In the 1960s, what was chic? Fads from straight bell-bottoms to poodle haircuts rocked the fashion world, in a decade of social change in America in the 1960s.
There will be quite a few different trends coming your way. But some are definitely more appealing than others. It’s time to say bye-bye to the fussy, furry clothing of lockdown. And say hello to strongly structured tailoring inspired by the 1960s mod era.
Paris Fashion Week 2021
This below was a few years ago.
What Is The Mod Style?
Mod style can be fun and frivolous or straight and serious, depending on which items you choose. If you want to keep it simple, straight drainpipe cropped trousers worn with a top or dress with colour-block stripes will make a powerful statement when paired with beehive hair and pair of flat pumps.
Those who are more daring might like to try strong geometric prints on crisp strong lines such as A-line mini dresses or tunic tops.
The above was taken in Amsterdam 2021, July.
The 1960s fashion was also about trending mini skirts in London.
Paris Fashion Week 2021, we are loving Kermit the frog green.
You can wear these with opaque tights or bare legs and kinky boots to finish off the retro look. Again, the beehive hairstyle is a must with this look!
Miss Piggy Hair
What is Piggy hair and how do you achieve the look?
Women’s hairstyles, The Ronettes with their signature beehive hairstyles. Women’s hairstyles ranged from beehive hairdos in the early part of the decade to the very short styles popularized by Twiggy and Mia Farrow just five years later to a very long straight style as popularized by the hippies in the late 1960’s.
What To Look For
When searching for 60s geometric prints try to find strong lines, overlapping patterns, squares, circles or any other shape that has a distinctly retro feel. With regards to retro shapes, look for A-line skirts and dresses, tunics, turtlenecks, shifts or slash necks think retro-futurism. In other words, those futuristic, geometric shapes that were worn in 60s science fiction films!
Mod fashion and vintage clothing fashion trends were all about pop art. and quality fabric to get the look.
Audrey was a fashion icon that was part of social movements. Take a look at what she wore at Breakfast at Tiffany
Yves Saint Laurent played his parts as well. Alongside, Jacqueline Kennedy took fashion traditions to a whole new level. She took bright colours and short skirts and transformed evening wear.
Movies played a part regarding sandals, short styles such as mia farrow and Jane Birkin The Single Girl Jean Shrimpton is a model who reflected the ideal of the Single Girl Writer. This book was revolutionary since it encouraged sex before marriage; something that was historically looked down upon.
Think of Barbarella, Twiggy and even Austin Powers for inspiration. If you favour a more serious mod look then you must watch Brighton Rock for true mod inspiration.
Space Age Fashion
Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne. Italian-born Pierre Cardin introduced helmets, short tunics, and goggles. Also known for his 1966 “12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials” collection, using chain mail, aluminium, and plastic.
Singer Maria Muldaur in 1968, wearing jewellery such as a gipsy-style kerchief and hoop earrings. Teaming it with bright colours.
French actress Brigitte Bardot wore a transparent top and a feather boa. In 1968 footwear for women included low-heeled sandals and kitten-heeled pumps. And the ever so popular even today white go-go boots.
The mod 60s look is a brave style that requires confidence in theory big, bold geometric prints should be enough to make a statement on their own. Wearing a wide collar shirt, showing off your knee and buying an outfit that young people of today want to adopt.
We feel you should go as far as you can with this look and team with heavy eyeliner, huge eyelashes, a nude glossed lip and an elegant beehive hairdo.
Trend the hippie style jacket any time of the year.
Designer Mary Quant popularized the mini skirt, and Jackie Kennedy introduced the pillbox hat. False eyelashes were worn by women throughout the 1960s. This is all about creating your psychedelic prints, neon colors, and mismatched patterns were in style.
Forecast trending is what I do! In this world of pandemic colour is the mental health regime many women should adopt.
Let us know how you get on!
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