Fashion trends are changing every single day and often we see trends from previous years, decades and eras making a comeback into modern fashion trends. This can be seen a lot currently with many fashion trends from the 1970’s rising in popularity.
The 1970’s fashion trends were impacted by the social and cultural aspects of the decade. Following on from the 1960’s, the 1970’s was a time of activism – with women, African Americans and other minority groups for fighting for equality.
1970’s fashion was extremely expressive, tight-fitting, flamboyant and fun. It was the first decade that really saw women wearing pants for every kind of event, shorts grew in acceptance and popularity and polyester was everywhere. The 1970’s was really about women wearing what they wanted and ditching social fashion expectations of previous eras.
From flared pants to jumpsuits – here are some of the best fashion trends from the 1970’s that are making a comeback!
The jumpsuit was a hugely successful fashion trend in the 1970’s and is definitely a forefront of modern fashion trends. Jumpsuits and rompers are all inclusive, one-piece garments. Typically, in the 1970’s, they came in hard, robust materials such as corduroy or twill but can be seen in everything from linen to cotton nowadays.
Fashion trends of the 1970’s were often in contrast to what the fashion industry was doing. That can be seen with hot pants which were in combat to the fashion industries mandate of knee-length hemlines. Hot pants are very short, very tight shorts that nowadays are often worn at music festivals. Hot pants can be seen in multitudes at every festival currently but are also seen worn more casually as denim shorts.
Over The Knee Boots
Knee high boots are a fashion trend that has been seen making a comeback over the last few winters. These boots were popular in the 1970’s and were often worn over tight pants or with mini dresses. These boots are a great way to upgrade any outfit and a perfect boot option for colder weather!
In the 1970’s flared pants shrunk – often with the leg of the pant being tight and only flaring out slightly under the knee. This style of flared pant is extremely popular right now, especially paired with a retro tee and a pair of boots.
Wrap dresses and skirts rose in popularity during the 1970’s for their flattering shape, versatility and wearability. Over the last few years they have been seen featured more and more in the modern fashion industry and can be found in almost any and every clothing shop that you go into.
Women’s suits became a popular fashion trend in the 1970’s and is slowly coming back with celebrities. Originally, “women’s” suits were just tailored men’s suits, but the fashion industry quickly saw the rising market and began to create suits specifically for women. We love this fashion trend as another great evening wear option!
Haute-couture fashion trends saw satin evening gowns being introduced in the 1970’s. Satin slips are loose, figure-complementing dresses that can be long or short. Satin slips have become popular again almost overnight with satin dresses and skirts taking the fashion world by storm!
Corduroy was a popular material for many different fashion trends in the 1970’s – including, jackets, skirts, jumpsuits and pants. Towards the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019, corduroy made its way back onto the fashion stage with corduroy co-ords, jackets and pants being worn by everyone, everywhere.