For many people, the 1960s are considered to be an era of great change for traditional gender stereotypes. Yet women in general still had to adhere to rigid societal expectations – arguably enforced by members of the opposite sex. And quite frankly, some of the things that men seemingly found attractive at the time are downright bizarre.
40. Bare legs
The 1960s gave rise to perhaps one of the biggest fashion statements of all time: the miniskirt. Popular among young women of the day, the leg-baring garment would later come to represent an entire era of sexual emancipation. But back then, some treated wearing the item as simply an easy way to rebel against their parents.
39. Flawless pins
Given the popularity of the miniskirt, having flawless legs became a new concern for women. Long before Kim Kardashian launched her own line of body make-up, then, ladies in the 1960s actually started painting their pins to ensure that they looked perfect. Mind you, women had drawn on their legs before – but that was during the Second World War when stockings were scarce.