That 70s Show, can women of all ages wear 1970s Fashion?
Ahh…the 70s…When hair was fluffy, pants were belled and flared, polyester was a blessed material, “going braless” was adopted by many, and loud was okay! In truth, not much to be nostalgic about or for. If you lived, or look back at the pictures from the 1970s, you will be horrifed to find almost a whole decade of fashion disaster and experimentation. 1970s Jumpsuits, for example:
In fact, my favorite blog post of all time (from any blogger) is a eulogy of 1970s fashion. I mean, it’s not a decade that I look back on fondly.
People really did wear these kind of clothes, not just models or TV stars. Yet, TV stars really had to overdo it when they were on TV variety shows, that were so popular during that time period. Let’s just take a gander at the Brady clan:
Bands of the 70s really went to the extreme, take the 70s multi-platinum and million dollar artists ABBA. WTH?
Even ordinary people were marketed extraordinary outfits, MMMM powder blue 1970s jumpsuits!
However, the 1970s did feature some earth shattering styles that have endured through the decades. Designers on the forefront such as Halston, created some stunning designs. The top 10 trends in 70s fashion (as reported by Topyas. com) that endure to this day included:
- Platform shoes
- Tie dyed fashion
- Floppy Hats
- Wrap Dresses
- Halter and tank tops
- Chevron Stripes
- Hot Pants
- Bell Bottoms
- Maxi Dresses
So anyway, back to my 1970s jumpsuit. It’s not looking quite so shocking anymore, is it? I want to be clear that this jumpsuit is not a recreation. It is an authentic jumpsuit of the day. It even has molded breast cups inside so it can be worn “comfortably” without a bra, if you chose. The pant leg is in the style of Halston pajama pants, high-waisted and bias cut.
The Chief Blonde strikes a classic 70s angular pose wearing a vintage jumpsuit, Calvin Klein platform cork heels (similar) and a vintage heart necklace. Crochet Shrug from Monroe and Main c/o ($40). Also, featuring the Brigette Bardott false eyelashes provided by International Model Sheena Sujan ($19). Lashes are handmade and 100% human hair.
Sister Act Project, Act 3
I got together with a group of my fellow bloggers and we are presenting how we can showcase the “That 70s show” theme across the age groups. We are striving to show that any age, can wear any trend. The Sister Act Project was conceived by Sheela Goh for her blog Sheela Writes.
Eve, Teens (theworldaccordingtoeve.com) eveseraphinalow @yahoo.com
Rachel, 30s http://www.rachelthehat.com/