Casual Summer Days
When days are warm, and the jeans are too hot, a pair of high waisted shorts are your best choice. High waisted denim shorts and the timeless knit shorts (with or without pockets) were a part of fashion in the 70’s. Pair them with a ringer tee, striped tank top, polo shirt or crop top for a summertime retro style. Another choice is the zip-up, one-piece romper for all in one ease.
Diane Von Furstenberg is the mastermind behind one of the most iconic dresses of the 70s, the wrap dress. Worn by socialites and stars, it never caught on with the mainstream public. Though, it has since been revived over and over. It is back in style, making it an excellent 70s retro-modern outfit to wear now.
70s wrap dresses were made of a light jersey that hugs the body with a thin tie belt that hardly held the dress in place. They were particularly popular as a disco dress. Some mainstream styles were button-down shirt dresses with collars. They could be long, pretty maxi dresses. However, most were casual, knee-length, simple, feminine and quite pretty.
The more popular dress was a tie waist dress. Slipover dresses were cinched at the waist with a tie belt or had a drawstring waist that tied in the front. Easy, simple, flowy and casual to wear it could be dressy enough for a party or as everyday attire.
Another iconic 70s dress was the long maxi dress which gave a nod back to the turn of the century Edwardian style. It had puffy sleeves, lace trim ruffled hems and an empire waistband. They might be simple or fussy, pastels or prints. The current boho trend favors maxi dresses in white embroidered summer dresses or ethnic prints.