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Fashion scene during the '70s can be characterized as colorful and daring. The decade is referred to as the most bizarre age for fashion. Some trends earned flaks from critics, but there were a number of fashion statements that earned praised. Thanks to the creative experiments of vintage clothing designers to produce silhouettes that are still stylish in today's standards.

The '70s spawned several fashion trends that reflect the diverse attitudes and social movements during the period. Vintage clothing designers did not only define the shape of fashion in that era, but they also created signature pieces that are actually making a comeback today to prove they're beyond the limits of time.

Knee-High Boots

The go-go boots were the rage in the '60s, but in the '70s the footwear became more futuristic and more rugged. Today, knee-high boots are ever present in most women's closet to be worn every time there is the desire to rest the feet from stilettos and flats. You can check out these stylish not rated boots, which you'd surely want to include in your shoe closet.

Wrap Dress

The iconic silhouette was created by Diane von Furstenberg in 1973. The classic design can be easily worn by any woman and it comes in a variety of colors and prints. Today, an original 1973 leopard print-inspired wrap dress in acrylic knit is displayed as a permanent collection at The Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Filly Flair offers excellent products including wrap dresses, so you might want to check it out.

Halter Dress

Among the fashion staples for every '70s woman are maxi dresses with sexy halter necklines. The dress flows down to the floor to cover the entire body except for the back and cleavage. It is elegant-looking, typical of creations made by Halston who's known for his simple yet sophisticated ladies' wear. The dress can be easily worn by slipping over the head and allows free movement as the woman sways her body on the dance floor.

Missoni Prints

One of the '70s vintage clothing designers, the Italian fashion house of Missoni produced timeless garments with gorgeous patterns of zigzags and stripes. The colorful knitwear became women's favourite apparel as they collect all the assortment of patterns in their closet.


The airy, flowing style of caftan easily made it to the fashion scene whether ladies wear them for their evening functions or simply lounge in a breezy area. Halston improved the design from the Middle East with his signature minimalist lines and patterns. Even today, the caftan is worn with some modern twist by pairing it with colored leggings and tops underneath.

If you desire to know more about '70s fashion, you'll see that it leaned towards extravagance, flamboyance, and the avant-garde. It's a decade of fashion that will be remembered both for its peculiarities, but mainly for the over-the-top style by vintage clothing designers.

These designers did not only enliven the fashion scene during the decade, but they also created signature pieces whose fashion statement we still hear speaks today. So if you want to avoid being flagged down by the fashion police, take a cue from the list above if you want to be rocking in your '70s ensemble.



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