Sophisticated 70s

February 27, 2011

We all want that vintage vibe in our wardrobe, that essence of an era gone by.

In recent years we've worn the best of the 20s and 30s, seen the rebirth and death of an 80s come back -and we're just about to do it all again. But this time, its the 1970s that are due for a reinterpretation.

By Day:

High waisted wide-leg trousers or flares, smartly belted in.

Neat pussy bow-blouses, especially ones with billowing or bishop sleeves.

Roll neck sweaters tucked into trousers or skirts. Add to the '70s effect by layering over beaded necklaces or a vest.

For those more daring, a pair of hot pants.

Printed jumpsuits for ultimate 70s impact.

By Night:


Choose high sheen fabrics with a '70s disco-inspired edge.

Add a ruffled neckline under a blazer or tuxedo jacket, paired with a sharp pair of suit trousers.

Long, slinky gowns with draping, low necklines or dress slits are the ultimate in '70s night time glamour.


The right handbag completes a look. Try for smart, high quality bags like a leather satchel for day, and a small bag with a long strap for night.

Big, statement leather belts slung over mini skirts or maxi dresses adds 70s impact.

A pair of on-trend thigh high boots are probably already be in your wardrobe by now - pair them with hot pants or a skirt for a decidedly sexed-up yet sophisticated '70s look.

Lots of jewellery -but keep it clean otherwise you’ll creep into the Boho look.

Complimentary hairstyles like a sleek longer bob, masses of bouncy curls, or long flowing hair.

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