Men’s Fashion Trends in the 70s
The 70s fashion looks as attractive as the contemporary fashion. In fact, the 70s fashion was a great way to show off your free spirit personality. In the 1970s, people like to wear frayed jeans because they were trendy. The tie dye shirts and blouses were quite popular as well. It was also the time of the creation of the mini-skirt, a very short skirt that only barely covered a lady’s backside. This was fashion that showed off and flaunted women’s new found sexual liberation and the close-fitting and skimpy clothing was one area which really excelled at it.A�
A�The Seventies also changed the way in which people shopped for clothing. Stores tended to put clothing where they felt it was convenient for them. For example, they might keep all the dresses in one area, all the shirts in another and all the skirts in the corner. During the 70s, retailers began to explore other options. One trend that really picked up was by placing clothing that complimented each other close by. Another that went was to place products by color, so that colors that worked well together were always close by. These simple changes were loved by the public who now found knowing what looked good much easier.
The mid-70s, around 1975, saw in the introduction of the bell-bottom trousers. These were trousers with enormous hems, often also called flares. By the end of the 70s, these bell-bottom trousers had begun to narrow out, but they would still be around for a fair few years. A�The popular colors of the 70s involved a lot of emarald/bottle green and plain white. White was also popular during the 80s, where it also found its way into suits and other formal-wear.
Although it was generally a positive and fun time for fashion, the 70s also had its fair share of fashion mistakes. First up was the poncho. These over-all style clothing were originally used by campers, hikers and explorers because of the lightweight, waterproof and windproof protection that they could quickly offer should the weather take a negative turn. Unfortunately, it was pushed as a legitimate piece of designer clothing A�for women. A�Luckily it did not last too long, although it fared better on children where the utilitarian use was more apt.
Overall, the 1970s was a good decade for men’s fashion and designer clothing. Although it was not quite as memorable as the 1960s it certainly was not as hated as the 1980s. It gave us many great styles, some of which are still in use today. Music was a great motivator in this time, which can be seen with the very ‘slick’ trends.