All about hippie fashion


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Hippie fashion started during the mid-1960’s as a rejection of social norms and as an expression of freedom, love, and peace. It evolved and became more colorful and elaborate in the late 1960s. People who dressed like hippies were called “hippies”.

What was hippie fashion made of?

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Hippie fashion was made of natural fabrics such as cotton, denim, and silk. These materials were inexpensive and readily available in colors other than the usual muted shades associated with drab 1960s clothing styles.

What kind of clothes did hippies wear?

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In general, hippie fashion clothes came in earth tone colors that could be worn in various combinations. Young men typically wore bell bottom pants that were held up by a rope belt with many large silver colored buttons sewn into the front, along with fishnet shirts, headbands, vests, tie dye t-shirts , leather jackets, and sunglasses. Young women wore long peasant blouses or shirt dresses with sandals. Other popular women’s fashions included maxi skirts, tie dyed t-shirts, and long scarves that were tied around the forehead or waist.

How did hippie fashion change?

Hippie fashion changed in the late 1960s when many young people started wearing newly-available synthetic fabrics such as polyester, vinyl, and rayon. Denim bell bottom jeans were particularly popular in this period. In addition, men grew their hair long and women sometimes stopped shaving their legs and armpits.

What did hippies wear on their feet?

Hippie fashion footwear included moccasins made from leather or suede, the Dingo Boot, and Birkenstocks.

What did hippies do with their hair?

Hippie fashion for hairstyles ranged from short to long, straight or curly, clean-cut or unkempt. Some men grow mustaches, beards, and/or sideburns. Women sometimes “braided” their hair with colorful ribbons.

What were some hippie accessories?

Hippies fashion includes many accessories such as flowers, beads, tie-dye scarves, bells on their clothing and jewelry , dream catchers, peace signs, headbands, love beads, and conga drums. Some people had a favorite hippie accessory that became a symbol of the times.

What did hippies do?

Hippies made their own music, sang songs about peace and love, grew flowers in their backyard , experimented with new kinds of foods , practiced yoga or meditation, practiced free love , smoked marijuana or hashish (“grass” or “pot”), wore colorful clothes that reflected the brightness of their souls , dropped out of society , protested against the Vietnam War , experimented with psychedelic drugs such as LSD (“acid”), and held anti-establishment or “counterculture” views.

Conclusion:

Hippie fashion is a style of dress. It typically includes natural fabrics such as cotton, denim, and silk. These materials were inexpensive and readily available in colors other than the usual muted shades associated with drab 1960s clothing styles. In general, hippie fashion clothes came in earth tone colors that could be worn in various combinations. Young men typically wore bell bottom pants that were held up by a rope belt with many large silver colored buttons sewn into the front, along with fishnet shirts, headbands, vests, tie dyes t-shirts , leather jackets, and sunglasses. Young women wore long peasant blouses or shirt dresses with sandals. Other popular women’s fashions included maxi skirts, tie dyed t-shirts , and long scarves that were tied around the forehead or waist. Hippie fashion changed in the late 1960s when many young people started wearing newly-available synthetic fabrics such as polyester, vinyl, and rayon. Denim bell bottom jeans were particularly popular in this period. In addition, men grew their hair long and women sometimes stopped shaving their legs and armpits. Hippie fashion footwear included moccasins made from leather or suede, the Dingo Boot, and Birkenstocks. Hippie fashion for hairstyles ranged from short to long, straight or curly, clean-cut or unkempt. Some men grow mustaches, beards, and/or sideburns. Women sometimes “braided” their hair with colorful ribbons. Hippies fashion includes many accessories such as flowers, beads, tie-dye scarves, bells on their clothing and jewelry , dream catchers, peace signs, headbands, love beads, and conga drums. Some people had a favorite hippie accessory that became a symbol of the times.

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