1960's

Following the lead of London designers, the 60's was a decade of startling results.  Clothing in general became more casual.  Pants became increasingly popular for women and young men wore suits less frequently.  The Sixties were a time of great difference in clothing styles.  From the well tailored Chanel suits Jackie Kennedy helped to popularize to the shabby style of the Rolling Stones, clothing of the decade was diverse and interesting.  The "Swinging Sixties"  were a time of bright colors and loud music.  The introduction of the mini-skirt in 1965 sent ripples throughout the clothing world.  Toward the late 60's, "hippie" and "flower child" fashions became more popular.  Psychedelic colors and butterfly collars were the precursors to the wild and often shocking fashions to come.