And as the decade evolved, so, too, did the fashions. So, the 70s weren't just big collars and big shoes. They featured sleek, chic styles, such as Yves St. Laurent's pantsuits and Diane von Furstenberg's wrap dress, perfect for the decade's modern woman, as well as affordable trendy fashions for the young. Companies such as Jonathan Logan, David Crystal, and even Bobbie Brooks offered all the "in" looks of the day. Some of the stores that had great junior departments were Sears and Montgomery Wards, where you could find good-looking, nicely made fashions, including some designer-licensed lines.
So, the 70s weren't really all that bad, after all. And we at Reflections of Vintage have a few classic pieces from the era to share today with you!
The maxi dress was a staple in the early to mid 70s:
Like this Designer Mr. B. Border-Print Caftan in Purple and White Novelty Floral Print from Catseye Vintage:
And a Gay Gibson Black and Paisley BoHo Corset Maxi Dress from After Dark Vintage:
And this Designer Don Luis de Espana Corset Laced Maxi Dress from My Vintage Cocktail:
How about those quintessential floral prints like this Bright Floral Vintage 1970s Velour Long Skirt from After Dark Vintage:
Don't forget accessories like these:
Hand Carved and Stamped Leather Pendant Boho Necklace from Catseye Vintage:
Italian Plastic Bead Boho Hippie Shoulder Bag Purse from My Vintage Cocktail: