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These High School Gals From The 1960s Would Still Look Great Today
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These High School Gals From The 1960s Would Still Look Great Today

The cultural upheaval of the 1960s in the U.S. gave us some of the greatest fashion trends of the 20th century, and the influences of various subcultures like hippies or disco-goers have extended well into the 21st as well. In 1969, LIFE Magazine decided to photograph the teen fashions that American high schoolers across the country were wearing, which is why we’ve got these brilliant vintage photos to share with you today.

The cultural revolution against the mainstream captured the imagination of an entire era, and people became more liberated – in terms of sexuality, musical taste, and self-expression – than ever before. Short skirts, funky tights, and extravagant shoes flourished, and stylish kids weren’t afraid to show a bit of skin.

Check out these photos for a nostalgic look at the groovy garbs of 70s fashion!

More info: TIME (h/t: mashable)

Corona del Mar High School students Kim Robertson, Pat Auvenshine and Pam Pepin wear “hippie” fashions, 1969,”  – LIFE magazine.

High schooler Lenore Reday stops traffic while wearing a bell-bottomed jumpsuit in Newport Beach, Calif., 1969.

A Southern California high school student walks toward classmates while wearing the “Mini Jupe” skirt, 1969.

High school teacher Sandy Brockman wears a bold print dress, 1969.

Student Rosemary Shoong at Beverly Hills High School, wearing a dress she made herself, 1969.

High school fashions, 1969.

High school students wearing “hippie” fashion, 1969.

High school student band, in California.

High school student wearing bell-bottoms and boots, 1969.

Beverly Hills High School student Erica Farber, wearing a checkered and tiered outfit, walks with a boy, 1969.

Southern California high school students, 1969.”

High schooler Nina Nalhaus wears wool pants and a homemade jacket in Denver, Colo., 1969.

The cool kids of Beverly Hills High show off their fashions, 1969.

Southern California high school student wears old-fashioned tapestry skirt and wool shawl, 1969.

Southern California high schooler wears a buckskin vest and other hippie fashions, 1969.

Students at Woodside High in California, 1969.”

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TameraPody
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7 years ago

Did anyone else notice they photographed the one girl three seperate times in three different outfits?

LenaBatts
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7 years ago

Yeah. I noticed that to. I think that most of these photos were taken from a magazine fashion shoot. I mean, seriously, to set up.

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CristaThompson
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7 years ago

Everyone looks so much happier then :) the high school kids of today.

JudyBoyce
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7 years ago

Trust me...we weren't.

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RebeccaDavis
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7 years ago

Not all hippie. Some are mod (the Pucci-style tights for example)

DouglasGray
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7 years ago

Some of the boys look trad/preppy as well. Though American trad was a big influence on British mod so it could be my British eyes picking t

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TameraPody
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7 years ago

Did anyone else notice they photographed the one girl three seperate times in three different outfits?

LenaBatts
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7 years ago

Yeah. I noticed that to. I think that most of these photos were taken from a magazine fashion shoot. I mean, seriously, to set up.

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CristaThompson
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7 years ago

Everyone looks so much happier then :) the high school kids of today.

JudyBoyce
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7 years ago

Trust me...we weren't.

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RebeccaDavis
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7 years ago

Not all hippie. Some are mod (the Pucci-style tights for example)

DouglasGray
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7 years ago

Some of the boys look trad/preppy as well. Though American trad was a big influence on British mod so it could be my British eyes picking t

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