Every season without fail, on and off the catwalk, some aspect of ’60s fashion is referenced. For example, this season we saw loads of street stylers wearing white boots—a classic item from the era—as well as bold floral prints. But that’s not where the decade’s fashion influence ends. It was a momentous time for fashion and the way we consume it. In the ’50s, Dior set the tone for postwar style with its structured hourglass silhouettes. But come the ’60s, hemlines rose and waists loosened as the sexual revolution gave way to an onslaught of new fashion possibilities.
Instead of a singular defining trend, it was a decade where many fashion tribes emerged, each with a signature style. Rather than fashion houses, it was It girls who set the trends. Brigitte Bardot had her beehive and Audrey Hepburn’s chic minimalism, while Twiggy’s elfish clotheshorse look made her the poster girl for Mary Quant’s colourful minis. And that’s all before we’ve even discussed the high glamour of the likes of the Supremes and Cher. However, all of these looks while different have one thing in common: We still wear them today. Keep scrolling to click through the ’60s fashion trends we’ll never chuck out of our wardrobes.
Now that we’ve sorted through the ’60s, let’s get onto the biggest spring/summer 2020 fashion trends you really ought to know about.
The piece was published at an earlier date and has recently been updated.