Surprised in the night by a five-alarm fire, rescued before there was a chance to change, each (luckily) was caught in something so devastatingly pretty, she didn’t feel the least bit flustered about going out in the world. Moral: The right way to be rescued is in the nicest nighties you can find.
Vintage beauty & fashion
This collection of vintage evening gowns is so over-the-top, you don’t have to even like fashion to appreciate the oomph factor of these formal dresses.
Just about everyone knows Mary Tyler Moore. ‘Why, that’s Laura Petrie,’ they say of her role as a perfect wife and mother on the Dick Van Dyke Show. After celebrating five anniversaries on the series, she’s set out to find a new Her.
These amazing vintage evening dresses were as glittery and shimmering as they were form-fitting and unforgiving of an extra ounce. But there’s more to the story beyond just gorgeous models and stunning gowns.
Color, color, color! Has there ever been such a season in the history of fashion when so many beautiful colors have appeared on the scene at once? Used together or separately, no wardrobe is complete today without the little colored dress!
One national fashion magazine boldly proclaims 1968 the year of the shirt and skirt. And fashions for casual wear – including dresses – are designed to enhance it.
Here, see vintage ’60s lingerie – including girdles, corselets, bras, garters, pantyhose, nylons, bras, slips, panties, pajamas and nightgowns – the underwear, foundation garments and sleepwear from the 1968 Wards catalog.
Here are some vintage tips for how to tie-dye clothes, right from the ’60s & ’70s. The results are vibrant patterns, from geometric to lush organic effects.
The artichoke hairstyle is a casual, layered cut, with the layers tanning out, petal fashion, from the center of the crown — or what would be the stem area of the real artichoke.
Christmas coifs are catching the season’s sparkle. Make your ’60s hairstyle repertoire merrier! For romance, try pin-on tendrils, love-locks, and Emily Bronte ringlets. For a change of color, cut or curve, wear a wig that’s charmed with stretch or curl.
In late 1968, you could prepare for the season of style before the summer of love, and choose from a profusion of glamorous ’60s belts to create a waist, high or low.
What about pants on women in the office? An editor from Denver explained, “I think women should dress distinctively as women. They’ve gone too far in stealing men’s attire.”
Pink is a morning, noon and night color — it can be beguiling or sophisticated. Look for pink accessories as a complement to or to contrast with your favorite summer dress.
6 million teenagers love to sew – this is what they will make this fall Ladies’ Home Journal – September 1960 Full of enthusiasm, teenagers
The young lioness swimsuits Brave… sensuous… graceful… beautiful… Don’t you want to be a young lioness this summer? Of course you do! Grrrrrrooowwwwlll! they’ll say
Whether a current fashion is a calico look or a velvet look, a hemline, a shape or a topless swimsuit, it is always a reflection of the tempo of the era which gave it birth.
These fantastic samples of eye makeup are the creations of Pablo, Elizabeth Arden’s makeup designer, and are done in a variety of techniques.
Sixties Biggest Fashion Decade Whether the Seventies can bring anything like the fashion explosion of the Sixties is an unanswered question. No other decade has seen
Every little girl wants a dress for Christmas Sweet as a sugarplum: A tucked shirtwaist top, a wide, gathered velveteen skirt and a bias-striped sash
Sweaters with modern motifs, blazing colors, striking contrasts, surprising textures – each sweater with its own this-minute look.
Don’t be skinny! (1967) Look better by adding desired pounds this easy way… without pads, exercise or fishy oils Raquel Welch: “I can’t afford
A preference for prints prints prints This spring, fashion is showing a distinct partiality for prints – big, splashy prints, many on black backgrounds. Opposite
What kind of man uses Vaseline Hair Tonic? The man who knows how to take care of himself uses Vaseline Hair Tonic. Brings out the
By their fads, ye shall know them (1975) By Carol Kramer – The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts) December 6, 1975 Can you find your look?
Here are three pages showing the latest dresses for young girls, as seen in the Best & Co. catalog published for the winter of 1967.
Here are five pages showing fashions for young boys, excerpted from the Best & Co. catalog published for the winter of 1967. >> Fashionable dresses for