The 70s is one of our fave decades. It brought us Queen, bell-bottom flares, Charlie's Angels, disco sequins... need we go on? It also gave us some seriously good dress options that are mainstays in our closets today. To celebrate our love of the free-spirited era, here are five key dress styles and how to wear them now.
INSPIRATION AND ADVICE
HOW TO WEAR 70s DRESSES NOW
By Eleanor Dunne, 13 December 2018
That’s all folk
Floaty dresses in folksy patchworks, paisley prints and homespun embroideries were everywhere in the 70s thanks to the peace-lovin' hippies. These frocks are of course perf for vay-cay but, as this street-styler proves, if you swap in some slip-on sandals and roll up the sleeves, it can totally work for warm weather, too.
The turtleneck jumper dress is another treasure we can thank the 70s for. What would we do without this cosy style to slip into on chilly winter mornings? This street-styler is giving us major inspo to make it a modern affair by wearing with wide-leg jeans and white boots. Carry a perspex bag for extra style points.
The safari trend that ruled through the 70s was all about chunky belts, patch pockets and neutral shades. Easy to pull off yet totally put together at the same time, a belted dress with this sort of vibe is ideal for your 9-5 line-up. We especially love this sleek leather version. A+.
A 70s round-up wouldn’t be complete without a mention of flower power. Petal prints bring an instant uplift to your 24/7 style, espesh on a floaty silhouette. A dark iteration is a good option to toughen up the look – add a leather jacket and lace-up boots for an 80s-era punk mash-up.
The decade wasn’t all floor-skimming hems and hippy-dippy details. The early 70s also slick shift dresses, too. A white iteration is an on-point option for those obsessed with a more pared-back style.