People who didn't live through the 1960's often associate it only with hippies and bold fashion. But that development didn't start until the late Sixties. The early and mid-60's were different. They were a mix of Fifties traditionalism and newly-discovered freedom. In women's clothes, this translates into conventional dress-styles but in brighter colors and more interesting fabrics.
Tamera recently gave me a vintage dress from the Sixties. Like today, orange was popular. The style of the dress is traditional and could be from an earlier time but its vibrant color is definitely 60-ish.
I'm wearing it here with matching scarf, jewelry and lipstick.
I feel like an off-duty stewardess. (They weren't called "flight attendants" back then and they weren't male.) I'm in between flights and looking for a wild party, preferably one with movie stars and athletes.
To be historically accurate -- and because the dress reveals one's shape very clearly -- I am wearing what today is called "shapewear" but, back then, was called a girdle. Despite being torturous, there is something irresistibly feminine about girdles, at least to me. They are a sign of how hard women are willing to work to look good. I'm willing to squeeze myself into one of these garments, just like my mother was. I actually delight in the process.