1960s

Sherri “Cherry” Valance from The Outsiders

Sherri “Cherry” Valance (played by Diane Lane) is a character in the film The Outsiders, directed by Francis Ford Coppola.  Unlike Ponyboy and Two-Bit, who are Greasers, Cherry is an extremely popular girl and a member of the Socs, though she is much nicer than many of her peers.  Cherry has long, red hair and her clothing appeals to her social status, with clean lines and preppy colors.

Francesca from Mad Monster Party

Francesca (voiced by Gale Garnett) is the main antagonist of the stop motion animated film Mad Monster Party.  Francesca is the secretary of Baron Boris von Frankenstein, who has decided to retire as the head of the World Organization of Monsters.  Francesca is a total babe and often flirted with by the monsters on the Isle of Evil.  She works closely with Dracula in a bid to kill the Baron’s nephew Felix Flanken.  Francesca wears several era-appropriate outfits including a dark beige dress, an emerald green number, and a gold satin party dress.  To really sell the 60s look, you’ll want to be particular about your makeup.  The same eyeliner you use to rim your lids can also be used to create the perfect beauty mark on your right cheek.

Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch

Carol Brady from The Brady Bunch

Florence Henderson is best known for portraying one of television’s most beloved mothers, Carol Brady. The matriarch of a large blended family that has more than its fair share of adventures, Carol is the cool and compassionate leader when things go astray. When, that is, her kids let her in on the mischief. After all it’s not easy keeping up with six kids with appetites for adventure like the Brady kids have!

Carol’s look straddles the split between the ’60s and the ’70s. She wears her hair short and usually opts for dresses over pants, though she can be found in pants when she’s got business to take care of. For a look close to period-accurate, go for a plaid dress with a Pater Pan collar and long sleeves. Accessorize with a white patent leather belt and matching boots over nylons as well as a headband over a wig that matches Carol’s bob. Finish the look off with Mrs. Brady’s wedding ring for the ultimate TV mom look.

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Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club’s Band is the pseudonym of the Beatles on their album of the same name. Released in 1967, the album contains such hits as “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life.” This era marked the transition of the band’s image from less clean cut and more experimental and avant garde. In this picture, from left to right: Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison

Beth Harmon from The Queen's Gambita

Beth Harmon from The Queen’s Gambit

In the Netflix miniseries The Queen’s Gambit, Beth Harmon (Anya Taylor-Joy) is chess prodigy troubled by an orphaned upbringing who rises to the highest ranks of the chess world while struggling with drug and dependency issues. As Beth grows and changes, her fashion style follows suit. But throughout, her gorgeous 1960s clothes keep a chess motif, including black and white palette and a chessboard pattern. By the end of the series, her outfit mirrors the white queen.

Mike Nesmith from The Monkees

Mike from The Monkees

Mike (Michael Nesmith) is one of four real people in a “pretend” television band, The Monkees. In the years leading up to the TV show’s end, Nesmith and his “bandmates” fought to prove themselves as accomplished musicians in their own very real merits, and most cases, they succeeded. The four Monkees — Mike, Mickey, Peter, and Davy — often sported matching bib-front shirts, but Mike’s distinct costume piece is his green wool hat.

TF2 Scout’s Mom

In Team Fortress 2 lore, Scout’s mom has raised Scout and his seven mad-dog Bostonian brothers, managing to keep her figure and her 60’s mod style. She has a romance with the enemy’s Spy, whose lovingly nicknames her “ma petit chou-fleur”.

Joan Holloway

The original queen bee of Sterling Cooper, Joan ran the secretarial pool with vicious efficiency. Although men concentrate on her va-va-voom image, she’s smarter than she lets on and isn’t above using sex appeal to advance her career. A smart move, it seems, as she’s gotten a partnership in the firm.

Betty Draper

With her Grace Kelly good looks, house in the suburbs, successful husband and two-point-three kids, Betty Draper was supposed to be the epitome of a 1960’s happy housewife. Too bad she and Don made each other so miserable. However, even after leaving him, Betty still struggles within the confines of conservative suburbia.