The Interesting Fashion of 1970s

Bell-bottomed trousers, vintage coats, pantsuits— these were the well-loved trends during the ’70s. Such decade was portrayed by flamboyant and distinct styles, which was partially dominated by the hippies. Apparently, the decade became the start of an interesting fashion revolution. 1970’s was far more blown up than the previous decades and it created some trends that are even popular up to the present time. Let’s bring back the stylish memories of ’70s and maybe you’ll find something fascinating to toughen up your fashion sense.

Bell-bottoms             

1970’s fashion is certainly guilty of the overused of bell-bottoms or commonly known as flares. This fashion trend was everywhere, from day gatherings to night dates. The trend initially started during the ’60s, but it was a decade after, that almost all individuals were seen sporting the trend. It somehow depicted the stimulating and distinct fashion sense of the 70’s people.

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If you’re wondering how bell-bottoms started, well, these were originally made for people working on boats during the 17th century. The belled or flared legs have a functional design. It is made for the convenience of easy roll-up since most boat workers normally soak the bottoms while performing their duties.

If you love bell-bottoms as much as we do, here are 11 Stylish Ways To Wear Them. With this stylish trousers, you’ll surely a head-turner in the runway.

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Black Casual H-line Flared Pants $79

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Pant Suits

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Almost all types of suit dominated the fashion world during the late ’70s, but one of the most popular is the pant suit. Pant suits were really something of significance that it became a daily fashion craze, especially for the rich. These were donned normally by affluent individuals during their business meetings and it’s not a question why this trend could be a little intimidating for some.

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Aside from pant suits, other types of suits such as leisure suits, jump suits and track suits were also part of the trend that completed the suit category. [Read about Perfectly styled Two-Piece Winter Outfits for Office.]Since most pantsuits create a very formal aura, you need to style your pantsuit with girly heels and a charming hairstyle. Take inspiration from the 1970s style icons like Jacqueline Kennedy,  Jacqueline Bisset and  Jerry Hall.

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Midi Skirts

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Midi skirts were first popularized in the 1940’s, but were later restructured during the 70’s. This trend was characterized by unconventional skirt length that reaches up to the mid-calf level. However, the midi skirt trend was not well appreciated and was only sported by distinct fashion icons.

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Midi skirt features anywhere between the knee and ankle, thus it certainly looks good for those with tall frame. The midi skirt trend was partially a flop because it only flattered specific body category. Still, people on that particular group valued the fashion style since it emphasized their  small midriffs, waists and hips.

Aside from midi skirts, there are other skirt styles for a more dramatic fashion and one of it is the pencil skirt. Check out the fascinating ways in styling pencil skirts.

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Yellow A-line Printed Casual Midi Skirt $74

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Golden Pleated Casual A-line Midi Skirt $71.20

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Camel Simple Asymmetric Midi Skirt $73.60

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Culottes

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Though midi skirts were not a serious hit during the ’70s, culottes were definitely a great beat. Culottes were a trend that made 1970s fashion downright iconic. This trend features knee-length trousers, which are styled to resemble like that of a skirt. Simply, culottes are split skirts. The stylish fashion was not just restricted to the particular decade as this became one of the hottest silhouette trends up to now.

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Culottes can be worn almost anywhere, but it is very popular during summer. There are different ways to pump up your fashion by wearing the well-loved trend. Most culottes have monochrome style, but you have the perfect opportunity to go bold with some color blocking. Choose culottes in fantastic bold prints and pair it with some killer platforms.

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Vintage Coats

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From 1940’s- 1980’s, vintage coats never lose its prominence in the world of fashion.  The era of coats changes decade by decade and during the ’70s, fur coats was just one of the most notable styles. Vintage wool coats, rabbit fur, afghan coat and opossum fur did quite well too. The fad among women with striking coats took the decade by storm. The trend was used to unleash their inner rock star style and it was definitely a memorable fashion craze.

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The iconic look of the hippie movement includes the fascinating fur coat. Even in the present time, coat has been a great way to glam up a fashion. Create a stylish look by choosing vibrant or multicolored coat instead of the conventional black layering.

Coats are very useful during the winter season and you can make use of your favorite coat for a stylish winter fashion. Here are 10 Affordable Versions of Celebrity-Inspired Winter Outfits

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Sweaters

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Sweaters were also a trendy style during the decade of decadence. Men and women in sweatshirts conquered the runways in the most stylish ways. Most sweaters were comfortably fit and were style just below the waistline.

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A more charming sweater trend was created during the 1970’s. Knitted sweaters became  a staple garment of daily fashion routine and these were sported in different styles, either in solid shade or vivid color combination. And if you’re thinking that sweaters are only for the holiday season, then you probably need to level up your fashion heart. You can try layering your favorite blouse with a knitted sweater or pair a monochrome sweater with floral culottes.

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High Cut Boots

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Apart from the fame of vintage clothes, boots were used to complete a trendy fashion.  There are countless types of boots that were donned during the ’70s, but the most popular one was the high cut boot. The stylish foot wears were paired with different attires such as pant suits, midi skirts and day dresses.

If you’re not into high cut boots, you can try ankle boots, which are also as stylish as the former. Here is an ultimate guide on How to Style Ankle Boots.

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