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High fashion[ edit ] American fashions in the early years of the decade reflected the elegance of the First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. In addition to tailored skirts, women wore stiletto heel shoes and suits with short boxy jackets, and oversized buttons.
Simple, geometric dresses, known as shifts, were also in style. For casual wear, capri trousers were the fashion for women and girls.
Funicello was not permitted to expose her navel. The bikininamed after the nuclear test site on Bikini Atollwas invented in France in but struggled to gain acceptance in the mass-market during the s, especially in America.
The breakthrough came inafter rather large versions featured in the surprise hit teen film Beach Partywhich launched the Beach party film genre. The rise of trousers for women[ edit ] A pair of go-go boots designed by Andre Courrege in The s were an age of fashion innovation for women.
The early s gave birth to drainpipe jeans and capri pantswhich were worn by Audrey Hepburn. Traditionally, trousers had been viewed by western society as masculine, but by the early s, it had become acceptable for women to wear them everyday.
These included Levi Strauss jeans, which had previously been considered blue collar wear. Mid-thigh cut trousers, also known as shorts, evolved around Designers often emphasized the energy and technology advancements of the Cold War era in their work. Synthetic material was also popular with space age fashion designers.
After the Second World War, fabrics like nylon, corfam, orlon, terylene, lurex and spandex were promoted as cheap, easy to dry, and wrinkle-free. The synthetic fabrics of the s allowed space age fashion designers to design garments with bold shapes and a plastic texture.
For daytime outerwear, short plastic raincoats, colourful swing coats and dyed fake-furs were popular for young women. Inthe Nehru jacket arrived on the fashion scene, and was worn by both sexes.
Suits were very diverse in color but were, for the first time ever, fitted and very slim. Waistlines for women were left unmarked and hemlines were getting shorter and shorter.
French actress Brigitte Bardot wearing a transparent top and a feather boaFootwear for women included low-heeled sandals and kitten-heeled pumps, as well as the trendy white go-go boots.
Shoes, boots, and handbags were often made of patent leather or vinyl. These were known as "Beatle boots" and were widely copied by young men in Britain.
The "space look" he introduced in the spring of included trouser suits, goggles, box-shaped dresses with high skirts, and go-go boots. Go-go boots eventually became a staple of go-go girl fashion in the sixties. Other influential space age designers include Pierre Cardin and Paco Rabanne.
Italian-born Pierre Cardin  was best known for his helmets, short tunics, and goggles. The miniskirt changed fashion forever. The definition of a miniskirt is a skirt with a hemline that is generally between 6 and 7 inches above the knees.
Early references to the miniskirt from the Wyoming newspaper The Billings Gazette, described the miniskirt as a controversial item that was produced in Mexico City.
Mary QuantA British designer, was one of the pioneers of the miniskirt during She named the skirt after her favorite car, the Mini Cooper. Quant introduced her design in the mids at her London boutique, Bazaar.Trousers definition, a usually loose-fitting outer garment for the lower part of the body, having individual leg portions that reach typically to the ankle but sometimes to any of various other points from the upper leg down.
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Discover Urban Outfitters' selection of women's trousers. Browse through the selection of pencil and skater skirts, wide-leg trousers and Palazzo pants. Men wore trousers either as outer garments or beneath skirts, while it was unusual for adult women to wear their pants (termed sokgot) without a covering skirt.
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