We recently had an event in Norfolk dedicated to the 1970s. It was mainly focused on the vehicles of the time, and we popped along for a few hours for a browse and a picnic. But what to wear? Well I have to say that I actually have quite few seventies dresses, even though it's not really an era I tend to dress to, but many of the styles lend themselves nicely to other decades, or just look quite cool.
The other bonus is that seventies dresses are actually still pretty cheap to pick up. If polyester makes you shudder they might not be your thing, but the wonderful thing about polyester is (apart from the price) that it's also pretty hard wearing and it doesn't crease easily. It's really easy to care for and if like me, your bust size is quite often two dress sizes different from your hips then the good thing is, that it is normally pretty stretchy too.
The downside is that it can be really hot and not very breathable so whilst polyester dresses might not always be suitable for really hot days, they can be a good, purse friendly addition to your wardrobe.
I can't remember if I picked this up in a charity shop or at a carboot but it cost less than £5, and has been sitting in my wardrobe for quite a while, it's nice in the autumn with coloured tights and brogues/boots, but I was quite pleased how it worked with this floppy hat and wedges combo.
The hat was an amazing £1 bargain from Peacocks quite a while ago and the belt and shoes I've had for years (both from New Look) The glasses and bangle are charity shop finds. The balloon sleeves on this dress are just fab aren't they? For my hair I used my GHD's to create some soft waves with a centre parting.
I'm not really a car girl but it was interesting to see all the various designs, and the fact that there were over 100 cars there from all over the country it seems there is a lot of fondness for this decade.
I LOVED getting my seventies thang on. Much more than I was expecting to, so I will definitely be sporting this look again.
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