What new clothes were introduced during the 70 s that you can think of? This is a list of all the clothing styles that were popular during the seventies. ‘Wet Look’ Boots usually black but sometimes white these were stretchy pull up boots… you could even buy a wet look sock and slip it int a wet look shoe… 2 for the price of one! 2-tone Hats baseball cap with two different colors on it, in a particular pattern.
A-He mIt was a slit in the front of a skirt in the shape of a capital A. They were most commonly worn by conservatives who weren’t comfortable with showing a little leg. I have denim A-Hem skirt hanging up in my closet right now! A-Smile Jeans Way before Brooke Shields made it popular to show off your butt in jeans, A. Smile Jeans were THE JEANS that gave any butt a good shape.
There slogan had a donkey at the end, it said, Put A, Smile On Your (ASS) These jeans were the original Stove Pipe jeans, about 12 inches wide all the way down. The other cool thing about them were the flap pockets that went straight down right at the belt line and only about 4 fingers wide and 3 inches deep. There was no sewn outline to the pocket, they were hanging on the inside of the pants with just a rectangular flap (with the bottom coming more to a point) sewn on to cover the opening. There hasn’t been a better fitting jean made since. Action PhotoshirtsVery itchy polyester shirts that had a photographic scene imprinted (not decal ed) into the fabric. Popular scenes were hang-gliders, hot air balloons and ‘KOOL’s ail boats.
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Summer of 76. Adidas Shorts Very short shorts with the famous Adidas 3 striped lines on each side with the emblem on the lower left short leg… mostly for men into track. Adidas Sneakers The original running shoe had a thin sole and the three white stripes diagonally on the sides. Usually in navy blue. Unisex.
Afghan Coats afghan coats was popular with the rockers in the 70’s a fur lined suede coat which had to sprinkled with patchouli oil Allman Brothers bootsI don’t actually remember the name of these boots. They were leather boots with a moderate heel that had a brass rings on each side with 3 leather straps hooked to the rings. One strap went into the sole, the second across the front connecting the two rings and the third went across the back also connected the two rings. See the picture of the Allman Brothers band in the ‘Live at fillmore east’ album cover. Scroll down the the web page web I still have mine. They went with bell bottom blue jeans and a jean jacket, of course they had to have the Levi’s brand.
That’s how we dressed for most of high school. Angel Flight Suits Coordinated disco suit with jacket, vest, and flared pants. Your shirt had to be a shiny satin with the large collar. Angel Sleeved Blouses Loose cut, oversized blouses with ‘bell bottom’s sleeves. All Cotton.
I bought my sister one during the height of disco and she never took it off, except to tan. Angels Flight pants These tight fitting polyester men’s pants were usually bell-bottomed and accompanied by platform shoes. Their style was sure to show a bulge and attract the attention of young girls looking for romance. Anti Shark Bracelet This was a white braided macrame bracelet that came out in 1972. It had no hooks. You slid it on and then went swimming.
It would shrink to fit your wrist and not come off. These were popular at the beach to keep ‘JAWS’ away. Apache Tie My brother had two of these. It was a short scarf that came to a rounded point on the ends and was made of a silk-like fabric. It was fastened at the throat with a simple knot or gold or silver tone metal slides could be bought. I think I even had one.
Peacock blue with a pai sly print, as I remember. Apple Jack Caps Apple Jack caps were big wide hats worn by guys and gals. Thing Michael Jackson sing O Baby I want you back. Army Jackets Actual olive-drab army jackets (which could be purchased at an Army/Navy store were very big at my high school, especially amongst the stoner males. They were frequently worn with ripped jeans or jeans that dragged on the ground. Army Pants Not too sure of the exact name, but they were army pants with side pockets and came in different colors…
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the girls wore them… usually had to purchase them at a army / navy store. Asterisks Similar to Dittos, but without the saddleback design on the seat. They came in pastel colors, as did the dittos. BASS Shoes You mentioned GASS Shoes.
These would have been a knock-down version of the more expensive BASS label. They looked a lot alike, but the BASS label was the sought after label of the time. Baby Boos Socks that started at the knee and ended at the start of the ankle. Mostly wire of hot pink. Worn with shorts… Bamboo purses The purse was in a square shape made out of vinyl with a drawstring top.
Came in different colors, mostly tan, black, red. (Mine was red. ) The outer base and side frames were huge brown bamboo rings. And the strap was made out of smaller brown bamboo rings interlinked together. Banana Jeans Instead of the buckle in the front, it was in the back, right below the small of the back & they were very high waisted, usually denim.
Bandana A piece of cloth, that women would wear around their head. It was used like a headband. Bangles Metal bangles usually worn in the dozens on each arm, sometimes silver and can also be multicoloured Bead Chokers 70’s version was a bit cheapo looking compared to the chokers now, mostly because they were hand made. Small beads in a elastic cord and knotted so it became a tight necklace around the neck.
Circa 1974-75 Bear Trap Sandals these women’s sandals had two white straps… one that buckled around the ankle and the other buckled across the top of your toes. Bear Traps also had a leather strap that ran down the top of your foot, attaching the other two straps together. if you were cool though… you would remove that middle strap. the souls were white with a beige, in layed strip (kind of like rainbow sandals).
if it was cold outside… ya wore em with socks. oh yeah… blisters galore. Bell Bottom Jumpsuits ” charlie’s angels’ and J-lo recently brought these back to life, but I recall that bell bottom style, and either in polyester, silk, or denim was the fashion statement, and usually had a zipper or button down front. Bell Bottoms Denim tight at the top and baggy at the bottom Bellshirtsktruckture is like a bell.
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top is strapless and bottom is loose like a bell. Belt Buckle any type of belt buckle that adds more flavor to any 70’s get-up. Belts personalized name belts Big Hoop Earrings Big silver hoop earrings ranging in sizes from the thumb to larger than the shoulder! They could also be multicoloured Blue Denim Work Shirts These were regular long sleeved, button front shirts in a blue color. They looked like the now popular ‘Dickies’s shirts. You wore them with jeans. Blue Jean Purses Old blue jeans made into a purse.
Cut off legs, sew up bottom use the extra leg material to make the strap, attach a button to close the purse embroider flower designs and add studs for decoration. Blue Jean overalls Popular – at least in California. Standard overall design but not meant for working. Bombay Thongs brown leather sandal that had a ring of leather that you slid your big toe into.
You were supposed to get them wet and wear them, so that they would conform to your feet. Extremely comfortable, I lived in mine! Bomber Jackets short, waist-length winter jacket, usually quite warm and with a fake fur collar. Most girls looked really cute in these. Bon-Bons Pants that were really tight on the butt and the legs were really loose and they were glittery Bonds T-shirt raglan cut t shirt with ribbing around neck and sleevesBoobtubea top without any straps show s holders mainly made from cotton or stretch material.
varied in colours mainly black and white Bow Blouses seems like every woman in every office wore a bow blouse under her suit. Slik or polyester blouse usually in off-white with big floppy bow tied at the neck. Also, appliqued ‘craft’ vests, skirts, denim jackets. Usually hand made by someone related to you.
Featured suns w/ rays, rainbows, flowers, etc. Buffalo Sandals Buff-colored, high-soled sandal made of unfinished ‘lati go’ leather straps. The sides of the soles were covered in suede leather. Like walking on stilts. Candies candies high heel slip ons! ! ! ! duh! Candies Remember? High heeled with wooden sole and leather top was available in every color under the rainbow including clear! With their logo scrawled along the outside… Candies High Heel Pumps Open-toed high heels with a wide leather strap across the top of the foot that stopped about mid-way up the foot.
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These were worn with anything from shorts, jeans, or dresses. Capes They came in all shapes and colours with any design you could possibly imagine printed on them. Especially popular in the beginnings of the decade. Capris Short cut off jeans about knee length Cheap Jeans High-waisted blue jeans without an outside seam. The only pockets on these gems were square pieces of material sewn on — two on the front and two on the back. They appeared to be patterned after Naval trousers.
Cheese cloth Shirts, dresses, skirts anything was made from cheese cloth, it was crinkly so you didn’t need to iron it. It used to shrink sometimes just on the first wash sometimes with every wash. If it was cream coloured you had to soak it in cold tea after washing to keep its colour. Chemin de fer Pants Some looked like a chastity belt with 6 buttons on each hip… making a flap when unbuttoned. The other style had 4 buttons in the front and the top button was purposely not able to be buttoned…
these had a buckle across the back of the pants… quite the statement back then. Clarkes ‘Commandos ” The off road shoes all kids dreamed for in the 70’clip-on Suspenders Wide, at least two inch suspenders, generally with rainbows or anything way colorful. Silver cheap metal clips. Found first pair in 1974. In Alabama.
Clogs Sling-back shoes with a thick heel and sole, made of wood with leather or suede front straps and a metal buckle. Contrast Shirts… Tight fitting, brightly coloured (red, yellow, blue) cotton or nylon shirts with a large white collar and white cuffs. Very snazzy! Coral Coral necklace- Mostly white and coral color. very pointy and sometimes painful. Corduroy! Originally known as the ‘poor man’s velvet’ on its invention in the 18 th century, this fabric is made with the warp higher than the weft, producing an eye-catching look similar to velvet, but much, much cheaper.
Corduroy enjoyed enormous popularity in 1970’s men’s clothes and was made into suits, blazers, leisure suits, shirts, and jeans (‘cords’).
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Popular colors were various shades of tan and brown, burgundy, and bottle-green. I recall that a green, three-piece corduroy suit with flared trousers was one of my favorite formal items when I was a child. The fabric also appeared made into women’s skirts, but on the whole it was thought of by designers as a men’s material. Corduroy suffered greatly from its association with the 1970’s – items made in this fabric vanished after 1981 and have been impossible to find until right now – Fall 2000. Cowl Neck Sweaters sweeter with a huge neck that hung down.
Late 70 s-early 80 crocheted Beer Can Hats Labels of beer cans were cut into either squares or ovals, and crocheted together to form a hat. Crocheted Hat Or Hair Bun Holder in the 70 s in the south girls wore crocheted multi-colored hats or they put their hair in a knot or bun & the crocheted covering fit over it. it looked similar to a ‘hackie sack’ ball. Crocheted VestsPantCrocheted vests made with multicolored granny squares, Also popular for ponchos and shawls. Cutoff Denim Shorts ‘cut offs’ made from recycled Levi 501’s were in usually cut very short. Danskin sWorn by the female population, typically with a wrap around skirt.
To me it resembled a swimsuit, fairly tightfitting (sometimes not allot left to the imagination).
If I remember correctly it became popular in the mid to late 70’s and into the early 80’s. Days Of The Week Panties. Every year me I would get a box of panties with the days of the week embroidered on them. Dean’s Sweaters Usually cream background with a patterned yoke around the neck, 3-button closure at neck. Very popular with the preppy crowd.
Denim Jeans Converted Into Skirts Ripped out the inseam and stitched floral print material in the middle to make it a skirt Desert Boots These were Hush puppy-like faux suede ankle-high boots that we wore in high school (early 70 s NY) with de rig eur plaid flannel shirt and faded Levis and shoulder-length hair. Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Dress The wrap dress in cotton jerry fabric by Diane Von Furstenberg was very big in the mid-seventies. Very flattering to most women’s figures, women s capped these dresses up in simple prints. The dress literally wrapped around and was secured by a tie belt of the same fabric attached to the dress. The collar was medium sized, turned over, and pointed (like a man’s shirt) with an open V neckline formed by the wrapping of the dress. Most (if not all) were printed fabric with simple primary color geometric design shapes.
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For example: white background with orange splashes of color or medium blue background with white geometric shapes. Diane Von Furstenberg Wrap Style Dresses Very chic, worn either to work or out disco dancing, and became a must have for the ‘Studio 54’ disco scene. They came in all sorts of colors, and prints, especially floral’s and geometric prints. They have made a comeback recently these past two years. Dickie A fake turtleneck insert for the neck of your sweater or top. It looked like you were wearing a turtleneck underneath but you didn’t have to wear two full layers.
Dingo Boots About 1977 these were the craze, usually worn with Gaucho pants (these were just below the knee and usually corduroy) Most of the boots had rubber souls. Disco Shirts When you went out to a disco club, the men would ware a real flashy shirt with really large collars. The pints of the collars were really large, and hung lower than the collars of today. Diskalcas ‘Tie Up’s anda lsI don’t know in States, but here in South America, there were those thong sandals made in Brazil that is a flat clear (they also went in like 6 colors) PVC outsole with a extremely large shoe laces in white (or any color you may want and change) that you use it as a thong in your toes and then you have to tie it up on your ankle.
They were perfect for the beach! , better if you used with a tight high cut jean short and with a stich ed or braided white or tan bikini top, or almost for everything for your summer wardrobe (wonderful for dancing).
I use to have all the color soles and the combine them with the shoe laces depending of what I was wearing. Even now, I’m 35 years old, and I still got 3 pairs of them! Dittos jeans shirts eat. eat.
i only wish they would start making them again feel the fit (dittos) Dittos Jeans These were the first must-have label jeans. They came in a large array of colors and styles with names like ‘Hi-rise’. They were so popular (at least in southern California).
After this, many other ‘label’ jeans / clothing became popular.
I would LOVE to get my hands on a pair of these. I keep trying e-bay and other sites. Dolphin Shorts Nylon SHORT shorts that had different color panels: Front left side might be blue, front right side would be white, back left side would be white and back right side would be blue. Came in solids too, all had ‘Dolphin’ written in lower right hand corner of right leg.
You HAD to have a pair of these or the look-alike knockoffs! Down jackets & Vests Big, puffy jacket. Made you look huge! Colors I remember were bright green, orange and blue. Nerd city, but tres cool back then! Mine was a cheap version! Dr Scholl (sandals) Wooden exercise sandals. Earrings Large round hoops that came in gold or silver.
Earth Shoes Ergonomically correct shoes in which the heels were lower than the front. Elephant Ear Pants had elephant ear jeans too, but corduroy was popular. They were fitted through the hip and thigh and then at the knee, they completely flared out to what I remember being 3 x to 4 x the amount that regular bell-bottoms did. Elephant Pants These were made mostly in a polyester/ cotton blend material of all prints and solids. They fit the waist and the hips tightly then starting at the thighs flared out all the way to the tops of your shoes until there was a yard of material at the bottom of each leg. 1972-1973 time slot, the very IN item of clothing to wear and always with a tight fitting, short sleeved top made of polyester.
OH thanks for this site, we are celebrating our 30 th anniversary and it’s theme is: Back to the 60’s and 70’s (: 0)! Embroidery Doing embroidery on our own clothes was very popular. I remember doing extensive embroidery on pant legs, esp. levis, on wrap around skirts, around the collar and neckline of peasant blouses and t-tunics. It was very ‘in’ to embroider all over levi jackets, both to repair holes, sew on patches, and to decorate with names, flowers, suns, peace signs and hearts.
English Flag Shirts Shirt made with the English flag, Cool with the punk rocker crowd, worn only a short period of time but still part fo the 70 s. Famolare (sp? ) ShoesPlatfore shoe with a rubbery, 3 waved sole. You ‘rolled’ forward when you walked. An essential with Dittos or As tricks.
Don’t forget your cropped blouson striped top with a hood! Famolare Shoes Shoes for men and women made out of rubber with a thick sole in a ‘wave’ pattern. Fascinator sA thin, long scarf that you wore around your neck. Real popular back in the disco days. I think you were supposed to tie a knot at the bottom on each end.
Obviously short-lived. Flag Pants They were mostly like bell bottoms but in the flare part there was material most of the time it had the pattern of a flag. If you don’t remember these you were ” nt from the 70’s Flame Bleached Jeans We used to take these bell bottoms and a plant sprayer with bleach in it and make flames go up the sides from the bell bottoms. They were really cool.
Flare show can you forget the ultimate seventies fashion? The flares! Funky tight at the top and flared at the bottom trousers, classic. Flower Power Almost everything had flowers on it! Frilltopsa top with fillies around the top and bottom of the shirt usually made out of slinky and see through material so that you would have to wear another shirt underneath it! ! ! excellent fashion especially when thing to impress a guy Fringed Suede Vest/Jacketi you could afford one, a suede vest or jacket with long fringes around the middle and / or bottom made quite a fashion statement! Frodo Lives! Frodo Lives! shirts Frye boots Hideously ugly and expensive ‘cowboy’s style boots worn by girls when I was in high school (mid 70 s) Often worn with the equally hideous gauchos! Funky Thongs Those cool looking ‘Sav-on’ thongs that were usually in shades of blue, and were sort of layered different shades of blue, with the black rubbery bottoms and the velvety thong straps, still popular today. GASS Brown Shoes These were brown or different shades of brown leather shoes sold at Kinney shoe store, and had the GASS logo on the bottom (Great American Shoe Store), and we actually sat there and looked at people’s bottoms of shoes to see if they were GASS or not! Gabardine Pants Tight, usually corduroy pants that had a belt buckle in the front. Think John Travolta in Saturday Night FeverGaloshesClear Sandals Gannysquare Crochet Skirts, but mostly vest made of granny squares that were short cropped Gathered Neck Halter its like a tank top but your shoulders show and it ties at the top of your neck. Glitter socks These were knee-high socks with glitter. I had a pair in the late 70 s that were blue striped with silver glitter.
Go Go Boott all boot different cloths with 2-3 inch hillGoucho Pants culotte type worn by high school girls that went below the knee, usually colorful, sort of a Mexican look. Usually worn with high leather boots that lace up. Early 70’s look. Grandad Vests soft cotton, old-man’s long-sleeved vests, with a few little buttons at neckline. Usually the-dyed at home.
Granny Gowns These were long dresses worn mostly by pre-teen girls and most of them had a floral print design. Gunn e Saxe Dress Empire waist dress style with two or more coordinating fabrics, usually pastel delicate prints (flowers, etc. ) Also, lots of flat lace trim on bodice and skirt and a bodice that laced up. This dress would have dramatic sleeves like puffs at the shoulder or long sleeves past the wrist. Gurranimals (sp? ) This was the brand of kids clothing that had labels with jungle animals on them — like a giraffe or a lion or a hippo. You just picked a shirt and pants with the same animal and the colors would match.
Color coordination help for the those less fashionably inclined parents. Gypsy Tops (England) A light cotton top, gathered at the neck line and bottom, bright colours. The string at the neck usually had little bells on the end. Worn with a matching midi-length skirt, elasticated waist with a tie cord and be els on to match the top, frilled at the bottom. HASH Jeans HASH blue jeans where bell bottom and had a double-star design and the letters H. A.
S. H. stich ed in gold thread on the back right pocket. Many teenagers cut-off the pant legs to make shorts with frayed fringes. The shorter the better.
I still have a pair that I got from a teenage neighbor for helping her clean her mom’s kitchen so she could go out with her boyfriend. Hacking Jacket Tweed jacket with leather patches on the elbow. A must in the mid to late 70’shelter Necks. Bright halters or just plain black. Perfect worn with a wrap-around frilled jacket! Halter top Thes shirts were like normal tank tops BUT went around your neck… they came in an array of colors but the glittery disco ball effect was the most popular.
Handkerchief Tops Voile or similar tops worn with trousers. Or sometimes attached on long dresses. WIth V or square neck that draped over dresses or trousers. Similar to a poncho styling.
Dark colours with floral patterns. Popular in 1975/1977. Hang Ten satin jackets Pink, blue and maybe green. They were huge in the disco era (late 70’s).
They had white and the jacket color stripes around the sleeves and the collar. Head Band Use a piece of cloth and tie it around your head Hi-Rise Pants The pants had to be so tight you had to lay down on the bed to zip them.
I had a pair of banana yellow ones that were so tight. I would lay down and my sister would zip them with a pair of pliers. I was wearing them when my husband proposed. High Top Sneakers black high top that just goes over the ankles.
more like an aerobic sneaker, or a walking sneaker. High Waisted Baggy Pants Slacks that came up nearly to the armpits, and usually had very narrow belt loops, so that you could only fit the requisite pencil-thin belt through them. Loose-legged, with large bell bottoms and huge cuffs. All different fabrics and colors, although plaid was a favorite. Always worn with platform shoes and usually a ‘midriff’ top; a shirt or blouse that only came as low as the top of your trousers.
Hip Huggers How quickly we forget. Those bell bottoms with the ‘waistline’s tri king just below the belly button. Double front zippers were pretty fashionable, one on each side. Hipster Flares It’s kinda like bell bottoms but it’s low on he hip and it flares out on the knee part down. It’s really cute with belly shirts. HotpantsVery short dressy shorts, usually plush velvet, with a wide, usually white, belt, to match your white go-go boots.
HuckapoosThe shirts were fitted polyester shirts that often (usually) had a very busy pattern on them. One of mine had curvy blue and white vertical stripes with multicolor arrows on the stripes. At school dances, it was a big deal to ‘wear your ‘. Jap Flaps This is the first time we saw flip flops with a twist. Jap Flaps had the straw weaved insoles with the velvet thong.
In the school hallways all you heard was flap, flap, flap of people walking around in their jap flaps. Jellies (shoes) Little flat shoes made of plastic, and they also come in assorted styles and colors. Joe Cocker Shirts like a long-sleeved cotton T-shirt with a short 3-button collar in front. Solid colors only.
Unisex. Wearing one said, ‘I smoke dope.’ Joggers Shorts made from a very shiny satiny material and came in all colours with a white trim around the edge. Jogging Outfits jogging bottoms became a fashion statement in the late 70 s. people would add accessories to smarten the outfit up and wear it out. people were very conscious of their body shape and health at this time so wearing it out at night would be quite excepted. Jordache Jeans Tight jeans, dark blue the best, actually ironing them was a good idea.
Late 70’s-very early 80’jumper With 3 Stars And Stripes At The Bottom’V’ necked jumper with 3 stars around chest area and horizontal stripes around bottom, waist length. Junkies A type of striped sock… it had horizontal stripes and came up halfway past the shin Kangaroo Socks Knee high socks with a pocket. Late 70 s Knick Knick ShirtsPplyester most lik ley, button down, wild, vivid, colorful patterns. men and both women wore them. Knickerbockers Pants that buttoned right below the knee, usually made of cor dory and in the brand: S.
W. A. T. I recall they buttoned on the side at the waist too.
Ladies’s safari Jacket Tan or Beige Jacket with a collar like a shirt; Long sleeves with single button ned cuffs: Buckled belt. Also had Flap covered breast and cargo pockets; The garment was very popular in the middle 50’s through the 60’s; Seen also through the seventies and middle eighties. Layered Look We wore long sleeve blouses with short sleeved pullover sweaters. (The sweaters usually had a zipper up the neck. Leather Bomber Jackets With Fur Collar shiny, squeaky brown leather bomber jackets with fur collars… still wear one! Leather JacketI’m thinking leather jackets must have been big, they were in chicago that is for sure! ! I think tan and brown were the most common colors.
Kinda tight fitting and small, like a mini pea coat sorta. Leather Purses with Beaded Fringes Leather purses resembling a pouch with a drawstring with fringes around the edges decorated with multicolored beads. Light Blue Adidas Suede Shoes Around 1976-80 I wore light blue Adidas suede shoes with very, very tight jeans and a Levi’s or Lee jeans jacket all the time. I still think it was the coolest! Me and my friend were the coolest kids on the block! You could also buy these tight jeans with cotton lining, which was nice in cold weather.
But the quality was very poor since it was twill, not denim. Lil Abner Work Shoes leather or shade ankle high work boots, came in brown or gray… my favorite shoes till date… i am actively trying to find a pair…
Little Abner Boots In the early and mid 70’s, growing up in Da Bronx, New York, all us girls wore Little Abner combat boots. These were not the regular combat boots that were the orange / tan color. These boots were purchased in Army Navy stores and came up over our ankles. They were leather and I believe some suede. They were a light to darkish brown color – two toned and laced up to the top. They were to die for! ! ! ! You HAD to have a pair of these to wear with your jeans that had 100 patches on them.
I have been looking all over for another pair or something similar and have yet to find them. I even checked E-bay. Thank you. Loons thin canvas type flared trousers, in different colours.
zip fly’s. These trousers were normally ordered through magazines such as N. M. E. or M. M.
(if i can remember rightly? ).
Very hip! ! ! Macrame Shoes Macrame. A wedgie heel, with a macrame shoe-perfect for your c roche’d tops and shaw les. Looked great with sundresses, mostly came in a, off white or white color. Marimekko Prints had a flowing horizontally striped dress in primary / secondary colors. Also striped pajamas from Marimekko.
Olaf Daughters clogs. MarshmellowsThey were platform shoes, that had white laces and a thick (THICK) white ‘marshmallow’ heel. They came in different colors (light blue, red, pick).
Matching Shirt & Tie From the early 70’s – The wide four-in-hand tie was made of exactly the same cloth as the shirt, usually a light pastel color. A guy would buy this to impress his girl of choice. In my case it didn’t work.
Maxi Dresses Full length dresses for parties, etc, like a bridesmaid’s dress, worn with choker and crochet shawl, usually a fitted bodice and A-line skirt Micro Minis A Short Dress that would show your underwear if you werent careful, the point was so that when you walked the dress would swish and guys would be able to see half of your butt. Midi Skirts It was a medium length skirt that went to about the middle of your shin, it was not frilly usually made of corduroy. popular around 1975. Moccasin Shoes These were thin suede like ankle-high boots, usually in tan or beige colors, with rubber soles. Very american indian type fashion.
Went well with the matching jacket (don’t recall the name) that had hundreds of thin, leather tass les hanging from the bottom of each sleeve. Monkey Boots Ox-blood boots, about 8-10 holes hard rubber souls Mood Rings ring which was suppose to describe what mood you were in by your body heat. Ex: Black = Bad Mood! Moon BootsI think these were late 70 s, early 80 s: winter boots with platforms that look like something Neil Armstrong would wear, except for the colors — mine had three or four different shades of bright blue, but they came in all colors. Narue Jacket Navy blue double breasted type Jacket / with the big buttons very large pointed collar. Nehru jacketI believe the Narue jacket you described is more property spelled: Nehru Nik Nik Shirts These were shiny polyester button down shirts with really gaudy designs, mostly faces and scenery.
Worn by mostly men these shirts were the epitome of cool in the late 70’s (disco era).
OP (Ocean Pacific) Beachwear At least in So. Calif. , OP was a ‘cool’ brand of shorts and shirts. Op and Lightning Bolt Surfer Clothing remember my first day of school in the 7 th grade, 1979, and I wore a light blue cotton shirt with wooden buttons down the front, and a picture of waves and dark blue corduroy OP shorts and anything with the lightning bolt on it was popular. Oxford Shoes Oxford shoes made a comeback in the mid to late 70’s.
The style was to wear them with colored knee socks and jeans rolled up to slightly below the knee. Painters Pants In addition to a loop on the side, painters pants also have a loop on the rear next to one or other of the back pockets (usually the right one).
Painters Pants They came in white or baby blue… maybe more colors…
a lot of pockets and a loop for hanging (a hammer? ) something on the side of one leg… Pagamento Jeans They were a brand name of jeans that after Levis was the most wanted by teen-a ger in Baker you had to go to the mall to get them. Pancakes a long, flat dress, usually, yellow or brown, with black stripes, came about 5 inches above knee Parka Coat It was one one of the fashions of 1973, if not the whole 70’s. Patchwork Patchwork jean, overalls, shirts, and skirts. sometimes denim, cotton or velvet. Peace Sign Chainsexaactly what it says.
worn mainly in the disco era. Peasant Blouse usually made out of cheesecloth, with puffy sleeves Peasant Skirt trendy knee-length skirt with a swinging movement. The most popular colors were black, white, beige, tawny, tan, pink, blue, red, purple, gray, burgundy (definitely burgundy) and pea green. Petticoat White cotton underskirt with broder ie anglaise trimmed frill, worn under another skirt but longer and therefore visible. Also trend to trim hem of a skirt with similar decoration to simulate the sae effect.
Lasted one season only in 1978 Pin Striped Pants Flared material pants with a fine vertical, single or double dotted line running through the pant. Usually in navy blue or dark brown. Pinstripe Slacks They are slacks with pinstripes. Very hip, all the rage. Primarily worn by women, using hip hugger waists… Platform Shoes Shoes with a sole of at least 6 or 7 inches high.
Made you look taller than you really were. Platform boots Completely different to platform shoes – came up to the calf and were lined with fur. Very comfy – cosy! Polyester Leisure Suit That flashy gleam of synthetic, complete with wide lapels, top shirt-button undone to reveal just the right amount of of chest hair and gold chain age, accompanied by a strong whiff of Canoe. Think Warren Beatty in ‘Shampoo.’ This was the uniform of the 70 s lothario. Pom-Pompom-poms on sweaters on furry hats, maybe even on ponchos were present in the 70 s. Ponchos blanket like cloak with a hole in the middle for the head to go through.
The patterns were based on American Indian styles, colourful or with alternating coloured stripes. Sometimes made with natural hand spun wool. Some came with tass les at the bottoms or pompous. They were long covering your thighs. Prism Necklace, Ring These were usually in the form of a sphere, sparkled, multi-colored and very, very cool. They hung from a silver (cheap lot) chain or were worn as a ring, also silver.
Pro Ked Sneakers They were the coolest sneakers, i wish they still made them… they came in all colors and either high top or low cut and had a red and blue stripe on the side. I had a different color for every yr of jr and sr high! ! Purple was my favorite, that was 1977! Puk a Shells If you didn’t have a set of Puk as (a choker) real or plastic you were’t from the 70 s Puma Fit low cut and light sneaker white leather black puma stripe… manufactured 30 years ago… i e-mailed the company to see if i could get a pair, they suggested i try the smithsonian institute…
they bring back old cars why not old sneakers… Puzzle Rings Set of four separate rings with different interlocking patterns that make up into one complete ring. Qian a Shirt Slick, shiny nylon with photo or hippie-art images printed on it; tight fitting, the better to make you sweat. Rag city Blues We called them zip around pants because it had one one zipper going from one end to another. Another style this company mad were the tie up pants. They had bother ones that tied up in front and ones that were both.
Ribbed Turtleneck Sweaters Tight turtlenecks with small to medium ribs in the fabric Roach Clip Hair Clips this was a roach clip decorated with leather strip, beads and colored feathers. Multi-purpose; when it wasn’t being used as a roach clip, it was used as a barrett for your hair. Sometime we hung them from our purse straps. Rock Concert T-shirts Ordinary t-shirts with a logo picture of a rock star or a rock band or trademark of rock band.
Rock Concert T-shirts You should add a comment for this item that the sleeves were often 2/3 length and often reached past the elbows but not quite to the wrists. That’s what makes them unique and funny to us now, and different from ordinary T-shirts! Rugby Shirts They were long sleeve shirts with horizontal wide stripes. They came in a variety of colors. But the most popular seemed to be alternating blue and yellow stripes. Safari Jacket. A Jacket that was tan or beige in colour and had buttons up the front, with collar like a jacket, cargo and breast pockets, and a buckle belt around the waist.
This was very popular from 1966 to some time in the 80’s. Safari Shirt Womens taylor ed dress shirt with pointed collar, twin bott on neck closure, patch pockets, 2 bott on sleeve all incorporating oversize buttons. Popular 1969 into the early 70’s. Salt and Pepper Corduroy Pants Black & white patterned corduroy pants worn at Catholic schools until 1976; available in stores until 1981. Also called ‘partridge’ print. Sasson Jeans ” Oooh, la la, Sasson!’s satin Jackets They were usually in blue, pink, red, or green, and had stripes or just plain.
They were similar to baseball jackets, very sporty, and very cool. ShellsuitLike the racing car drivers suits. Shiny and lightweight in material usually pastel shades and very flattering. A zip had the full length at the front. More seductive if the zip came down to cleavage level. Shirt: Nat Charles/California shirt revealing black art; abstract drawings of faces surrounded by red, black and green colors.
There was also white in all of the faces that seemed to represent the bright rays of a sun. There were words written underneath the images: ‘Right On’, ‘Soul’, ‘Jive’, ‘Jive Man’. But the shirt material was very sensitive to daylight and had a to fade when worn under the sun. Short Cut Top With Elastic Back And Tie Front.
this top was a short cut one that showed the middle waist area. it had elastic in the back and it tied in front at the breast. it was low cut with slightly flared short sleeves. i made this top once in the early 70’s and wore it with a pair of wide leg pants. it is very casual and looked great in my state of florida. i made it of a light weight cotton with bright tropical colors.
i would love to have this pattern again but i have been unable to find it. if anyone knows where i can find it please let me know. Short Sleeved Jumper once found one of my dad’s old jumpers that he had in the 70 s when he was a boy. it must be a wield short sleeved style becase the sleeves came just below my elbow and the bottom came up to my belly. Silver Colored Jackets Jackets in silver shiny material with different logos in a black box running down one sleeve. I think started from the movie ‘Smokey & The Bandit’.
Sizzle Dress Short button down dress and underneath matching short pants (elastic around the legs) similar to hot pants. Style was in fashion 71-72. Sizzler Very short dress with matching panties. The dress was suppose to just short enough that you could see the bottom of the panties.
I had a brown with with polka dot with a collar that was with with brown polka dots. The panty was the same color as the collar-white with brown polka dots. Skirts: 6 and 8 gores. I remember sewing these 6 and 8 panel ankle length skirts to wear to school and to dance in. They looked great with black boots that laced on the sides.
Sometimes I would tie a rayon gypsy shawl over my hips, knotted on the side. If you ever add photos to this site, I still have the skirt in an orange print fabric. I just wish my waist was still that size. SkortsA miniskirt with shorts stitched on the back. I remember boys were disappointed when these were worn during skirt ‘Flip-Up’ day (Fridays).
Slaps Like thongs (for your feet) only made from fine grass with velvet straps, always rectangle in shape and always made a cool slapping sound when you walked.
They never lasted that long. Great for summer. Smiley Face Patches On Clothes am child of the seventies, but can not remember exactly when the smiley faces and other patches were introduced. I know I wore them on jeans. Thanks.
A very cool site for information. Smiley ” smiley face, often yellow sometimes hanging from a metal choker that hooked up at the back. Smock Tops marsha brady wore them remember? god i cant describe clothes 1 they were good for pregnant women too, funny little sleeves and a pocket in the front and tied in the backSneakersConverse sneakers – high tops… all different colors Softball Jerseys (from concerts) Someone mentioned Rock concert T-Shirts. The T-Shirts were OK, but to be really cool you had to get the ‘Softball Jersey’ which was like the T-Shirt, but had different colored sleeves that were about 3/4 length (came down to just below the elbow) and were tight. Generally the shirt was black and the sleeves were white, but there were many varieties.
Soul Pipes Trousers with cone-shaped pipes. Starsky Cardigan As worn by Starsky on the TV cop show ‘Starsky and Hutch. A hand knitted cardigan in a cream colour with a brown horizontal pattern banded around the middle. Straights During the mid to late 70’s, you had to wear you concert jersey with straights (Levi’s straight leg blue jeans.
) Bells were beginning to be associated with disco which was becoming extremely ‘uncool’ at that time! Sun Visor Like a tennis visor but with a perspex shade. We used to wear them out at night time going out disco dancing. Often we would accessorize by adding small bright coloured feathers on one side. Sunglasses those huge, cop kind of sun-glasses, came in a variety of colours… mostly tan colour. Sweet Baby Jane Blouses Extremely feminine blouses usually with a smock-top or empire-waist cut.
Full sleeves, pastel fabric and a tiny floral print. The brand name HAD to be S. B. J. T-Shirts All the malls had t-shirt kiosk’s where you would pick out a t-shirt and an iron transfer that they would apply. The most popular transfers were shiny and glittery.
T-neck/BellbottomsBasically a very shiny and / or tight shirt worn with multi-colorful bellbottomsTIDDIES SANDAL UPDATE This is very nice to be included in the site. Thank you. Check out my website and particularly our history page to perhaps make a few corrections. I am the original inventor of TIDDIES which have never been any other name.
I’m still in business in Texas City, Texas. Let your readers know about TIDDIES. COM please. Tank Top sleeveless, usually with a low round or v neck, tight fitting jumper worn over a tight fitting shirt with long pointed collar. Tartan the Scottish rock band the Bay City Rollers brought on a fashion for tartan garments that made high school look like the Highland Games for a seeasonTelletes Trousers Tell etes trousers are grey trousers that were tight round the backside but very lose around the knee downwards Terry Cloth Shorts, Shirts, & Tanks Tops made of the wristband / headband type of material.
This kind of clothing was dominate in the Summer & Spring. Tiddies Multi layered sandals… with tubing for s taps… started in Pasadena Texas I think… they were originally called something else, I can’t recall what… but you could purchase them in your size, with as many layers as you wished.
The more the squishier! ! Then you could custom fit them by taking the tube fittings apart and shortening them if you needed to. The original logo escapes me as well, but they eventually went to Tiddies… with two, well… obviously… bosoms as the logo! I never figured out why that was… but I suppose because they were soft and squishy Tie Dye Any shirt or pants or any article of clothing that was put into a tub with colors and was streaked with multiple colors.
Tight Rolled Shorts short shorts that were rolled up to mak them shorter Tight Top REALLY tight shirts came in any length Toe Socks Socks with pockets for each one of your toes – usually in rainbow colors. Toes in Socks These were a fashion disaster. The socks have toes in them like gloves, only each toe was a different color Tonic Suits Tonic suits were made of two tone material, usually petrol blue and gold and depending on which way you looked at them you saw one colour or the other, the boys could also buy trouser suits. ToughskinsA SEARS brand of jeans that were reinforced at the knees and came in assorted colors. The POORMAN’S Levi ” s Track Shorts Sports shorts that are really short, with double white stripes at the sides and tiny slits at the sides Train Engineer’s Hat This was a baseball style hat, only softer, with a bill, that was white with grey stripes on it. It was worn by train engineers, and was popular around 1975.
It was great to be able to fold it up into your back pocket, and use it on those ‘bad hair’ days. Trax Cheap tennis shoes from K-mart (hated them) Treds (shoes) I dont know if every country had these but here in Australia we had ‘Treds’. I think that is how you would spell it. They were sort of sandals I suppose but the bottom sole was made out of old car tyres. Trench Coats Coats that are 3/4 length with long sleeves, buttons at the front, two-front pockets, and a belt which ties around the coat.
Tube Socks! Don’t forget the knee socks with the double row of red / blue /black stripes! Very sporty! Tube TopBasiclly an elastic-like material worn as a top by women (particularly teen girls) it was worn without a bra and cover de the area from just above belly button to the top of the breast leaving midriff, top of back and shoulders bare and the breast prominently displayed. I was a teenage d boy and during the summer we did nothing but admire the lovely females! Tube Tops The elastic / cloth stretched around any size bust with no shoulder straps. Very easy to make. Tube style dresses were popular too, the elastic material on top connected to a loose flower skirt. Flowered, striped, solids were all popular. Turner Shirt This shirt is assorted with all different colours and lays as tight as possible on the chest.
They were usually worn with trench coats to keep us warm in the village. Vee-Knee Jeans Australia, around 1974. Vee-Knees were hipster jeans, tight fitting to a Vee shape above the knee, then flared below the knee. Worn with a wide belt. I had purple ones and boy was I cool! Velour Windcheaters (Wind Breakers) Velour tops in a range of single coloured, or ones with multiple coloured strips. Usually with ribbed round the neck line, ribbed at the end of the sleeves and at the bottom waist bend.
They felt ‘very smooth’ to touch. Velvet Bell Bottoms have a pair of blue velvet bell bottoms. these were totally tubular dude. all the guys wore them Waffle StompersThese were boots (generally dark colored) with intricate waffle iron type soles on themWallabiesThey were these shoes that were very popular. The soles were rubbery and would sometimes seem to melt. They were tan and had a lace and two lace holes.
Water BuffalosThese were shoes. Sandals to be exact. They came in different size platforms, but all looked the same. They came in different shades of tan and beige. The top of the shoes were a criss cross of leather across the top of your foot and a regular buckle around your ankle like normal sandals. Good ones were made of leather, but we wore whatever we could get our hands on.
Wedgestheese are a kind of shoe with a big big heal that u slide on norm ly in white P. V. CWigglesWiggles were girls blue jeans. I can only remember that the jeans had pictures on the back two pockets. I remember I had a pair with skates on them. Window Pane Jeans/ Satin Pants Window pane jeans were the jeans that had 3 x 3 raised squares all over them, they only came in bell bottoms no pockets.
satin pants to go with your satin jacket, mine had draw strings at the bottom so you could ‘cinch’ them together or just wear them flared. Winners These were the Sears & Roebuck brand tennis shoes. Very cheap. Mom would buy them the day school let out, you’d wear them all summer, and by Sept. 1 they’d fallen apart. The perfect sneakers for summer vacation! Winnie The Pooh My mom dressed me exclusively in the Winnie the Pooh brand clothing from Sears from the time I was in kindergarten until I realized what the hell was going on in the 5 th grade and requested some blue jeans! All the outfits were polyester and color coordinated.
Very Peter Brady-ish. Wrap Dresses Short or long sleeved dresses that were usually knee length that wrapped around from one side to the other and tied with a belt Wraparound Pants and Skirts These were so popular in the mid 70’s. The pants were made of cotton, in a lot of different colors, and they were put on the back of your legs, then somehow wrapped around the front part, and then you tied them, the skirts just wrapped around from one side to the other. Yardley Pot O’GlossNot a clothing item, but absolutely necessary for that 70 s girl.
Lovely small, opaque white pots with the Yardley colours (mauve and green? turquoise? ) in stripes around the side and a black curly lattice pattern on the top of the cap. The gloss itself was quite heavy, so a little went a way. Colours ranged from the most virginal light pink to bolder, hi-frost bronzes and burgundies. Very strong, heavily fruity scent / flavour . Yardley also made a blush, foundation and eyeshadow (early versions of gel makeup) in similar (though larger) pots — not as popular, but still v. cool.
Yo-Yo ” platform shoes w / holes in the middle of the soles! boob tube a top that goes across the chest and has no straps to keep it up, women usually wore shirts stretch shirts man-tailored usually came in many bold prints… were basically worn with faded glory jean stye dye shirts homemade t-shirts banded and dipped in different colors of dye to form a trendy and unique outcome.