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Please help with 60s or 70s outfit!!

(6 Posts)
mogs0 Mon 08-Jun-09 18:42:53

I'm going to a fancy dress wedding in under 3 weeks and still haven't got anything to wear!!!

I really don't want a fancy dress costume but would like to find some vintage items or new retro-looking pieces.

I'm still not 100% sure what I'm looking for.

I'm size 18 and definitely don't want a mini-skirt/dress.

I'd also like ideas for haircuts and make-up.

Does anyone know of a website where I could find photos of people in 60s/70s get-up?

Please help me before I end up buying an ebay costume!!!

Clure Mon 08-Jun-09 18:55:35

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mogs0 Mon 08-Jun-09 19:02:18

Thanks, I've had a quick look at that site already. I have a dress quite similar to this which I've worn with straight leg trousers, would this pass as 60's or 70's and what shoes?

missblythe Mon 08-Jun-09 21:44:44

What about a maxi dress and flip-flops?
Would be very flower child, 70s-ish, but can get them in most high street stores, so you'd have lots of choice and could get one that really suits you.

dearprudence Mon 08-Jun-09 22:43:58

The dress you linked to would be 60s style. Wear with white trousers with a bit of a flare. Hair could be backcombed at the crown, with a thick alice band. Wear heavy eye make up and pale lips.

I'd be tempted to go for the 70s look myself - a bit more flattering. I'd be looking for a cheesecloth type dress - tightish on bodice with flared skirt. Wear with a floppy hat with a scarf around it and wedge shoes (ideally with a cork or straw effect heel).

mogs0 Tue 09-Jun-09 19:53:14

Well............ I went into town today and bought a maxi-dress. I'm not overly keen on wearing a dress and am hoping that I can find someone to shorten it to a tunic style top so I can wear it with my white trousers.

I'm going to have my hair cut into a shorter bob and maybe cut my fringe back in then use some of the material from the dress alterations to use as an hair band.

Thanks for the help!!

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