During the 1960s and parts of the 1970s, much of the youth culture experimented with fashion that reflected the times. It was a time for free-love, hippy hair, and the maxi dress. The maxi dress was part of the rebellious, counter culture. Many of the youth in this counter culture were the children of middle class parents, rejecting the capitalist/corporate lifestyle.
For awhile, the maxi dress went away but now, the maxi dress is part of the mainstream culture. You can find these dresses anywhere from Target to Forever 21. It is being worn by young women and their mothers. Though the dresses are still cute, they have a different symbolic meaning then what they used to.
At Rubber Soul Vintage, we have a lovely selection of vintage and vintage inspired dresses from the 1920s on. If you’re ever in the San Diego, CA, area, feel free to swing by and check it out for yourself!