There's a lot of back and forth when it comes to how women dress, but if there's one thing that the history of dress codes has taught us is that a woman's body is political, no matter how benign her closet is. Some, of course, would be quick to disagree. Who cares if a girl in high school can't wear a top with straps?
Christian Dior's "New Look" of continued to influence the fashions of the s. Unpadded, rounded shoulders, shapely bust lines, closely-defined waistlines, and fully, billowy skirts define the new, more feminine wardrobe. Blouses, jeans, and long, narrow skirts were also quite popular.
From tie-dyes to mini skirtsthere were many fads and wardrobe staples that made up 60s fashion. The 60s are known as one of the most fashion conscious times in history. Styles that began in the decade have had a noticeable influence on the fashions of today.
Fashion of the s featured a number of diverse trends. It was a decade that broke many fashion traditions, mirroring social movements during the time. Around the middle of the decade, fashions arising from small pockets of young people in a few urban centres received large amounts of media publicity, and began to heavily influence both the haute couture of elite designers and the mass-market manufacturers.
The teen clothing at left and below is how we actually dressed for school in the Sixties. Over the course of the decade, the hemlines would shorten a little, a very little to just above the knee. I graduated from high school in