The return of retro style began in the late 80s as more designers and consumers became enamored with the playful, vibrant vibe of seventies fashion. This trend has lasted through the 1990s, lasting into the 21st century. Vintage clothing stores are going strong and 70s style designer clothes are still a hot ticket item begging to be worn by hipsters everywhere.
Bold prints and patterns:
You know that big, bold print you had as a kid? Well, they’re back in style and they look great! The 70s were all about bold prints and patterns. You’ve probably seen some of these patterns before: flowers, geometric shapes, bold stripes. These patterns were so popular that even today we see them on clothing and home decor. They’re also still very popular designs for fabric dyeing at our local fabric store – what are these designs called? Butterflies! Stars! Hearts! Galaxies! Animals… I could go on but I’ll stop there because you can use this to get yourself inspired by what’s available out there in terms of 70s-style stuff today.
Brightly colored velvet
Velvet is a fabric that has been around for centuries. It’s made by weaving together two sets of yarns—one set slightly longer than the other—to create a dense and smooth surface. The resulting material is soft and has a rich texture, with an appearance similar to suede but with less stretchiness. Velvet comes in both solid colors and patterns, which have been popular up through today.
Velvets from the 1970s were typically brightly colored, including shades such as red, yellow and blue that are not commonly seen today (unless you own some vintage clothing). You can find these styles at thrift stores or on eBay if you want to try them out yourself!
Retro sneakers and tennis shoes
Sneakers and tennis shoes are making a comeback. The 70s was the golden era for sneakers, with brands like Adidas, Nike and Puma dominating the market. Today, many of these classic models are being released once again.
Puma has brought back the Disc Blaze and New Balance has relaunched its 990 series of shoes. In addition to these iconic designs returning from yesteryear, there are also many new styles being produced by companies such as Stance Socks that pay homage to this era in fashion history.
You may have noticed that double-knit fabrics are making a comeback. They’re warm, cozy and durable, but you must be careful when washing them to make sure you don’t ruin their softness and versatility. There are a couple of things to keep in mind with this fabric:
- Double-knits should be washed separately in cold water and air dried. If the garment has been fully dried before wearing it, consider throwing it into the dryer for 10 minutes before wearing it again (this will fluff it up).
- Dry cleaning only if your garment has been treated with stain-repellent sprays or finishes; otherwise hand wash gently with mild detergent and lukewarm water. Do not wring out or twist!
Double-knit fabrics come in many different weights—you’ll find everything from lightweight cotton versions perfect for summer dresses to heavyweight woolen ones meant for winter sweaters or even suits (the latter can be worn year round!). These days, designers are experimenting with different ways of combining these two materials so far apart in aesthetics; double knit sweaters look fantastic under silk blouses while creating an interesting texture contrast between both layers together…
Jeans with a wide leg
Jeans with a wide leg are back in style. Whether you’re looking to get into the 70s or not, we recommend giving these jeans a try! They’re versatile and can be paired with a variety of tops, making them perfect for just about any activity. Plus, they look great on all shapes and sizes.
Whether you’re going to work out or go grocery shopping, this pair of jeans is sure to make your day better. They’ll keep you cool during those hot summer months and warm when winter comes around (although if you live somewhere where it never gets cold, that’s fine too!).
Denim skirts are making a comeback. You might think that this is just a passing trend, but if you look at the history of denim skirts, you’ll notice that they’re actually very versatile and can be worn in many different ways.
For example, Denim skirts were popular in the 70s, but they’ve made a comeback in 2020 with an updated look and feel. Denim skirt styles come in many different shapes and sizes—from pencil skirts to full-length dresses—and there are even some fun accessories like denim jackets and cowboy hats that add an extra element of style to an otherwise simple outfit.
Wrap dresses and blouses
If you’re looking for a dress or blouse that’s both of-the-moment and classic, look no further than the wrap. These pieces have been around since the early 70s—and possibly before—but they’re really having a moment now.
Wrap dresses and blouses are generally constructed in one of two ways: they can be tied at the waist, or they can be short enough to leave some extra fabric hanging down at your side. You’ll want to go with a flowy fabric like silk or cotton if you want yours to fall just right.
Bohemian styles (think Stevie Nicks)
- Bohemian styles (think Stevie Nicks)
- Hippie vibes
- Lots of layers, long skirts, flowing fabrics, bold prints and patterns.
- Bell-bottom jeans with embellished denim jackets
In a lot of ways, yes, the 70s are back in style.
If you’re listening to the radio, watching TV or going online these days, it’s easy to get the sense that the 70s are back in style. There is a lot of talk about how fashion and culture have been influenced by that decade—and how those influences continue to impact us today.
There are certainly some similarities when we compare our current era—the 2010s—with the 1970s:
- The 1970s were an interesting time for fashion. Clothing was more relaxed than it had been during much of previous decades (though there were still plenty of suits and ties). Men’s hair also grew longer as a rebellion against traditional styles like short cuts like crew cuts (which were popular at this time), flattops or buzz cuts. Women’s clothes became looser-fitting too as they sought greater comfort while wearing them; many women wore pantsuits rather than dresses or skirts at work!
- The 1970s were also a time of freedom for people throughout society because many political boundaries had dissolved after World War II ended in 1945 which meant fewer restrictions on personal behavior such as smoking pot (or “pot”) openly without fear that someone could arrest them just because they did so; having sex outside marriage with multiple partners before finding “Mr Right” if you wanted!