18 October 2010

Argyle, Frills, and Tights: The Carefree Girls of Seventeen in the 60s

Seventeen magazine put together a wonderful slide show of vintage covers alongside some dated advice from each issue. (For example, in 1945, a section advised girls that boyfriends in the navy overseas would appreciate care packages of "foot powder, saddle soap, and sun lotion.")  I'd be really interested to read some of these articles, if only to find out what a "Pancake Party" is.

Alas, all we have are the covers and what the Seventeen editors with access to all of the archives chose to convey.  That said, it is fun to take a look at what the teens were wearing, or at least aspired to wear, in the 60s. Things definitely seemed to get better for the outfits as the decade went on.  My personal favorite is the turtleneck dress from the 1968 cover.

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