I wasn't really exactly a hippie ( well, perhaps I was in SOME ways) back in the 70's, but I guess I did sort-of dress like one. I wore blouses/tops like these pretty much exclusively for quite a while. Like this green one with the lovely embroidered bodice you see below. This one must have gotten the worst of it (or the most wear?) because it's too stained to wear anymore - which is why I'm only showing you the top! I suppose someone clever could remove that bodice and make a new blouse out of it:
This one was a real favorite, as well. Made out of rayon, which may very well be my favorite fabric to wear, it's in pretty good shape except for the cross-stitch embroidered embellishments. I found it in a box at my storage unit, where it had been packed away for years, and discovered that it still fits - and I still like it! I just cleaned up the loose threads on the cross-stitching, and now I'll be getting some more wear out of it, after all these years:
I love this one, too - it was also packed away since who-even-knows-when. It's a little shorter than I like - not sure I'll be wearing it. We'll see:
I always gazed longingly at these ads in the backs of Seventeen Magazines back in the late 60's and early 70's:
I'm not sure I ever ordered one from the magazine, but I did find similar ones at shops, and even when I had to lay them away, I'd get them paid for eventually and make them mine. I think you get the general idea of the styles I loved:
Sorry these next two photos are so bad - my photography skills have improved a BIT since I took these! This one was muslin with the bright flower- embroidered details:
And this pale green one was that light sort of gauze-like cotton, with more of the embroidery I love, of course. I sold both of them at the shop:
Yes, I am older now - but I still love these styles.
Guess I always will.