Friday, 5 September 2014

Fashion Friday: The 1970s!

Hi Dolls,

When I was growing up all I wanted to do was travel back in time to the 70s. 
All I wanted to do was roll around at a roller disco in my flares to the tune of "Knock on Wood".
But of course I grew up in a 80s/90s world.

The seventies, the era of bright colours and paisley shirts. The only time it was cool for a man to wear bell bottoms.
But the fashion and lifestyle of the seventies was like no other decade.

The start of the seventies was very much like 1969, but as we start to move into the seventies some great changes begin to happen.
Polyester is the fabric of the time, also the use of bright colours was the only way to go.
Men and Women both wore tight fitted pants and huge platform shoes, but by 1963 most women were wearing low cut pants and high boots.

Culottes, Tunics, and Robes were a must, as was Chest Hair, Medallions, Bell Bottoms, Tight T-shirts, Flower Patterned Dress Shirts, Sideburns and Tennis Head Bands.

The fashion world had a huge loss in 1971, with the death of Chanel designer and founder Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, better known as Coco Chanel.
The greatest influence in fashion to date, the world lost a legend this year.

By 1976, fashion had taken a split with some people preferring the Parisian Peasant look, which consisted of Turbans, Capes, Rich Fabrics, Billowing Skirts, Puffy Sleeves, and Glowing Colours. Compared to the more clean cut, American style fashion which consisted of borrowed styles from stylish sportswear.

The seventies saw a rise in celebrity followings, people wanted to look like their favourite star and with the reduction in clothing prices that made getting your favourite stars look so much easier.
People were loving the looks of Farrah Fawcett, Diana Ross, Liza Minnelli, Jane Fonda, Olivia Newton-John and, my personal favourite, Karen Carpenter.

The seventies also was a big time for the women's movement which saw the seventies being first decade in which women were seen in pants instead of previously stereotyped skirts and dresses.
Also a large amount of political unrest was felt in this time so we sore a rise in protests and the right for free speech. No longer did people want to sit down and be told what to do, they wanted choices in their life. This was also evident in fashion, the seventies was the first era in which the design houses had no control over what people were wearing. The public dictated how the fashion of the seventies went.

A lot of milestones took place in the seventies, if it wasn't for the seventies we wouldn't be where we are now.

Were you also a huge fan of the seventies growing up?? 
Let me know what you loved about the seventies! 

Have an amazing weekend,
Take Care Dolls and Love! 
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