Mr. Dino is a designer from the 1960s who once dined with many a fine lady. These ladies enjoyed wearing his op-art prints to social soirees, artistic affairs and to raise eyebrows whilst shopping around town. Mr. Dino made dresses of designs compared to the likes of Emilio Pucci. While we all know Mr. Pucci by both first and last name basis, the average #vintagelover is hardly familiar with the pseudonym Mr. Dino.
The miniskirt was popularized by Mary Quant, who introduced the skirt at her London boutique Bazaar in 1964. Defined as a skirt with a hemline averaging halfway up the knee (and four inches below the butt!), it made fashion history because it showed more leg on a woman, helped democratize fashion and fueled a movement for women’s social and sexual liberation that began in the 1960s.
Mod fashion is a distinguishable vintage styles thanks to its colorful prints, jaw-dropping hemlines and innovative designs. The ’60s mod girl was a courageous one because she wasn’t afraid to explore the “bold” side of dressing. The quintessential mod look for women was a colorful abstract print A-line dress with an attached metal buckle belt worn with a pair of colored tights and white or silver boots.
The 1960s was a fashion decade of lightning fast changes as influenced by the era’s various subcultures from hipsters to hippies; beatniks to mods to swingers. An era of sweeping social and political change, the fashion trends were fast-moving and quickly commercialized by designers from “underground” origins to the mainstream.
From pillbox hats to leopard print and minis, these were the styles that rocked a woman’s wardrobe in the ‘60s because they were such must-have pieces among mainstream America. Keep reading after the jump for pictures of fashion from Mad Men depicting 6 of the most exciting breakout trends of ’60s clothing, and to learn the fashion history behind why these styles were so popular for their time!
Polka dots are perfectly pretty for spring style that can be worn for creatively colorful date and weekend looks, especially when accessorized with modern touches and a stellar smile. Keep reading after the jump to see how Wayfaring Magnolia Etsy shop owner Amanda styled her ’60s polka dot dress in 3 unique ways, and let me know which one was your favorite by leaving a comment!