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Re: London in the swingin' 1960's


@ashleigh dupray wrote:

 

the 60s were fab!  Mary Quant and the big eye-liner, That GIrl hairdos,  the mini-skirts and mini-dresses, white fishnets, go-go-boots, Twiggy everything. the Leather Look.

 

the 70s!   no more rules where girls had to wear a dress to school,  jeans of all types became the style, tight leg and big bell bottoms, landlubber jeans,  straight-leg, Levis for girls (no more dungarees!)    Ban the Bra!  Maxi Coats, Midi Dresses, Micro Minis, Platform shoes! Tube Tops!


I absolutely loved the fashions in the 60's and 70's, I graduated from high school in 68 so we still couldn't wear slacks, but we rocked those mini skirts and dresses. Was never into the white GOGO boots, but loved fish net stockings and flats or in the 70's the platform shoes with a great bell bottom jean. Also, hot pants with a midi skirt buttoned up the front so you could unbutton it some to reveal the hot pants. I remember my Dad had a fit!LOL

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Re: London in the swingin' 1960's

Kitten Heels were called Squash Heels (Kitten is cuter)

Go Go Boots

Falls (hair), Fake braids, wigs

Hot Pants with a Matching Military Jacket 

Ponchos with fringe

Handbags with fringe

Anything with fringe

Hip Hugger Pants on your Hipbones with a Wide Plastic Belt

Onesies Blouses (had to be tucked in) that snapped at the crotch

Textured stockings

Gladiator sandals

Hobo handbags made with beads, fringe and rabbit hair

Wide leg pants

Wider leg pants

Embroidery up and around the leg of pants

Rings and cuff bracelets with chains that connected

 

It was a fun, irreverant time.... Woman LOL 

 

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Although womens clothing was a drastic change from any era before, men had a real change.  OMG.  Remember they wore those polyester shirts with collars as big as airplane wings.  They opened the buttons, wore gold chains.  The suit lapels were huge!!!  And ties 6 inches wide.  The pants OMG, plaid, purple, red, yellow.  Plaid pants, printed shirts.  Men glued on mustaches for after work wear, hahaha. Most work places didn't allow mustaches, long hair and such.  I remember my brother (a blonde) bought a black beatle wig!!

Matching Disco outfits, LOL!  YUP

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matching outfits!

High waist pants, LOL!

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I guess I completely missed the "swinging 60's" I was in high school and we dressed very preppy, not at all swinging. Then nursing school, which the word conservative is a synonym for nursing school, then I was a young bride and  starting a career. I think an entire decade of my life just went on by while I had my head in my books.

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@151949 wrote:

I guess I completely missed the "swinging 60's" I was in high school and we dressed very preppy, not at all swinging. Then nursing school, which the word conservative is a synonym for nursing school, then I was a young bride and  starting a career. I think an entire decade of my life just went on by while I had my head in my books.


 

But your life was/is better for having helped others in such a crucial way... right?  8)

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Thanks to everyone for this walk down memory lane.Heart  Ah, the 60s - a wonderful time to be young!

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Oh my gosh.... that's DH's Leisure Suit~!!  rofl.... he had two, one in Navy Blue (outstanding color, serious, for the job, etc..... then he had a baby blue (that's right!) and wore it with a white belt and white shoes (you heard me).... and had one of those airplane wing collar'd shirts with baby blue, white and navy paisley all over it.  That was for the disco dates!  We were just dating at the time and boy he was handsome (6'1" and looked like Lee Majors.... )... fun times and we thought we looked SOOOO sharp in those clothes~!!  Woman LOL 

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Re: London in the swingin' 1960's

Great post, feline groovy - although I was a child during that time, how I remember the fashions of the 1960's.  Loved them then, love them now.  London was just as fashion forward (if not more so) than Paris, with the Mary Quant and Twiggy looks, as well as those Vidal Sassoon hair creations.   Remember those Yardley of London ads (like the one below featuring Jean Shrimpton)?  Carnaby Street ruled!

 

Yardley Lip Slickers advert