Category Archives: 1970’s vintage clothing

1970s Vintage Clothing Offers A Vast Array Of Choices

When the 1960s rolled out and the 1970s rolled in, fashion began to gradually become more fun and more carefree.

Many social changes came about in the 1970s, and these changes were reflected in clothing of the period. Some 70s fashions were quite bizarre, but they expressed a step away from the typical American family picture of working husband, housewife mom and a couple of kids. Women of the 70s were very often working women, and styles began to exhibit this fact.

Vintage 70s White Knit Mod Hippie Sweater Top Blouse Size M
Vintage 70s White Knit Mod Hippie Sweater Top Blouse Size M
$18.17
Time Remaining: 29m
Buy It Now for only: $18.17
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
RARE 1970s NWT NOS Wrangler Denim Blue Jeans Flare Leg Bell Bottoms Girls sz 14
RARE 1970s NWT NOS Wrangler Denim Blue Jeans Flare Leg Bell Bottoms Girls sz 14
$80.00
Time Remaining: 30m
Buy It Now for only: $80.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
CRISP VINTAGE 1970s ORIGINAL MARYLAND CLOTH PENNANT 7 INCHES LONG NEW
CRISP VINTAGE 1970s ORIGINAL MARYLAND CLOTH PENNANT 7 INCHES LONG NEW
$0.98
Time Remaining: 30m
Bid now | Add to watch list
CRISP VINTAGE 1970s ORIGINAL NORTH CAROLINA  CLOTH PENNANT 7 INCHES LONG NEW
CRISP VINTAGE 1970s ORIGINAL NORTH CAROLINA CLOTH PENNANT 7 INCHES LONG NEW
$0.98
Time Remaining: 31m
Bid now | Add to watch list
CRISP VINTAGE 1970s ORIGINAL SOUTH CAROLINA  CLOTH PENNANT 7 INCHES LONG NEW
CRISP VINTAGE 1970s ORIGINAL SOUTH CAROLINA CLOTH PENNANT 7 INCHES LONG NEW
$0.98
Time Remaining: 31m
Bid now | Add to watch list
Vintage Sears Panty Girdle Size medium 27 28
Vintage Sears Panty Girdle Size medium 27 28
$14.99
Time Remaining: 32m
Buy It Now for only: $19.50
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
VINTAGE 1970S 1980S SILK MAROON TIE WITH DUCKS
VINTAGE 1970S 1980S SILK MAROON TIE WITH DUCKS
$27.20
Time Remaining: 33m
Buy It Now for only: $27.20
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vtg 1970s Custom Tailored in Hong Kong Gray Orange Wool Plaid 2 Pc Suit 40R 40S
Vtg 1970s Custom Tailored in Hong Kong Gray Orange Wool Plaid 2 Pc Suit 40R 40S
$14.95
Time Remaining: 35m
Buy It Now for only: $14.95
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage Genuine Silver Fox FUR WRAP By Hopper Furs St Louis MO
Vintage Genuine Silver Fox FUR WRAP By Hopper Furs St Louis MO
$75.00
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $175.00
Buy It Now | Bid now | Add to watch list
Vtg TRAX Shoes New Old Stock 1970s Kmart Track Running Mens Youth Teens Trainers
Vtg TRAX Shoes New Old Stock 1970s Kmart Track Running Mens Youth Teens Trainers
$40.00
Time Remaining: 37m
Buy It Now for only: $40.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Polyester

1970 mens suits

The advent of polyester made clothing care a lot easier. This easy care, no wrinkle fabric made it possible for men and women to wear all manner of brightly colored, easy-care costumes that needed only to be tossed into the washer and dryer for perfect appearance every time. With the popularity of polyester, a new product was created. Dryer sheets became an absolute necessity in all households to combat static cling.

Fun Fashion in the 1970's

Fashions were fun in the 70s and offered a lot of variety. Men wore polyester leisure suits and also jeans and boots and cowboy wear. Women wore midi skirts, long skirts, ethnic flavored apparel and accessories as well as polyester pantsuits. Culottes and split skirts also became popular as a dress alternative that allowed women more freedom of movement in the work setting.

Geometric designs were all the rage, and some very eye-boggling garments could be seen. All-in-all, the 70s carried forward the hippie look of the 60s and began building on a more modern business casual look for both men and women. Although, dazzling colors and polyester ushered the decade in, but by the end of the era muted tones, earth colors and more natural fabrics were favored. 1970's fashion

In the early 70s, low cut bell bottom pants and slacks were popular for men and women. In the mid-70s all this changed. High top pants and slacks came into vogue, and trouser legs became narrower. Although pants made a metamorphosis in terms of waistlines and leg width, a tailored fit across the hips was considered correct throughout the decade.

Mens Fashion in the 70's

Matched sets in all sorts of clothing were very popular. Men continued to wear leisure suits, while pantsuits became more popular with women. These were especially well received as office attire. Many women's pantsuits of the time looked very much like slightly feminized versions of men's suit. Women paired their pantsuits with cowled sweaters and lacy blouses, scarves and jewelry to offset this effect.
For casual dress both sexes donned coordinated track suits. Hooded robes were also quite popular for wearing around the house. Velour was a very popular fabric, and most men wore striped velour V-necked shirts in casual settings.

VINTAGE 1960s 1970s Red White  Blue MINI OR TENNIS DRESS w JEWELRY
VINTAGE 1960s 1970s Red White Blue MINI OR TENNIS DRESS w JEWELRY
$9.99
Time Remaining: 6d 17h 16m
Bid now | Add to watch list
Name Jewelry Choker Gold Tone Bangle Wire Necklace 1970s Vintage
Name Jewelry Choker Gold Tone Bangle Wire Necklace 1970s Vintage
$11.01
Time Remaining: 26d 9h 24m
Buy It Now for only: $11.01
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1970s womens mens bracelet punk rock jewelry vintage biker motorcycle wear
1970s womens mens bracelet punk rock jewelry vintage biker motorcycle wear
$28.00
Time Remaining: 13d 20h 12m
Buy It Now for only: $28.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage 1970s Brass Metal Quarter Holder Dispenser Pendant Jewelry
Vintage 1970s Brass Metal Quarter Holder Dispenser Pendant Jewelry
$0.99 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 11h 23m
Bid now | Add to watch list
1970s Vintage Oval Mood Rings 2 Adjustable w 1975 Paper FREE POSTAGE
1970s Vintage Oval Mood Rings 2 Adjustable w 1975 Paper FREE POSTAGE
$14.99
Time Remaining: 20d 17h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $14.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage 1970s Costume Jewelry
Vintage 1970s Costume Jewelry
$4.10
Time Remaining: 19d 14h 30m
Buy It Now for only: $4.10
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage 1970s Walt Disney World Its A Small World Music Jewelry Box Souvenir
Vintage 1970s Walt Disney World Its A Small World Music Jewelry Box Souvenir
$45.00
Time Remaining: 2d 20h 23m
Bid now | Add to watch list
1970s Toledo Spain Damascene Style Jewelry Ring Bracelt Pin
1970s Toledo Spain Damascene Style Jewelry Ring Bracelt Pin
$20.00
Time Remaining: 16d 17h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $20.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage 1970s 80s Gold  Silver Tone Crystal Rhinestone Retro Necklace Nice G75
Vintage 1970s 80s Gold Silver Tone Crystal Rhinestone Retro Necklace Nice G75
$0.99
Time Remaining: 6d 20h 43m
Bid now | Add to watch list
Obscure Vintage 1970s 1990s Marked KJL for AVON and GERRYS Figural Pin Lot
Obscure Vintage 1970s 1990s Marked KJL for AVON and GERRYS Figural Pin Lot
$12.99
Time Remaining: 27d 12h 17m
Buy It Now for only: $12.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


For office wear and formal wear, men and women tended to wear platform shoes, boots and booties. For casual wear, athletic shoes (especially basketball high-tops) were very popular.

three-piece-suits

Accessories were very flamboyant during the 70s. Men were really given permission to break free and adorn themselves with some flare. Jewelry such as big watches and rings and medallions were common accessories for men. Men wore sideburns and big mustaches and used hair care products unashamedly.
It is easy to see that the 70s was a decade of great change in fashion and in people's roles in society. Those interested in wearing 70s vintage clothing today have a wide variety of styles, colors and fabrics to choose from. Some of the patterns of the 70s, such as women's pantsuits, are quite practical and fetching even today. For this reason, many people who are able to sew make the unique personal fashion choice of resurrecting a 70s pattern in a modern fabric.