For most women, daily fashion included wearing cotton or polyester knit high-waisted and wide leg pants in pastel colors paired with a tunic top, button-down blouse, or snug knit shirt. Simple and comfortable, pants dominated most of the 1970s for both day and dressy evenings.
Popular styles included bell bottom pants, frayed jeans, midi skirts, maxi dresses, Tie dye, peasant blouses, and ponchos. Some accessories that will help pull together your early ’70s Hippie outfits are chokers, headbands, scarves, and jewelry made of wood, stones, feathers, and beads.
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To look like the 1970s version of John Lennon, opt for loose-fitting white cotton pants and a white cotton button-down shirt, worn untucked. You can go barefoot or wear a pair of woven flip flops. If your hair is short, you may want to find a brown, shaggy wig.
Of the many fashion trends that came out of the 1920s, it is the flapper dress that continues to reign supreme. The style, named after the women who wore it, is characterized by a straight and loose silhouette with a drop waist that falls right below the knee.
Pop Music Influence The popular music of the ’70s greatly affected the fashion. The followers of folk and psychedelic rock bands dressed in bell-bottom jeans and casual shirts with bold patterns such as paisley or floral landscapes. Females wore long, flowing cotton dresses known as maxi dresses.
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You can certainly wear your leggings with skirts or dresses. In fact, it’s the best solution to a skirt or dress that feels a bit short by itself! The leggings cover your legs nicely and thus you don’t feel so exposed.
1970s Dresses. The mini shift dress, jumper dress, drop waist dress, and tunic dress were still trendy dress styles in the early 70s. Sleeveless jumper dresses were worn over short or long sleeve shirts in winter with high knee socks.
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In the 1920s, dress hemlines rose and waist lines lowered to the hip. Jumper blouse introduced and became very popular. Men wore polo shirts, dress shirts and sweaters.
1930s Fashion Trends Midi length bias-cut dresses, puff sleeves, belted waists, and large yokes or collars. Old Hollywood evening gowns – backless, sleeveless, long bias-cut dresses. High waisted sailor pants and wide leg beach pajamas. Casual sports clothes — skirt-like shorts, striped knit shirts.
1960s fashion was bi-polar in just about every way. Bright, swirling colors. Psychedelic, tie-dye shirts and long hair and beards. Woman wore unbelievably short skirts and men wore tunics and capes.