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Peace, Love and Freedom: Hippie Fashion From the Late 1960s to 1970s

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When we get dressed in the morning and prepare for our day, we don’t typically think of our clothes as serving a broader purpose beyond making us warm, comfortable, or fashionable. However, looking at and studying vintage photographs reminds us that fashion can speak volumes.

To transport ourselves back to the 1960s and 70s in America, we can look to the vibrant peace signs, frayed tie-dye shirts, puffed sleeves, medallion necklaces, and loungewear that men and women used to wear. We can reflect on how popular multiculturalism was during this time, with many styles being inspired by clothing from Africa, India, Bali, and other foreign countries. At the start of the 1960s, many believed that a golden age was just about to begin. People exuded peace, love, freedom, and sexual liberation, which was reflected in their flowing, relaxed wardrobes. Though Woodstock is often seen as the cornerstone of this generation’s style, one can still observe people today paying homage to the 60s through their clothing choices. Future generations can also look to this decade for fashion inspiration, thanks to the snapshots that serve as a visual memory of this “peace and love” era.

Check out photos from the “peace and love” era and see how hippie fashion evolves.

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All photos via Vintage Everyday.

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