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