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Fashion of the 1950s and 60s

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Nicole Therrien

on 4 January 2013

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History Project Fashion of the 1950s and 60s Fashion Trends in the 1950s Mens pants were often baggy
with cuffs. Drip-dry shirts were
the newest thing worn by both
men and women. Businessmen Attire Woman were not allowed
to work, and their place
was firmly in the home.
Some of the most admired
new trends for woman in
the 1950s included
button-up sweaters with
simply necklines, common
fitted blouses and
knee-length skirts. Housewife Attire In the 1950s casual dresses were the fad.
They were "topped off" with lots of jewellery
and thin dress straps. The most popular
accessory for women, was a hat because
they believed it added a final touch of
glamour to any outfit. Womens Casual Dress Fashion was an important feature in the 1950s and 1960s society.
It influenced the way you behaved, presented yourself to society and lived your life. This just shows how much fashion trends can change in less than 10 years. Fashion has changed drastically over the years, and it will continue to change as the years pass by. Lets just hope we don't have to live through another "Hippie" generation! The 1950s was known as the "Good Times." The war had ended and the economy was booming. Three important fashion styles were business men, housewives , and sports attire. James Dean introduced this trend to North America
and it instantly
became a fad. Womens Evening Wear Whenever women went out in
their town, they were expected
to dress appropriately. Showing
too much skin was considered
to be rude and rebellious. Evening
wear for women consisted of either a formal dress or skirt. Evening gowns were always simple, but accentuated with
bold jewellery. Sports and Leisure A male is displayed individually in leisure wear. They would wear matching plaid or contrasting beach wear sets of boxer shorts or elastic-waisted trunks, with a short-sleeved, loose-fitting shirt or top worn open necked. Nylon was beginning to be used extensively in mens sportswear. Differences between 1950s and 1960s Fashions The differences between the 1950s and 1960s fashion trends were:
-outfits were getting shorter and more revealing (in the later 1960s and into the 70s, women would go bra less).
-the bikini was introduced after being featured in the musical Beach Party.
-the hippie movement was introduced later in the 1960s decade.
-majority of clothing was made with neon, tie-dyed colours.
-designers were producing clothes more suitable for young adults to increase sales.
-fashion trends were often set by rock bands in the 1960s. Most Popular Trends in 1960s Fashion The mini skirt was really popular because it let women show more skin.
The footwear that every woman wore were the Mary Jane shoes and the flat boots.
The flat boots eventually rose up the leg to the knee, and were renamed Go-Go boots.
In the late 1960s the hippie generation started to arise.
They often wore tie-dyed, or funky animal printed shirts.
The most popular style of dresses was fairly short and shapeless. Created By:
Darien Temprile
Nicole Therrien
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