1970s fashion: From dramatic flares to plunging halters, here are the top trends that are still going strong in the wardrobe.
It goes without saying that the 1970s were a decade full of memorable outfits – I mean, the emergence of disco wouldn’t justify anything less. Sister Sledge perfectly captured the fashions in their 1979 hit He’s The Greatest Dancer – Halston, Gucci and Fiorucci are just a few of the designer brands that were hugely popular at the time.
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Grace Jones, Jerry Hall and Lauren Hutton were the It-girls of the moment, turning heads in some classic 1970s trends that, frankly, wouldn’t look out of place on the catwalk today.
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The decade was all about rusty neutrals, bell bottom jeans, wedge heels, baggy jumpsuits and all things bohemian. Disco was coming to the fore, and it was the age of legendary night club Studio 54 – a hedonistic haunt of the most glamorous actors, musicians and models of the 1970s.
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Halter necklines are eternally flattering, what Emily Ratajkowski proved to us yesterday at the Marc Jacobs Fall fashion show – as if we needed a reminder. But there’s something particularly dramatic about a major plunge that works perfectly in a belted jumpsuit or flowing dress – this midi dress from Norma Kamali is sure to be the center of attention on the dance floor.
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Norma Kamali one-shoulder ruched stretch-jersey midi dress, £140, Net to wear
The humble flare has had a serious resurgence in recent years, especially among the student population. The endlessly flattering cinched waist balances beautifully with a wide leg hem. For a whimsical festival moment, look no further than these tulle flares from Philosophy Di Lorenzo.
Philosophy of Lorenzo Serafini tulle high waisted flared trousers, £323, Farfetch
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The clog – one of fashion’s most controversial shoe styles. Love them or hate them, clogs were a staple for those who were part of the counterculture. Popular designs included wooden heels with metal studs and they were often paired with the aforementioned classic flared jeans – groovy! Check them out by Céline for a pair that puts clogs front and center for 2022.
Le Bois clogs, £690, Celine
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Asymmetric sequined tops
If that’s good enough for Cher, of course the asymmetrical sequin crop top was going to be good enough for us too. The To believe The singer wore an incredible piece adorned with teal and gold to the opening of Filmex, an annual Los Angeles film festival, in 1977. Doua Lipa and Hailey Bieber.
The Attico Sequin Asymmetrical Top, £1,455, Farfetch
Princess Anne looked the picture of effortless sophistication in 1973 during a visit to Russia. She paired a simple striped shirt with a navy, light blue and white silk scarf, tied tightly around her neck. These days, a chic scarf is just as stylish as it was then – wear it as a headband, around your ponytail or tied around the metal ring of a handbag. shoulder strap.
Zodiac Square Scarf, £350, Dior
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