What Was Attire Like in the 1960s and 1970s?


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Attire in the 1960s was more formal than the styles that were popular in 2014, but attire became more casual in the 1970s. Women in the 1960s wore formal hats, and even while at home cooking or cleaning, they wore skirts and blouses. Businessmen wore suits and ties for everyday wear. During the 1970s, hats for both men and women became less popular, and women began wearing pants more often.

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Jeans in the era were blue and did not have fashion labels. Most people wore slacks or trousers rather than jeans, and bell bottoms became popular in the 1970s. Circle pins were popular among women in the 1960s.

Saddle shoes were often worn by children. Teens wore penny loafers, and there was only one type of sporting shoe, a basic tennis shoe.

Boys and men had short haircuts in the early 1960s with hardly any facial hair, but after the Beatles came to America with their shaggy haircuts, hairstyles began to get longer. During the end of the 1960s and into the 1970s, long hair became more popular for men and boys. Tall boots and short skirts became popular for women at the time, as did short shorts called hot pants.

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