As time marched on through the 1960s fashion became more and more adventurous. Prints were lively, dresses and skirts were shorter and shape was being re-imagined. Goodbye shapely feminine figure, hello A-line and straight cut. Colors were bold. Clothes were becoming more casual – bell bottoms and denim were popular. Hair was following fashion as women often wore their hair longer and more natural. In general, I feel the clothes became more youthful. Meanwhile young women attended prom in fancy gowns, usually full length, often with empire waists. Velvet, ribbons, lace and flowers were used on these formal gowns.