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Charm Bracelets

Inexpensive costume jewellery made it possible for all to enjoy the cosmetic display of adornment, and girls loved the jangly, collector-friendly charm bracelet. The concept...

Chelsea Boots

First appearing in the 1960s, Chelsea boots featured a slim, ankle-high top with a wedge block heel. The boot returned heels to the fashion...

Chinos

The United States Army utilised the beige cotton twill material for its uniforms, which were made in China. The shipping boxes were stamped "China" but...

Circle Skirts

No 1950s girl's afternoon would have been complete without hours of sitting on the floor, her skirt pooling around her in a big circle,...

Corduroy

Originally known as the "poor man's velvet" when invented in the 18th century, Corduroy enjoyed enormous popularity in 1970s men's clothes and was made...

Crepe Soles

Soft, squishy and ugly . . . nothing was as comfortable as the crepe-soled shoe. Like walking on a cloud, crepe soles had that...

Danskin

Danskin dance apparel got their big break after movies like Fame and Flashdancemade their big-screen debut in the early 80s. Danskin offered legwarmers, tights, swimsuits, dance skirts, leotards,...

Davy Crockett Caps

Thanks to Walt Disney and his Disneyland TV series, the pioneer spirit of frontiersman Davy Crockett came into the family rooms across America in...

Desert Boots

While there are no deserts in England, there was a group of style-conscious youngsters who adopted Clarks' desert boot for their mod uniform. Clarks of...

Designer Clothes

From the beginning of the 1980s, the discreet clothes label inside a garment moved to the outside, where the designer label made a style...

Digital Watches

The first models (circa 1972) were very expensive and featured a flat black screen. One needed to press a small button on the side...

Dingo Boots

About 1977 these were the craze, usually worn with Gaucho pants (these were just below the knee and usually corduroy). Most of the boots had...

Disco Fashion

Synthetics (satin, polyester, velour) Gold lamé Designer clothes and shoes (Gucci, YSL, Charles Jourdan) French Cut Jeans Gaudy polyester shirts High-waisted super wide pantsuits Short bomber jackets Strappy high-heels Spandex bodysuits Slinky wraparound...

Doc Martens

After a certain Dr. Maerten injured his foot in a skiing accident in 1949, he and partner Dr. Funck created a revolutionary sole that...

Duffle Coats

John Partridge, a British purveyor of outerwear, began to design and offer the duffle coat for sale in 1887. The look back then was...

Earth Shoes

Everyone slipped into a pair of Anne Kals Minus Heel Shoes in the 70s, but nobody called them that. Making their American debut in...

Empire Line Dresses

1960s eclecticism created and revitalised many different styles of dress, and the age-old empire line became the freshest look of the adolescent revival. The empire...

Esprit

Started by husband and wife team Doug and Suzie Thompkins in 1968 as the Plain Jane Dress Company, Esprit became one of the biggest...

False Eyelashes

False eyelashes were already a common accessory for women by the 1960s, but when Twiggy’s long and lush lashes made her famous, girls wanted...

Fashion in the 1950s

The 1950s: The teenage lifestyle is born, and with it come bobby socks and boppers, poodle skirts and pompadours. Ballerina Pumps Beehive Hair Bermuda Shorts Bobbie Brooks Bobby Socks Brothel...

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12-Inch Remixes

In the 1980s, if you liked a song you went out and bought the single on 7-inch vinyl. If you loved it you went out and...

16 Magazine

Founded in late 1958 by George Winters, 16 magazine set the standard for all teen magazines. many imitators popped up over the years, and 16 withstood some pretty...

2-XL

The 2-XL was a "robot with a personality" manufactured and released by Mego Corp. in 1978. This small 'talking' robot came complete with an 8-track...

3-D Movies

Stereoscopic films had been around since the 1920s, but the 1950s was unquestionably the golden age of 3-D, with excited teenagers flocking to the...

60s Speak

THE BAWL GAME Baby-sitting. Self explanatory really. BOSS We know who the boss is.... Bruce Springsteen, of course. And as a verb, it means to order someone...