1960s Fashion History Costume History Drawings c1960 - 63
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
1960s Fashion History - Costume History Drawings c1960 - 63
the pictures on this page you see a selection of early 1960s slender column
sheath dresses. These styles had to a certain extent been in fashion in the
1950s, but there are style elements that make them quite peculiar to the 1960s.
The hairstyles are very much in the
vogue of hair style fashions after 1960. The
dresses all rest on the knee and are all paired with sharp pointed stiletto toe
shoes. Hemlines had been gradually creeping up from around 1960. Three quarter and elbow length sleeves were very much a style feature of
1961/1963. Softer lines are also evident with several dresses having bloused
bodices. However a dress style such as this demanded a slim figure and a good corselette.
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