StyleFile #45: Late Bloomers

In the late 1960’s mini-skirts got mini-er until girls faced the fact that bending over was embarrassing and that sitting down was a real problem! Designers were quick to introduce the “bloomer”-  slightly fuller shorts with elastic in the legs. They were not very flattering and thankfully had a quick life before the 1970’s ushered in longer hem lines.

Little Miss Muffet sits on her tuffet ! She’s wearing a black velvet puffed sleeved blouse with a pair of matching bloomers by Edie Gladstone. Golo created the black shoes. Don’t you love her hair?!

A combination bloomer-jumpsuit in black velvet with matching cape (not shown) from Galanos. This outfit in 1967 was $1,600!

Working girl– the alternative to the standard skirt and jacket was this white crepe bloomer suit designed by June Frances and Tom Nasarre for Junior Sophisticates. Black sleevelss shirt and a bright green sash at the waist completed the look.

(Photos- Look Magazine, 1967)