I was between 15 and 25 years old in the 1970’s – Wonder Years! I was in high school, college, got my first job in the Big City, got (briefly) married, and generally Grew Up. Wow, what a decade.
My own fashion sense was rather unformed, and of course I was pretty broke. I did put together some peasant/hippie looks, and I had a couple of Big Girl suits for my corporate jobs. Bell-bottoms, check. Skinny striped sweaters, check. Big square-toed boots and chunky, clunky heels, oh yeah. Long straight hair, parted down the middle – sob! Never could do it.
So I wasn’t aware then of some of the truly lovely and feminine fashions of the times. Now I am watching a slide show in the New York Times and seeing some pretty gorgeous styles!
Here is the link so you can enjoy if you choose, and here are some of my favorite looks:
|My favorite: Marc by Marc Jacobs silk dress. Joanie of Making 50 Fabulous wore a similar dress just a couple of days ago, a trend-setter! Do not like the desert boots with this look.|
|Gucci silk dress. I’d have to make it more modest, cleavage wise, but I love the lines and the wide sleeves – so 70’s!|
|Tory Burch velvet suit. The hot pink bow is so fab. I’d probably break up the pieces, but still, a wonderful vintage 70’s vibe, updated nicely.|
What do you think? Will you be including any 70’s looks in your Fall/Winter wardrobe? Or is it not your preferred decade for fashion? I’m going to try for some flowy dresses, wider sleeves and maybe a touch of velvet.
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