How Do You Dress Like A 70s Hippie?

Hippies were a prominent subculture of the 1960s and 1970s. They were most often associated with psychedelic music, free love, and opposition to the Vietnam War. Hippies dressed in brightly colored clothing that was often homemade or secondhand. The hippie look has become popular again today because of its association with peace-loving individuals who are free-spirited and carefree.

There are several different ways you can dress like a hippie if you want to try out this style. One option is to wear tie dye shirts and pants or skirts made from brightly patterned fabric that has been dyed by hand using natural dyes such as indigo or madder root (which produces red). Another option is to wear patchwork clothing made from various fabrics sewn together into one piece or multiple pieces of fabric sewn together along their edges so they don’t unravel over time due

to fraying threads along seam edges when washed regularly at home without professional dry cleaning services being used beforehand each time before hand washing begins as well as after washing all garments first before attempting this method which should only be done once per week maximum depending upon how many clothes need washed during any given week but ideally no more than twice per month maximum unless there aren’t any other options available such as going out shopping first instead then buying new items instead which means spending money on something else instead before trying out these ideas first; however both methods work great!

How to dress like a 70s hippie?

To dress like a hippie, you’ll need clothes that are comfortable and loose-fitting. This includes items such as bell-bottom pants, a long flowing skirt, or an oversized turtleneck sweater.

Hippie fashion in the 70s was all about natural fabrics and loose, flowing clothing. It was a reaction to the uniformity of the 50s and 60s where people dressed similarly because they could not afford individualized clothes. Hippies wore what they liked because they did not care what anyone else thought about them!

The Clothing

A hippie’s clothing was loose-fitting, comfortable and colorful. Hippies wore natural fabrics like cotton or wool. They also wore clothing with psychedelic patterns that they made themselves.

The most popular types of clothing for hippies were jeans, t-shirts, vests and jackets or coats. These items could be worn over an undershirt or tank top (a sleeveless shirt), which allowed the wearer to stay cool in summer heat but warm in winter cold without having to bundle up too much.

Groovy patterned tops and blouses.

  • Women wore loose-fitting blouses and tops, often with long sleeves.
  • Embroidery, lace, ruffles and paisley prints were popular among hippie women.
  • Materials included cotton, linen, denim and suede.

Fringed skirts.

Fringed skirts: The 70s were all about the fringe, and this is another easy way to channel your inner flower child. Try a slightly longer skirt with a slit in the front (like these ones) or something more classic like this one.

  • Crochet tops: Crochet was very popular in the 70s for both men and women and it’ll add another layer of hippie style to any top you pick up from your local thrift store.
  • Leather jackets: Leather jackets were another big fashion trend that defined the look of many hippies back then, so if you don’t have one yet now is a good time to start looking for one! Leather jackets are also great because they can be worn with practically anything else from jeans/pants to maxi dresses/skirts – even dresses will look better paired with leather boots than sandals sometimes!
  • Hats: Hippies love their hats too – just make sure not everyone else has theirs on too before going out 😉

Ruffled dresses and tunics.

  • Ruffled dresses and tunics.

Forget about the usual hippie-wear that you might expect to see—the tie-dye t-shirts, bell bottoms, headbands and beads. Instead, try something a little more flamboyant with long flowing dresses and tunics with lace or ruffles at the bottom. These can be a bit of a challenge for petites as they are usually quite long but it’s worth it to try them out because they look great when paired with high heels or even sandals. You could even wear your hair loose if you want to complete the 70s hippie look!

  • Try a belt to highlight your waist.

If you’re not comfortable with wearing these clothes this way then why not give them another style by adding an oversized belt around your waist? This will also help define what we call ‘the hourglass figure’ which can be achieved using this technique in any decade really!

High waist jeans, bell bottom pants and shorts.

  • Bell-bottoms were very popular in the 70s. You can either purchase a pair of high waist jeans or bell bottom pants, which will give you that 70s hippie chic look.
  • You can wear these jeans with any shirt, blouse or sweater and still look amazing!
  • You can even wear them with jackets too!

Leisure suits and jumpsuits.

You can wear a leisure suit in a variety of styles. They are most often seen as the loose-fitting trousers or shorts paired with a button-up shirt, but they can also be worn with a dress shirt and tie or even a t-shirt.

If you’re looking for something more daring, try out jumpsuits! Jumpsuits were popular with both hippies and disco dancers and are still in style today (although maybe not quite as much).

Gloves and mittens

  • You can wear gloves and mittens.
  • To keep your hands warm, you’ll want to pick up some 70s hippie-style gloves or mittens. Gloves are an easy way to add a pop of color to any outfit, while mittens will keep your fingers warm without taking away from the fun colors on your outfit.
  • If you live in a colder climate, it’s also possible to purchase fingerless gloves for this look just as well—and if you’re willing to go all out with this style element, try wearing both types at once!


  • Accessories are an easy way to add hippie style to any outfit. A simple scarf can instantly transform a basic outfit into something groovy, or you could go all out with some dreamy headwear. There are no limits here—you can make your own jewelry, hats and scarves, or just accessorize with anything that speaks to you!
  • How do you wear them? Well, if it’s a scarf that’s the easiest one—just wrap it around your neck and tie it in front like so:
  • Wrap the ends around each other one more time and pull tight so that they overlap slightly.
  • Take both ends and twist them together one direction then pull up against the top of your head so that there is some tension on both sides of the twisted area (but not too much).

Hats – caps, floppy hats, beanies and berets.

Hippie hats come in all shapes and sizes. You can find a wide variety of hippie hats at thrift stores, or even on eBay. There are also plenty of new hats that look like they came straight from the 70s. If you don’t want to wear a hat, you can use a headband instead!

Scarves, shawls and wraps.

Scarves were a popular piece of hippie clothing. They were used for warmth and also to add style to an outfit. They could be tied around the neck, or draped over one shoulder like a shawl. Scarves were also used to frame your face or add color to an outfit by tying it around your head in a turban style and letting the ends hang down behind you.

The beauty of scarves is their versatility; they can be tied in so many ways that they’ll never get boring! If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to tie them, just Google “scarf styles” or search Pinterest—there are tons of ideas out there!

Jewelry – beads, pendants, amulets, feathers and peace symbols.

  • Jewelry – beads, pendants, amulets, feathers and peace symbols.
  • Beads are a natural choice for hippie fashion because they’re so versatile; you can wear them as an accessory on your clothes or hang them from your ears or necklace in order to create a bohemian feel. They’re also a great way to express your faith or spirituality in an unobtrusive way! You can find beautiful handmade beaded necklaces online or in stores like Forever 21 and H&M if you want something more unique than the typical bead necklaces found at most Target stores these days (but still not nearly as expensive or difficult to make).

The pendant is another popular hippie accessory that can come in many different variations: turquoise blue with an eagle design engraved into its surface; two interlocking hearts; one word written vertically down the middle (like “love”). They’re typically made out of metal but sometimes crafted out of bone too which gives off even more authenticity points when it comes time for anyone else who sees it around town!

Dress like a hippie of the 70s with long hair, tassel-hemmed clothing and stylish accessories.

Hippie fashion is a style of clothing that became popular in the late 1960s and 1970s. Hippie fashion was influenced by styles such as:

  • Indian saris
  • African dashikis, jumkas, kufi caps and shemaghs.
  • Native American headdresses.

Hippie hair is long hair associated with hippies during the 1960s and 70’s. To achieve this look you need to have your hair cut into bangs or short layers around your face, but leave most of it long enough so that you can tie it back in a ponytail or braid when needed.


In conclusion, the 1970s were a time of great change, but also a time of great beauty. The peace movement and flower power movements influenced many people to dress in unique ways and express themselves through their clothing. With this guide, you can now dress like a hippie!

If you’re interested in learning more about the hippie movement or other famous social trends of the 20th century, check out our blog posts on 1960s fashion and 1920s fashion!


One of the most common questions we get is, “What’s the difference between hippies and hipsters?”

The simple answer to this question is that hippies were more likely to be anti-establishment and wore their hearts on their sleeves, while hipsters are often more about looking good in the moment than making a statement. However, there are still some overlapping traits between these two groups. Both hippies and hipsters want to look good while being comfortable with themselves—and they’re not afraid of standing out from the crowd!

So how do you dress like a 70s Hippie? The short answer: wear what makes you happy! If you feel confident in your clothes, then others will feel confident in how they see themselves when they look at you.

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