60s and 70s fashion making a comeback

As the fashion world is constantly changing, it may be difficult to keep up with new trends. If you were channeling your inner Twiggy and Farah Fawcett during the last year, then kudos to you for forecasting the fashion cycle. Fashion trends of the 1960s and 1970s are making a comeback into modern fashion. With the spring season in full swing and the emergence of summer around the corner, it is safe to say that these “old-fashioned” styles will keep you fashion-forward.

1960s

1. Neon colors. Fluorescent-hued clothing was the trend during the 60s, especially during spring and summer, and it emphasized a fun and funky fashion. Today, neon-colored dresses, skirts, and nail polish are the rage. The addition of bright, bold colors to your fashion wardrobe may even change your outlook in life to a more positive view.

2. Bold prints. Abstract bold prints such as plaid, stripes, florals, and psychedelic prints are the rage this upcoming season and during the summer. Sporting these patterns will generally draw more attention to you.

3. A-line. The A-line style was a fashion trademark inspired in the 1960s. The style is generally fitted at the hip and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of a capital letter A. During the spring, the A-line style is seen in the form of dresses and skirts. This modern trend is used as way to give an everyday outfit a more classy and sexy approach.

1970s

1. Natural hair. Trendy hairstyles such as long hair were the cultural norms for both genders. Long, straight, and center-parted hair is a common hairstyle seen everywhere in today’s society, and it was especially noticeable in the 70s among young women and students. Hairstyles such as the afro peaked during the hippie and disco eras of the 70s. The ‘fro was particularly popular among the African-American community and people born with curly hair. The “black is beautiful” movement of the late 60s and early 70s emphasized the return to untreated hair and reflected black pride and rejection of notions of integration. Today, the afro is culturally accepted by all races, again reviving the “natural” look.

2. Full eyebrows. During the Hippie Movement during the late 60s to mid 70s, many people began filling in their eyebrows to sport a youthful look. The idea of having fuller eyebrows made way to modern fashion and is now commonly seen as a way to give a more youthful look among teenagers and young adults.

3. Bell bottoms. Sorry, the trend of having your jeans hug your ankle was so 2013. The revival of bell bottoms (flares) from the 1970s was meant to lengthen your legs while adding more comfort to your wardrobe. Also, flare jeans are known for flattering every body type. Currently, flares are in high demand in the fashion market, ranging from 50 dollars to 240 dollars. Whether you call it bell bottoms, flares, or boot-cut trousers, you may want to add this to your must-haves.

4. Natural makeup. Hippies of the 70s were known for having a fresh-faced look. The overall look of this decade highlighted the beauty of youthfulness. Common makeup looks inspired by the 70s include a minimal use of brown eye shadow, bronzer, full eyebrows, and full, tinted lips that complement your natural lip color.

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