Historical Fashion How-To ~ 1970's

   Hello all! Our tour through 20th century fashion comes to a close with the decade we are looking into today. However, the series itself has certainly not met its end! From now on we will be digging deeper into history, imitating the looks of earlier centuries. I won't get ahead of myself though - first we must peer into the styles of that wacky decade known as the 70's!




   What was the first thing you thought of when you when I mentioned 70's style? Did images of bell bottoms, feathery hair, and jumpsuits come to mind? If so, you were right! Ethnic hippie styles, comfortable clothing, and blown out hair were all part of the 1970's. Punk style, disco looks, and fashions inspired by the Edwardian era also had their place in the era. Wide-legged pants, pant suits, and platform shoes made it like no other time in the world of fashion. 
  The 1970's were a time of a rebellion against social conventions. Women often dressed in a more masculine manner than before, and the two genders would wear similar garments. Another change was that clothing was now all bout comfort. After all this was when jeans, the epitome of American casual wear, gained their enormous popularity!

   Yes, I know in the last post I mentioned that hippie fashion wasn't really my thing. Well, here it is anyway. ;) I have to admit, these outfits were pretty fun to put together, and awfully comfortable! 
  This first outfit includes the quintessential blue jeans, with a flare cut hearkening back to the bell bottom days. With my jeans, I wore an embroidered top with HUGE split sleeves (in case you're wondering why I have such a thing in my closet, it's because it was needed for a costume). The final touch to this simple 70's outfit are wedge sandals similar to what might have been worn in the era... minus the platform heel! My hair was also era  inspired, worn long and straight, courtesy of a straightening iron!


  Here is another outfit using blue jeans as a base. The other elements are a loose fitting green top, brightly colored sandals a statement necklace, and a leather bracelet. Don't you think this outfit has a pleasantly summery look? It's one that I might actually wear in real life! :)

   Okay, this is probably the grooviest thing I've ever worn in my life! ;) What's great about this outfit, is that I believe this dress is actually vintage! It's not a Gunne Sax, but it seems to have a similar look. Over the dress, I wore a long, lacy cardigan and a string of beads both borrowed from Mom. With a flower in my hair, and nothing on my feet, I was ready to relax in the backyard and peruse a Knit & Crochet magazine from 1974.

  Though the 1970's hasn't become another favorite era, I must say that putting these outfits together was more enjoyable than I thought it would be! :) What do you think of 70's fashion? Well, until we "meet" again, have a superb Sunday and a wonderful week! 

"To give knowledge of salvation to His people
By the remission of their sins,Through the tender mercy of our God,
With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace."
~ Luke 1:77-79


  1. Oh wow! Do you look lovely? Yes! Do you look absolutely adorable? Yes. Are your outfits absolutely awesome? Yes.
    So cute! Love it love it love it! =D

    1. Thanks Ashley! You are too kind. :) Glad you loved it! :D

  2. Totes awesome! I never really expect to like anything from the 70s, but this stuff is fun! :D the last one is all hippified....planning to go to A________ in that outfit anytime soon? ;) it was cute though!!
    Also, I respectfully request and beg that you do an 80s post. ;) Just for fun!

    1. Thanks! :D Haha, we were joking about doing the photoshoot in A____ actually. ;) (now we sound like an Austen novel :P).
      Hee hee, we shall see! ;)

  3. I love your last outfit Paige! So pretty!

  4. These are lovely outfits and I enjoyed seeing your take on the 70's which isn't a favorite time period for me. I actually own a Gunne Sax dress but it's probably from the 90's not the 70's! ;)

    1. Thanks so much Sarah! :)
      That's neat! I actually don't know when mine is from either, but it looks 70's. :)

    2. It sure does and it's lovely on you! :)

  5. After you wrote your post on the 1960's I was wondering how you would style your outfits for the 70's. Although personally I don't like the 1970's fashion, I actually like your outfits!

  6. Stunning looks! Love the sleeves on your last shirt/sweater.
    A modest fashion blog: www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com


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