The Way American High School Students Dressed Back In 1969 Might Surprise You…

In October 1969, the era of hippies, freedom, and love, brought them a “release,” even in the fashion sense. Gone were the days of stuffy clothing and repressed style. In 1969, LIFE magazine stated, “The latest rule in girls’ high school fashion is that there aren’t any.”

It was a time of freedom and rebellion, and to focus on individuality. Hippies had become mainstream.

Here is Woodside High, California in 1969.

Highschoolers In 'Hippy' Fashions

Left to right: Pam Pepin, Pat Auvenshine, and Kim Robertson, students at Corona del Mar High School in California.

Highschoolers In 'Hippy' Fashions

A Southern California high school student walks toward her classmates while wearing a “Mini Jupe” skirt.

Highschoolers In 'Hippy' Fashions

Lenore Reday stops traffic while wearing a bell-bottomed jumpsuit in Newport Beach, California.

Highschooler In 'Hippy' Fashions

Classmates at Beverly Hills High School.

Highschoolers In 'Hippy' Fashions

Southern California high school students wear hippie fashion.

Southern California high school student wearing Bermuda overalls.

Highschoolers In 'Hippy' Fashions

Students of Woodside High in California wearing hippie fashion, such as ponchos, boots, and sandals.

Nina Nalhaus relaxes in the shade while wearing wool pants and a homemade jacket in Denver, Colorado.

Beverly Hills student, Erica Farber, wears a checker and tiered outfit as she walks with a young man.

A high school student band in California.

High school student wears hippie fashion consisting of bell bottoms and boots.

High school student, Rosemary Shoong.

Southern California high schooler wearing a buckskin vest.

Highschooler In 'Hippy' Fashions

High school student wearing an old-fashioned tapestry skirt and a wool shawl.

Highschoolers In 'Hippy' Fashions

High school teacher, Sandy Brockman, wearing a bold print hippie-style dress in Denver, Colorado.

High School Teacher In 'Hippy' Fashion

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