In the 1960s, "youth" was the watchword. Skirts became shorter and shorter until in 1965 the mini was born with the quintessential little-girl look: neat, flat-chested and long-legged.
By the last years of the decade, the influence of the hippy movement was beginning to be felt in both women's and men's wear, bringing with it bright colours and psychedelic patterns.
This book is part of a series charting the development of women's and men's clothing from 1900 onwards.
It includes complete descriptions of each garment and accessories, itemizing colour, cut, necklines, lapels, sleeves, pockets, fastenings, buttons and belts.
The year-by-year format progresses through day wear, evening wear, sportswear, leisurewear, underwear, negligee and wedding wear.
The text is accompanied by costume drawings by John Peacock, and includes a chart summarizing the evolution of fashion, garment shapes and biographies of the outstanding designers of the decade.