Tag Archives | 1960s

See How ’60s Icons Inspire Our Style Gallery Community

In the spirit of sunny days and sixties sass, we’ve pulled some of our favorite mod-inspired Style Gallery looks, so you too can try out this trend!

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Mod and Marvelous: How to Get Swingin’ ’60s Hair and Makeup

If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the lookout for easy ways to incorporate vintage vibes into your modern party ensembles. Today we’ve partnered with Benefit Cosmetics to bring you a ’60s-inspired hair and makeup tutorial that’s perfect for the holiday season!

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Girls of Summer: Lovely Lady Skateboarders from the 1960s

A few weeks back, I found myself on LIFE Magazine’s online photo archives, searching for vintage surfing photos, but was led to surface-skimmers of an entirely different sort: skateboarders!

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A Full Wardrobe For Under $100? It Does Exist… in 1967!

This spread from 1967 might just be genius, combining the novelty of paper dolls with the real-world practicality of an affordable wardrobe.

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Fave Finds: Sarah’s Holiday-ready ’60s Dress

Fave Finds: Sarah

Who: Sarah of Dotti Dee

What: Navy scalloped dress from the 1960s

Where: A thrift shop in an after-Halloween sale

How much: $4

When I use it: “The long sleeves make it the perfect winter dress. I think I may …

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Fave Finds: Jessy’s A+ A-line Skirt

Who: Jessy of Viele Füchse

What: 1960s A-line skirt

Where: Thrift store

How much: $4

When I use it: ”Whenever I want to dress me up like a schoolgirl!”

Shopping tips: ”Anywhere I go I am searching. Every city I …

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Wow, Mom, Wow: Fashion Sketches from a ModMom

Ever wish you’d inherited some natural talent or trait that belongs to none other than your mother? Maybe her eyes, her green thumb, or her knack for throwing together a magnificent meal in minutes? For me, it’s my mom’s artistic flair. Take a look at some of these truly fabulous fashion sketches she made when she was studying art in the 1960s.

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Retro Revival: Yoga Beauty Tips from the 1960s

My Nana once told me that her mother, my great-grandmother, had bags under her eyes because she’d rub them furiously with her fists first thing in the morning. “If you don’t do that, you’ll be alright,” Nana told me with …

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Twiggy-inspired Mod Makeup in 4 Steps

If you love Twiggy’s iconic eye makeup (which just so happened to be a huge inspiration for model Mary’s look in our latest stylebook, Bicycle Belles), we encourage you to try your hand at recreating the style with our …

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Bossa Supernova: Brilliant 1960's Album Covers

When A&M Records released Herb Alpert Presents Sérgio Mendes and Brasil ’66, the jazzy samba sub-genre bossa nova flooded mainstream culture immediately, leaving dashes of its Rio-born flavor everywhere from the White House to the World Expo in Osaka, …

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Dresses Through the Decades

With another decade drawing to a close, and our expansive selection of vintage-inspired frocks right at my fingertips, I started to think about all the iconic silhouettes that each era brought.

But what about the decade that we’ve just put …

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Style Glossary: Help Your Self-Belt Esteem


The Rose Menagerie Dress.

It’s been one of your eternal questions for some time now, right up there with “What is the meaning of life?” and “Coke or Pepsi?” — what is this term “self-belt” that they sometimes use …

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Obsolete Fashion: Are You Ga-Ga for Go-Go Boots?

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Images (clockwise from top left): Sarah Richmond, Iluvretrothings.blogspot.com, Star-Telegram

Before the mid-1960s, women wore boots in inclement weather or while engaging in outdoor activities — never for fashion. But as skirts and hemlines rose in the 60s, style …

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Grain Edit: Your New Favorite Design Blog


If you’ve ever wanted to dive into ModCloth’s Apartment section and never come out, you will love retro design blog Grain Edit. (We certainly do!) The arty site splits its focus between classic design from the 1950s to ’70s …

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