Throwback 70s Street Style, A Look At Fashion’s Most Defining Decade

If there’s one thing that fashion history can teach us is that your grandparents probably had more style than you ever will in your entire life. Proof’s in the pudding – the 70s polyester, disco-printed, tassled, funky-town pudding. And now that the 70s are back (apparently…again…just like the last time it came back again in the late 90s) we thought we’d throw it back to the original disco-era hipsters to learn how it’s really done. Take special note of the windswept hair (likely straightened over an ironing board), voluminous fros, funky mustard colored platforms, and just general badassery. These were the people that actually created the trend that we now can’t seem to get enough of, and find a million ways to rehash over and over again. Remember the days when we actually created new, never been seen before style trends? Yeah, neither do we. Enjoy!

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Natalia Borecka

Natalia is the editor in chief and publisher of Lone Wolf Magazine. She founded the publication in 2012.

12 Comments
  1. I was a kid in the 1970s and I remember that the flares became completely crazy at one stage: they were so large on the bottom on jeans that, people would trip over. I even had a pair of flared shorts.

  2. This is so.. true there are no longer the days when we can say.. “oh this new trend’..everything has been circulated..at least 20X, and I always laugh at when I buy new items and my mother will say “Oh, I had the same thing when I was your age..”
    + I really enjoyed the vintage photos.

    -Zaychishka

    http://www.zaychishkastyle.com

  3. Beautiful pictures! Your post is very America oriented – I would love to see how it is reflected in different countries around the world. This is especially interesting to look at now seems so many of the same styles seem to be coming back!

    http://www.fashionandfrappes.com

  4. I like every pic but except the style of that man in the last picture who ties the shirt up ,Didn’t like that.

  5. Seems like we are reliving the past fashion trend now! Great photos, wished there were more 🙂

  6. Great post! I love this era and it’s pretty interesting to seethe form it revives! Bell flares blouses, flared jeans.. I can’t get enough of it this recently!

    Jo x
    http://www.outlanderly.com

  7. I freaking love the 70’s! How cool it would’ve been to ACTUALLY be there for it! We are definitely re living the fashion today but in a toned down (almost boring) way lol.

    xo jess

    alljessedup.com

  8. You brought back great memories. Who couldn’t love hot pants and flare pants?

    Fashion was wonderful back then.

    -Donna

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