Fashion trends in the year 1969 are the reason why, if we were ever to do high school again, we’d want it to be in 1969! It stands as a monumental year in fashion history. All rules were shattered while room for new trends arose. 1969 kept it classy, sexy and free-spirited all at once. Strong geometric shapes, pops of bright and bold colors, and bell bottoms are just a few characteristics of the disruptive yet brilliant style revolution.
A noteworthy influence on 60’s trends is the decade’s introduction to color. TV’s, movies and magazines went from black and white to the whole ROYGBIV spectrum, and people loved it! For women’s clothing, the modest and feminine aspects of designs were thrown aside as hemlines crept way above the knee- hello thighs! The shortened shorts, dresses and skirts resulted in the substantial popularity of women’s trousers. Trousers went from being pants worn to get down and dirty in the countryside; to a to fun, flowy and cute trend. At this time in fashion history, there was a heavy emphasis on clothes at were easy to wear like overalls, flared playsuits and other loose clothing. This year’s eclectic collection of fashion trends made waking up to get ready for school an absolute blast…of color that is!
Headbands were the ultimate free-spirited accessory. The traditional use was to push hair back for a sleek look, but the 1969 trend broke the rules and had ’em tied across foreheads.
2. Hello, Thighs!
These overalls perfectly sum up 1969: easy to use, with a high hemline.
3. Color Pops
Color inspired fashionistas used patterned stockings to make sure no outfit would be a bore!
4. Hippie Braids
Her hippie braids and bright floral dress as 1969 written all over it.
5. Loose & Flowy, Short & Skimpy
It was a time when loose and flowy coexisted with short and skimpy.
6. Ponchos & Vests
We cannot forget the ponchos and vests that took every button down to the next level.
7. Beautifly Beaded
Beads added the spunk that every 1969 outfit deserved.
8. I Could Hear the Bellbottoms
Bellbottoms were so cute… and they still are! When it comes to pants, nothing is more flattering than a pair of these bad boys.
9. Mix & Match
A checkered dress with flowy, bright-yellow trousers- everything went!
10. Geography or Geometry?
The strong geometric patterns added funk to traditional and classy dresses.
11. Whiteness the Rainbow
In 1969 a group of kids would look a lot like the rainbow-checkout all that color!
12. Conservative & Classy
Styles were sexy and classy, or both!
13. Parashoot Sleeves
Not a dull day went by in 1969 – take a look at those sleeves!
14. All Black Everything
Even an “all black” look had a flair to it. Check out that brown suede belt.
15. Tribal Inspirations
The Native American and hippie vibes really emphasized natural beauty.
16. Patterns on Patterns
Patterned bag, patterned skirt, pattered everything!