From bell bottoms to mini skirts, maxis to knit sweater dresses, and ponchos to bohos, the 70s has it all. Lingering mini
skirts from the 60s never really die out. A country is in turmoil as the youth tries to find it's niche. Protesters take to the
streets while sex, love and rock and roll become the new motto. Styles in this generation become very diverse. Pointed
collars, bright colors and earth tones, the 70s has it all. There was also a "Revival" of romantic fashions. Pieces were
fashioned to look like renaissance, Edwardian and colonial dresses. Form fitting outfits as well as loose flowing free spirited
garments drifted about. Tye dye and paisley print were also very popular. Secretary dresses (see glossary), the 70s
version of the mid century House Dress, are very popular among the white collar women. Big clues are labels in garments.
They now have fabric contents and basic care instructions. Though the 70s had MANY genres it is relatively easy to pick
out. It seemed everything was made of polyester which was not commonly used until the later part of the 60s and is still in
the mass majority of clothing today.
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