Posted on November 03 2016
Of all the words you could use to describe 70s fashion, boring definitely isn't one of them! With so many new and fresh influences in music and cultural norms bursting into the scene, the fashion too was eclectic to say the least.
Colours, silhouettes and styles were varied and a super fun mix. In fact a lot of the styles are totally trending right now like embroidery on clothing, boho prints and fabrics, peasant tops, wider legged pants, maxis, fringe details, and much more! A good way to incorporate some retro glam in a contemporary wardrobe.
Although minis and hot pants continued to be extremely popular in the 1970s, there was aso an emergence of the gorgeous maxi dresses and kaftans. Flirty and flowy bohemian styles were aplenty as was the sight of the still popular halter neck. Bottoms changed quite a bit too with a range of different silhouttes from the oversized to the tiny. Bell bottoms and flared pants still conjure quintessential 70s fashion as do shorter hot pants and outfits that were all part of the loud and colourful disco era.
Fashion in the early part of the decade was still inundated with the hippie culture and style from the 60s and also included more glam and tailored fits towards the second half of the 70s, especially for formal work wear. The latter years of the decade also featured more risque clothing that showed a lot more skin with features like strapless tops and lowernecklines strapless, offset by oversized fits. Interestingly enough, androgyny was also a major feature in 70s fashion, with cultural and gender norms being pushed by women and men alike.
Bottoms changed quite a bit too with a range of different silhouttes from the oversized to the tiny. Bell bottoms and flared pants still conjure quintessential 70s fashion as do shorter hot pants and outfits that were all part of the loud and colourful disco era. Groovy!
One of the most popular and iconic looks was born in the 70s too – the wrap dress! Created by Diane Von Fürstenberg, the usually universally flattering and versatile wrap dress continues to be a favourite of women the world over.
It was a busy and absolutely varied fashion era indeed! Do any of the 70s trends float your sartorial boat?
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