College coeds reading mail while showing latest fashion. Mademoiselle 1958. “Why in the world would you want to send your daughter to college. Isn’t she going to get married? It would be different if she could be a doctor or a lawyer.” — quotes from the 1950s.
“The latest rule in girls’ high school fashion,” LIFE magazine proclaimed in 1969, “is that there isn’t any.” Feeling groovy? Today we present a series of photos of high school students wearing hippie fashions" in cities around the United States in 1969. (Arthur Schatz—Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)