February 20, 2013The 70s – An Underappreciated Decade for Mid-Century Fashion
I know, I know. I say 70s fashion, and I am sure many of you conjure up images of polyester leisure suits and disco wear. However, there were actually a lot of cute and wearable looks to come out of the 70s, and I’ve found some great patterns to add a little 70s flair to your wardrobe.
All patterns from Etsy.com
First off, from seller GreyDogVintage
Knitwear is always comfortable, and this dress pattern offers a way to look cute and be comfortable at the same time! If the collar is too 70s for your liking, cutting it down a bit is an easy pattern alteration to make.
From seller HeyChica
I love a trouser leg pant. As a roller derby girl, my derby girl thighs definitely do not like today’s skinny pant styles! I also love a halter top, so cool and easy to wear for summer. This pattern is very classic and has a bit of a 70s does 30s or 40s feel.
From seller ZipZapKap
I know, the print combo on the pants view on the pattern envelope really says super 70s. However, done up in a less busy print combo, this is really a super cute and versatile pattern. The bias cut skirt is a classic style, once again we have the great trouser leg pants, and the t-shirt over the button down blouse is a really cute look.
Another one from ZipZapKap
The short skirt with tall boots look is a look that’s still on trend today, and the peek-a-boo shorts underneath gives it a different flair, and makes it look fresh for spring and summer.
And finally, from seller olivealley
I love a maxi-dress, it’s another style that can camouflage, as well as being cool and easy to wear. The halter styling on this one makes it fantastic for summer.
I hope you enjoyed our fashion trip through the seventies – and maybe found a few wearable styles to sew up! Are there any other styles from the seventies that you like that I have missed?