Go retro with these 70s style clothing for women

COVER STORY / 2019-10-09

Go retro with these 70s style clothing for women

The ‘70s were a truly remarkable and romantic era for fashion. That was the time when fashion was all about freedom with colors, expressing oneself through eclectic looks and experimental zone with mixed and matched styles. This was the decade that is remembered for its subcultures of hippies, punks and the famous bohemian style that had emerged. Designers used this decade to come up with provocative and individual personality defining collections. And why not, after all this era was all about women’s rights activism and liberalism in general. If you want to feel the real passion of seventies in 2019, keep reading on to find out some of the top 1970s outfits to wear this year. Even if you are not someone who likes to experiment a lot with their looks, be assured that it is pretty easy to keep things vintage when you focus on the silhouettes and avoid the louder prints and patterns. Keep reading to know what is 70s fashion and why you need to try it this year!

JOSEPH Captain Giant Chevron Coat

MOTHER OF PEARL Louie Floral Jacquard Flare Cropped Pants

ULLA JOHNSON Romilly V-neck Floral Midi Dress

CHINTI AND PARKER Rainbow Dreamer T-Shirt

AGOLDE Dee Ultra High-Rise Close Fit Shorts

Seventies is inarguably the most diverse and vibrant decade in the history of fashion, with evergreen trends such as boho-chic, hippie, ethnic, disco, safari and many more. 

There are many interesting ways to incorporate the seventies inspired styles in modern apparel. Don’t be shy to try on these denim bell-bottoms, patchwork skirts, suede jackets, fringed dresses, crochet crop tops, flowy boho blouses, clogs, thigh-high boots, etc. 


The 1970s fashion was all about timeless colors, and earthy tones topped the list of evergreen colors. From shades of brown and creams to khakis and, sunflower yellow to even denim blue and Lily orange, in 2019, designers have worked largely on a gorgeous earthy palette inspired by the vintage era. To create eye-catching and bold looks, mix and match contrasting earthy shades with each other is highly recommended.

TIBI Dexter Menswear Checked Long Blazer

JOSEPH Open Cashmere Sweater

Crochet, Lace and Macrame

As soon as you think of ‘feminine’ and ‘romantic’ fashion trends for women, we bet that lace and florals come to your mind, Well, now you know which era do the most sensual of trends belong to! These boho-chic styles of the seventies fashion can be worn on dresses, tops, bralettes and even pant-suits. Be it a small detail attached to a garment or a full crochet piece, it can guarantee a fresh and extremely fanciful look. Macrame looks best when complemented with beaded jewels and bags featuring silken thread weaving. 70s outfit ideas are incomplete without these fabrics!

RED VALENTINO Rainbow Wave Crochet Tank

ALEXIS Darcie V-neck Crochet Mermaid Maxi Dress

MM6 MAISON MARGIELA Handmade Crochet Oversized Sweater

Tie-Dye and Psychedelic Patterns

Taking inspiration from the ‘60s decade, the seventies spiced up bright colors in form of tie-dye and other various vibrant kaleidoscopic prints. You can create a fantastic contrast with the warm earth shades with colorful brushstroke prints, geometric motifs, ethnic patterns, checkered prints and floral designs.

PRABAL GURUNG Tie-Dye Cashmere Hoodie Cropped Sweater

MM6 MAISON MARGIELA Shoulder Cutout Detail Tie-dye print Graphic Sweatshirt


This one is an enduringly iconic style that is still as popular as it gets in the year 2019. Mostly seen on jackets, this year, this 1970s trend is everywhere, from hot pants to dresses, and from maxi dresses to flare pants. A fringed piece makes for a vintage inspired look that can go from day to after-hours.

KENZO Tassel Hem Turtleneck Cropped Sweater Poncho

MSGM Back Fringe Sweatshirt



High waisted everything is perhaps already your favorite and you don’t need validation from any fashion era for this, but, it doesn’t hurt understanding the history behind such lovely trends. Whether its a mini, midi or maxi skirt or a pair of jeans, pants or shorts, this year your preference should be towards high waists if you want to easily create a seventies mood in your pictures. Pair your high waisted jeans with body-fitted tops in order to emphasize the waist design of the bottoms. High waisted jeans also make your legs look longer and slimmer!

AGOLDE Riley Double Pocket High-rised Straight-leg Cropped Jeans

RACHEL COMEY Doxa Acid Wash High-rised Straight-leg Jeans

The Pant Suit

The pant suit is back from the ‘70s to 2019, to revolutionize the modern woman’s style. This highly functional and powerful combination has always been considered to be a wardrobe basic for men, but women have also started to wear pant suits now, and we couldn’t be more excited. From bell bottoms styles to the regular slim-fitting ones, if you want to make a seventies fashion inspired bold statement at the office, the pantsuit is the best staple you can opt for right now.

GANNI Ridgewood Corduroy Blazer

ALEXA CHUNG Flee and Flare Wool Cropped Pants


Turtleneck and cozy knits : another typical seventies style garments. This year many ace designers came up with turtlenecks in a myriad of colors. Although the original ‘70s knits were loose fitted, you can go for more slim-fitting turtleneck knit and pair it with skirts, jeans, pants, shorts or overalls. Turtlenecks can be rightly considered seventies wardrobe must-haves.

NILI LOTAN Ralphie Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater

Bell Sleeves

A bell sleeves top or dress is a must-have seventies inspired bohemian piece that will make sure your travel diaries are instagram-worthy! An off-shoulder bell sleeves dress in earthy tones is a vintage inspired style that can be worn in many ways, depending on how you accessorize it.

MOTHER OF PEARL Corinne Tiered Bell Sleeve Sweater

Gladiator Sandals

Clogs and thigh-high boots were really popular during the ‘70s. But what were the women of the ’70s choosing when they weren’t wearing either of them? Well, they were most likely lacing up their gladiator sandals. Spring ’19 as well as Fall’19 shows featured supermodels like Kaia Gerber rocking the vintage inspired style. Now if that’s not your cue to get yourself a pair of gladiators this season, we don’t know what is!

GANNI Croc-effect Western Ankle Boots