The Swinging Sixties was a time where everything was changing – politics, fashion, and culture and ’60s fashion was split into two different categories. On the one hand, there were the happy hippies. They loved bright colors, vibrant patterns, and flowy material. On the other hand, we had those inspired by the likes of Jackie Kennedy – sleek and sophisticated. Either way, the ’60s was a time for experimentation, and it was a time to be adventurous. Perhaps a little too adventurous…
Perhaps the most iconic look of the ’60s was the Bouffant Coiffure. Think Tracy Turnblad and Dusty Springfield. If you didn’t have big hair, you needn’t leave the house. Go big or go home. They must have used a lot of hairspray….
Metallics. Metallics Everywhere
The ’60s was all about standing out and embracing the futuristic. For celebrities, the aim was to be photographed and found that wearing metallics would get them photographed even more than usual. You wouldn’t get lost in a crowd, that’s for sure.
Often called Pilgrim Pumps, they were designed to be more comfortable than trying to squeeze your feet into pointed shoes. Towards the late ’60s they were designed to be more Pilgrim-like by adding large buckles on the front. Nice.