Posted by: Kami | March 24, 2009

Fashion of the late ’60s: Hemlines

From the 1970 Yearbook, p. 132.

From the 1970 Yearbook, p. 132.

1968 yearbook.

1968 yearbook.

The 1960’s were known for mini-skirts. The rising hemlines were a reflection of societal changes, when women did not want to be cared for and protected; they wanted to be more independent and free to dress as they pleased. Women’s new-found confidence led to rising hemlines and the “mini-skirt” was born, rising 7-8″ above the knee, sometimes just covering undergarments. Although the hemlines rose to great heights during the decade, at the end, around 1968, they began to come back down.

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