If you had to choose a favourite decade for fashion and style, which would you choose?

Gwendacril. Marie France118. 1965.

Bas Cornuel Paris. Marie France 118. 1965.

Marie France 118. 1965.


From très élégant to trop cool! 1965-1968 Fashion and Style!

To answer my own question, I’ll say first that I’m a fan of the 1920s look, I love too the rebel flair of the 1950s, the glam and glitz of the 1970s, and the new wave punk attitude of the 1980s… but it’s decade numéro 1960s which takes my vote as favourite.

We could agree that fashion is often influenced by that which has preceded it; and in the images I’ve scanned below it’s interesting to see how some of the styles have a definite 1920s look, and there is also that natural crossover or bleed from the 1950s influence. But we could also agree that the sixties saw a genuine birth of new ideas which not only exploded onto the scene but perhaps defined in the first place exactly what a scene should look like. The style back then – whether it was the clothes you wore or the way you cut your hair, or the jewellery you wore, seemed to marry effortlessly into the music and films and the characters which inhabited the sixties landscape. Cool? Swinging? Fab? I think so.

Join me, as TVTA points a nostalgic lens on just some of the fashions, style and brands which appeared in this decade, via the pages of French publications Marie France (from 1965), and Elle (from 1968).

Elle N°1201. 1968.

Marie France 118. 1965.

Marie France 118. 1965.

Elle N°1201. 1968.



Silver Match. Elle N°1201. 1968.

Peggy Sage. Elle N°1201. 1968.

Chanel N°5. Elle N°1201. 1968.


Marie France 118. 1965.

Elle N°1201. 1968. Jacqueline Bisset.

Elle N°1201. 1968.

Sonate Gay Paris. Elle N°1201. 1968.

Marie France 118. 1965.

Marie France 118. 1965.


As always, thanks for looking 🙂

Ford, TVTA,

December 14, 2021

20 thoughts on “If you had to choose a favourite decade for fashion and style, which would you choose?

  1. Yeah – Sixties ALMOST does it for me … but ’70s win through. The sheer variance from hippie to rock chic, to cheesecloth country, through Glam to Disco to Punk then New Wave fashions – each trying to ‘out – outrage’the other. Loved it! 🙂

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  2. I think I’d go with the 60s too – those hairdos, the miniskirts and the boots, just fab! Men seemed to be embracing beards and taches again too and really letting them grow, although I feel like that took off in the next decade. Classy pictures here. It’s funny to think that my grandparents (born in the 20s) would probably have thought they looked scruffy!

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