By Daniel Reyes
The 1970s may be the most revisited decade ever for the fashion industry thanks to its unique revolutionary trend. During this period, women had the freedom to express themselves with whatever they wanted to wear—whether it was a pair of high cut boots or platform shoes, or tight-fitting pants or an A-line skirt.
Always one step ahead of everyone when it comes to fashion, Anne Curtis, Liz Uy, Isabelle Daza, Solenn Huessaff, and Georgina Wilson—collectively known as the ‘It Girls’—lead the pack sporting some of the ‘70s fashion trends on a comeback trail.
Bell Bottoms and A-line Silhouettes
Women in the ‘70s chose their trousers very seriously. We first had flared pants which were then widened, paving the way for the bell bottoms, until eventually A-line trousers became a trend as well.
Exotic and tropical design patterns were also a hit back then. They were a reflection of fashion designers’s inspiration from traveling in several foreign destinations around the globe.
Liz hits two birds with one stone in her Emilio Pucci bell bottoms with tropical prints.
In the latter years of the ‘70s, flared or any other wide pants weren’t working anymore for women. So they started wearing tight-fitting pants, specifically the track suit, since sporty yet chic outfits became a hit due to the popularity of tennis.
As people opted for comfort, platform shoes, like the Gucci pair worn by Anne, were their footwear of choice.
High Cut Boots
Another popular footwear during this period were the edgy high cut boots. ‘70s fashion icon Debbie Harry was usually seen wearing high cut boots especially when she is about to set the stage with her sexy and daring persona.
One of the best ways to pull off this look is to wear a patterned or printed top with long V neckline. Complete your ensemble with a crossbody bag.
During the ‘70s several designers created skirts that were in between the knee and the ankle calling it the “midi” skirt. While miniskirt lovers that time opposed this trend because they thought that longer skirts aged them, it eventually became one of the classic pieces in women’s wardrobe years later.
Midi dresses and skirts usually come in somber shades like raisin, plum, murky green, or indigo in the 1970s. Today, red is the color that gives a bold statement—just look at Isabelle’s dress by Réalisation Par.
Sunglasses tinted in bright shades of bronze, zingy lemon, sky blue, or lily orange were a hit accessory in the ‘70s. Georgina and her company Sunnies Studios are currently offering their take on this eyewear trend.