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    Posted April 10, 2014 by
    Ryn
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    Hughesville, Maryland
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    '60s family photos

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    1960's A Decade of Changing Fashion

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Ryn told me, 'I pretty much had to dress as my very strict parents wanted me to. We were not allowed to wear jeans or slacks to school, it was against school board policy. I would hike my skirts up and safety pin them when I got to school. Once my Dad picked me up and boy was I busted. They did ease up somewhat though by the end of the sixties. I loved the British Mod look and models like Pattie Boyd, actress Jane Asher a lot of the Mary .Quant fashions. '
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    The sixties were a decade of ever changing style,  from beehive hair do's to long sleek hair, conservative twin sets, below the knee skirts to wild colors and prints, bell bottoms and mini skirts .

     

    Vintage photos from 1968 and 1969.
    I married my high school sweetheart in 1970 .We were inseparable from 1966 until 1969 when he went into the military. Most of the images are of us together.
    Although I did not really come into my own until the 70's I suppose we did have some sense of the 60's style.
    At times we even dressed alike, which was not unusual for those 'going steady' back in the day, as nerdy as it was.
    Stove pipe jeans gave way to flared and then full fledged bell bottoms in the late sixties. Oxford shoes were hot, especially the suede kind with the flap that you could remove if you wanted to.
    Gunnesax dresses were the rage or something similar. I often chose this style if I wanted to really feel dressed up.

     

    December 1969
    Fall 1968 Cades Cove
    1969 Nashville trip
    1969 Chorus Concert Senior Year
    1968 dressing a like
    1968 Christmas Outfit from De
    1968 De at my house before date
    1969 dressed for Senior Chorus Concert

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