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33 posts
Mar 21, 2015
4:21 PM
Ok Ladies,
( I know this is a Dayton History Forum, but since we all are either from Dayton, or grew up in Dayton, I think this subject about Jr. fashions is relevant too !

This is for all of us who were teens or preteens in the 1960's early 70's.
Recently, I've been collecting vintage Seventeen magazines ( 1965-1972 )... and I spend hours browsing through the magazines ( with a smile on my face ) as it really takes me back to that time back in the late 1960's. I remember many of the ads and features in Seventeen, as I bought them almost every month (especially through 1967 on ).. Seventeen magazine cost 50cents, remember? I absolutely loved the August Back to School issue...it was thick and packed with all kinds of groovy stuff !

So.... my question is : What fashion trend from the 1960's early 70's ) did you absolutely love?

I'll start :

I loved anything mod influenced by the Carnaby St/London/Mary Quant/Twiggy look. I was 10 in 1965, but I had an older sister, so I think that made a difference as far as my love of fashion. I started wearing make up around 13 or 14 or so.. and I loved 'Love Cosmetics' ( remember Love Cosmetics perfume craze and smelling like a Lemon? Remember their ad : ' wear your love like heaven? :... or how about Yardley of London and the slicker look, remember pot o' gloss?...... I officially didn't really began to wear many of the mod fashions until about 13 or so.. My family couldn't afford the trendy mod clothes ( mostly sold at Rikes or Elder Beermans, Gidding Jenny ect ), but I'd buy ( with my saved up allowance money ( 50 cents a week !! ) knock offs from Lerners or Concord City ( along with a bag of popcorn!!! )
Remember the madness at Concord City a week before Easter????? or late August ( back to school shopping )...

But getting back to the fashions..
I loved white fishnet tights with Mary Jane, or T Strap flat shoes. ( remember the t strap shoes with the tear drop design on the top of the shoe??
..Twiggy false eyelashes, her haircut, and her mini skirts!!!
... empire waist ( baby doll ) dresses
Remember the angora Long sweater trend and matching skirt( remember it was sold with a matching angora belt )... or the ribbed sweater and matching skirt set? Or how about the poor boy sweater, and flowered mini skirt ( or bell bottoms? Remember paper dresses????. How about the brown suede jackets with the long fringe? What about the leather jumpers?
go go boots... bass weeguns ( which were loafer shoes...like penny loafers ) ) worn with bonnie doon socks
How about some of the fashion names like Bobby Brooks? Lassie Jr. Jonathan Logan,
....... remember walking to school ( about 1972 or so ) in your bell bottoms in the winter or rainy spring and the bottom of the bell bottoms being soaked with mud and water???! yuck!!
( like I say, I personally liked pre 1974 fashions as opposed to the mid to late 70's )

Ok... it's your turn....what was your fav look of those times???...

Last Edited by missinthen on Mar 27, 2015 1:59 PM
luv my dayton
907 posts
Mar 26, 2015
9:08 AM
Can only respond to mid 50s early 60s. Seems maybe for dressing up we wore dresses with numerous crinolines underneath. Also we wore gloves when dressing up. For going to church you wore a straight skirt and blouse or suit. There were also straight dresses with belts. For casual we had what they called pedal pushers. Girls didn't wear shorts,jeans or any type of pants except outside school or work. Wasn't such a bad idea as it became somewhat a freak show and still is. They say people behave the way they dress and that still holds true.

Last Edited by luv my dayton on Mar 26, 2015 9:10 AM
35 posts
Mar 26, 2015
9:52 PM
luv my Dayton...
I forgot about pedal pushers!!! We wore them too, with little crop tops....remember those short sets ? My mother bought us short sets every summer at Kressege's ( downtown ) or Shopper's Fair ( on Salem ) or Bargain Barn ( does anybody remember where Bargain Barn was located? )

I also remember my sister and I wearing petticoats underneath our dresses on Easter Sunday....
boy oh boy did they scratch my legs ;-(

Calhoun, I remember those dresses...didn't they have white collars and white cuffs?

Last Edited by missinthen on Mar 26, 2015 10:02 PM
luv my dayton
910 posts
Mar 27, 2015
7:03 AM
The post I just wrote here went MIA and am sure it will show up somewhere on another thread. Should be about seven times I sent so don't be surprised if it shows up that many times.
joey m
347 posts
Mar 27, 2015
8:10 AM
This amy sound strange but I loved the sack dress which if worn by the right shaped girl was very sexy.
luv my dayton
911 posts
Mar 27, 2015
12:30 PM
Sack dresses and mumos hide many flaws but they were cool and comfortable.
luv my dayton
913 posts
Mar 27, 2015
1:20 PM
Just posted on another thread about several magazines that take you back to when we were all kids. Thought I would place it here also. www.reminiscemagazine.com and www.goodolddaysmagazine.com will definitely keep you busy. Reminisce comes right up.
359 posts
Mar 27, 2015
6:30 PM
lmd--I use to volunteer at a senior living facility where someone had donated several dozen back issues of those two magazines. I have looked repeatedly at both Barnes & Noble and Books & Co, but have not been able to find either. Are they available only through subscription?
luv my dayton
914 posts
Mar 28, 2015
7:44 AM
garage sales, thrift stores, and flea most may have back issues. Go to their website and you can read the current articles and subscribe if you wish. Way cheaper than buying. Think I pay 12 to 14 a year. Actually you might want to post a thread on this site as someone may have stacks of old copies. Mine have been left at drs office,air planes and hospitals when I have been there.

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