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10 Fashion Trends from the 60s We'd Rather Forget

Patterned Tights

Patterned Tights

Patterned tights were worn to add a fun color or pattern to an outfit, but more often than not, they added gaudiness rather than aesthetic appeal. This trend came back for a little while in 2014. Hopefully, we’ll see no more of this eyesore from the 60s!

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Metallic Clothing

Metallic Clothing

This futuristic clothing trend of the 60s encompassed tons of metallics. Even though metallics can work in small doses, most people took it way too far! They wore entire, head-to-toe outfits made out of shiny, silver material. It wouldn’t be much of a stretch to say you could literally see them from space!

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Bell Bottoms

Bell Bottoms

Bell bottoms are one of the most well-known trends of the 1960s, but just because something's popular, doesn’t mean it’s a good idea. Bell bottoms are likely the least flattering pair of pants money can buy! They make your legs look short and wide—why would anyone want that?

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Lime Green Clothes

Lime Green Clothes

We’ve never quite forgiven designers for introducing this horrendous hue into the world of fashion. In the 60s, you could find virtually any article of clothing in lime green, which is extremely unfortunate; Lime green does not flatter a single skin tone. Not one!

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Tie-Dye

Tie-Dye

Nowadays, tie-dyeing is something we do with our children or grandchildren for school projects, but it used to be considered a chic pattern in the 60s. Men and women alike would pair their tie-dye tops with bell bottoms, and some would even go as far to wear tie-dye on their bell bottoms. Does it get anymore 60s than that?

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Babydoll Dresses

Babydoll Dresses

Babydoll dresses became one of the most favored styles of the 60s, but we don’t exactly favor them because they have a tendency to make you look like an overgrown baby doll. Enough said. 

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Circle Chain Belts

Circle Chain Belts

Circle chain belts made a small resurgence in the 90s, but the peak of their popularity occurred 30 years earlier. We’re fine with most circular accessories, like bangles and (small) hoop earrings, but circle chain belts is where the buck stops for us!

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Neon Miniskirts

Neon Miniskirts

The 60s were the dawn of the miniskirt and many more liberating fashion pieces for women, which we love. Yet, when the miniskirt trend was combined with jarring neon colors, we fell out of love a little bit. How many times do we have to say it? Neon is not flattering! It can work in tiny amounts, but never on a whole skirt. 

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Clashing Colors

Clashing Colors

There was nothing minimalistic or muted about 60s fashion. The outfits of this era were characterized by clashing colors, like mustard yellow and orange or Barney-esque purple and green. While pairing marsala and cream will actually look flattering, two bold, dazzling hues will not.

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Psychedelic Clothing

Psychedelic Clothing

When else would psychedelic clothing rise to popularity than in the 60s? This style of apparel featured wild colors and patterns melded together to look trippy, which appealed to the hippies of this generation for obvious reasons. We’re all about intriguing prints, but this one is just a little too wacky to be chic. 

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