60s style of clothing is still relevant because there was a significant fashion breakthrough exactly in that decade. Many fashion finds of 60s still appear in fashion magazines. AnydayGuide dwells upon how to dress like in 60s.
60s' fashion findings were a real sensation in the fashion world. Designers André Courrèges, Paco Rabanne, Pierre Cardin, Rudi Gernreich and others started their careers, supermodels Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton, actresses Brigitte Bardot, Catherine Deneuve, Jane Fonda, Audrey Hepburn and Jane Birkin, and the first lady of the USA Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis became the fashion icons in that very period. What are the trends of that decade?
A miniskirt, that women and men like so much, is one of the main trends of 60s. The 60s' miniskirt was so short that a woman who wore it couldn't bend down without revealing the most interesting parts of her body. However that didn't stop the women of 60s'.
Mary Quant is believed to have invented the first miniskirt, but she only has patented it. It was a young Paris couturier André Courrèges who has made it revealing.
André Courrèges was the first to dress his models in straight pants, short jackets and flat shoes. Both women and men from all over the world started dressing like that very soon. Courrèges introduced a new unisex style, that is still inspiring modern designers. By the way, André didn't benefit from his fashion find. He had lost everything before he could patented this new style.
Cosmic clothing was a new tendency of 60s. Designers used uncommon materials such as nylon, Lycra, Crimplene, plastic, cellophane, metal to create cosmic clothing. Jane Fonda's beautiful cosmic clothes in the movie Barbarella have become a classic, that will never go out of style.
Popular dresses with bright geometric prints were introduced by a famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent. His first fashionable collection Mondrian was crowned with success. Everybody wanted to dress in bright clothes, that reminded of futurists' paintings. Trapeze dresses were not only beautiful, but also comfortable. Pop art collection was another Yves Saint Laurent's find. There were huge hearts, lips, woman silhouettes on such clothes.
A Russian designer Vera Aralova presented low heel knee high boots at Paris catwalk show in 1962. Before that only men had worn boots in Europe.
If you want to look like a 60s girl, combine the clothes elements described above and do not forget about traditional accessories such as massive jewelry, bright kerchiefs and huge sunglasses.
- Audrey Hepburn's Style