Shoulders were widened and the bosom received more attention.
Collarless coats, suits and dresses created a long-necked effect.
Some dresses had draped cowl backs to intensify the elongated look.
I have always wished the Mod style stuck around a little longer.
Although the 1960s are best known as a decade of experimentation, it didn’t start out that way in the fashion world.
Woman wore unbelievably short skirts and men wore tunics and capes.
Psychedelic, tie-dye shirts and long hair and beards were commonplace.
Evenings turbans of tulle swirled loosely around the head not only gained high fashion acceptance, but were sold in every hat shop. The fashionable woman liked to go out in the evening dresses in an expensive but simply cut dress known affectionately as “little nothing.” She never left home without an elegantly styled bouffant hairdo.
Oval shaped shoulders and tapered hemlines were being replaced by straighter, wider shoulders, accompanied by a gentle inward curve at the midriff and a flare at the hem.
Culottes, divided skirts and trim trouser skirts were introduced for travel, street wear and evenings at home.
Bead and sequin embroidered evening clothes sparkled the night away.
Abstract and expressionist art were big influences on printed silk designs. Coat and suit woolens were usually loosely woven and sometimes as porous as lace. They especially covered the spectrum between purple, red and green.