1970s fashion has been appreciated and loved by numerous designers and fashionistas. Its personality-expressive, experimental nature and carelessness about standard rules kept its spirit attractive over the years. And until today, the 70s is celebrated as one of the most fashionable periods in the history of fashion. For all the 1970s nostalgics out there, we have good news. Retros from the 70s continued to show up in the fall and winter runways of 2020. Of course, you do not need an excuse or trend to wear what you fancy. However, it is fantastic to see the creative techniques and outstanding looks resulted from the combination of retro and modern trends. Therefore, Pouted online magazine presents you ten 70s retro fashion trends expected to rock in fall/winter 2019. But first, let us have a bird’s eye view on the history of the 1970s fashion.
About 1970s fashion
To sum up what the decade was about, we could say individuality and the fading influence of rules. The appearance of new technologies that lead to overproduction helped to create this freedom, along with the changes that occurred in the society, such as the rising numbers of working women and youth counterculture. And indeed, all these alterations were reflected in the fashion industry. Among the designers who managed to employ the changes in their creation successfully were Yves Saint Laurent and Roy Halston. Dominant trends that identified this period include rock and disco styles, bell jeans and fitted shirts, pantsuits, jumpsuits, A-shaped dresses and skirts, long jackets and cardigans, etc. Models and fashion icons such as Gia Carangi, Beverly Johnson, Margaux Hemingway, Janice Dickinson, and Jane Birkin made unforgettable appearances in the history of 1970s fashion.
Now, we move on to 70s retro trends expected to go big this cold season.
1 Belted dresses
Belted dresses were such an elegant trend in the 1970s. Belted button front sheath and pleated dresses were favored by countless ladies. Well, fall fashion 2019 runways witnessed the come back of belted dresses. We especially appreciate the efforts of Michael Kors, Naeem Khan, Celine, and hermès to fuse the retro trend into modernity. The midi and maxi dresses look quite vibrant. Saint Laurent’s employment of a statement belt with a strapless maxi layered dress is also terrific.
Caftans are a perfect combination of comfortable and gorgeous. The long, tent-shaped dresses with exotic prints, belts, and high heels were a fashionable look in the 70s. The past few years have witnessed their return with twists to fit the modern look of today. Michael Kors’s midi, plain kaftans, and the fiery-red one with a long slit look fantastic. We also like the dainty satin leave-printed caftan with a fascinating green coat and satin turban of Kate Spade.
3 Drop-waist dresses
Drop waist dresses were one of the most elegant fashion trends of the 70s. We are glad to see it retrieved by fashion houses like Celine, Hermès, and Fendi.
A jumpsuit is an attractive and practical piece that could hardly lose its charm. Amazing appearances for wide-leg jumpsuits ware made by Celine and Michael Kors. We find the addition of the leather jacket and belt to the harem jumpsuit quite elegant.
5 Jumper dresses
Jumper dresses are another retro trend coming back from the 1970s. Kate Spad’s sleeveless jumper dress atop long sleeve shirt complemented with a turban has made us give a big welcome back to jumper dresses. Fendi has also employed the trend with impressive twists that made their pieces a perfect combination of dressy and casual.
6 Loose-fitting pants
The 70s fashion is generally identified with the fitting top and loose-fitting bottom silhouette. An iconic example of it is flare jeans and fitted shirts. Fall/winter fashion 2021 is expected to be more about wide-leg pants rather than flare pants.
7 A-line skirts
Whether mini or midi, you can never go wrong with an a-line skirt. The classic piece was quite trendy in the 1970s, and they have made a strong come back for a couple of years. Fall/winter 2019 runways celebrated a-line skirts. We are especially into Fendi’s a-line skirts with the modern, vibrant twists in their designs.
8 Pleated skirts and dresses
Pleated skirts possess classic, timeless elegance and charm. It is a trend that almost every lady was happy to see it coming back. This season, pleated skirts continued to rock the fashion scene. High-end fashion houses like Fendi and Celine employed the trend in different materials and designs.
9 Long jackets
Pantsuits with long jackets made notable appearances in the fall and winter fashion shows. Fashion houses like Balenciaga have employed the retro trend stunningly mixing the wide-leg pants and long jackets with minimal style, producing an irresistible combination of classic and modern. Long jackets were also belted and combined with midi skirts. We are fascinated by the stellar look made by Celine. The combination of a boho dress with the oversized blazer and brown boots is nothing less than perfect.
Tweed has always been classic material. Tweed clothing conveys exceptional elegance. And being heavy and warming, they are quite practical too. Fall/winter 2019 fashion shows witnessed considerable presence of tweed, whether blazers, pants, skirts, suits, etc.