The Fashion Trends of the 1970s and Its Legacy Today

The fashion trends of the 1970s was brave, merry, and differing. For ladies, skirts ran from to a great degree long to definitely short and fabrics were brilliant and strikingly designed. Men wore their shirts tight, their trouser-legs wide and their mustaches long. “Hipster” styles of dress entered the standard and new ethnic-propelled design imitated styles from all corners of the world.

The 1970s style was shifted and changed much of the time, however constantly jumped at the chance to stun – whether it was towering stage shoes, tremendous ringer base flares, or tight, sparkly, disco-roused hot jeans.

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The fashion trends of the 1970s could be disconnected into five striking orders. In the early 70s, nonconformists trends from the late 60s were still in style. Numerous individuals grasped collective living and an itinerant lifestyle, investigated Eastern religions, tried different things with pills and embraced a defiant style of dress.

Dress styles and fabrics were enlivened by non-Western societies, for example, Indian and African. Regular fabrics and creatively colored and paisley prints were additionally prominent. Numerous individuals high quality their own particular garments and frill and individual things were frequently enhanced with globules and edges. Uncovered feet or cowhide shoes were run of the mill design and blossoms and peace signs got to be images of the development.

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The radicals style were later uprooted by disco and punk trends. However designs aside, people wore general attire, both business and simple. For example, women wore sizzling pants and rayon or shirt weave wrap dresses, both with stage shoes. In the fashion trends of the 1970s, form suits and leotards were worn with heightened waist, flared pants, sweater vests and stage shoes. Stage shoes have been back in the fashion scene for a couple of years now. Furthermore this period, they are commanding more than at any other time. Stage shoes are an unobtrusive path to straightforwardness into the retro pattern this spring. Grab a couple of out of this world shoes with a 2-inch stage and a 4-or 5-inch stout heel.

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The fashion impact of 60s nonconformists was mainstreamed in the fashion trends of the 1970s, as non-customary apparel turned into the fury, incorporating ringer lowest part pants, hip huggers, beautiful patches, blazing jeans, stage shoes, earth shoes, obstructs, T-shirts, and wanderer dresses. In the event that you didn’t wear polyester, the favored textile was denim pants. Individuals in the UK in the 70s wore an assortment of outlines. The men wore polyester relaxation suits with compelling wide lapels. They additionally arrived in a mixed bag of spendid colors. The women wore pullovers with full sleeves and smaller than usual skirts.

Bright Colours of 1970s

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Bold and colorful hand knit shorts, 1972  Found on etsy.com

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Dress, Stephen Burrows, ’70    Found on metmuseum.org

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Vogue Pattern Book, April/May 1971.   Found on superseventies.tumblr.com

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Jean-Louis Scherrer, L’Officiel 1973 (Linda Morand)     Found on ana-lee.livejournal.com

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Vintage Vogue Pattern 1971   Found on stylepantry.com

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London Fashion Week 2014 Trends: 1970s Flower Power

London Fashion Week 2014 kicked off in style over the weekend as fashion icons, industry gurus and celebrities were treated to an exclusive look at spring/summer 2015 collections from some of the world’s leading designers.

Showcases from the likes of Matthew Williamson, Temperley London, House of Holland, Marios Schwab and Topshop Unique got the festival of fashion moving in full swing.

Matthew Williamson’s 1970s-inspired catwalk show at the BFC showspace was jam-packed with delights – including Balinese flower-inspired prints on blouses and flowing halter-neck dresses.

Ruffles, feathers, sequins and exotic shades of aqua, orange and hot pink adorned the ensembles that celebrites were undoubtedly eyeing up for their next holidays from the front row.

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House of Holland SS15(Getty)

If there’s a key lesson we can learn for SS15, it is that 1970s flower power is here in a big way.

House of Holland looked to the era for its collection, with funky floral print worked across shirts, dresses and skirts in brazen tones of red, orange, yellow and green all helping to create the hippie chic vibe.

Floral patchwork jeans, pink bags and a bomber jacket that read ‘Chief Fluffer’ gave character to the wacky offerings which appealed to the younger crowd.

On the other hand, Marios Schwab’s offering reflected the ‘barely there’ theme that was big this year and is set to continue in to 2015.

Taking inspiration from the natural form, the London-based designer’s experimentation with exposure made for one of the more interesting shows.

Levi’s Vintage Clothing

Reproducing the fits, fabrics and details of bygone eras, Levi’s Vintage Clothing captures the spirit and heritage of American workwear. Drawing inspiration and sourcing materials from their own archive, each and every fabric is authentically woven and dyed, labeled in period-specific packaging, and fit from archival references.

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This time of national flux brought the break-up of The Beatles, Kent State’s tragic shooting, and the birth of the first test tube baby. Tap into the sartorial preferences of the era with Levi’s 1970s Customized Bell Bottoms. Top it off with a graphic print sweatshirt and the intentionally faded denim button-up. Complete your look with the brand’s own Orange Tab Denim Tote. Voila, ‘70s all the way.

ASOS Reclaimed Vintage Collection

ASOS proves that rocking restored vintage pieces is the way to truly revive classic looks and embrace this season’s latest trends. ASOS has created an impeccably edited vintage spring/summer 2012 collection for the style conscious – mastering the art of restoring timeless classics and creating items of rare vintage mixes.

‘Reclaimed Vintage’ is one of ASOS’ own in-house labels, exclusive to the online retailer. Bearing the marks of authenticity and originality, this collection takes you to the high road of dapper festival attire and off duty looks with reworked and authentic retro clothing. Complete with loud, bold colours, hip 90s styling and prints (with just a hint of the Fresh Prince Of Bel Air), this is a collection where rogue vintage fabric meets current contemporary trends.

The Reclaimed Vintage menswear spring/summer lookbook is both vibrant and inspirational. You’ll find versatile workwear-inspired pieces, casual sweats and prep school charm. Rejuvenating and revitalising ‘deadstock’ is all in a day’s work for the ASOS team, who have taken inspiration from classic menswear staples of the past and added their own unique twist – creating a fusion of mismatched shades and style eras.

Garments within this collection have been constructed with contrast textures and pattered fabrics sourced from across the globe – making each garment individual in their own right. ASOS states: “Our vintage garments have had previous lives. We have hunted and gathered each individual piece for you to lovingly reclaim and make your own.”

Key pieces for spring include the denim shirts, which are constructed with bright tropical 90s prints and retro floral fabric, and the vintage inspired t-shirts – with pockets made from revisited Aztec prints and woven fabrics.

However, our favourite piece from the collection are the Reclaimed Vintage Clubmaster Sunglasses. These chunky shades come complete with tinted lenses and tortoiseshell frames. The Clubmaster is an iconic silhouette and an accessory that will effortlessly add a quirky retro touch to your warm weather style.

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Top 10 Women’s Fashion Trends From The 70s

When you think about the fashion women wore in the 70’s and their trends compared to today? The first thing that comes to mind for us is bold prints, bell bottom pants, platform shoes and the hippie look. I have compiled for you a list of top 10 fashion trends wore by women in the 70’s favorite outfits and styles that were prevalent in the 70s.

1.Maxi Dresses

“Elegance” is what you think of when you set eyes on a maxi dress. Maxi dresses are long flowing with a loose fit and are characterized by floral prints, which look very graceful. The best part about maxi dresses is that they work well for all body types. Maxi dresses make a great fashion statement for summer and spring.

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Women in 1970s wore maxi dresses as formal attire. They exhibited versatility with different patterns like long sleeves, short sleeves, sleeveless, halter and noodle straps. Maxi dresses were graced with elbow length gloves, chain string clutches and platform shoes for an overall elegant look and trust us; this look went down really well.

2.Flared Jeans

Denims made their way into the closets of every American post the 50s, before which it was the standard outfit of miners and farmers. We’re sure glad it did, because today it’s impossible to imagine life without a pair of jeans.

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Jeans in 1970s were defined by flared bottoms and every girl in America owned at least one pair of these stylishly cut denims. Bell bottoms worked great paired with platforms and boots. Whether you choose to refer to them as flared jeans, wide legged jeans or bell bottoms, these jeans were a hit among the contemporary American women in the mid 70s and it was a favorite among celebrities in those days.

3.Scooter Skirts

Scooter skirts resemble schoolgirl skirts today. Scooter skirts are actually shorts that are well concealed by a perfect set of pleats, to make it appear as a skirt.

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Scooter skirts are so called because they allowed women to sit comfortably on a scooter without being conscious about exposing their undergarments. These skirts were the modest version of the mini skirt trend of 1960s and 1980s.

4.Ascot Blouses

An ascot refers to a patterned piece of cloth attached to the neckline of a blouse or dress. Ascots display diversity in their pattern with types such as simple ascot ties, ascot bows, ruffled ascots and crepe ascots.

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Ascot blouses were worn by working women in the 70s and were hence nicknamed “secretary or working girl blouses.” They were usually paired with skirts and were a 100% feminine style.

Today these blouses do make a trendier appearance or we simply wear a plain blouse and adorn it with a scarf resembling an ascot, which is much trendier in the present context.

5.Animal Print Fur Coats

Natural fur is now frowned upon and for good reason (we support the cause too). Why pay for fashion at a horrid cost of someone’s life when we have a perfectly stylish artificial fur available to us. The artificial fur industry also took off with this intention and made waves in 1970s with faux fur.

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The 70s saw a fad among women with animal print fur coats taking centrestage for the months of winter. Fur provides warmth and style at the same time and leopard, tiger and white tiger prints were quite popular among the fashionistas of the 70s society. Animal print fur coats are hugely popular even today.

6.Prairie Dresses

Prairie Dresses are peasant dresses with a twist. Prairie dresses were defined by a high square neckline and attached to it were ruffles and frills in lace. The sleeves of prairie dresses were puffed and the bottom of the skirt was also lined with frills and lace. Prairie dresses had a high waist line and usually had a belt attached to the waist to give it a very feminine and girly look. The length of these dresses was never defined by a set pattern and you could go in for a long prairie dress, knee length or mini dresses at your discretion.

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Prairie dresses were highly conservative dresses with a country style touch to them. The prints of these dresses were floral, polka dotted, plaided, calico or mono colored.

7.Platform Shoes

Heels add grace to a woman’s stride and pride. And women back in the 70s too were aware of this. Platform shoes, which are the most comfortable among heels with bearable heel lengths, were a must-have for every woman in the 70s. Platform shoes gave a good boost to a woman’s height and they were made out of wood back then. Platform shoes with straps and the “sandal” look were quite popular.

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8.Head Scarves and Head Bands

Head scarves and head bands served dual purposes; that of protecting the hair from heat and roughness due to wind as well as being a style statement. Colorful scarves and head bands added a feminine grace to a woman’s overall look. It was a very impressive trend in the 70s.

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9.Floppy Hats

 Floppy, wide brimmed hats were women’s dearest accessory in the 70s. The wide brims of the hat with flowers attached to it gave it a very classy and feminine look. Floppy hats were a must wear accessory in 1970s to serve as a shield from the sun. They were available in pastel and bright shades to go with every possible outfit a woman had.

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10.Chevron Stripes

Just like floral prints are a huge trend today, chevron stripes were a huge trend in the 70s. Chevron stripes comprised a mixture of horizontal, vertical and diagonal stripes, which met at the center of the dress or skirt to produce an inverted “V.” Chevron stripes paired with platform heels and a floppy hat completed an elegant look.

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1970s saw the birth of new fabrics and newer styles. Though some of us may perceive retro trends as outrageous, the 70s gave us quite a few memorable styles that are simply repackaged today like old wine in new bottles.

Fashion Trends of the 70s created waves in fashion that creates ripples even today.

Spring 2015 Trends Related to My Research from London Fashion Week

Florals

One of the biggest Spring 2015 trends from London Fashion Week, florals may not be totally original, but plenty of designer have found a new way to interpret them, going for a 1970s retro vibe. From florals in bold combinations at House of Holland to floral embroidery at Marchesa, the London runway was in bloom. Other designers who used bold florals include Simone Rocha, Jonathan Saunders and Matthew Williamson.

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Stripes

Either vertical or horizontal, stripes are definitely one of the major Spring 2015 trends from London Fashion Week. Preen experimented with stripes in primary colors over black, and Jonathan Saunders also went for blue on black. Giles and Topshop Unique also mixes plenty of colors in their stripes, from pants to jackets.

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Bold Colors

While some of the floral designs hinted at pastels, strong color is definitely among the best Spring 2015 trends from London Fashion Week. Nudes also found their place, but saturated primary colors made a bold statement during the runway shows from Roksanda Ilincic and Burberry Prorsum.

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Retro trend — Marc Jacobs spring 2010 collection

A designer working with the past is Marc Jacobs who offers a good example with his Spring 2010 collection.It was very “late 1980’s does the 1940s/50s”, but in a very good way to incorporate them. Unlike the definitive mid-1980’s trends of the past few years, the spring 2010 ‘Marc by Marc Jacobs’ line mixed elements from the later 1980s into the early 1990s with retro 40s/50s designs. For instance, Jacobs mixed bold patterns with bright solids, which gave the clothing a very late eighties early nineties feel, with high waist pants and flirty high waist shorts nostalgic of the 1940’s. A recurrent theme throughout the show was the 1950’s style wide stretch belt. This belt trend was not only hugely popular in the mid to late 80’s, but also a very big part of 1950s fashion as well.  Jacobs used both eras immaculately, creating a modern version of both styles.

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