Sometimes, with the raucous colors of summer all around you, dressing in simple black and white makes you stand out from the vibrant crowd. Don't forget your wide brimmed hat to protect your face from the sun. Here, summer dressing from 1960.
Black and white striped cotton dress by Jerry Parnis. Sold for $50 in 1960 (about $371 in today's dollar). Hat by Hattie Carnegie.
Black and white gingham binding is centered on black velvet ribbon and then used to decorate simple white cotton organdy. Dress by Highlight. Sold for $90 in 1960 (about $668 in today's dollar). Lilly Daché hat.
Black on white polka dots with a wide waist of white on black polka dots in Dacron/cotton voile. Dress by Abe Schrader. Sold for $30 in 1960 (about $223 in today's dollar). Hat by Emme.
Tiffeau and Busch black and white leaf patterned cotton dress with a matching bell sleeved jacket. Sold for $120 in 1960 (about $891 in today's dollar). Hat by Elizabeth Arden.
Black lace is stitched to white cotton to emulate a scarf in this dress by Oleg Cassini. Sold for $90 in 1960 (about $668 in today's dollar). Dior-New York hat.
First photo by Saul Leiter. The rest by Louis Faurer.