Five Key Trends Of The Sixties (That You Can Still Wear)
With programs like Mad Men hiting our screens, sixties style has never been so interesting. Catwalk Queen brings you this rundown of five of the key trends of the iconic decade in association with Made in Dagenham, Certificate 15, at cinemas October 1st.
The most famous fashion invention of the 60s, where would we be without the mini? If you're after a splash of sixties style, the minidress is the easiest and quickest way to do it.
Chloé Sleeveless Lurex dress, £1055
If you didn't know shearling is going to be The Next Big thing, you must have been living under a rock - and it was big in the sixties too. Think impressive, long suede swing coats with huge shearling collars - although we're coveting a cropped style this season.
Topshop Sheepskin Sleeveless Gilet, £58
Jackie O style sunglasses are one of the most distinctive trends of the decade, and still a must have of celebrities like Nicole Richie.
Chloé Sally square-frame acetate sunglasses, £220
Go-go boots were big news, thanks mostly to Honor Blackman in The Avengers, whose penchant for wearing black knee-length boots (which were dubbed 'kinky boots') made them a fashion phenomenon that won't be fading anytime soon (especially if this weather keeps up. Which it will).
Dolce Vita Knee High Covered Wedge Boot, £250
Maybe a lesser known creation of the 60s, this was when tights came onto the scene. These took off when they were first marketed because it meant women could wear the mini without feeling self concious about showing the top of their stockings. And now showing your stockings is completely trendy... wonder what sixties women would think of Henry Holland's suspender tights!
Aristoc Velvet opaque tights, £5