The Glorious Return of 1970’s Fashion
The Glorious Return of 1970’s Fashion
Any style is considered ‘hideous’ 10 years after its time, ‘ridiculous’ 10 more years later, and after 30 years, merely ‘amusing’, according to Laver’s Law which was introduced by English fashion historian James Laver in 1937. An aesthetic is said to become alluring again 50 years after its zenith and could possibly get more and more popular in the following decades. If we attempt to anticipate the upcoming trends using this theory, then it is definitely time for the 1970’s fashion to return to centre stage.

Take a look at jellibeans’ curation below and let’s revive the bell-bottoms, ponchos and platform shoes.
Legno Clogs by CELINE

CELINE Legno Clogs

Loved by women of the 1970s, glamorous ensembles of 1940s movie stars are defined by platform shoes like these Celine Legno clogs. The slip-on resembles the Swedish Träskor, comprising of round calfskin leather toe-caps and dark-coloured wooden outsoles to channel a folkloric appeal. Traced with contrasting visible stitching, the versatile footwear is punctuated by the Maison’s iconic Triomphe gold-toned hardware for a sumptuous twist.

90,724 points

Vase Checked Jacquard Knit Midi Skirt by COMMISSION

COMMISSION Vase Checked Jacquard Knit Midi Skirt

Huy Luong, Dylan Cao and Jin Kay took cues from their mothers’ workwear and adapted these nostalgic references for modern-day power dressing, as showcased in this midi skirt. Sitting high on the waist, the piece is delicately weaved from fine merino wool and is decorated with diagonally chequered jacquard to accentuate the flattering vase-esque contour. Complete a vintage-inspired nine-to-five edit with the label’s matching cropped sweater, white stockings and heeled Mary Janes.

61,433 points

monogram wide-leg trousers by TOTEME

TOTEME monogram wide-leg trousers

Wide-legged trousers are a must-have for any 1970’s-styled wardrobe, and so are these flared bottoms from Totême. Linear motifs running down the legs stand out against the muted black backdrop and at the same time contrasting with the billowing, fluid construction to charm with a mind-bending effect. Apart from the soothing, silky handle, the monochromatic pair and its top equivalent will certainly captivate the gaze with hypnotic elegance.

59,730 points

Gucci Women's Fine Cotton Poplin Shirt (Light Blue) by GUCCI

GUCCI Gucci Women's Fine Cotton Poplin Shirt (Light Blue)

The wing collar on this Gucci shirt is all you need to recreate a 1970’s look. Just undo the top buttons to open the chest, allowing the impression of broadened shoulders to offset the elongated profile fabricated by the high-waist bottoms. Unlike its ornate counterparts from the brand’s all-encompassing collection, the simplistic garment is rendered in light blue cotton poplin and is detailed with epaulettes as well as with French cuffs for a refined finishing touch.

26,001 points

zigzag-embroidered poncho by MISSONI

MISSONI zigzag-embroidered poncho

This Missoni poncho forms the essence of a hippie style which continued to be a fad in the 1970s. The house’s emblematic rainbow zig-zag pattern can be seen outlining the fringed asymmetric hem whilst gracefully offsetting its greyscale upper. Featuring a boat neck, the traditional Native American clothing is meticulously crafted from a see-through fabric, injecting a contemporary, feminine flair into the heritage-influenced design.

17,250 points