From shag rugs to kooky colors, the 1960s had plenty of trends that have made a comeback.
Some trends include:
- By 1965, one hundred million dollars of Barbie merchandise was sold. Barbie is the one to help make Mattel the biggest toy company in the world. Created by Ruth and Elliott Handler (owners of Mattel), after watching there daughter play with paper dolls, realizing there weren’t any 3-dimentional dolls to play with and dress. Barbie was names after the daughter for the idea.
- These wide-legged pants were derived from Navy styled uniforms and became very popular with the young society in the 1960’s. Elvis Presley, Sonny and Cher helped make bellbottoms a fashion statement for the hippies and counter-culture audience. They were typically made of denim until they were produced with corduroy and polyester so they could be worn in any situation. Bellbottoms were still popular in the 1970’s during the disco years and even in the 1990’s when the Gen X crowd was wearing them to be cool too.
- Created in 1965 by Andre Courreges, a leading French fashion designer. Worn by women from Los Angeles to New York, at nightclubs all over. Nancy Sinatra also chopped the charts with “these boots are made for walking” establishing her as the poster child for go-go boots.
- Once the troublesome bouffant had begun to look old, young girls in the northeastern states staged a revolt. Taking up hot irons and ironed their hair dead straight. The ironed tresses lasted about an hour, this fad diminished in the early 70’s followed by less dangerous styles.
Now, what about home trends? You need to see these 11 kitchens from the ’60s. Check them out below:
If you lived in the 60s, which kitchen would be your go-to?