Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Fashion Scrapbooks 1968-1969

I'm going to feature my favourite outfits and pictures from my mum's final scrapbooks in this post. It was very difficult to decide what to include and what to leave out. If you enjoy wearing 1960s vintage or 1960s style clothes these pictures provide great reference material, like a look book. They can be used to get ideas for accessorising, to make sure your shoes are right and don't forget that they show many different hair and make up ideas. It is not meant to be a complete history of 1960s fashion, just a taste and a glimpse as experienced by my mum at the time and seen by me forty odd years later!

I love these coloured line drawings of knitted dresses.

The middle outfit is referencing the Bonnie and Clyde look.

Accessories! Perspex angular bangles and earrings, coloured tights,
buckle details and two tone shoes.

A page from the Biba mail order catalogue.
The theme of the collection was pirates and gangsters.
The predominant colours were black, cream and oxblood.

Styling ideas.
White lace tights, neck scarves, paisley, playsuits.

A variety of skirt lengths.
Long gillets or waistcoats were common.

A beautiful array of shoes, including brogues and Mary Janes.
Coloured shoes, either two tone or multi coloured were very popular.
The square toes were comfortable and prevented bunions whilst still
being fashionable!

In 1969, partly due to The Beatles and Sergeant Pepper
there was a strong Indian, exotic and Harri Krishna influence
to fashion.

From the Biba catalogue, featuring skirts and long,
wide trousers. Tunic tops and blouses are worn with them.

The top centre picture features a gypsy style look which
was becoming popular.

The black bikini is influenced by Dr. No.
The black and white images are Biba bikinis.

Another Biba spread.
The clothes were long and fluid, with wide leg trousers
and 3/4 length tunics.

Two ways to wear knitted tank tops.
The pages of the Sunday Times magazine that mum used as her scrapbook
base are visible in this spread.

This picture represents the Eastern influence on clothes.
It is also a time of recreational drug use and flower power.

Autumn colours and lovely shoes.

A good selection of typical 1960s mini dresses.
The black, white and red one is Mod in style.

This spread is all about big patterns and big hair!

A range of underwear, interesting because it shows that writing
slogans on knickers is not a modern phenomenon.
It reads 'I'm all behind today'.

Satin underwear was becoming popular. This features underwired
bras and boy shorts. Scarves tied around the head were very

Again, scarves tied around the head feature as the main accessory.
This shows a good range of maxi dresses and long boots.

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