Hippie Headbands: A Hippie Fashion Trend

The 1960’s gave rise to a hippie subculture which was originally a youth movement throughout the US. Not only did it spread to other countries, but it has had resurgence in recent years for young and old alike. Such shows as That 70s Show are no doubt partially responsible, but the fashion industry has taken note, and we are seeing hippie headbands, and fashion everywhere these days.

Both men and women in the hippie movement wore jeans and maintained long hair, wore sandals or went barefoot. Men frequently grew beards and women refused to wear makeup and bras. They wore brightly colored clothes in unusual styles which included bell bottom jeans, vests, tie dyed clothes, dashikis, peasant skirts and blouses, and those famous hippie headbands which they adopted from the Native Americans. Additionally they adopted styles from Asian, Indian, African and Latin American cultures.

Hippies were known for wearing handmade clothing because their beliefs included defying corporate culture. Because of this they not only learned to make clothes; they bought them from flea markets and second hand shops.

Many may not know that the hippie scene actually rose from the beatnik scene of the 1950s. The ideologies were originally the same as well as the values.

Hippie fashions and values completely changed our culture, influencing music, television, literature and the arts as well as morals and religious beliefs. As you might imagine, tons of hippie clothes, ideals and other aspects of hippie culture have become part of our mainstream culture today. From church movements to cultural diversity, the concepts have been accepted more and more over the last several decades.

The hippie music festivals is only one of the many celebratory ways we embrace the effects of the hippie culture in modern times.

At these festivals hippie symbols and iconography are everywhere including the peace sign which can be seen on peace clothing, tie dye clothing, hippie jewelry, other forms of hippie fashion, and even the occasional peace sign tattoos.

Girls are known to wear gypsy skirts, which are peasant skirts, or broomstick skirts, often tie dyed and hippie dresses of similar fashion. Hippie tapestries are often draped or cut and sewn into dashikis or dresses as well.

In particular there were a myriad designs of hippie headbands. These bohemian headbands were often braided out of leather or fabric of most any type. The chic headbands of the 1980s were a throwback to them, but the 60s headbands were not typically elastic like those of the 1980s. The fashion trend included the use of bandanas or a simple cord tied around the head in various styles. These boho headband accessories didn’t have to match an outfit in particular, and therefore often had personal meaning or were worn as either a statement or to commemorate something in many instances.

The sight of the hippie headband was a sure sign in the 60s that a hippie was in your presence. This often brought derision from those who withstood the morals of the hippie movement. Their hippie clothes and head wraps were then seen as the costumes of foolish youngsters. Now people want to know where they can find a hippie store!

The hippie bands at the festivals wear clothes and headbands often made more modern with some type of new fashion flair. The popular piercings add a new twist to the hippie look, as well as dreadlocks often sported by neo-hippies these days.

Fashion changes, but hippie headbands, fashion, clothes and music are here to stay!

80s Fancy Dress – Robert Palmer Girls, Smokin’ Hot From the 80s Smash Hit, "Simply Irrisistable"!

You and your girlfriends could make a very sexy entrance with this look from a cool video from the 80s era. The Robert Palmer Girls were infamous thanks to two of Robert Palmer’s hit singles, “Addicted to Love” and “Simply Irresistible”. Notably, the makeup is quite stark, and it would also make an interesting costume idea for Halloween.

So the actual Palmer Girls costume itself is very easy, and you could wear it as a singular person, or as a group of girls.

All you need is:

– Slinky, black, mini dress

– Orange satin sash fitted around the waist as a belt (Or just an orange belt)

– Black stockings

– Black heals / pumps

For the hair, comb through a gel type of product, and fix in a bun, low, at the nape of the neck. Ensure you comb your fringe back into your bun.

Now, we need to work on the make up. You will need:

– Smokey coloured eye shadow – rubbed back from the eye lid out. Use on the lower lid, and leave close to the eye with the lighter colours. Otherwise, the dark shadow will make your eyes look like they’re too close together.

– Light coloured eye shadow with white tones for the eye brow ridge, and inside eye

– Smokey / Black eye liner, to be rubbed under the eye lid, and applied as a thick line on the top lid

– Eye brow pencil or tinted eye brows, groomed

– Glossy red lipstick

– Pink blush broadly used along cheek bone and up to eye.

To see photo’s for ideas, check out this page on my 80s Fashion Fancy Dress website.

Bonus Points

Bonus points if you have a smokin’ hot attitude!

Double Bonus Points for getting a a hot guy to rock up to the party as Robert Palmer, in smart suit.

Be a real hit, and cue the Robert Palmer music on entrance, and do the in sync dance movements!

The Robert Palmer Girls image was also portrayed in Ally McBeal, with the character Billy, hiring his own crew of “Palmer Girls” to impress a client on one episode.

Shania Twain parodied the Palmer Girls, by having men become the sexy background to her 1999 hit single, “Man, I Feel Like a Woman!”

RIP Robert Palmer.

High Heel Shoes Are A Girls Best Friend

Stylish and unique, that’s what women of the modern age want to be classified as. Starting from clothes to the best accessory and from hairstyles to the best footwear, everything needs to be up to the mark for the women of today. High heel shoes have been around since the ancient times though they were never meant to be such a sought after fashion symbol. Some people even linked the status of a woman upon the length of shoe’s toe. No matter how painful it might be for women to wear these shoes, it’s hard to convince them to go for some other type. They have adapted themselves to the pain and now the pain no longer exists.

Today, high heel shoes come in a variety of styles and designs and are easily available in the most common shopping malls or streets. Young designers have designed heels for almost all the occasions. You just need to have the right amount of money in your pocket to fulfill your desire. Most of the celebrities from Hollywood are often seen wearing the most elegant heels from all across the world. Be it a fashion event, an awards ceremony or a dinner with friends, these people choose to look classy and stylish with the best pair of heels on their feet. With the passage of time, most of the models and film stars have started endorsing the brands that are the leading manufacturers of the high heels and hence have been able to increase the popularity of the same.

High heel shoes are basically designed to make women look taller and at the same point of time make their figure look appealing and stunning. There are various kinds of high heels that are available in the market. Some of them are:

  1. Platform heel
  2. Stacked heel
  3. Wedge heels
  4. Spool heels
  5. Stilettos

These are the ones that are famous and most common amongst the women today. They have their own specific design and styling attached to them. With time, footwear designing has emerged as one of the leading careers in the fashion industry. Young men and women are opting for this career as it has a wide growth opportunity and advancement in the years to come.

Fashion industry is one of its kinds. New styles and designs are welcomed on a daily basis. Therefore the amount of hard work and dedication that is being put by the young designers of today towards the fashion industry, be it clothing and footwear or any other form of fashion, is shaping the fashion industry like no one could have ever predicted.