Looking back... Slip-on shoes and Cuban heels were height of fashion

Chelsea shoes with elastic in the sides were the height of fashionable footwear for men in April 1965, according to a report in the East Antrim Times.

Slip-on shoes looked set to be the way forward, with suede the most popular choice with prices ranging from £3 to £5.

Teenage girls were keen to be seen in the latest high-leg boots which reached to just below the knee and came in black or white. These came with a choice of pointed or Cuban heel and were priced between £2 10s and £3.

Meanwhile, a leading tailor told the Times that the double-breasted suit was making a comeback.

Reefer jackets or pea coats with a “slightly smaller Ulster collar” to be worn buttoned up or left open and with vertical slash pockets could be seen among trendsetters.

An “overindulgence in buttons” was becoming less fashionable.

The colours hotly tipped for “pleasure wear” were whisky into a faun, brown with blues becoming brighter and the “clerical grey” fad becoming a thing of the past.

Women’s clothes were bright colours with funky patterns worn alongside classic and solid-coloured outfits.

Flower power was said to have been “everywhere”, with floral fabric being used on dresses, trousers, skirts, shirts and accessories.