When I was growing up, my mom told me that she wished her wardrobe still fit her. “If only I had a few of these dresses” she would say, pinching the air with her fingers to indicate the imaginary skirt of an early 60s fashion icon. She would then dramatically turn around and reveal a garment that was so obviously from another decade. That’s because she loved vintage clothes; especially if they were from the 1960s!
60s Style Dresses with Sleeves
The 60s was a decade of change and upheaval, with women beginning to demand more from their lives than what had been traditionally expected of them. This is reflected in the clothing of this time period. The dress styles are bold and daring, with many featuring high necklines or low cut V-necks that expose plenty of cleavage (especially on evening wear).
The sleeves on these dresses were often bell-shaped or puffed out slightly at the shoulders. Some also featured lace trimming around the sleeves or at the top part of them.
60s Style Short Dresses
Short dresses were very popular in the 60s and they still are today. Short dresses are flattering on all body types, ages, and heights. There’s something about a short dress that makes you feel pretty and confident!
Puffy Dresses in the Style of the 60s
One of the most popular styles during the 60s was puffy sleeves. These dresses came in many different shapes and sizes, but they all had one thing in common: puffy sleeves. You can even find some vintage dresses with puffy shoulders or skirts!