Trends 70 still in force
The seventies was a period that was marked by many changes and this was reflected in fashion. There are certain garments which, although not part of this decade, they are immediately associated with these years.
Platforms, maxi-dresses, synthetic skins, flared pants and bow blouses are some of them.
Platform shoes are so flattering to aumentarnos centimeters tall enough and give the impression of length in our legs, but not only that, they are usually much more comfortable than any other shoe heel. So the decades pass and it seems impossible discontinuing our wardrobe.
In the 70 they were made of materials such as wood or cork, and although most people identify this type of shoes this decade, the reality is that the platforms date from the time of the Egyptians, in which the pharaohs used them as a sign of greatness.
In the Renaissance platforms they were also favored by the upper classes, who showed his stature with economic and social superiority.
Salvatore Ferragamo was the first to use the platform in one of his designs in the West when he launched his creation of his shoes with cork platform in the 30s, and since then is a style that has been recurrently used and adapted to fashion decade.
Today platforms are used since version with extremely high heeled shoe tip you which are more informal, and are wonderfully casual attire resort type.
Yes, very 70s, bell-bottoms are the perfect companions platform shoes, as they see your much longer legs and hide wide hips.
The flared style where is very tight pants to the knee and then opens, is totally seventies. Today, when the skinny jeans abound, the tendency is to take them with wide leg and a softer denim flowing with movement, and yes, perhaps tending more to the waist to hip.
As bow blouses or secretarial style is concerned, you can find in the market splendid vintage models that can perfectly be used today without fear of being “old fashioned”.
These blouses are known, especially in the United States as “secretary blouses” because the late 60s and 70s became extremely popular among the girls who worked in offices.
In these times, usually played by a woman working in an office was precisely the secretary.
Faux animal print
The synthetic leather industry took its rise in the 60. This skin types, especially those that mimic the leopard skin became very handiest in this decade when the animal started running risk of extinction.
In 1964, when Jackie Kennedy photographed in New York City with a coat Oleg Cassini in leopard skin, women of the time were quick to imitate her, and who had the resources were made from a real coat.
Over 250,000 leopards were hunted to meet demand.
To try to redeem himself, Cassini founded the development of synthetic leather called Evolutionary Fur, which imitated the animal’s skin. Synthetic skins were invented in 1929, but thanks to efforts in developing technology Cassini was that the use of synthetic skins took off in the late 60s and early 70s.
Today, the skins are still valid, but now, rather than lack of budget, the environmental issue is a “statement” wearing a faux fur coat.
The maxi dress
This garment is ideal for summer to be cool and comfortable. Being loose looks good on any figure. Today the trend is to take strapless, halter or strapless at the top, but 70 had long sleeves and wide ones.
Since the 70s this type of design usually patterned fabrics with vibrant colors and designs used.
It is believed that the first maxi was designed by Oscar de la Renta in 1968, which was followed by Christian Dior, Pierre Cardin, Biba and Halston.
My advice is going to use a vintage maxi dress is that you lean for a model with bare arms, but yes that is stamped cry of the decade. So you see vintage, but now.