1970s Fashion Essay

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1970s is a dramatic and fun era, as the music and culture influenced a lot to the fashion world. In the beginning of the decade, women’s styles were very flamboyant. Extreme, bright colors were in high demand and long, flowing skirt and pants were everywhere in the winter. In the summer, women wore very short shorts and skin tight t-shirts. According to the music and the culture, there are separate to three parts during that era: Early 1970s(1970 – 1973), Mid 1970s(1974 – 1976) and Late 1970s(1977 – 1979). During on the Early 1970s, hippies in the 1970s were vast; music festival was the big thing, four to five days dancing in muddy fields became Utopia for the massive hippies’ movement (Lyngaas, 2013). So, Tie-dye shirts, Mexican peasant blouses, folk-embroidered Hungarian blouses, ponchos, capes, and military surplus clothing are popular early 1970s fashions for women. Bottom attire for women during this time included bell-bottoms, gauchos, and ankle-length dresses called "maxis" were also worn in the early 1970s, thus offering women three different skirt…show more content…
The hippie look had completely disappeared; in the mid 1970s women wore sweaters, t-shirts, cardigans, kimonos, graphic t-shirts and sweaters, jeans, khakis, gauchos, workmen's clothes, and vintage clothing. Clean-cut, All-American sport wears for women became increasingly popular from 1975 onwards (Phipps, 2015). Jumpsuits were almost always flared in the legs, and sleeves varied from being completely sleeveless to having extremely long bell-sleeves in 1975 too (Herald, 1992). Around 1976, casual fashion adopted a Parisian peasant look. This included capes, turbans, puffy skirts and shirts with billowing sleeves (Phipps, 2015). Thus, the style what they worn represent of the people were relaxed and the economic was good on that period, so they more worn shorter than other eras and not care of what people think how sexy they

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