Fashions of the 1970s were diverse, reflecting a new interest in clothing as self-expression. No single look encompassed the decade, which was a mixed bag of hippie/Bohemian, retro, and punk. The general silhouette was long and lean with lots of hair, a look for both sexes that gave the era an androgynous appeal.
What was the 1970s fashion known for?
Popular early 1970s fashions for women included Tie dye shirts, Mexican peasant blouses, folk-embroidered Hungarian blouses, ponchos, capes, and military surplus clothing. Bottom attire for women during this time included bell-bottoms, gauchos, frayed jeans, midi skirts, and ankle-length maxi dresses.
What were the 1970s known as?
Novelist Tom Wolfe coined the term Me decade in his essay The Me Decade and the Third Great Awakening, published by New York Magazine in August 1976 referring to the 1970s.
Why were collars so big in the 70s?
Much like women in their ever-plunging necklines were hoping to grab eyeballs, 70s men were looking to attract attention by showing more pectoral skin than buttoned-up squares from previous eras had.
Why was the 70s so important?
The 1970s are remembered as an era when the womens rights, gay rights and environmental movements competed with the Watergate scandal, the energy crisis and the ongoing Vietnam War for the worlds attention.
What important things happened in 1970?
1970U.S. President Richard Nixon orders an invasion of Cambodia, widening the war in Vietnam. The U.S. Senate repeals the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that had given Presidents Johnson and Nixon sweeping powers in the Vietnam War.The Beatles break up.Egyptian president Gamal Abdel-Nassar dies.