Can we get a round of applause for the 70s? Seventies fashion I mean.

seventies fashion

Seventies fashion is making a comeback this season. When I first researched this, I was a baffled as to how I could make this look contemporary, but I’ve settled for the fact that I don’t think you can. You have to embrace the era for what it is, and don your best Biba print. I’ve been keeping an eye out as to what we have on offer from the high street and realistically you won’t have a problem making this work if you are a fan of seventies fashion. Where do we start?

seventies fashion

Clockwise from top left: Maxi dress, €120, Rocha John Rocha at Debenhams; Skirt, €89, Mint Velvet; Dress, €35, Red Herring at Debenhams; Bag, €4, Penneys; Dress, €129, Phase Eight; Skirt, €9, Penneys

 

The main style out there are dresses, from maxis to a-line mini dresses. Print is where you need to focus and one of my favourites are larger floral prints which brighten up a dark canvas of black and brown. Don’t be afraid of length; Debenhams are carrying a great selection of seventies style maxis from Ben de Lisi and Rocha John Rocha. If you prefer separates, Penneys and Mint Velvet are my choice for skater style skirts in seventies shades like wine and deep purple, as well as pussy-bow blouses and polo necks. Accessories make a statement but should complement the colours and prints rather than distract you. Shapes are more structured, with skirts being longer and more a-line than the pencil style we saw during Spring Summer. I think this era really suits Autumn Winter and even look back a couple of seasons to the likes of Issa who were champions of this trend.

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  1. August 20, 2014 / 2:49 pm

    That dress on the bottom is to die for! Beautiful!

    If you have a moment, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit post:
    http://www.bohochiccafe.com

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      August 20, 2014 / 2:51 pm

      I love your imagery!! Great blog!