Thursday, 5 February 2015

Back To The 70's...

The 1970's is making a massive come back, so knowledge of one of the most iconic decades for fashion ever will come quite handy for the oncoming year. Designers have embraced this hot new trend so I've decided to give you a "how to" written and visual guide to 1970's fashion. 
The 70's began with the continuation of miniskirts, bell-bottoms and the rebellious hippy-bohemian look from the late 1960's. One of the most famous silhouettes of the mid and late 1970's for both genders was: tight on top and loose on the bottom.

The Hippie Look: 
Hippie clothing during this time was made in extremely bright colours, as well as Indian patterns, Native American patterns, and floral patterns. 
The 70's began with the hippie look from the 1960s. Some of the popular early 1970's fashion for women included tie dye shirts, Mexican peasant blouses, ponchos, capes, and military style clothing. 
Bottom attire for women during this time included bell-bottoms, frayed jeans, mid-calf-length dresses and ankle-length dresses were also worn in the early 1970s.

Glamorous Wear: 
Although the hippie look was popular, it was not adopted by everyone. Many women still continued to dress up with more glamorous clothes, inspired by 1940s movie star glamour. Other women just took to simple casual fashion. 
More simple early 1970s trends for women included fitted blazers, long and short dresses, miniskirts, maxi evening gowns as well as hot pants paired with skin-tight t-shirts, his & hers outfits, and flared pants. 
Pastel colours were most commonly used for this style of clothing; other colours became more popular from 1973 onwards. Jumpers were a phenomenon in the early 70s, often outfits being judged entirely by the jumper. 
This turned into more styles, such as jumper coats, jumper dresses, floor-length jumper, and even jumper suits. Many of them were trimmed with fur, especially faux. Chunky, shawl-collared, belted cardigans, often in brown and white, were also common.

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