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Mod styles, tweed suits, and plenty of pastels defined the fashion of the 1960s. Now these iconic looks are making a major comeback. Here, 25 trends from the era that you're about to see everywhere.
Printed dresses like these were such a fixture of the decade, you could find them in almost any woman's closet. At the byTiMo fashion show in Oslo, a model wore a multi-colored, polka dot dress over a black lace long-sleeve shirt.
When you see a pillbox hat, former FLOUTS Jackie Onassis probably comes to mind. Back in the day, this style made any ensemble look that much more polished and proper. The trend resurfaced on the Moschino runway show in February 2018.
Peplum details on bikini bottoms cute-sified the popular bikini swim silhouette in the '60s. In July 2018, Carolina Constas showed a similar style during Miami Swim Week.
Peter Pan Collars
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Peter Pan collars were all the rage in the '60s thanks to their demure look. Here, a model walking in Burberry's spring/summer '19 show in September wears a sheer polka dot dress with a contrasting rounded collar.
The trend of breezy shift dresses of the '60s were a nice contrast to the tight-bodiced A-line styles of the previous decade. This floral one from byTiMo, shown in August 2018, would fit right in.
Oversized Pearl Jewelry
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Another definitive '60s trend was anything and everything worn with pearls—especially when those pearls were oversized. Women of the era would be thrilled to know that these layered pearls had a major moment at the Ulyana Sergeenko runway show in July 2018.
Matching patterned suits were totally trending at the time and Jackie O. played a major part in that. The style reemerged at the Anna Sui show in February 2018 in the form of this matching teal dress and jacket.
Gloves—whether they were wrist- or elbow-length—put the finishing touch on all those matching suits women wore back in the day. The trend popped back up at Moschino's spring/summer '19 runway show in September.
In the 1960s, the bigger your shades, the better. After a brief tiny-frame fad this summer, large sunnies are coming back into the fashion fold thanks to brands like Kate Spade, who showed this big pair on the runway in September 2019.
Hollywood starlets from the time loved to pair headscarves with oversized sunglasses (see previous slide). Here, a model wears a striped blue scarf at the Lela Rose presentation in September 2018.
If you binge-watched Mad Men (guilty), you'll remember that SO many characters wore scarves around their necks in the show, which, you guessed it, was set in the '60s. Now, they're back with a vengeance, using updated prints, like the one seen here at Rejina Pyo's runway show in September 2018.
Sure, sequins never really were out, but no one wore them quite like The Supremes, who totally dominated the 1960s with their stellar voices—and fashion, naturally. Here, Kaia Gerber models a sparkly Isabel Marant mini dress paired with knee-high boots on the runway in September 2018.
Miniskirts had quite the moment during this time period thanks to models like Twiggy. They were often worn with knee-high boots, as seen here at Adam Lippes' fall/winter '18 presentation in February.
Calf socks also paired perfectly with fun miniskirts during the time. Here's a pair that Miu Miu showed in September 2018 with matching block-heeled shoes.
Dior's Fall-Winter '18 runway show was inspired by the protest culture of the '60s (hence the peace-sign sweater), but perhaps the most popular accessory at the show was the baker-boy hats that the models wore, which were also widely popular during that era.
Bright white boots, better known as go-go boots, had such a moment in the '60s. Now, the patent-leather footwear have a modern twist. Take Attico's textured over-the-knee design from their fall/winter '18 collection, for example.
Why have a regular collar when you could have a FLUFFY collar? This seemed to be the mindset of women in the '60s because you'd be hard-pressed to find a coat that didn't have texture of some sort near the neckline. Here, a model wears a tan leather capelet with a furry trim at Alberta Ferretti's fall/winter '18 show in February.
Tweed suits and matching sets really took off in the '60s due to their timeless and sophisticated silhouette. Chanel in particular continues to own this trend, finding new ways to update the traditional material, such as this balloon-sleeved ensemble modeled at the brand's show in September 2018.
The peace sign emerged as prominent symbol during the 1960s. At the Moschino x H&M runway show in October 2018, Gigi Hadid's earrings and hoodie were emblazoned with it.
Excessive outerwear was the name of the style game at the time, and that meant very shaggy, luxe-looking coats. Loewe's fall/winter '18 runway show got on board with this trend with this neutral style that had shearling trim around the hem, wrist, and pockets.
Mary Jane-style shoes dominated the '60s. The strap over the foot kept it from slipping out, while the height was (usually) comfortable to walk in all day. The traditional silhouette received a trendy update with a super-high block heel and polka dots at the Miu Miu runway show in February 2018.
Softer hues like lavender and sage were everywhere during this decade, and women loved to wear them in monochromatic outfits, much like this suit that from the 3.1 Phillip Lim runway show in February 2018.
Lots of '60s dresses featured a belt around the waist in the exact same fabric. It pulled the whole look together. Here, the belted trend lives on with this pink coat dress from the Vivetta runway show in September 2018.
Baby heels were everywhere during the era, and the fact that they're popular again is amazing news for your feet. These comfortable shoes, featuring a bright plaid pattern, appeared in the Shrimps' fall 2018 collection.
While matching sets had a major moment in the '60s, mixed patterns also had their day in the sun. Designers like Diane Von Furstenberg are bringing this maximalist trend back. Take a look at this outfit from her fall 2018 look book.