Granny Gowns

In 1965, "granny gowns" became the favorite fashion among teenage girls. These featured long, ankle-length skirts, long sleeves, and high, round necklines. They were seen as a reaction against miniskirts and other skin-revealing fashions.

In November, 1965 one girl got sent home from school for wearing a granny gown — told it violated the school policy against "extreme clothing."

St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Dec 22, 1965

Orlando Sentinel - Nov 25, 1965

Asbury Park Press - Nov 20, 1965

     Posted By: Alex - Mon May 15, 2017
     Category: Fashion | 1960s

Typo in the first line, mind you, ankle length, not angle-length. But I find this amusing as, during the 80s and 90s, I too preferred ankle-length dresses, mostly because I've never been comfortable with wearing shorter skirts. There were always too many chances of the skirt moving wrong. I also tended to favor loose, flowing skirts, because they are far more comfortable to sit in.
Posted by Alassirana in Lake Stevens, WA on 05/15/17 at 12:37 PM
Mr. Scott and Mr. Dick must have been two old perverts looking for some 16 year old leg. And her mother seemed to encourage those old goats - "She'll be disciplined."

From a boy's point of view, I liked admiring the girls wearing those long dresses which used an elastic upper portion and remained in place without over the shoulder straps. It seemed to me that they were defying gravity with those. I don't remember the style name but I'm sure some girls here can help me out.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 05/15/17 at 04:00 PM
These Neanderthals got some lessons in bizarre clothing a few years later, when the counterculture came about. They were doing a good job of providing an environment for change.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/15/17 at 07:06 PM
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