1962 Clothing Trends MEN’S CLOTHING TRENDS o Suits were primarily single-breasted o Suits were broad at the shoulder and narrowed at the waist. Pants were narrow and emphasized the natural shape. o Two-button suits were made popular as they were sported by President John F. Kennedy. o Dress shirts were worn in white and variations of white; colored shirts were considered informal. Variations were shown in the collar: point collars were the most prevalent, but pin, spread, and rounded collars were also popular. Many men wore shirts with French Cuffs, accented with simple cufflinks that peeked out from the suit coat. o Ties were typically narrow and frequently patterned. Simple, solid-colored suits were accented with dramatic patterned ties. Solid ties were often dressed up with tie clips or pins. Patterned and solid bow ties were also popular choices for men. WOMEN’S CLOTHING TRENDS o Women’s fashion in the early ‘60s was similar to the 1950s look of classic elegance. o Hemlines on skirts rose to the knee and just below the knee. o Many women were inspired by the style of Jacqueline Kennedy, who wore A-line skirts and square-shaped, collarless jackets. Suits and separates were extremely popular items. Most suits were solid-colored. While straight skirts and wide cut jackets complimented Mrs. Kennedy’s rather long, boxy figure, many women found that they could not achieve the look. o Daytime and evening wear emphasized women’s waist, chest, and hips. Clothing was cinched in at the waist and created roundness to the hip and bust-line. o In the early 1960s there was a disappearance of shoulder pads. Jackets, dresses, and sweaters had narrow shoulders and skinny ¾-length sleeves that made the arms appear long and narrow. o Collars tended to disappear and cowl necks, v-neck, and plunging necklines emerged. o Evening dresses were long and column-like, emphasizing a slim waist. Fabrics were easy and flowing. Ruffles added style and elegance to dresses. o Many evening dresses and daytime outfits had full skirts, but petticoats and underskirts had almost disappeared by 1962. o Sugary, pastel colors were popular in fashion and blues were prevalent in all shades o In the early 1960s women became more playful with patterns. Typically patterns were simple and seen in modest colors, but more vivid patterns in louder, more vibrant patterns were not uncommon and grew in popularity as the year progressed. Patterns were often mixed—plaid partnered with polka dots and stripes paired with a variety of patterns. o Jewelry pieces made a statement. Jewelry pieces were frequently large and ornate, but the number of pieces worn at a time was limited. o While hats weren’t considered mandatory fashion pieces, hats were frequently worn to add a dash of style and sophistication to outfits. The pillbox hat was certainly the most popular hat style of the early 1960s. o The pointed-toe, stiletto heels of the previous decade were waning in popularity; the toes of shoes became more rounded and heels were high to kitten height. o Gloves were frequently worn in 6- to 8-button lengths. o Purses were small and tended to match the color and/or pattern of shoes. o Hairstyles varied from natural-looking to elaborately styled. Coiffures, beehives, and bouffants were extremely popular, but required a lot of maintenance. 1962 brought a large increase in the number of wigs purchased. Ladies could style their wigs in advance and not have to worry about toying with their hair before an evening out. Wigs also contained much more hair, making larger than life hairstyles easy to achieve. Vintage Clothing Stores BUCKTOWN Silver Moon Vintage 1721 West North Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 235-5797 http://www.silvermoonvintage.com/ Tuesday-Friday: 11am - 6pm Saturday: 12pm - 6pm Sunday: 12pm - 5pm Store B Vintage 1472 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 772-4296 http://storebvintage.com/ Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm Saturday: 10am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm Very Best Vintage 1919 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622 (312) 226-5530 Visit Very Best Vintage on Facebook Tues. - Sat: 12pm - 7pm Sun. 12pm - 6pm Seek Vintage 1432 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60642 3125263164 http://www.seekvintagechicago.com/ Monday: 4pm - 7pm Tuesday - Friday: 12pm -7pm Saturday: 11am - 7pm Sunday: 11am - 4pm Krispyfringe Vintage Vintage Underground 2130 W Chicago Ave 1834 W North Ave Chicago, IL 60622 Chicago, IL (773) 710-1006 (773) 252-4559 http://www.krispyfringe.blogspot.com/ http://www.chicagovintageunderground.com/Monday: 12pm – 7pm Tuesday - Thursday: 11am - 6pm Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm - 7pm Friday and Saturday: 11am - 7pm Sunday: 12pm - 6pm Sunday: 12pm - 5pm ROSCOE VILLAGE Mia Mora 2639 West Fullerton Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 772-2007 http://miamorachicago.wordpress.com Monday - Wednesday by appointment Thursday – Saturday: 12pm - 7pm Sunday: 1pm - 5pm NOBLE SQUARE Dovetail 1452 W Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60642 (312) 243-3100 http://www.dovetailchicago.com/ Wednesday - Friday: 1pm - 8pm Saturday: 11am - 6pm Sunday: 11am - 5pm Night and Day Vintage 2228 West Belmont Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 327-4045 Wednesday - Sunday: 3pm-7pm Shangri-La Vintage 1952 W Roscoe Street Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 348-5090 http://www.shangrila-vintage.com/ Monday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm Saturday: 12pm - 6pm Sunday: 12pm - 5pm NORTH CENTER LAKEVIEW LuLu's at the Belle Kay 3862 N Lincoln Chicago, IL 60613 (773) 404-LuLu http://lulusbellekay.com/ Tuesday- Friday: 11am - 6pm Saturday: 11am - 5pm Sunday: 12pm - 5pm Clothes Optional Vintage 2918 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 296-6630 Visit Clothes Optional Vintage on Facebook Monday: 12pm - 8pm Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 8pm Sunday: 12pm - 6pm Viva Vintage 4222 North Ravenswood Chicago, IL (847) 475-5025 http://www.vivavintageclothing.com/ Showroom open by appointment only PILSEN Comet Vintage 1320 W 18 St Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 733-7327 http://www.cometvintagechicago.com Tuesday- Thursday: 11am -8pm Friday - Saturday: 11am - 9pm Sunday: 12pm - 7pm Knee Deep Vintage 1425 West 18th Street Chicago, IL 60608 (312) 850-2510 http://www.kneedeepvintage.com/ Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 7pm Friday & Saturday: 11am - 8pm Sunday: 12pm - 6pm Suburban Secrets 1117 W Belmont Chicago, IL 60657 (773) 857-0905 http://www.suburbansecretsvintage.com Tuesday - Thursday: 1pm - 7pm Friday: 2pm - 7pm Saturday: 12pm - 7pm Sunday: 12pm - 6pm LOGAN SQUARE A Touch of Vintage 2506 N. California Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 (773) 384-8427 http://atouchofvintage.com/ Wednesday- Sunday: 12pm - 6pm NILES ROGERS PARK The Antique and Resale Shoppe 7214 N Harlem Chicago, IL 60631 773-631-1151 http://www.antiqueandresale.com/ Monday- Saturday: 10:30am - 4:30pm Lost Eras 1511 W Howard Street Chicago, IL 60626 (773) 764-7400 http://losteras.com/ Monday - Saturday: 10am -6pm PLEASE NOTE: Stores are listed in no particular order and are not directly affiliated with TimeLine. Hours and other details are subject to change. Details compiled as of February 2012.
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