Floating semi-sheer and transparent fabric dresses recapture 1970s fashions precisely. Check out fluid fantasy flares, flowing maxi dresses and frilled fiesta frocks. Look out for skinny rib striped chevron knits and floral print cardigans.
Romantic ruffles of the 1970s flow into faded hippy chic. Fringed bags, bleached denim cropped jeans, halter dresses worn with platform shoes and big straw floppy hats hark back to seventies flower children moments in fashion.
It is truly amazing how the much maligned 1970s appear to be referenced as often as they are by designers. But even back in the 1970s designers were merely aping styles of the 1930s and 40s. This newest retro fashion trend captures some of the very best of 1970s in all its full glory.
1970s retro uses Luxe fabrics to recreate the drape of full wide trousers and silk chiffon which emulates the long dreamy dresses of this fashion era. In the real 70s decade the fabrics were probably made of Laura Ashley sprigged cottons or crinkle crepe viscose.
The Spring Summer 2011 designer fashion catwalks were awash with floral based fabrics and accessories.
Above – D&G Floral Fashions Trends Summer Campaign 2011.