1970s Ladies Fashion

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1970s Ladies Fashion
Mini skirts worn with long platform boots were one of many fashions of the seventies. (fashion model image by Paul Hill from Fotolia.com)

In the 1970s, women's hemlines became daring. Hot trousers and miniskirts were in, but females also wore long dresses, especially for dressy occasions. Trouser suits became popular, with flared pant bottoms and jacket tops.


Short skirts, known as miniskirts, and hot trousers, which looked like tight shorts and often had a bib top or straps, were popular fashions of the 70s. Women also wore long dresses and skirts called maxiskirts. Tight cheesecloth blouses were popular as tops. Polyester became popular and stripes, plaid, bold colours and loud patterns were common. Glittery outfits dominated in the evenings when females liked to go disco dancing.


High platform shoes and boots played a large role in women's fashion in the seventies. Long, shiny-vinyl boots with platform soles, called go-go boots, were trendy and worn with miniskirts. Shoes and sandals came in bright colours, with bows and straps.


Long, straight hair with a natural look was popular. High hairstyles and rollers were outdated. Woman often ironed their hair with a regular iron to make it straight, because hair straighteners were a thing of the future.

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