The history of fashion from 1970 to 1979 was dominated by the glam rock styles, hippie movement, Hollywood and rising Indian clothing patterns and styles.
1. For women, the Hippie look of the 1960s carried over to the early 70’s. Popular styles included bell-bottom pants, frayed jeans, mini skirts, maxi dresses, tie-dye, peasant blouses and ponchos.
2. Some accessories that pulled together early ’70s Hippie outfits were chokers, headbands, scarves and jewellery made of wood, stones, feathers and beads.
3. In the early 1970s-look, women wore tight t-shirts or dresses with a fitted wide lapel blazer, flared pants, sweaters, cardigans and boots.
4. By the mid-1970s, the hippie-look fell out of fashion for both men and women. Fitted t-shirts rose in popularity with elaborate designs, slogans and sports logos.
5. Men’s suits took on a slightly more European flair, with slimmer cuts, smaller waists, and a straight leg in the pants. Suits for men remained popular for all occasions.
6. Trendy disco styles for women included jersey wrap dresses, tube tops, sequined shirts, spandex shorts and high slit skirts with boots or chunky heels.
7. Women’s fashion in the late ’70s became more relaxed. Clothes became baggier and more revealing and often resulted in an inverted triangle silhouette.
The history of fashion from 1970 to 1979 thus put together a wardrobe for cowl-neck shirts, sundresses over tight t-shirts, pantsuits, strapless tops, jeans skirts or daisy dukes.
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