A look back at fashionable children’s clothing from the 60s, 70s and 80s


Fashion clothing for children has changed over the years. Fashionable children’s clothing reflects what is in fashion in adult clothing at the time. There have been many changes in the styles of fashionable clothing for children.

Fashionable children’s clothing in the 1960s included very short dresses for children until they reached high school. Little girls wore dresses that barely covered their undergarments during these years. Nowadays, most girls wear dresses that reach down to their knees.

Little boys wore denim jeans and white T-shirts during the 1960s. The bottoms of the pants were to be rolled up to create a hem, and the T-shirt was to be white with a crew neck. They typically wore black canvas sneakers and black belts with this ensemble. Even though they were wearing t-shirts, they tucked the t-shirt inside the pants so the belt could be seen.

In the 1960s, girls wore black and white oxfords as shoes. They also wore Mary Jane-style shoes that had a strap that reached over the arch of the foot and buckled at the side. They were black shoes in the fall and winter months of the year and white shoes in the spring and summer months of the year.

In the 70’s most kids didn’t change their style of dress much even though the hippie look was becoming popular. It was not popular for little boys to wear flared jeans or tie-dyed shirts. Girl dresses were kept short and they wore matching bloomers under the dresses so their undergarments wouldn’t show.

Until the 1980s all girls wore a tank top and underwear under all outfits. These tops were the first camisoles worn by girls and were designed to keep skin from showing when their tops were thin.

The 1980s was a time when most girls ditched dresses altogether. They wore pants, brightly colored leg warmers, shirts that were too big, and a wide variety of footwear. Tight leggings and oversized shirts were in fashion, and almost every girl tried to make her hair stand out as much as possible. The hair was teased, sprayed with hairspray and held in place with wildly colored headbands. Satin jackets were very much in fashion, as were very short shorts.

Children’s fashion clothing from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s is what children wear today for Halloween costumes.

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