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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 1970s Alabama Crimson Tide General Clothing Quilted Bomber Jacket Large
VINTAGE 1970s Alabama Crimson Tide General Clothing Quilted Bomber Jacket Large
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Lot of 2 Vintage 1970s dolls including Holly Hobbie Doll Knickerbocker
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Vintage Topper DAWN DALE Swinger Dress 1970s
Vintage Topper DAWN DALE Swinger Dress 1970s
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Vintage MOD white red striped button front polyester cloth 70s Womens Dress S
Vintage MOD white red striped button front polyester cloth 70s Womens Dress S
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2 Vintage Chaparral Cloth Snowmobile Jacket Patch New NOS 1970s
2 Vintage Chaparral Cloth Snowmobile Jacket Patch New NOS 1970s
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Raggedy Ann 20 Inch Cloth Doll Yarn Hair 1970s style Vintage Annabelle
Raggedy Ann 20 Inch Cloth Doll Yarn Hair 1970s style Vintage Annabelle
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Mens Caliber Sportsmans Apparel Medium Duck Skin Vintage Camo Shirt Cotton
Mens Caliber Sportsmans Apparel Medium Duck Skin Vintage Camo Shirt Cotton
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Lee Jeans Clothing Belt Buckle
Lee Jeans Clothing Belt Buckle
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Vintage Clothes Basket Hamper Rectangular Plastic Orange 1970s Solid
Vintage Clothes Basket Hamper Rectangular Plastic Orange 1970s Solid
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Large vintage loved Raggedy Andy Doll 40+ 1970s Vintage
Large vintage loved Raggedy Andy Doll 40+ 1970s Vintage
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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.

Vintage 1970s Brass Metal Quarter Holder Dispenser Pendant Jewelry
Vintage 1970s Brass Metal Quarter Holder Dispenser Pendant Jewelry
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Vintage Lucite Bangle Bracelet Rare 1970s Plastic Pink Flowers Bohemian Jewelry
Vintage Lucite Bangle Bracelet Rare 1970s Plastic Pink Flowers Bohemian Jewelry
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VINTAGE 1960s 1970s BLACK WOOD PEACE SIGN HAND NECKLACE 30 WOOD BEAD CHAIN
VINTAGE 1960s 1970s BLACK WOOD PEACE SIGN HAND NECKLACE 30 WOOD BEAD CHAIN
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1970s Wooden Musical Jewelry Box
1970s Wooden Musical Jewelry Box
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Vintage 1970s Laurel Burch Feather Dangles Museum of Jewelry
Vintage 1970s Laurel Burch Feather Dangles Museum of Jewelry
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Vintage 1970s Laurel Burch Moth Bone Earrings Museum of Jewelry
Vintage 1970s Laurel Burch Moth Bone Earrings Museum of Jewelry
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Vintage 1970s Laurel Burch Silver Butterfly Earrings Museum of Jewelry
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VINTAGE 1970S CLOISONN KING OF HEARTS TRINKET JEWELRY CUFFLINK BOX
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Vintage 1970s Laurel Burch Foundry Ring Museum of Jewelry
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Vintage 1970s Studio KU FU Margaret Kunze Enamel  Copper Tree Scene Pendant
Vintage 1970s Studio KU FU Margaret Kunze Enamel Copper Tree Scene Pendant
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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.