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You've always been love-struck by the sixties and wish you could be more like those sixties girls with the perfect hair, sweet smiles and nights out at the drive-in theatre... Well with a little help to get started, you may find the sixties girl within you blossom!
- Get the clothes. The sorts of clothes appropriate to the 1960s include:
- Small scarves around your neck over a cardigan sweater (preferably on backwards, so it buttons down the back).
- Tight black skirts with slits up the back or sides, just above the knees.
- Plain or Black nylons with garter belts and flat black shoes or penny loafers.
- Blazers and plaid skirts, pleated skirts, gathered skirts with crinolines (under skirts that made them full, but not too full, that was the 50's).
- White blouses.
- Wear fishnet stockings.
- Wear mini skirts.
- Wear A-Line dresses with wild flower patterns. Remember flower power was "in".
- Wear paper dresses.
- Purchase or make love beads. Wear them with a pair of hip huggers and sandals for the hippie look.
- Wear head bands.
- Embroider jeans or vests. Wear them. The peace symbol was very popular.
- Letter sweaters from your "jock" boyfriend and always a "friendship" or class ring around your neck hanging on a gold chain.
- Get the hairstyle. Bouffants were quite popular among the older women, while teens girls preferred sleek straight hair and head-bands.
- The Bouffant is much easier to tackle with shorter hair (shoulder length). See How to Tease Your Hair for help on achieving the bouffant.
- Many women also imitated Jackie Kennedy's hairstyle with her hair softly brushing her shoulders and flipping up at the end under a pillbox hat. Use a straightening or curling iron to flip up the ends of your hair if you do choose this look.
- Use make-up:
- For eyes: These will be your most accented asset. Apply a white translucent base as eyes hadow, filling the crease with a dark shade eye-shadow. Line the top lash line with black liquid liner, make it slightly thicker on the outer corner and finish with thick mascara or false lashes.
- Use liquid foundation and powder to achieve perfect porcelain skin with little or very light pink blush.
- nude lips!
- Know popular terms used in the sixties such as:
- "a gas"- A blast or a good time.
- "bag"- Often referred to stealing.
- "ape"- Going ballistic or becoming irate over a situation.
- "Far out"- Excellent, cool, great.
- "Hacked"- Mad, furious, upset.
- "Heat"- Cops/police.
- "Bookin'"- Going very fast, as in a car.
- "Cat"- A guy.
- "Square"- An uncool type of person.
- "bouffant" (any poofy hairstyle).
- Listen to popular music of the sixties. "The Beatles," "The Monkees," "The Rolling Stones," "Lowrider Oldies," and "The Archies" will get you going in the right direction!
- Familiarize yourself with at least four sixties-inspired films: To Kill a Mockingbird, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Pink Panther, and My Fair Lady.
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