While most of the shapes stay the same as the 1950s, hemlines are shorter, and there is less emphasis on a tiny waist. Here, dresses for hot summer days from 1960. The first 4 photos were taken by photographer extraordinaire, Lillian Bassman for Harper's Bazaar at the Hacienda Galindo outside San Miguel de Allende in Mexico.
American Golfer pink dotted swiss cotton top and pleated skirt. Sold for $18 in 1960 (about $134 in today's dollar).
Shirtdress in green silk can be worn belted or loose. By Products of India. Sold for $40 in 1960 (about $297 in today's dollar).
Mollie Parnis coral dress in cotton/nylon blend. Sold for $90 in 1960 (about $668 in today's dollar).
Hannah Troy blue and white gingham check fitted tank top and long full skirt with a matching triangle scarf. Sold for $70 in 1960 (about $520 in today's dollar).
Ben Reig black and white micro-stripe cotton dress with a pleated full skirt and side seam pockets. Sold for $160 in 1960 (about $1188 in today's dollar). Hat by Lilly Daché.
Last photo by Saul Leiter.