These 1960 Models Say You Need to Wear Brighter Colors for Winter

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Look, black is very tasteful and easy to accessorize and also hides stains. But I challenge you to look at these fashions from spring 1960 then restrain yourself from ordering an aggressively burnt orange blouse.

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The archives of the Associated Press are truly a wondrous place, and no search term is as rewarding as “fashion.”

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Does the headgear come with, or is it sold separately? But finally I’m able to date the interior decorating craze that left so many framed nineteenth-century fashion plates lying around antique stores.

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You rolling into your bright yellow company holiday party.

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This trio of designs by Pierre Balmain—my God.

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Okay, okay, so it’s not that wearable. For business occasions, you’ll want a neat skirt suit.

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Don’t worry, there’s casual looks, too. Nothing says fun like a pair of overalls covered in candy dots.

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Contact the author at kelly@jezebel.com.

Photos via AP Images.

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I would totally wear this entire outfit, minus the hat. And I would rock it.