If there is one decade every fashion magazine is making reference to this season it has to be the seventies, and it is everywhere! Big floppy hats, flares, eyelets, velvet, waistcoats, flowing maxi dresses and skirts and swirling patterns and florals. My local Zara looks like a seventies throw-back right now … but I am certainly not complaining. I LOVE it!
Want some serious seventies style inspiration then look to the real things such as the DVF wrap dress, one of the most famous fashion inventions ever and now iconic to Diane Von Furstenberg. The wrap dress is the perfect easy item every woman and definitely every mum needs in her wardrobe. Its fashion you don’t even need to think about. Suits every woman’s body type and can be worn casual or dressed up with some sexy heels. First designed back in 1974 Diane has sold over 5 million of these dresses worldwide – now how can you argue with those figures?
How about Studio 54? The decades hottest venue bar none! And scrolling through images of these crazy nights you’re flooded with style inspo.
Halston – back in 1976 he rocked and his iconic designs live on with Halston Heritage – perfect collection for Christmas parties.
Have you seen Laura Ashley’s seventies campaign shots? Honestly they look like something you’d see on the pages of Harpers today its mad. Back in the seventies the brand was the clothing of choice for housewives everywhere. They described themselves here… ‘They’re not particularly clothes for making a splash in a dramatic place – they’re simple garments to wear at home, and when you get home perhaps you need the security of nostalgia.’
And fashion fact for the day – Karl Lagerfeld worked for Chloe back in 1974 and it was his vision that defined the house’s trademark boho direction.
So how to do it now… limit yourself to one throw-back piece per outfit or risk looking kitschy.
Here are my favourite seventies inspo pictures….can you tell which are modern day and which are original shots?!
Love to hear from you… especially of any amazing seventies finds on the highstreet!