Iconic ’60s Fashion Trends That We Still Love Today
The Swinging Sixties is known for major shifts in culture, politics, music, and fashion. Between second-wave feminism and the assassinations of major world leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and Malcom X, the tumultuous decade had a direct connection with how people chose to express themselves through style.
The growing popularity of the bikini represented women embracing their bodies while the black turtleneck (like the one often worn by activist Kathleen Cleaver) became an icon for the Black Panther Party. Our modern-day struggles mirror the ’60s, so it only makes sense that there are so many fashion trends that continue to inspire us today. Miniskirts, fringe, bold florals, crochet, tie-dye and more were birthed from this decade, so let this roundup of iconic style moments serve as your mood board now.
American-born French actress, Marpessa Dawn eloquently wears a fit and flare dress; The silhouette is a ’60s staple dress that will never go out of styleDiahann Carroll struts a pose in a dress worn over pants.
Two dressed up ladies with somewhere to go.
Sister, sister! Jackie Kennedy and Lee Radziwill both had impeccable style in the ’60s. File this under how to wear a headscarf in the daytime.
These aren’t your regular skirt suits. With an exaggerated neckline and a dropped waist, these had extra flair.
Here’s a lesson in prints on prints done right.
Hats off to The Supremes for being the crème de la crème of girl group style.
Slime green was hot back in the ’60s.
Does this bold floral set still exist, because I think we all need it now.
A casual Audrey Hepburn wearing Bermuda shorts
Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul, demanding respect in an off-the-shoulder dress with dramatic sleeves.
Bold prints, one shoulder dresses, and cool headbands for the perfect ’60s look.