1920s sleepwear for women, nightgowns and pajamas, were transitioning from the practical and frilly white cotton Victorian nightgown to the colorful silky two piece pajama. The nightwear changes followed those of 1920s lingerie, which were slimming down to next to nothing, losing modesty, and gaining sex appeal. Women enjoyed the new lighter designs, exotic inspiration, … Read More about 1920s Nightgowns, Pajamas and Robes History
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What is in your closet? The number of clothing we have today is massive compared to the limited wardrobes from 1910 to 1960s. With smaller incomes, higher quality clothing, less variety of clothing, and more home sewing skills, the pre-fast fashion years were one of careful planning and dedication to wearing clothes out completely. So, … Read More about Vintage Wardrobes- What people really wore 1910s-1960s
Hippie style never goes out of fashion for very long. Developed in the 1960s, it saw a huge revival in the ’80s, ’90s, and has come back again today. Bohemian fashion, flower power, West Coast fashion, and denim-heavy styles all tend to take their inspiration from what hippie women wore. Whether you wear it full … Read More about 10 Hippie Outfit Ideas for Women
Ever since I watched the Mad Men drama series and more recently the Velvet Colección series I have been interested in men’s 60s fashion. You too must be fascinated because it is one of the most asked about decades in menswear history. The 1960s had many fashion trends throughout the decade starting with conservative carry … Read More about 60s Men’s Outfits – Ideas for Parties or Everyday Style
The hippies of the late 1960s forged a style that saw major revival in the early ‘80s, the ‘90s, and today. Aspects of hippie fashion for men can be seen in the collections of many major designers, subcultures, and even in the staple fashions of Americana clothing. Whether you wear it full time or need … Read More about 10 Hippie Outfit Ideas for Men
60s Hippie Fashion part 2. Now that you know the basics of what went into hippies and their clothing, let’s begin applying it. Hippie Fashion Tips Scroll down or click the following links to jump to women’s hippie fashion or men’s hippie fashion. What hippies wore was an act of protest against their society. Their … Read More about 60s Fashion for Hippies – Women and Men