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Costume gallery

Clothing in the 1960s

Two hippies dressed in bright clothing and a man in a white suit

The bright clothes of typical 1960s hippies

1960s mini-skirt, as worn by many women of that time

A woman in a mini-skirt

The 1960s saw the introduction of the mini-skirt - a very short thigh-length skirt. Patterns and bold colours became popular for fabric.

This period also saw the introduction of the hippy - often a young middle-class person in favour of colourful flowing clothes, peace and free love.

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