Last month we started with new runway trends and worked backwards to sleuth out how designers are influenced by previous decades. This month we start in the past â€” 1967, specifically â€” to see how to get the modern incarnations of vintage looks. The inspiration? Family Circle’s January 1967 issue (price, fifteen cents) with a cover reading â€œBest Budget Fashions For Spring.â€
Jane Benford begins the article:
After a hectic season of thinking and doing for others, begin your new year with a thought of you â€” of you in a new dress. On these pages: A group of dresses with the look that says â€œcontemporary.â€ The fabrics are seasonable â€” to wear under your winter coat now. The colors, both in plains and bright offbeat prints, are as gay as spring’s first bloom.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.
The bolder the better, both then and now.
Free form dresses make playing in the park (or romping about in the Summer of Love) that much easier.
The Ladylike Look
A sheath dress is always in style. The difference is in the details.
Bright colors were a reflection of the country’s mood in 1967; now, they’re an antidote.
Vintage Images from Family Circle January 1967
Image Layout: Minette Higden