“Everything old is new again”. From tie-dyed shirts to bell-bottom pants, there are so many fashion throwbacks happening all up and high-fashion designers are making a huge case for a return to the ’70s, which was a wild decade full of disco and revolutions. Whether you're into hippies, disco queens, rockers, punks or retro nerds, I'd recommend following @70sbabes on Instagram for a daily dose. Here, the best retro fashion trends that are already back in style.
Everyone had a jean dress during the ’70s, and let’s be real, pretty much everyone has one now too. You can opt for a bustier-type style or one that's a little more relaxed like this short-sleeve mini one. Whether you wear yours short and cheeky with matching platforms like this '70s model, or you decide to opt for something more demure, the simple usage of this humble fabric can make any frock seem easier to wear.
Over-the-knee boots were a major winter trend back in the day, and they’re still going strong.
In the ’70s, the height of glamour was a slinky satin gown worn with a feather boa. Slinky naked dresses have been present through the 20th century, but there's something about a boudoir-inspired satin slip that feels very '70s and very much like something we'll be wearing this season. Styled it with a fabulous feathered coat, that's also a huge 70s trend!
Retro flare jeans are making a decided comeback, making the '70s more relevant than ever. And we're taking cues from the likes of Cher and Farrah Fawcett when it comes to styling them. The key to making the '70s style feel current? A high-waisted fit and a great heel. Wearing heels with full-length flare jeans is particularly essential, as the added height will balance out the jeans' volume. If you're still feeling flats, opt for a pair of cropped flare jeans instead.
What goes nicely with a pair of flared bottoms? A top with beautiful long bell sleeves! Another option is to pair your straight jeans with a bell sleeved floral dress on top.
Crochet is ev-er-y-where these days and it's perfect for this transisional period to fall/winter. As the fashion industry looks for ways to become more sustainable, there’s something special about a “trend” that embraces a slow, handmade technique that can be passed down generation after generation—à la that treasured family heirloom that lasts forever.
While the pantsuit wavers in and out of popularity, right now it's big business for retailers and the streets of fashion week. Bianca Jagger will forever be one of the original trouser-wearing icons—just look at this necktied all-white getup for proof.
Make it more stylish by wearing your fave dad sneakers and a cute mini bag!
One of the coolest looks fresh out of the 70s is the suede button-front skirt. This staple piece has been spotted on street-style-stars and celebrities like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Alexa Chung and Vanessa Hudgens. Even though you might not have a celebrity budget, you can still rock this trend. Whether they're in mini, midi, or maxi form, any of 'em work! Pair yours with a cute cropped knit and patent leather heels and you'll look effortless.
You couldn’t go anywhere during the height of disco fever without seeing a halter top. Today, designers are highlighting the neckline with a modern aesthetic.