Fashion Throughout the Years – 1970’s

Hello Fashion Lovers,

Rolling along the decades, today’s fashion era is the 1970’s. Don’t know about you, but I am a huge fan of 70’s fashion; this era created trends that still stand till this day, 70’s fashion embodied one of the most stylish decade of all time. The 1970’s developed women’s fashion, by embedding individualism; were clothes became a symbol of independence and freethinking.

The 70’s were all about the ideas of ’anything goes’ and ‘individual expression’. From the beginning of late 60’s up-to the 70’s, clothes were more about self-expression rather then fitting in. Many people during this decade dressed in ways to please themselves rather than others; individualism and self-expression were very crucial during the 1970s.

From bell-bottom pants to bell sleeves, mini skirts and shearling coats, the 70’s birthed a mix of styles that we still see people rocking today. Some of these trends included:

  • Headscarf:

A style that was first introduced by the one and only Jackie O in mid-70, perfect for all the minimalists out there. This trend has defiantly made a comeback this year.

  • Neck Scarf:

They were very popular in the 70’s, seen on almost everyone.

  • Pearls:

A classic that makes a comeback every decade, in the ’70s, it was all about wearing long strings with shiny satin dresses for the evening.

  • Slip Dresses:

A 70’s classic, satin slip dresses made an appearance during the 70’s and stayed this way since then.

  • Shirring Dresses:

An absolute favorite of mine, from the jumbo floral print to the balloon sleeves and shirred bodice, everything about this is just perfection.

  • Wrap Dresses:

Wrap dresses will forever remain a true staple in any women’s wardrobe. Women in the 70’s wore them to run errands or to work.

  • Denim Dresses:

I am a huge fan of denim and the 70’s were the eras were denim took the fashion industry with a boom.  Women styled their denim dress with platforms shoes.

  • Boho Dresses:

Just like the 60’s, the boho/hippie style was still very big back then.

  • Monochrome Dressing:

Monochrome was big back then like it is now, it was perfect for the warmer weather, and women would wear this going to work or to run errands.

  •  Bellbottoms:

Bellbottoms were like the clothing mullet before the mullet was really a thing; these pants were a staple during the 70’s.

  • High-Waisted Jeans:

In addition to bellbottoms, denim took over the fashion industry with a storm. Mostly worn by youth.

  • Slogan Knit:

A massive trend back then, mostly worn by rebellious youth as means of self-expression.

  • Corduroy:

A very popular trend during the 70’s from pants to jackets to hats and more.

  • Safari Style:

There was a strong military/safari trend that swept the decade, people gravitated towards khaki and olive green everything back then.

  • Trouser Suits:

Pantsuit continued since the 60’s, it even became more popular during the 70’s as women felt more liberated.

  • Tie-Dye:

In the 70’s, tie-dye was all the rage especially amongst the hippies!

  • Pyjamas for Outdoors:

Celebrates were seen rocking pjs outdoors and so the trend began and hasn’t dated from when it first came out back in 1974.

  • Chevron:

Patterns come and go, but some will always stay, chevron made itself known as the next big pattern in the 70’s

  • Feathers:

Feathers was a BIG thing in the 70’s, was mostly seen on celebrates and rich people in parties.

  • Large Collars:

70’s were big of tight fitted shirts with abnormally large collars.

  • Over-the-Knee Boots:

Such a 70’s classic, mostly white mid-heel style that was loved by women of all ages.

  • Platform Shoes:

The 70’s can be instantly recognizable from one item: platform shoes. Whether glam-rock in metallic leathers and or in simpler sandal form, this stacked footwear dominated the decade. Platforms hit the masses in the 70s and women of all ages wanted a pair.

  • Circular Glasses:

Got the hype in the 70’s, circular sunglasses gave wearers an added sense of style meets sophistication.

Thats pretty much it for the 70’s, leave a comment down below sharing your favourite 70’s trend?!

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