ITS INFLUENCE: Every girl reading this right now owns or has owned a miniskirt of her own.Whether it’s formal, fun or funky there’s a style for every woman.
And as unbelievable as it sounds, without the boundary-pushing fashion inventions of the ’60s, today’s woman would be unable to purchase a pair of formal pants. xx, SD Feel free to scroll through the post to learn all about trends invented in the ’60s that have influenced fashion today, or click any of the links below to be taken immediately to the text within the article!
Just like the changes of the ’60s themselves, the clothing trends were similarly groundbreaking and for the most part, completely new and novel ideas to the landscape of fashion. THE TREND: The miniskirt, characterized by a hemline which fell a few inches above the knee (or shorter, if you dared!
Today you don’t only find leopard print on the shelves, but cheetah, jaguar, tiger, zebra, giraffe, cow and more.
Not only does animal print rule supreme in variety, but on genres of fashion, too.
For her tenure as leading lady of the White House and Queen of American fashion, Jackie hired designer Oleg Cassini as her courtier.
His responsibilities were to suggest and design the pieces that would please both Jackie’s tastes and (whether intentional or not) set the trends for the American public.
ITS INFLUENCE: Wearing various types of animal fur for warmth and style was not a new idea in the ’60s.
It was wearing specially patterned fur a la the spotted animal print that Jackie O introduced into the style consciousness of America.
The mini was a small piece of fashion that metaphorically speaking, was the biggest idea of its time.
BUY THEM NOW: ’60s Brown Suede Mini Skirt by Sainte Marie Vintage on Etsy, / ’60s Plaid Mini Skirt by Sally Jane Vintage on Etsy, [Back to the top.] THE TREND: Spotted animal prints, particularly of the leopard variety.
As part of their “counterculture consciousness,” the participants of the ’60s hippie movement often bought their clothing secondhand by shopping at thrift stores and charity shops.