If I had to sing my version of Julie Andrews' These are a few of my favorite things, vying for the top spots would be Pink Floyd, Bob Marley, the Beats, Annie Hall, Jack Kerouac's On the Road, the peace symbol, colors, cheap travel, and lava lamps. And if you are good at playing the missing link, then you probably have figured out the weird connection that all of these have to the '70s. I have always maintained that if I were given the option of choosing the decade I could live in, my answer without any doubt would be the '70s, despite the fact that flower power came to an untimely end in the early part this decade. But since that will remain what it is... a dream, from time to time I indulge myself by picking items from the inimitable fashion from the 1970s to take me back to the glorious era of revolution, declaration of world peace, political awareness, and well, bell bottoms.
Well, if you want to see a visual representation of seventies fashion, then think Farrah Fawcett, John Travolta and in more recent times, That '70s show. The 1970s' fashion trends are either loved or hated. This was the decade when women started making choices according to what they wanted and not according to what fashion commanded. While some people believe that the trends popular during the seventies was a disaster, I would like to disagree. It was about experimenting with clothes, fabrics, and styles. The era of the hippies continued its style influence with fabrics from their travels extending its touch into the clothes worn in the '70s. Many of the '70s' clothes that were extremely popular then and were synonymous with the decade are vintage fashion pieces even today. In this article, we will list out a few of these clothing pieces that shriek out '70s.
By the end of the decade, the fashion of the seventies took huge inspiration from the '20s, '30s and '40s but this trend died early with the '80s being all about bigger and bolder styles. If you like the style trends of the '70s, then you can go ahead and incorporate the style in your wardrobe, but a word of caution here, in case you do not want to look like you are dressing up to attend a '70s' theme party. Ensure that you use only a couple of elements of the fashion trends from the '70s at one time, for example, in case you want to wear platforms and high-waisted cigarette jeans, it is important that you team them up with a top that is cut in a modern style and that your accessories (like a pair of wayfarers) are from this decade and not the '70s. Keep these tips in mind and go ahead and mix and match your clothes to give you that perfect seventies fashion flair.