The 1960’s had many changes in clothing and style between both men and woman. Everything became bigger and bolder. Patterns on clothing was bright and flashy. This is the decade of go-go boots and the beginning of mini skirts and even bikinis. Everything was about sex appeal so it shouldn’t come as a shock that stiletto heals were widely popular among woman. For those who didn’t want to show off as much skin, the conservative look was easily accomplished with a woman’s blazer usually in darker colors. Men in the 60’s did not have a big of a change as the woman did. Ties, belts and lapels got wider. Flared jeans, also knows as bell bottoms became popular and collars on shirts got longer.
The 1950’s finally put an end to the boxy look and started with a new rounded look. With the men being back in war, the woman concentrated on a more homemaker look at focused on clothes that was easy to keep clean and neat. Acrylic, spandex and polyester were introduced in the 50’s along with the infamous poodle skirt. Skirts and even shorts were tiny at the waist and flared out towards the bottom. Men during the 50’s had a very edgy look. The greaser look or the “bad boy” look was a white T-shirt, a leather jacket and jeans. Converse, or chucks were also very popular at this time.
WWII brought out a different type of fashion. Woman started wearing clothes with a more boxed off shoulders, narrow hips, and skirts that ended just below the knee. Not to mention, tailored suites were starting to come into fashion also. Fashion became very “do it yourself” Unlike the 1920’s where everything was as flashy as it could possibly be, conserving fabrics was the main goal when it came to making your clothes. As for the men, they kept things very classy by wearing suits with solid colors usually in black or grey. They had a loose fit and broad shoulders which is very common in most suits today. Fedora’s were also extremely common during this time period weather you were a common business man or a gangster, Your hat was a must have when leaving the house.
The 1920’s, also known as the roaring 20’s, was the first decade woman started abandoning the more restricted fashions. The music became louder, the parties were bigger and the dresses became much shorter. Flappers, as they were called, wore dresses that came to the knees and they were extremely flashy. The dresses were also extremely boxy and didn’t show off an excessive amount of curves. Woman wore clothes that completely hid their waist and belts that wrapped around their hips. They also started wearing more athletic clothing. Men, in the 20’s stopped using clothes handed down in generation and started wearing baggy plus fours and wide legged trousers. The suits were a lighter and brighter color than were used to seeing now. The suits were not broad shouldered, they were very slim fitting when worn to the workplace and bow ties were very fashionable.