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What Did Teenage Girls Wear in the 70s?
By Phil Whitmer Teenage girls' fashion in the s continued the "do-your-own-thing" look of the late s for the early years of the decade. Girls' clothing styles were dominated by the disco look during the latter half of the s.
Girls' clothes transitioned from costume-like hippie garb to styles influenced by disco party dresses, evening wear and the preppie look. Towards the end of the decade, the decadent punk look began to catch on. Girl's fashions in the s reflected the hippie, disco and punk looks. Hippie Look Hippie fashion was very popular Teenage girl's fashion trends in the early s were a carryover from the hippie era.
Natural fabrics in paisley or tie-dye were favored.
Exotic ethnic styles were "in. Hip-hugger and bell-bottom pants were all the rage. Elephant bells had the maximum amount of flare. Skirts could be micro, mini or midi length. Floor-length maxis were known as granny dresses. Hot pants and short shorts were worn with halter tops in the summer.
Comfortable shoes, such as Hush Puppies, clogs and woven leather sandals were considered fashionable. White go-go boots were popularized by Nancy Sinatra and other fashionistas. Gypsy hoop earrings, scarves and purses made from recycled jeans were popular accessories. Disco Look Synthetic fabrics was what to wear to the dance clubs By the mids, the disco style became mainstream.
Girls dressed up more as they went out to disco and dance clubs. Disco dresses were of a more-formal style and a glamour look. They featured synthetic fabrics, such as polyester and rayon. New technology allowed satinized polyester to be inexpensively produced.
The silky fabric was ideal for glitzy disco dresses and bandeau tops. Many outfits of the disco era were adapted from professional dance wear. Clothes decorated with sequins and rhinestones were designed to glitter and sparkle under the disco-ball lights. Shiny metallic lame clothes attracted a lot of attention on the dance floor along with clingy Lycra stretch disco pants.Read about fads from the past: hula hoops, disco dancing, pet rocks, goldfish swallowing, flagpole sitting, streaking, Rubik's Cubes, 3D movies, and more.
There was science behind these fads, but they seemed like magic. Perhaps that magical effect was the key to the wacky ‘70s fads and fashion. After the horrors of assassinations, Vietnam, and Watergate, everyone just wanted to feel hopeful, to have fun, to dress up and dance.
Read about fads from the past: hula hoops, disco dancing, pet rocks, goldfish swallowing, flagpole sitting, streaking, Rubik's Cubes, 3D movies, and more.
Fashion in the s was about individuality. In the early s, Vogue proclaimed "There are no rules in the fashion game now" due to overproduction flooding the market with cheap synthetic clothing.
The early s fashion scene was very similar to , just a bit more flamboyant. It wouldn’t be hyperbole to say that a fashion revolution occurred in the s. Polyester was the material of choice and bright colors were everywhere.
Men and women alike were wearing very tight fitting pants and. Teenage girls' fashion in the s continued the "do-your-own-thing" look of the late s for the early years of the decade. Girls' clothing styles were dominated by the disco look during the latter half of the s.