Iconic ‘60s Fashion Trends That We Still Love Today

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marpessa dawn

American-born French actress Marpessa Dawn eloquently wears a fit and flare dress. The silhouette was a ’60s staple that will never go out of style.

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jayne mansfield

Jayne Mansfield seen in a fitted pencil skirt and kitten heels, a quintessential 1960s outfit.

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the supremes

The Supremes were the ’60s favorite girl group, pictured here wearing their nod to menswear style—surely an inspiration for all of the cravats and loosely slung neckties we see on the modern runways.

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diahann carroll

Diahann Carroll struts a pose in a button-down dress worn over billowing trousers.

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unisex fashion from the 1960's

The ’60s became a time for women to express themselves through clothing, which included wearing pants more regularly (an item once thought to be taboo for ladies).

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1960s young woman in mini

When designer Mary Quant invented the miniskirt, she likely didn’t foresee its impactful longevity and the popularity it would sustain so many decades later.

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model wearing 1960s fashions

Another tweak on menswear, the leather vest.

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Dressed up with somewhere to go.

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jacqueline kennedy with sister lee radziwill on pier

Whenever Jackie Kennedy stepped out, the fashion world took note. Her and Lee Radziwill both impeccably work these headscarves into a casual out-and-about look.

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elizabeth taylor, 28 june 1963

Feeling feline? Elizabeth Taylor shows us how to wear head-to-toe leopard print with the utmost confidence.

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models bikini

We can thank the 1963 movie Beach Party for the popularization of the bikini.

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rome fashion

These aren’t your regular skirt suits. Exaggerated necklines and a dropped waist add extra flair on Italy’s Spanish Steps.

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model wearing fall fashion

Travel in style with a matching cape and trouser set, complete with a pair of leather (or faux leather) gloves.

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thai author and actress marayat andriane, creator of

Paisley print, an exaggerated collar, and an oversized necktie make this ensemble a smart look.

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model wearing evening dress by fontana sisters

Women of the ’60s were always dressed to the nines for cocktail hour.

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palm beach ladies

Floral shift dresses and headscarves—perfect for a casual day at the beach or pool.

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ursula andress

High-waisted swimwear was everywhere throughout the ’60s, and we’re seeing it make a pretty big comeback in modern day (most notably on Taylor Swift).

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model holding umbrella

A lesson in prints and prints done right.

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models christian dior

This pic is a throwback to one of Christian Dior’s fall-winter collections in the mid-1960s.

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models in waterproof jackets

A gloomy day never looked so good in these playful rain jackets.

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Kia Goosby

Kia Goosby is a Fashion Editor for Hearst Fashion Group, who forever loves Atlanta, R&B music, believes butter with a side of bread makes everything better, and just so happens to cover all things in fashion for her main 9 to 5.

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