Dressing For The ’60s | Fashion Flashback
I’m going decade diving for the entire month of March and interpreting the fashions of yesteryear by means of magazines, movies, and pop culture of the time. Join me as I visit the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and end the month in the ’80s.
Today I just can’t get enough of 1960’s fashion.
The title of this post actually has a double meaning. For starters, the weather I mentioned in my last outfit post didn’t actually come to fruition and instead I was able to snap these photos on a beautiful spring-like day. I was pushing to take these photos where I took a previous set inspired by the ’60s last summer and I accomplished that. It’s crazy what a difference of seasons will do to a small plot of land!
But the second, and more important, meaning of the title is that this is another outfit inspired by the 1960’s! My inspiration came from the classic 1968 movie Rosemary’s Baby. And to my mother who said I’d be scared outta my mind if I watched it: I’m fine and I totally still want children in the future. 😉
The biggest fashion takeaway from the film, for me, were the plethora of swingy dresses that Rosemary (Mia Farrow) wore. Even something mundane like her nightgown had style! I was envious of her entire mod wardrobe.
Rosemary also wore a lot of collared dresses and so I sought to thrift one for myself. I came up short but managed to find this burnt orange dress (from my current thrift haul) that had the exact ’60s feel I was going for. I added one of my Peter Pan collar necklaces and I love how retro the orange/blue colors feel together.
And for one more nod to the movie, I wore a big round shiny ring – it was my version of the big round shiny necklace that was gifted to Rosemary. My piece just doesn’t have any of the creepiness attached to it!
Even my makeup got in on the ’60s action! I followed a couple vintage makeup tutorials to try and get everything accurate. The eyeliner may look sketchy but it’s only because I’m not a great drawer and had trouble emulating the line from the video. It looks much better on the 1960’s model!
I ended up wearing this dress for hours after I took these photos which is really sayin’ something! I think it’s saying that I need a dress like this in every color.
Next week I’m making my way into the ’70s and I promise there will be lots more dresses to come. See you then!
Thrifted dress, $1.23
Outlet store t-strap heels, $10
Gifted Peter Pan collar necklace
Ring from thrifted junk jewelry bag
Avon lipstick in the color “Sparkling Warm Rose” <– perfect lipstick name to compliment this look, right?