How to Dress Like You Were in the 1960's
Have you seen those fashion icons that bring back a time period, and they look so beautiful? Now you, yes you, can be that fashion icon and make the 60's back in style. You can rock luscious lashes and that style that made people stop in their tracks and necks swivel.
Flirty styles of the 60s. To achieve the staple 60s style, comb hair while wet , add holding product. Unwashed hair is ideal because it is stiffer and has more hold than clean hair.
Put large curlers or orange soda cans on the ends of your hair and take them out when your hair has dried. Next, take a lock of hair , hold it and tease the crown of your hair by running your comb up and down the lock of hair. Make sure to leave your hair smooth.Comb all around and be extra careful not to disrupt your curled ends. Bouffants, beehives and pixies and bobs were very popular during the stretch of the 60s, more so than the ultra notorious hippie do. Wigs were very very popular in the sixties for woman. It was normal to have a wig in ones house for a different look. False shed hair was saved for weeks into "rats" and added under beehives to make them larger.
If you are interested in the counterculture of the mid to late 60s, you can opt for straight or wavy , parted in the middle for the hippie look.
60s, makeup revolved around heavy mascara , and pale a translucent skin powder. Whether you want a Twiggy look, a Sharon Tate look or a Pattie Boyd look, make sure to use eyelash curler and mascara. Emphasize your crease by using a cat eye and finish off with a false lash.Nude lips were not the only 60s staple, woman wore light pinks , peaches, coral colors and contrary to belief conservative women clutched on to wearing red lipstick.
After the picture Cleopatra (1962). Elizabeth Taylor and her bright colorful eye shadow and cat eyes swept the fashion world by storm. This famous pair was matched with a light pink lipstick or a nude lip.
- Women still kept "Match your lips with your nails" in mind. Try finding a nude nail polish that matches your nude lip, coral pink nails to match that lovely coral lip color to get that authentic 60s glow.
1960-1964. The first half of the sixties mimicked the late 50s with shirt-waist dresses , turtle necks , pencil skirts, blouses in pastel colors. The only notable difference is the hem-line shrunk an inch or so above the knee (1960-64).
Still, a proper woman would never be caught dead in hideous dungarees (pants/trousers) until the late 60s. Look for solid colors jackets in navy blues, pinks, tweeds and dark browns.
For the early 60s look , run from very unusual flashy patterns, most woman were head over heels for the conservative look, think Jackie Kennedy. Look for solid colors jackets in navy blues, pinks, tweeds and dark browns. Try blouses in solid pastels and printed with elegant tiny roses.
Let's talk about those Hippies and Mod 1964-1969. These famous styles were not fully welcomed in the streets until the mid sixties, (64-66). Woman sported box dresses, mini skirts , turtle necks, go-go boots and beehives brought on by the British Invasion in 1964.Teenagers also embraced the hippie look to their parents' horror in the end of the 1960's (67-69) but a high number of them remained highly conservative. Contrary to belief, not every person walked around dressed as a hippie. Hippies were frowned upon in society and considered "rebels" and "crazies".
But women still ripped a page from their outrageous fashion and wore colorful floral dresses , polo dresses , odd prints , inspired by "Flower Power" and psychedelic prints. Teenagers dressed pretty conservative in school until (1967) when the hippie look became mainstream.
1960-1964 At the beginning of the 60s women's clothing resembled the late fifties. Same went for their shoes! Women wore classic pumps in nudes, pastels and deep colors. They still matched their purses with their heels. Women also wore ballet flats in plain colors around the house.
Stay away from tennis shoes, most women didn't wear sneakers/trainers in the 1960's. Teenage girls wore saddle shoes and girls wore "Buster Browns" ,children Mary Janes that buckled. Time to simplify the years 1965-1969 in shoes. Have you seen those patent leather heels? They definitely represent the 60's.During the end of the decade women and girls wore knee high go-go boots ,Pumps, Mary Janes, or kitten heels.Younger girls still rocked the classic black and white saddle shoe, which became brighter in color, pinks, lime greens, inspired by the hippie era around 1967.
Pearls, in the 60s, were oh so fine and classy. Woman wore timeless jewelry, think Audrey Hepburn during Breakfast at Tiffany's. Woman wore pearl earrings, pearl necklaces, pearl bracelets and simple diamond earrings.
Get some inspiration! From such 60s fashion icons as Pattie Boyd, Jean Shrimpton, Jane Fonda, Jane Birkin, Natalie Wood, Brigitte Bardot, Sharon Tate, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Edie Sedgwick and especially fashion icon Twiggy.Or watch the movies, go to your local video store or go online and type in 60's movies Psycho , The Birds, Bonnie and Clyde, Lolita, The Haunting , Breakfast at Tiffany's , Valley of the Dolls, American in Paris , Rosemary's Baby, Sex in the Single Woman, Splendor in the Grass, West Side Story , How to Murder your Wife , The Birds' , Gidget (television show) and get your inspiration from there!
- If you want an early sixties look, swipe on red lipstick and think of Mad Men.
- Listen to music from the 60's. Listen to the Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Zombies, Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull ,The Shirelles, The Ronettes, The Monkees, Stevie Wonder, The Animals, The Crystals,Sammy Davis Junior, Frank Sinatra and Eric Clapton. You'll feel great and it will put you in the mood. The 60s wasn't only about hippies, there were lots of other styles in that year, Mod and Beatniks etc....
- Look up famous people from the 60s and see their style.
- Big eyes were a running theme of 1960s make up. Wear white eyeliner on your waterline (rather than black) to open up your eyes and make them look wider
- When you put curlers on, read the directions; there are usually some great tips for curls.
- Read about the 60's. Do a Google or Wikipedia search and find out more. Know your history!
- If you feel like looking like a late 60s hippie, avoid too much eyeshadow. A lot of makeup in general is kind of against the hippy look; they tend to stand for earthy things, so try to stay neutral. You could dust a lime green eyeshadow over your lids paired with a light wisp of mascara only at the outer edges of your top and bottom lashes to get that dewy hippie look. Try a chapstick without shine to have the hippie famous lip.
- Mick & Keith is a must-read. It's about Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones. Read about what the days were back then. It will inspire you like never before.
- Before putting on jeans, ask yourself, "Would Jane Fonda wear jeans in the 1960s?"
- Don't go over the top! Add a modern touch to your outfit.