Sarara Vintage Couture founder reflects on how her mother – who was raised in a working class family in the 1950s and 1960s – took small steps toward greatness with both personal and inner style rooted in confidence and creativity. Raised without the financial means to purchase fashions new in the store, Sara’s mother handcrafted a wardrobe that spoke to the person she wanted to be and could become with perseverance, patience and hard work.
1970s fashion trends represent the rebellion against the old guard beginning with the ‘60s hippie movement. The 1970s was a nostalgic era that looked to the past for fashion inspiration. Trends of ’70s clothing resembled styles from the Edwardian, 1930s or 1940s eras. The hemline fell to midi and maxi lengths by 1971 and ‘70s glamour was like the red carpet styles of ’30s and ’40s starlets.
’70s dresses are arguably the most sought after styles right now thanks to runway trends and ’70s style inspiration as reflected in brands like Free People and Nasty Gal. ’70s clothing is easy to wear because vintage styles were cut for comfort and functional fit. Styles were less constricting and the “uni-sex” craze helped women feel less pressure to dress like a lady 100 percent of the time.
The “maxi” was born in the 1970s in response to the revealing mini of the ’60s. Since maxi dresses are such a style staple, I wanted to share how to accessorize a maxi dress for MAXImum versatility. Keep reading after the jump to see how Fajr of Stylish Thought maximized the wear of her ’70s green maxi for day and night with easy accessory tweaks!
By the 1970s casual style was the norm, making cotton shirts a staple in the wardrobe’s of young women across America.
When wearing a vintage ‘70s shirt today, you don’t have to look like a suburban teenager circa 1976.
Keep reading after the jump to see how this ’70s shirt is styled 3 unique ways for seventies-inspired style that’s comfy, chic and cool!
‘70s fashion influences were all over the runway last spring. Since the ’70s is so relevant for today and because summer shopping is fast approaching, I visited Olive’s Very Vintage to model 5 of the trendiest dress styles from the ’70s to prove just how wearable this decade truly is. Keep reading after the jump to check out the styles I chose for your vintage viewing pleasure!