Taking a trip down the 70s lane, one can just recall Vogue's then statement – "Fashion game has no rules". From today's hippie styles to vintage wardrobes, fashion lovers continue to relive trends from that particular time.
Remember the 70s bond girl Barbara Bach, the one who brought about a new era of fashion with her bold outfits layered with denim pieces? That also verifies that we are not the earliest people to wear denim jackets, pants and tops. This decade was all about liberating yourself from social pressure, and finding your own fashion statements.
The 70s was a remarkable decade of hippie styles for both men and women. Bell-sleeves, bell-bottoms, and balloon-sleeves were popular back then.
Ribbed halter-necks and cowl-neck tops had a mammoth market among the nonconformist fashionistas. Men styled themselves with tie-dye tops, headbands, folk designed, embroidered and colourful shirts. Both genders were also proudly donning their natural afro curls.
Beverly Johnson, the first black woman to feature on the cover page of American Vogue in 1974, popularised the idea of long satin sleeves or sleeveless long gowns. It goes without saying that she paved the way for black women to hold sway over the fashion industry.
Bold men of the 70s made the best use of satin shirts, ruffles and tunics; scoffing at the stereotypes of the general public, they created their own signature using lots of bright colours- red, yellow, pink and what not!
Comfy dresses never ceased to be in the trend- be that maxi, peasant, or crochet dresses. Today's craze jumpsuits were cool even back in the day. Off shoulder attires that draw all attention to your beautiful collarbones were all the rage among the contemporary 70s stylists.
Smart working ladies used to opt for semi formals even 30 years ago to look fairly styled with less efforts. They used to live in suede and midi skirts, and sometimes trouser suits added zest to their overall looks.
The 70s men had an even more specific style statement in terms of formals. Bright-coloured suits, double-breasted designs in corduroy, and velvet clothes could drive anyone over the edge.
Cuban heeled boots had a sensation among fancy men. Gladiator sandals, over-the-knee boots, and socks are now back in the trend.
About make-up, the glamour world of the disco decade believed more in natural beauty which probably triggered their bohemian look later on. Make-up was either absolutely nude, or a little dramatic with glossy lipsticks, coral cheeks, and bright eye shadows.
The 70s decade was iconic in the larger scheme of things. They blurred the line between masculinity and femininity. What can be a more progressive approach towards fashion?