Dress in theme

Parkes will turn back to all things 60s for the 2022 Festival as we celebrate Elvis’ classic 1968 film Speedway.

Some memorable Elvis 60s fashions:

  • fun fashions of Speedway – racing suits, go-go dresses, overalls and that famous striped jacket
  • top to toe black leather for his 1968 Comeback Special
  • start of the Las Vegas stage wear in 1969: rhinestones, flares, capes, white jumpsuits

Other women’s fashions of the 1960s include:

  • A-line mini skirts
  • contrast collar shift dresses
  • textured tights
  • Swing coats (might be a bit too hot for these in Parkes in January!)
  • matching top and pant suits

The 60s must have accessories are:-

  • Low heel flats
  • Tall boots
  • Gloves
  • Floppy hats

PS. We welcome you dressing up and having fun whatever way you like – we love to see all Elvis era’s!

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