As of late, the 1970s have become quite trendy. That means it’s time once again to incorporate bell-bottom pants, maxi dresses, and platform shoes into your wardrobe (which, let’s be honest, is all kinds of fun!). That said, if you’re not used to wearing vintage fashion, it can be a little intimidating to start. It’s totally understandable to feel a little self-conscious leaving the house in hot pants or patchwork clothing. But don’t sweat it. There are plenty of places where you can test out the trend without drawing too much attention to yourself.
Here are six specific types of places where you can effortlessly rock 1970s fashion, and enjoy doing it!
The boho aesthetic of the 1970s really lends itself to excursions out to the farmers market. You’ll look amazingly chic yet fittingly casual purchasing local produce in something like a black turtleneck, a pair of corduroy overalls (overalls in general actually being back in fashion), and some stylish black boots. During the warmer months, wear an embroidered halter dress and cork heel sandals can do the trick as well.
Concerts offer great opportunities to wear ’70s fashion. The specific pieces you choose to wear are really dependent upon the genre of the artist you’re seeing, at least to some extent. If you are headed off to a punk show, for example, put on some tartan pants, a ripped-up white T-shirt, and a leather jacket. If you’re more into checking out the Fleetwood Mac cover band passing through town, channel your inner Stevie Nicks and wear a black, bat-winged dress with a bowler hat. It’s all vintage, and it’s all tons of fun.
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Not too many types of public venues have changed as much as casinos have since the ’70s. Back then they were glitzy places where people would dress up and socialize at card tables. Now, with free-to-play online slots essentially mimicking video games, casinos are trending toward more electronic games, and more isolating entertainment. That said, the best of them are still fun, social places where a bit of vintage style can be a fun statement. Sequins, loud accessories, and sky-high stilettos can make for a great start.
This one’s simple: The swimwear of the 1970s was seriously adorable, and you can absolutely get away with imitating it today. For a vintage beach day, a rainbow bikini is the way to go. Then again, you can also wear a red one-piece, a la Farrah Fawcett. Just be sure to feather your hair!
Surprisingly, disco clubs never really died. They may be somewhat rare, but if you do some Googling you’ll be sure to find a few within close proximity. Before you get your groove on and dance the night away like John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever, put on an incredible metallic jumpsuit. Pair the look with silver hoop earrings and matching heels, apply some sparkling purple eyeshadow and plenty of lip gloss, and you’ll look the part of a true disco queen.
If you’re still not sure where exactly you show off your ’70s-inspired outfits, you can always throw your own party! That way, you can really go all out. Consider dressing as Cher in one of her many iconic outfits from the decade. If you’re feeling particularly brave, go for a costume inspired by the singer’s gold, midriff-baring outfit from the 45th Academy Awards. You may also want to try to convince your significant other or a friend to dress up as Sonny Bono, just for good measure!