The 1960s, also known as the 'Swinging Sixties', are seen as a time for breaking the rules, freedom and the emergence of a whole new music scene. If you are invited to a hippie era party or are planning one of your own, you will want to create the ideal fancy dress costume. What really makes the outfit is the 60's accessories you choose.

60's

In 1964, fashion designer Mary Quaint introduced the mini-dress. A common design is a geometric pattern in black and white. This is a popular choice for women attending a fancy dress party or dressing for Halloween. A pair of patent gogo boots in either black or white are typical of this era and will give your outfit an authentic look. If you prefer to show more of your legs, then a Mary Jane shoe is the perfect alternative. Chunky rings and bracelets complete the 60s accessories you'll need for this look. The simplest choice for men is to go dressed as a Mod or a hippie. To accessorize these looks you can opt for sheepskin vests round sunglasses, headbands, buttons and peace sign necklaces. A fake marijuana cigarette and a tambourine add a little fun to these outfit as well.

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