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Angel Sleeve Dresses/Blouses

The flower children hippies of the 1960s let go of convention and shrouded themselves in soft and fluid fabrics when they adopted the gypsy style wardrobe.

Angel (or bell) sleeves – think bellbottoms for sleeves – dripped from the arms and sailed in the wind. Layers of chiffon, lace and macramé streamed off of shoulders, wing-like, nearly touching the ground.

Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac popularised the fanciful trend when she brought gypsy chic to the stage, and her fans followed.