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60's Fancy Dress

60s Fancy Dress

Immerse yourself into the world of the 1960s with our Ladies 1960s Fancy Dress Costumes. 60s fancy dress is one of our most popular ranges, especially for the ladies. As you can see, we have a wide range of 60’s fancy dress costumes and accessories. Many things influenced fashion in the 1960s. Social mobility, daring fashion photography, easier travel abroad, the Vietnam war, new music of the Beatles and their much copied hairstyles, retro military and ethnic clothes, musicals, pop art and film all played a part.

Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960s wearing her trademark pill box hat and three quarter sleeves. The 1960s was the home of psychedelic prints, the Summer of love, hippies and peace.

Even if you weren’t even born when they ended, there’s something about the 60s. The 60s was arguably the decade when the most happened. The world changed so much as to be virtually unrecognisable by the end of the decade, with so much political and social change, as well as fashion and music.

It was also the decade of protests: civil rights, feminism, nuclear bombs. There were marches and protests and concerts the scale of which has never been since. And of course, it was the decade of popular culture, with Britain leading the way.

The fashions and iconic prints of the 60s are synonymous with the counterculture, with the subversive youth refusing to conform to their parents’ ideals. There were mods and rockers and Quadrophenia, Carnaby Street and the Kings Road. Top of the Pops began in the sixties, around the same time that Twiggy became the first supermodel.

Suddenly, fashion was a big thing for everyone, and for the first time designers produced clothing suitable for teens and young adults. The fashions of the time were no longer dictated by big designers, but by the young people while the designers tried to keep up with them.

60s Fancy Dress Ideas

1960s fancy dress offers a plethora of ideas when it comes to your look. There were flared trousers and bell bottoms, PVC dresses, batik fabrics, paisley prints, pillbox hats, vivid colours and bold, psychedelic prints.

Mary Quant invented the mini skirt, and ladies’ fashion was never the same again, with A-line mini dresses following shortly afterwards.

The 1960s is one of our most popular requests. We also have many accessories including wigs, wig caps, peace sign Hippie Necklaces. We also provide full hippie kits including wigs, headbands and sunglasses all providing the extra WOW factor at your themed fancy dress parties.

Hippie Costume

The Hippie Culture grew up in the 1960s. In general they favoured long hair and casual, often unconventional, dress, sometimes in “psychedelic” colours. Many males grew beards, and both men and women wore sandals and beads. Long, flowing granny dresses were popular with women, and rimless granny glasses with both men and women.

Hippies commonly took up communal or cooperative living arrangements, and they often adopted vegetarian diets based on unprocessed foods and practiced holistic medicine. Some of the most popular lines are the Hippie Fancy Dress Costumes. We have Groovy Hippie, Hippie Hottie, CND Hippie and Long Hippie Dress. Choose the one that is right for you and Party on!

Flower Power Fancy Dress

Flower power was a slogan used during the late 1960s as a symbol of passive resistance and non-violence ideology. It is rooted in the opposition movement to the Vietnam War. Hippies embraced the symbolism by dressing in clothing with embroidered flowers and vibrant colours, wearing flowers in their hair, and distributing flowers to the public, becoming known as Flower Children.

The term later became generalized as a modern reference to the hippie movement and the so-called counterculture of drugs, psychedelic music, psychedelic art and social permissiveness. Take your pick of vibrant 60s Flower Power fancy dress costumes and transport yourself back in time to the days of peace and love.

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