The 1970s saw many styles, reflecting a greater desire to express oneself. This decade was not dominated by one style. There were many styles to choose from, including hippie/bohemian or disco. The overall silhouette of the decade was tall and slim with lots of hair. This gave the decade an androgynous appeal. This was a time when Unisex haircuts were trendy. Both men and women could wear platform shoes. You could also wear high-waisted pants or scruffy hairstyles. People began to see clothes as a way of expressing themselves and started looking for new shops.
To survive, many educated people had no choice but to quit their jobs in the middle of the 1970s or find low-paying work. This was when thrift stores began to thrive! Second-hand shops were able to sell unique clothing at a very affordable price. In the 1970s, vintage clothing was quite reasonable. Mixing vintage clothing with modern clothes was possible by combining jackets, coats, and dresses from the last century with jewelry and jeans. These are just a few of the thrifting tips that you will find on this article.
Hippies and Bohemians Fashion
Many people questioned modern technology ten years after Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring was published. The return-to-the-land culture has rekindled interest in country life and craftsmanship. The clothes that idealists wore were simple and based on American pioneer clothes or European farmers. Blouses, blouses, and dresses were loose, easy-to-sew, and soft. The “granny” gown, loosely inspired by Edwardian or Victorian styles, could be worn with boots, sandals, clogs, or bags. These dresses, also called prairie style, feature layered skirts, and ruffles or gathered tops.
Young people were known to frequent dance clubs and discos in the 1960s. Disco was a new genre of music popularized by Latino and African American youth. Urban youth were tired of hippies and distrustful of retro art, so they sought out the glamour of discos from the 1970s. This was the sound that sparked a new fashion trend. Women wore hot pants in silky fabrics and halter gowns. Men wore tight, shiny pants and shirts that were tucked in at the mid-chest. This look was finished with gold medallions and necklaces.
Punk rebelled against hippie culture. It embraced the worst aspects of society, rooted in lower-class culture. Punk was a young generation that felt excluded by poverty, unemployment, and a grim future. Black stockings could be decorated with zippers and straps. Women wore mini-skirts with ripped fishnet stockings and paired them with black stockings. Doc Martin boots, large work boots, and platforms with a high height made people look complex but exciting. The brightest, most unnatural colors used to dye wild hair were shades of deep pink and green. Dark lips and eyes accentuated pale faces.…