1960s Fashion History Costume History Drawings c1962 - 1966
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
1960s Fashion History - Costume History Drawings c1962 - 1966
This page has a mixture of style elements evident in female
clothing between 1962-1966. As with all fashion eras there was overlap of the
styles of several years and not everyone immediately wore the mini or even
shorter above knee skirts. Clothing silhouette lines were getting more
relaxed with soft over bloused tops becoming an alternative to form fitting slim
sheath clothes. Pencil tight clothing gave way to simply straight cut or A-line
Bodices were often still fitted, but semi fitted and easier yoked
styles were a feature of 1960s fashions. The more relaxed
silhouettes meant many younger women began to change the type of underwear they
wore. Younger women often abandoned corselettes in favour of softer roll-ons.
Hair was still elaborate for many women even though more modern styles emerged.
Few women could manage without hair spray, hair rollers and heated rollers.
C20th Fashion History
Images c1962 - 1965
The full skirt a leftover from the 1950s, was seen well into
the mid 1960s. It was soon ousted by the newer more modern looking A-line
These styles show how more relaxed styles
such as dropped
waists had become fashionable since about 1961. The three quarter sleeve disappeared as a fashion sleeve by the mid
1960s. With time it was replaced by short sleeves, long sleeves and
sleeveless quite cutaway and halter armholes.
A-line styles were more relaxed and
easier to wear than straighter fashions. As the sixties progressed the
A-line was a more obvious choice to shorten than the straight dress.
Wonderful coiled up do hairstyles are a feature of the era.
For superb Victorian or Edwardian re-enactment costumes in USA, try the reproduction costume range at: recollections.biz
Fashion-Era.com looks at women's costume and fashion history and analyses the mood of an era. Changes in technology, leisure, work, cultural and moral values. Homelife and politics also
contribute to lifestyle trends, which in turn influence the clothes we wear. These are the changes that make any era of society special in relation to the study of the costume of a period.
Fashion-Era.com can take no responsibility for any information on the site which may cause you error, loss or costs incurred from use of the information and links either directly or
indirectly. This site is owned, designed, written and developed by author: Pauline Thomas and Guy Thomas. This site is designed to be viewed in 1024 X 768 or higher.
Before you write to me for costume/fashion help or information please, please consult the extensive sitemap which lists all our pages. If you still cannot find the answer after searching the site, then before you email me, please consider if you are prepared to make a donation to the website.
Donations Reader's donations help this site flourish, in particular donations encourage me to write more articles on fashion history as well as current trends. PayPal
allows anyone with a credit card to donate easily and securely. You may donate any sum you feel appropriate.