When you look back at the 70s costumes for women do you feel adrift? After all it was about 40 years ago that most of those fashions were the in thing to do. Bellbottom pants were all the rage. The movie Jaws was just released. And Star Wars was a smash hit. “Happy Days” was a must watch on T.V. once a week. Do you relate to all or any of these great happenings?
Okay, you say you were just a kid during that time. What about Lego toys or the slinky, they were very popular at that time. How about some of the major musical groups in the 70s–Fleetwood Mac or maybe Ted Nugent or the group Bad Company? Do you remember yet?
Disco was considered an urban pastime. If you lived in the urban atmosphere you were also probably aware of the disco craze. The first disco clubs in the United States were located in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago.
Bellbottoms were the fad of the 1970s. No matter whether you lived in the big cities and were learning to disco dance or out in the country and still square dancing, you knew about Bellbottoms. Everyone wore them and went everywhere in them. Some people called them flare pants. The pants fitted snugly on the hips and thighs but flared out to about 12 inches around the ankle. They even made jeans with flare bottoms. Platform shoes were the rage also, that is if you could learn to walk in them.
1971 saw the arrival of hot pants and spandex that shaped to the body. These outfits didn’t leave much to the imagination. Shiny, bright colored stretch disco pants worn with a snug narrow band called a tube top around the breast were a big success with the disco dance groups. Jumpsuits were also very popular. The lights at the clubs would cast a spectacular glow over the dancers as they moved across the dance floor reflecting off their clothing and onto the ceiling and audience.
Share Your Memories
Whether you are dressing up in your disco outfit for women to attend the yearly Halloween party, a neighborhood disco dance, or have a special night out on the town attending the local dance clubs you can make a good impression on those present. Look around and you’ll see many people who will actually be smiling at you and your costume. They will remember the time and all the fun and adventures it entailed. You are never too old to share memories and make someone else happy.