “frilled and cough linked shirt,” the woman’s ability to wear a pants suit, or as in the case of the right side picture, the ability for the two to match. The equality in the clothes, served as a mirror to the equality being sought during that time between man and woman (Winick). The left picture demonstrates another movement of the decade towards all over patterns. The optimisms of the early sixties had led to a desire for bold and fun. What better way to express this than taking the limitation color and pattern from below the hip to all over. Also demonstrati
Belisi Silk Scarves and Litttle in the Middle Long Shorts Heat up the Runway
Belisi Silk Scarves and Litttle in the Middle Long Shorts Heat up the Runway
Whatever your height, a pair of long, skinny shorts is a youthful way to revive your work and casual wardrobe. Great for a day of shopping or the office, pair your LITM shorts with 3 inch pumps (or ballerina slippers if you prefer) with a lightweight blouse for the tailend of summer or a cowle neck sweater for a fall interpretation. Long chain necklaces are still the "it" accessory. Pull your hair back in a high ponytail to cash in on the volumized 60s inspired trend.

60s fashion trends
60s fashion trends
Popular Jewelry of the '60s, '70s & '80s (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Today, attitudes about costume jewelry include respect and enjoyment from the growing number of collectors who search for pieces made by important designers from the sixties, seventies and eighties. Today's teenagers are wearing vintage Hippie and Mod jewelry. Prices are escalating. Over 600 color photographs and 60 advertising pieces are presented to display the variety in these popular adornments. Fashion and political trends are explained to show that they were reflected in the jewelry designs. Value ranges are included.

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