Guest Post: 70s Fashion

I'm currently taking some time off and have politely twisted the arms of a few fellow bloggers and/or small business to write some guest posts for me to keep you all amused. First up is a post on 70s style by Tiffany who writes Glitter, Guts and Glory - yes, brilliant blog name isn't it? Wish I'd thought of it!

70s Fashion 

Growing up in the 1990’s in America, I always had a little bit of a love affair with the 70’s. When I was in high school, which runs from age 14 to 18 in the states, flared jeans came into fashion, and chunky platform shoes were all the rage, especially with baby doll dresses. But it was way before this, back when I was around 12 that I found my mother’s old pair of octagon shaped glasses from when she was in school and desperately wanted to be able to wear them as they were just a hell of a lot cooler than any of the modern frames I had seen. 

We took them to the optician to ask if they would put my lenses in them and they agreed to try. There were no promises however as they were afraid the frames might break in the process. Luckily, it worked! I was so proud that I was wearing my own mothers 1970's glasses from when she was a teenager. I was so excited to be able to wear them, I thought it was the coolest thing in the world ever to be wearing real accessories from the 70's which were obviously the coolest time period ever. It was doubly exciting when I wore a pair of her old worn in flared jeans too, which were not yet in style. 

I’ve always just liked what I like, whether it’s in style or not. I just do not care much about trend. So, I thought that I'd do some virtual shopping for some great 70's finds on Etsy:
There are a few things I quite like about 1970’s fashion. There’s the bold, in-your-face of some pieces, like this amazing red jumpsuit. I quite liked this because jumpsuits are in again at the moment, not quite like this, but that's what makes this one even better!

Flares, oh why don't I wear them more often? I love this look, the white tunic and everything.

Flare Street
Flares and bell bottoms have to be among my favourite trend of all time, both in classic 70's patterns and not. The Etsy shop who makes these two pairs above is definitely worth looking at. Flare Street makes an amazing line including zebra, leopard print, velvet and more.

This festival dress is made in California with vintage 70's material, so not strictly 70's fashion but I loved it as soon as I came across it looking for appropriate things to share. I am a bit of a leopard print addict so it's no wonder but I thought as it's made with vintage fabric it passed the test.

When I got married the first time, I wore a big white gown with dramatic bell sleeves, similar to this one here. It was definitely a big depart from what all the other brides were wearing at the time, which was strapless gowns. Not only was it January and I have arms I prefer covered, but I just love something dramatic, so the bell sleeves were perfect and I loved it.

There is also Mexican peasant blouses, those chunky shoes and boots I mentioned earlier, choker necklaces and, obviously, t-shirts which became outerwear at that time. It's all very casual but I imagine that's why I love it. I've never been very good at suffering through uncomfortable outfits all day. I love a lot of different styles from all sorts of decades but with a simple, comfortable peasant blouse and flares, the 1970's will always be my most preferred decade. 

What do you think about 70's wear? Yay or not dressy enough?

Meet Tiffany from Glitter, Guts & Glory. A busy mum of two, Tiffany writes a  blog covering her thoughts and musings on all manner of topics including fashion, nutrition, body image and feminism. Not afraid to court opinion, Glitter, Guts & Glory is a fab one for your reading list.


1 comment

  1. The 70s was incredibly dressy. It was the era of luxe and embellishment. Gold thread with diamantes on top.


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