Fashion Trends I Happily Avoided

Despite being young during the 1960s and 1970s, I did not like most of the fashion during those decades. These are examples of clothing and hairstyles I would never have been associated with.

Hippies/Flower Power.

These trousers.

Punk.

Skinheads.

Let me know if any of those trends were your personal style at the time.

70 thoughts on “Fashion Trends I Happily Avoided

      1. Oh wow thanx Pete, I was a Biba fan from the beginning my first long coat and feather boa came from there and when the big store opened it was fabulous we loved it …Thank you, Pete I’m going to share this on Thursday Thoughts for any Biba fans x

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  1. Sometimes a style will seem silly initially, and then we get used to seeing it, and it becomes more normal. Bellbottoms always looked funny to me, and it’s hard to imagine why they ever seemed fashionable.

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  2. Let’s see, fishnet stockings, long maxi skirts, halter tops, bell bottoms, tie-dyed shirts, headbands. I did almost all of them except the leather jacket. I did buy a red leather jacket in my late 30s though.

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  3. Miniskirts were all the rage when I was going through my youthful fashion-conscious stage, but my mother absolutely forbade them, so they were not an option. I was very happy when maxi skirts came in style. They were comfortable, and, like love, they covered a multitude of sins. I wore nothing but floor-length skirts and dresses for years.

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      1. Yes, I saw that. As luck would have it, during the years when I had the legs and the figure to wear a miniskirt and actually look good in it, I was forbidden to do so by my very strict mother. By the time I was free of parental control, I was more into comfort than fashion. I did, however, get my ears pierced, which was another thing my mother had forbidden. πŸ™‚

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    1. I wear them exclusively now. There’s a reason women all over the world have dresses in skirts and cloaks ever since the dawn of time ~ warm in the winter, cool in the summer, beautiful without being revealing ~ and if you’re out in nature you can relieve yourself while picking a flower. What’s not to love? πŸ€—

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  4. I was all into the fashions of the era and I was anti-establishment for a while because it was fashionable to be so ,…then I became materialistic and the rest is history — as a strong individualist, I adopted my own fashions, ignored most of the rules for success, refused to run with the herd, and as a consequence, outran most of the herd.

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  5. I naturally gravitated towards the ‘peace and love’ ethic in the early ’70s: we were allowed to grow our hair longer in the 6th form at school, and we tended to avoid too much alcohol at our parties in favour of other more relaxing substances πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Jon.

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  6. In the 70s my husband and his friends wore bell bottoms. I remember stitching a skirt for our daughter when she was four from the bell part of the trousers πŸ™‚ These days youngsters wear torn jeans and I feel they are terrible. The poor at least patch the tears when wearing old clothes, but the rich spend so much to get the jeans torn!!

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