Everyone knows that fashion is cyclic, so you knew it would only be a matter of time before 1970s fashion made a comeback. Here, MusicSnake Magazine put together ten amazing sartorial trends from the 1970s that everyone loves.
1970s Fashion: Hot Pants
They can hardly be called hot “pants,” these shorts barely qualify as clothing. The buttcheek-baring denim shorts were often worn by women in the summer who wanted to show off their tanned legs. In fact, hot pants became so popular that even James Brown wrote a song about them. The shorts were worn by prominent female figures of the 1970’s such as Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and they have been worn by celebrities today like Miley Cyrus and Beyonce.
Platform shoes were one of the most popular styles in the disco era, and they have since made quite the comeback! Whether paired with a cute dress or bell bottoms, platform shoes gave people a longer, leaner look at the cost of looking like an awkward horse while walking. Most platform shoes of the time were made of wood, cork, or plastic.
Though you might think of big hats as an accessory for the Kentucky Derby, they were much, much more in the ’70s. Many women would match their hats to the rest of their clothing to make a look more complete. Floppy hats often featured bows, flowers, and other accoutrements on them.
Jumpsuits were a high 1970s fashion item for women who wanted to look glamorous without putting too much effort into it. The jumpsuits of 1970s lore were often made of silk or another shiny material, although some were made of denim or more subdued materials.
Chances are, if you grew up in the 1970s then you probably owned some tie-dye items. Even kids who grew up in the 1990s fell victim to this multi-colored trend. Tie-dying became popularized by DIY-heavy hippies, and thanks to the endorsement of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix, tie-dyeing became a mainstream phenomenon.
Though bell bottoms might not be making as big of a comeback as the crop top, their power is undeniable. Bell bottoms were worn by everyone from Farrah Fawcett to Sonny and Cher in the 1970s, and today they have been spotted on Hillary Duff and Harry Styles.
Wrap dresses were popularized by Diane Von Furstenberg, and they became one of the best ways for women to be both stylish and comfortable. The wrap dress flatters all body types and is extremely versatile as well. No wonder they’re making a comeback.
Chevron stripes were made popular in the 1970s, but they have made a serious comeback in the past few years. The instantly recognizable pattern was made popular by Missoni, and it could often be seen on dresses of all lengths and types. Chevron stripes were useful for flattering all body types.
The ultimate representation of comfort and style, maxi dresses were – no pun intended – huge in the 1970s. Many maxi dresses were made in earthy colors, and they were often worn by hippie women. Today, women wear more glamorous maxi dresses that often feature attractive patterns.
We’ve all seen the power of the crop top. Though you might think crop tops rose to popularity just in the past few years, the truth is that they were popularized several decades before – in the 1970s. The crop tops of the 1970s were often embellished with funky designs and rhinestones, and they were often worn with hot pants or bell bottoms. As far as fashion trends go, crop tops are at the top.