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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 1960s 1970s Pro Keds Green High Tops Size 12 1 2
Vintage 1960s 1970s Pro Keds Green High Tops Size 12 1 2
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LIBERTY OF LONDON NECK TIE BROWN GEOMETRIC HANDMADE ENGLAND Silk Vintage 1970s
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Vtg MAX NUGUS Haute Couture Black Woven Wool Mink Trim Coat 1970s Sz Med
Vtg MAX NUGUS Haute Couture Black Woven Wool Mink Trim Coat 1970s Sz Med
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Vintage 1970s sheer metallic gold gown dress
Vintage 1970s sheer metallic gold gown dress
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1970s vintage boho brown leather coat jacket outterwear jet set trench coat
1970s vintage boho brown leather coat jacket outterwear jet set trench coat
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1970s Pink and Cream Dress Herman Marcus 70s Dress Pink Dress
1970s Pink and Cream Dress Herman Marcus 70s Dress Pink Dress
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Vintage Lady Carol of New York Fuchsia Dress 1970s
Vintage Lady Carol of New York Fuchsia Dress 1970s
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Vintage 1970s StRose High School Purple Wool Varsity Jacket Chenille Patch Sz36
Vintage 1970s StRose High School Purple Wool Varsity Jacket Chenille Patch Sz36
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Vintage Black Label Rare Blue Hi Top Converse 1970s Made In USA Dead Stock 12
Vintage Black Label Rare Blue Hi Top Converse 1970s Made In USA Dead Stock 12
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AUTHENTIC Vtg 1970s Womens LEE Blue Bell Bottom Denim Jeans Sz 28 Hippie
AUTHENTIC Vtg 1970s Womens LEE Blue Bell Bottom Denim Jeans Sz 28 Hippie
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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.

Name Jewelry Choker Gold Tone Bangle Wire Necklace 1970s Vintage
Name Jewelry Choker Gold Tone Bangle Wire Necklace 1970s Vintage
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VINTAGE New PEARL BRACELET cica 1970s
VINTAGE New PEARL BRACELET cica 1970s
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1970s Vintage Multi Strand Beaded Necklace Peach Blue Black Long Goldtone Clasp
1970s Vintage Multi Strand Beaded Necklace Peach Blue Black Long Goldtone Clasp
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Vintage 1970s Nude Fairy Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Chain Necklace
Vintage 1970s Nude Fairy Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Chain Necklace
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Vintage 1970s Sterling Silver CHARM LOT Disney Nautical Beach Dolphin Flamingo+
Vintage 1970s Sterling Silver CHARM LOT Disney Nautical Beach Dolphin Flamingo+
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1970s South Seas Tiki Gods Jewelry Store Display Sign
1970s South Seas Tiki Gods Jewelry Store Display Sign
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1970s Vintage Wood parrot Necklace Carved Painted Birds Beads figural tropical
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Vintage 1970s Peacock Costume Jewelry Pin
Vintage 1970s Peacock Costume Jewelry Pin
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VTG 1970S GIVENCHY PARIS HEAVY GOLD 37 GLASS PEARL ONYX MALTESE CROSS SAUTOIR
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VINTAGE BRASS COIN QUARTER HOLDER DISPENSER CHARM PENDANT  1970s 1960s
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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.