Some of the fads
and fashions of the 1960's are familiar to us today. Some of
which include the hippie style, along with many other kinds of hair styles,
and clothes styles.
High boots with a little heel, were popular. The top of the boot came a little more than half way up to the knee. Pearly fingernail polish was in for women. Pearly colors were light pink and very light reds. Pale lipsticks and black eyeliner were also in. A lot of the women wore false eyelashes. They made the eyelashes look even longer and darker. Mini skirts were a huge fashion trend. Some mini skirts were 6 inches above the knees. They also wore flat bar shoes, which had a little heel, with what looked liked a bar over the toe.
The Vidal Sassoon hairstyle was also in. It was a short cut that was parted past the middle and tucked behind the ears. This fad was started by the Vidal Sassoon hair stylists. Also, afro hair styles often were worn, too. The hair was frizzy, and stuck out with much height. Big hair, in the bouffant hairstyle, was also big. It was put neatly up on top of the head. Sometimes it had a few curls hanging down from it.
Turtlenecks were also very popular. Turtlenecks rose up to the bottom of your ears. The hippie look was usually a button up shirt for the guys, and a regular pull over shirt for the women. The shirts usually had flowers on them. The pants usually flared out a little at the bottom.
Some of the cars that were fads in the 1960's, were the Jaguar XK-E, in 1963, the Ford Mustang in 1965, and the Mercedes 280SE in 1968. The Jaguar, has a large front and the passengers sat further towards the back of the car. We still see the Ford Mustang around today. The Ford Mustang's mascot is a pony. Some people even call them Pony cars. The Mercedes, has a convertible top, and were very expensive.
The popular dance that was in during this decade was the "Twist." The foot was in action to look like it was tapping something out on the floor. While dancing the Twist, the two dancers never contacted the other.