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Fashion in the sixties
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Annie Cusack from Aberdeen. Posted 13 Feb 2003.
I’ve seen a few changes in fashion in my time. All the stuff the young ones are wearing now was around in one form or another in the decades before. Flares from the 70s, and sixties mini skirts, are still around today. People said the shorter skirts were just a flash in the pan, but the girls are still wearing them today I remember my da’s face when I wore a mini for the first time. A few rows took place over those skirts in our house when I was heading out to the dancing, let me tell you!
They made you feel fantastic though, and we were all wearing them. In the 1960s, some people thought that the idea of women in short skirts was akin to the collapse of society. As the hemlines were rising, our hair was getting bigger too. Going out on a Saturday night meant treating yourself to a can of hairspray, and getting all glammed up for the dancing but backcombing your hair into a big Dusty-style beehive. The ladies' toilets smelt like one big hairspray canister when you went out, and combined with all the cigarette smoke, so it’s a wonder the hall never went up in flames!
   



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