Looking at these pictures of high school fashions in 1969 reminds me of the reason I hate bellbottoms. Bad memories of dressing badly. Today they call them "flared" or "wide legged" but if it's all the same to you, they're still bellbottoms and they show up in womens clothing departments all over the place. Oddly the bellbottoms with their too much material dragging on the ground, partnered with another late 60's fashion-the mini skirt. Polar oppositites.
What we need to realize is that for a good part of the 60's womens clothing was sort of Jackie Kennedy-esque, it wasn't until the late 60's that fashion caught up with the hippie movement on college campuses.
Great pictures though, a so different time and as the commenters to this feature noted, no one is overweight.