Fashion of the 70's
What is fashion? Webster's defines it as: the popular or up-to-date way of dressing, speaking, or behaving. This site is about what was fashionable in the 1970's.
The styles of the 1970's were very different from the clothes and styles we choose today. In 1970 form fitting dresses were in style. In 1971 they wore platform shoes and cheesecloth tops. In 1972 tinted contacts were in style. In 1973 the afro hair style was really huge and tattoos were also popular. In 1974 people dressed in pullover vests. As for 1975, a lot of people had shiny fabric clothes. In 1976 a lot of boys had beards. In 1977 people wore flare pants. In 1978 people wore jogging suits. In 1979 designer jeans in different colors were in style. These are just some of the styles and fads we read about.
During the 70's, a commonly used term for a style of dress was hippy. What was a hippy? Webster's online defines a hippy as: Someone who rejects the established culture; advocates extreme liberalism in politics and lifestyle. This definition fits the type of person who would wear some of the outrageous clothes and hair styles that became popular in this decade!
All the clothes and fashions that were in style throughout the '70's are making a comeback now! Perhaps that says something about the change this generation is going through! Maybe people are less likely to just accept what should be "normal", and are thinking for themselves more.
Read about the styles of the 70's for yourself and take our groovy quiz when you're done. Click on the years below to learn about the fashion and trends of that year. Have fun!
If you would like to view a Power Point presentation of information about the different years, CLICK HERE.