The 1970s were a Decade of fashion extremes and this is what cemented it as one of the most stylish eras of all time. No single look encompassed the ’70s, which was an eclectic mix of style influences that evolved quickly in the span of a decade such as hippie, disco and punk.
Hot pants, tight shorts in eye catching colors and fabrics epitomized the limited impact of the women’s liberation movement on fashion. Flares on trousers grew wider and the floor length maxi and calf length midi arrived as alternatives to the mini skirt.
While there were a variety of different looks for the decade most of them incorporated eye-catching colors and patterns, and interesting textures such as satin, suede, and corduroy. Denim was the fabric of the decade, brushed, patched, colored and decorated.
These vintage photos were found by Mark Susina that show what teenagers looked like in the 1970s.
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