Forty years have already passed but fashion remains indebted to the groovy fashion sense of the 1970s. Some of us are still looking for vintage tees and throwback clothes of yesteryears. Although many teens haven't lived that amazing decade, some have tried to live that era by wearing what their parents used to wear when they were young and rebellious. Maybe we can travel back in time and relive life that was.

The distinct fashion trend that came to characterize the popular culture punctuated by the student protests, sexual revolution, and counterculture movements of that time has definitely left an indelible image in our collective memory. Do you still remember the fashion trends of that glorious years? Here are the distinctive fashion styles worth noting:

EARLY SEVENTIES
The hippie counterculture movement brought tie dye shirts and frayed jeans to the mix in the decade while mini skirts became popular as shorter length skirt lengths appealed to women. As the hip fuzzed out, high-waisted jeans and trousers together with wide, flared legs entered the fashion circles. There was an emergence of the bootboy subculture as young male attire became a huge hit.


Glam Rock
Think about David Bowie and all the glitter and rhinestones then you have the glam rock fashion that was popularized in Britain and the US. The women loved the high-wasted, flared satin denims and trousers that were decorated with precious stones. Glittery and garish makeup was the norm and matched with thinly-plucked eyebrows. Meanwhile, the men loved their long hair and distinctive mullets paired with their fashion sense that revolves around satin quilted jackets, wide-legged denims, velvet trousers, and rhinestone-studded shirts.


Three-Piece Suits
At that time, the 1970s has saw a fashion rennaissance of the suits with matching vests as men (and even women) wore these wide-collared shirts over fre without the ties on. This fashion style was a popular dance club outfit to go along the runaway success of Saturday Night Fever.


Leotards
Although the leotard only became a popular dancer's fashion accessory in the mid-70s, the traditional long-sleeve version took hold ever since. The "layered style" became a fad as women tried to add color and texture to their body. By the late 70s, it became a standard fashion icon of the disco scene as movement and flexibility were emphasized. Ever seen Cher and Rod Stewart regularly wearing on television? Eventually, it paved way to the aerobic craze of the succeeding decade.

LATE SEVENTIES
Fashion styles have changed in the later half of the 1970s as the disco era arrived. By this time, men have began to wear the three-piece suits that featured wide lapels, flared trousers, and high-rise waistcoats. Zippered jumpsuits made their marks as well as tube tops, Spandex trousers, and slit skirts.


Disco Style
The emergence of the disco scene and the increasing availability of synthetic fabrics has transformed fashion during this decade. Cheap man-made fabrics from third world countries made clothing choice diverse from embroidered to floral-patterned prints. Flamboyant clothing was the name of the day as with browline and horn-rimmed glasses to go well with the bushy afros and porn-star mustaches.


Custom Tees
Colorful short-sleeved tees were popular because of its unique decal illustrations and distinctive letter fonts that were the fad during the time. Many men and teenage boys roll on their sleeves to hide their pack of cigarettes. Baseball-type tees were also hot that time.


One-Piece Swimsuits
Farrah Fawcett was ultimate female fantasy of the seventies and the Charlie's Angels beauty popularized one-piece swimsuits with her famous 1976 poster that sold 12 million copies. The maillot trend was born as her long-mane streaked blonde hair, pearly white teeth, and one-piece swimsuit that put her face in many teenage boys bedrooms.


Punk Rock Styles
A style popularized in London by Vivienne Westwood and Malcolm McLaren, punk fashion became a hit during that time of economic uncertainty in Europe and Britain. The economic depression of that period has made disorder as a form of creation and as a result safety pins became nose and ear accessories and rubber fetish wear became ordinary day clothes. Punk fashion evolved to include ripped jeans, purposely torn t-shirts, scrappy hairstyles from mohawks to spikes, and even worned out leather jackets.

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