1. A cute gingham evening dress by Jean Varon, Spring-Summer 1973.

    A cute gingham evening dress by Jean Varon, Spring-Summer 1973.

  2. A Bonnie Cashin crop top and suede skirt ensemble from her Spring-Summer 1973 collection.

    A Bonnie Cashin crop top and suede skirt ensemble from her Spring-Summer 1973 collection.

  3. A frilly summer ball gown by Valentino, Spring-Summer 1973.

    A frilly summer ball gown by Valentino, Spring-Summer 1973.

  4. A retro-styled Oscar de la Renta bathing suit from 1972 shows people were already nostalgic for the 1950s less than 15 years after they ended.

    A retro-styled Oscar de la Renta bathing suit from 1972 shows people were already nostalgic for the 1950s less than 15 years after they ended.

  5. A 1971 pair bib overall shorts, which my mother informs me were the summer uniform of choice for herself and fellow art majors in the early 1970s.

    A 1971 pair bib overall shorts, which my mother informs me were the summer uniform of choice for herself and fellow art majors in the early 1970s.

  6. Peggy Moffitt, Rudi Gernreich’s favorite muse, modeling the ‘Rouault’ bathing suit from his 1971 Resort collection.

    Peggy Moffitt, Rudi Gernreich’s favorite muse, modeling the ‘Rouault’ bathing suit from his 1971 Resort collection.

  7. A batik sarong and halter top ensemble made in Indonesia for the tourist market circa 1970.

    A batik sarong and halter top ensemble made in Indonesia for the tourist market circa 1970.

  8. A cotton mini dress from Biba’s Summer 1969 mail order catalog.

    A cotton mini dress from Biba’s Summer 1969 mail order catalog.

  9. A truly psychedelic shift dress by French fashion house Tiktiner, 1968-1969.

    A truly psychedelic shift dress by French fashion house Tiktiner, 1968-1969.

  10. A lacy mini dress from Valentino’s Spring-Summer 1968 collection.
ETA: As captain-suspenders mentioned in a comment, Jackie Kennedy did indeed wear a version of this dress when she married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. Thanks for pointing that out! :D

    A lacy mini dress from Valentino’s Spring-Summer 1968 collection.

    ETA: As captain-suspenders mentioned in a comment, Jackie Kennedy did indeed wear a version of this dress when she married Aristotle Onassis in 1968. Thanks for pointing that out! :D