The Seventies Trends we Can’t believe Are Back and Those We Still Love.

Flares. Jumpsuits. Big Furs. Big Glasses. Big hair! Everything BIG. When you first think back to 70’s fashion you may cringe and swear you will never return to those fads. But once you look closer there are still subtle versions of the trends that are present today. Many young girls are fully embracing psychedelic hippie styles but let’s just say, going full throttle into the seventies probably isn’t for most of us. Overly-layered prairie blouses, boiler suits, ultra-long centre-parted hair and extreme wide belts can be seen on catwalks but it’s fair to say, many of us won’t go near them. As one commenter mentions below also – shirred fabric is no longer our friend! That doesn’t mean signals of the 1970s don’t exist in many popular and very wearable styles today. Here are our picks of the 70’s-inspired trends that we’re loving right now.

Jumpsuits– whilst “boiler suits” are in with the kids, they’re not for everyone. We prefer a softer silhouette and one that gentle nips where needed or loosely skims other areas.

If you’re not feeling confident about your jumpsuit then black is always best. Adding a belt simply makes it look like two pieces if you’re feeling really unsure. Image: Pinterest
The extra wide legs work because it’s balanced by the angled top half but has definition in the middle. Image Pinterest Advanced Style
This absolutely joyful jumpsuit is great for this gorgeous petite blogger because the of the ankle crop and high neckline – they have lengthening powers! Image Pinterest Pocketful of Polkadots

Wide Leg Pants – 50 years ago they were extreme bellbottoms or superflares, the vibe is still around today just in more sedated versions. Phew.

This look is absolute class. Simple, monochrome, classics look – outstanding in voluminous shapes. Image: Pinterest
If you’re short you may want to consider heeled wedges to avoid being swamped by the excess fabric of your wide leg pants. Image Pinterest Unefemme
You can’t deny how comfortable wide leg pants are and coupled with a loose diagonal cut hem top like this you will be swinging in style. Image Pinterest: Susan After 60

Corduroy – aah… that distinctive sound as you walk while wearing corduroy pants! While we won’t be wearing head-to-toe of this fabric any time soon we love this texture incorporated into a smart winter wardrobe.

Deep, rich winter tones are beautiful paired with earthy knits ❤️ Image via Pinterest Just Doing My Best
A classic button up skirt with burgundy cord! A gorgeous double seventies vibe. Image Pinterest 50 Is Not Old
This tan, almost western style, corduroy has never left fashionistas wardrobes since its first incarnation. Image Pinterest:

Fur Baby Yeah– trends are definitely not returning to genuine fur any time soon but lush faux furs are forever in vogue. We love them most when paired with casual wear like denim and ankle boots versus dressed up all fancy like. But hey, it still looks GREAT that way too.

Distressed denim juxtaposed by elegant fur, brilliant! Image Pinterest: Style at a Certain Age
Honestly. Leopard fur coats must be worn with a certain attitude and big glasses even at night. Go on, why not! Image Pinterest
Texture plays an important role in fashion. Adding a luxurious fur will take a denim look anywhere. Image Pinterest Fighting Frumpy

Oversized Glasses – big glasses likely became popular to balance out the big hair and we’re not complaining at all. To this day, there is nothing quite a chic as statement, oversized glasses. We’ve seen different versions over the years and love them all.

A gradient in tint and all! This beautiful styler is living in the seventies 🕶️ Image Pinterest
The one. The only. Iris Apfel wouldn’t be the same without her huge eyewear. Image Pinterest
Model, Linda Rodin is well known for her seventies-inspired look. It’s her signature decade and she blends modernity with her outfits with ease and grace. Image Pinterest

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