Fashion History Sessions: The Fashion of the 1970s

This week, we will continue with our fashion history session by taking a look at the fashion of the 1970s.

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The last few years have seen the evolution of fashion through various global wars and throughout various eras. It also saw the rise to fame of American fashion designers and their development in the industry.

The switch from utility clothing to pencil skirts and hourglass skirts and pin-up fashion. Fashion also started to become in line with the trending music during those Era.

The emphasis on fitted shapes, ease of dressing, and the Halston effect are some of the factors that set the ’70s apart as a decade in terms of fashion.

Due to his strong eye for minimalism and languid fabrics like cashmere and ultra-suede, the renowned designer’s dresses stand out. Instead of the other way around, women wore the garments in the 1970s.

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The decade gave rise to a diverse range of fashion inspirations that developed throughout a ten-year period, from flares and bell sleeves to shearling coats and miniskirts.

The rise of disco and an unapologetic embracing of glamour were aided by fashion heroes like Jane Birkin and Bianca Jagger. Take a look at some of the outfits from the past that inspired people even now and helped shape the fashion of the day.

More 1970s designs below;

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